CONCERTS IN THE PARK

June 26, 2000 11:00 pm

People and their dogs filled the Azalea Park amphitheater Sunday to hear a variety of music ranging from Johnny Cash to The Beatles.

The music was performed by The Sylvesters, a trio from Bandon, and The Loons, a quintet with musicians from Bandon and Coos Bay.

The Sylvesters, who are Holly and Jim Sylvester and Chris Hawkins, performed songs ranging from Sentimental Journey and Good Vibrations to an original song that describes the dilemma about when a child asks his parents if he can have a dog.

A song in Spanish, Lo Siento Mi Vida, also was performed by the group, which includes Jim on guitar and Holly playing flute.

The Loons, which consists of the Sylvesters trio in addition to John Harding and Donovan Werts.

Singing a cappella in the style of Manhattan Transfer, they used voices to create the sounds of instruments. Songs they performed included a Linda Ronstandt song When Will I Be Loved, Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash, Help by The Beatles and a rap song about junk food.

The concert ended with the classic song I Can See Clearly Now.

An impromptu performance by Spot receive applause after his master, Greg Shinn, through the dog a Frisbee.

Food and refreshments were sold by the Brookings-Harbor Rotary Club.