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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.

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 says in a news release.

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.

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.

``It bummed me out,'' concertgoer Gail Johnson said.

Manchester's Verizon Wireless Arena 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 and reunite with the rest of the idols.''

The tour doesn't come to Portland until Sept. 1

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