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Music in the Park

A Portland-based Vaudeville ensemble will perform June 16.
Vagabond Opera and the Joe Craven Trio are among the acts scheduled to perform during the 2013 summer concerts in the park series at Azalea Park in Brookings. 

The first concert, schedule for Sunday, June 2, will feature the crowd-pleasing big band sounds of the Tsunami Swing Band.


Kayla Webre wins crown

Kayla Webre, crowned queen, is surrounded by her court — Jessica McKee, left, Sarah Ziemer, Brandi Rodgers and Taylor Simon at Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant Friday night. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
The annual Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant turned out to be a winner-take-all — or at least all that can be taken — competition.

Kayla Webre walked the runway with the queen’s crown, talent prize, award for most tickets sold and Miss Congeniality. However, it is impossible for one princess to win it all because the queen cannot also be first runner-up. That title was bestowed upon Taylor Simon.


Elmo turns 100

Elmo Williams opens a birthday card signed by the staff and board of directors of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
Guests filled the dining room of the Chetco Activity Center Tuesday to wish Hollywood filmmaker Elmo Williams a happy 100th birthday.

Most guests attending the invitation-only, costumed affair were from the Brookings area, but there were a few people from Washington state, the Portland area, Arizona and, of course, Hollywood.


Life hasn’t been the same since adopting Mitt

Linda Graves and her pet bobcat Mitt. Submitted photo
Mitt Graves lives a leisurely life, as many cats do.

He sleeps in the sun on the davenport in Linda and Denny Graves’ house, chases bouncy-balls around the house, plays with the couple’s three dogs and purrs like a freight train.


Community Concerts closes season with jazz performance

The Side Street Strutters and Meloney Collins will perform in Crescent City Thursday. Submitted photo
CRESCENT CITY — The Side Street Strutters Jazz Band, featuring Meloney Collins, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St.

This is the final performance in the Del Norte-Curry Community Concert Association’s 2012-13 season. Admissions is $15 for adults and free for children and students. Adults may be admitted free with purchase of 2013-14 season membership — $40 for four concerts.


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