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Harrisburg expands its free concert series
HARRISBURG - The city continues its free concert series with a Tuesday show at the downtown gazebo gazebo
Lookout in the form of a turret, cupola (small, lanternlike dome), or garden house set on a height to give an extensive view. Few late-18th- and 19th-century rustic gazebos survive, but 17th-century turrets built up in an angle of the garden wall are not uncommon. .
This is the first year the city has held these outdoor concerts.
`Summer, music, gazebo and river are the right combination and Harrisburg is the right place to enjoy some memorable evenings,' Mayor Robert Duncan Robert Duncan may refer to:
The idea is an expansion of the town's popular July Fourth Celebration, where thousands of people come to hear music each year.
Now the city will hold concerts from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 12 at the intersection of First and Smith streets. Bring you own chairs and blankets and take in the tunes along the Willamette River Willamette River
River, northwestern Oregon, U.S. It flows north for 300 mi (485 km) into the Columbia River near Portland. Oregon's most populous cities are in its valley. The Fremont Bridge, a steel arch with a main span of 1,225 ft (373 m), crosses the river at Portland. .
The next show is country act Christy and McCallum. Future shows include Stone Cold Jazz and Jackisu, the Alliance Show Band and gospel night.
The 28-piece Oregon Brass Society will conclude the series. Limited food concessions are available.
For more information visit www.ci.harrisburg.or.us.
McPhee misses opener with severe bronchitis
MANCHESTER, N.H. - As the finalists from ``American Idol'' kicked off their U.S. concert tour Wednesday, fans were disappointed to hear that runner-up Katharine McPhee was sidelined with severe bronchitis and laryngitis laryngitis, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the voice box, or larynx, usually accompanied by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing. Acute laryngitis is often a secondary bacterial infection triggered by infecting agents causing such illnesses as colds, .
``It bummed me out,'' concertgoer con·cert·go·er
One who attends a concert.
concert·going adj. Gail Johnson said.
Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena For the former MCI Center in Washington, D.C., see Verizon Center.
State high school basketball championships have been held in the arena, and the FIRST Robotics Competition holds its main regional competition, the BAE Systems Granite State Regional, in the arena every year. announced that McPhee wasn't performing at the concerts Wednesday and Thursday night. Her doctor, Sean Nassari, ordered ``total voice rest.''
McPhee said in a statement that she was disappointed she couldn't perform, but ``I need to follow my doctor's orders to recuperate re·cu·per·ate
To return to health or strength; recover. and reunite with the rest of the idols.''
The tour doesn't come to Portland until Sept. 1
- From Register-Guard and news service reports