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Guitar duo sets concert on Crescent City stage

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Loren and Mark will perform Thursday, Feb. 26, at Crescent Elk Auditorium.

CRESCENT CITY — Guitar duo Loren and Mark will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G Street, Crescent City.  

The duo’s presence marks the Del Norte Association for Cultural Awareness’ (DNACA) fourth performance of its 32nd season.

Loren and Mark, as the pair is officially known, will perform music inflected with bluegrass, Western, popular and jazz in a guitar style built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, according to a news release.

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There’s something about chocolate

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Joyce Brandon, of Chocolate Bliss, slices a blue cheese and chocolate truffle for visitors to sample.

Warm weather and advertising in the Rogue Valley may have been the primary reasons for a record turnout at the Winter Art are Chocolate Festival, said organizer David Willhite.

Nearly 1,500 people passed through the doors at the Brookings-Harbor High School on Saturday. Joyce Brandon, one of the five chocolate vendors with booths at the event, said Sunday mornings are usually slow, but she was surprised.

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Lon Goddard performs at Gold Beach library

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Lon Goddard, who performs around Brookings, will present a free Sunday afternoon concert at Curry Public Library in Gold Beach.

GOLD BEACH —Brookings musician Lon Goddard will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Curry Public Library, 94341 Third St.

Drawing on his musical upbringing, Goddard writes and sings his own material and arranges hand-picked songs from the areas of folk music, country, pop, rock and even reggae, according to a news release. Styles feature full fingerpicking and a variety of rhythms on different guitars.

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Lasting love: Couple celebrates diamond wedding anniversary

Brookings couple June and Harold Coupé were excited to celebrate a milestone that few reach — their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 5.

“We just still really love each other, and just thank God for it,” said June.

“It’s a give and take,” added Harold.

Sitting together in their cozy living room in their home in Brookings, the Coupés reminisced about their meeting and early days as a couple. 

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Lighthouse paintings become fabric

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Len Burton shows fabric imprinted with his paintings of 10 West Coast lighthouses that is available for sale worldwide.

Artists dream of licensing contracts and finding someone to represent them — Len Burton has realized that dream with his West Coast lighthouse images.

A few months ago Angi Christian and Roger Thompson were buying bolts of fabric at Trends, a twice a year fabric show by E.E. Schenck in Portland. Roger commented that the lighthouse fabric was all East Coast and the seller said they didn’t know any West Coast artist. Roger and Angi said, “We do!”

This was the beginning of a relationship between fabric designer Elizabeth Shnayder of Elizabeth’s Studios in New Jersey and Len Burton of Brookings.

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