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‘The Other Place’ opens Friday on Harbor stage

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Juliana Smithton (Susan Daugherty), center, and her husband (Howard Patterson) have a confrontation in the presence of Dr. Teller (Elizabeth Coburn) in “The Other Place.”

Brookings Harbor Community Theater presents “The Other Place,” written by Sharr White and directed by Howard Patterson. 

The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

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Carmen McClelland: 100 years young

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Playing piano is just one of many activities that Carmen McClelland, 100, loves to do.

Approaching Carmen McClelland’s home, one can hear the raucous melodies of piano music wafting on the spring air — La Cucaracha.

“We sang that all the time growing up,” the Brookings woman said. “We didn’t know what the words meant.”

She’s at her piano — the same one she played as a child — her eyes closed, fingers nimbly dancing over the keys. She wouldn’t likely use the lingo, but McClelland’s in her zone.

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Bluegrass band plays at Pistol River venue

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John Reischman and the Jaybirds will perform bluegrass April 16 at the Pistol River Friendship Hall in Pistol River. Submitted photo.

The Pistol River Concert Association announces the appearance of John Reischman and the Jaybirds at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall.  

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Talent runs deep at sinkhole contest

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Comedian Jimmy Romanello wins contest.

Brookings-Harbor Community Theater did not have to dig very deep to find talent for the Sinkhole Songwriting Contest Saturday night.

Six acts came onto the stage creating laughter and cheers from the audience that gathered at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, located next to the world famous Highway 101 sinkhole.

Performers came onto the stage and covered songs with a few tweaks in the lyrics to make it about the sinkhole. For example, the first act, by Trish Cabral, performed “Danny Boy” with slightly deviant lyrics: “the pipes, the pipes are failing.”

However, winning the contest was Jimmy Romanello, who didn’t sing at all. He stood on stage, with no notes in hand, and presented a comedic story about old Highway 101. Later in the evening he told the story of a dream vacation that began with a call from a telemarketer.

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‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ opens Friday

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“Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” which stars, from left, Jason Liddell, Katlyn Temple, Kelly Scruggs, Ellen Stadelman, Liska Scruggs and, not pictured, Samantha Avizinis, will open Friday, April 8, at the Chetco Playhouse.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 24

The Chetco Pelican Players’ production of “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” opens Friday, April 8, at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings.

The play is an irreverent look at the comedy and tragedy of personal relationships among dissimilar bridesmaids, and the power of identical dress to pull them together. 

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