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If you're in town (sorry, we couldn't resist) this weekend, you might want to whizz on over to see "Urinetown the Musical," which opens today at Actors Cabaret of Eugene.
Although it will cost you $16 for reserved seats and $12 for general admission, at least you won't have to pay to pee, unlike some of the characters in the show. If you didn't know the Oregon premiere of this hit Broadway musical - which also plays Saturday - was today, then you must not have used one of the portable toilets at the Lane County Fair The Lane County Fair is an annual celebration held in Eugene, Oregon every August featuring food, music and other entertainment. It is held at the Lane County Fairgrounds. last month.
If you watched "Saturday Night Live This article is about the American television series. For the show related to Big Brother (UK), see Saturday Night Live (UK).
Saturday Night Live (SNL " during the Will Ferrell John William "Will" Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, impressionist, writer and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, years, then you know about Janet Reno's dance party. But there's another dance party in town this weekend: the Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra dance party at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Alton Baker Park Alton Baker Park is located in Eugene, Oregon, United States, near Autzen Stadium. It features duck ponds, bicycle trails, and a dog park, and directly touches the Ferry Street Bridge. on Sunday.
Led by Arturo O'Farrill Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill (b. Havana, Cuba, October 28, 1921 - d. June 27, 2001) was a musician who led an Afro-Cuban big band, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra in New York City, which influenced Cal Tjader. He composed and arranged, and played the trumpet. , this 18-member Latin orchestra, heavy on brass and percussion, was put together in 2002 at the suggestion of Wynton Marsalis, who calls the orchestra "firmly connected to the essence of Latin jazz."
As a bonus, you'll also get to see the Grammy award-winning Paquito D'Rivera, the Cuban saxophone and clarinet player known for his jazz, bebop bebop
Jazz characterized by harmonic complexity, convoluted melodic lines, and frequent shifting of rhythmic accent. In the mid-1940s, a group of musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker, rejected the conventions of and Latin work. Tickets are $24, and half of all proceeds from this weekend's ticket sales will help the American Red Cross's relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
If you really want to jazz up the weekend, you could head over to the coast today and catch the opening of the Jazz at Newport Festival, which runs through Sunday.
This year's theme is "Ladies of Jazz." Marlena Shaw, a featured singer with the original Count Basie Orchestra The Count Basie Orchestra was usually a big band of at least sixteen pieces. Sometimes, as in 1950, it shrank to an eight-piece orchestra. The orchestra, founded by William "Count" Basie, was really a series of bands that had many members come and go over a span of many years, from , is the headliner.
Other best bets this weekend include Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys today at the Shedd ; and Reignition Vol. 8, featuring the PF Flyers, F. Capone, Klementyne and No Looking Back, at the WOW Hall today.