PERFORMANCE NOTES.Byline: The Register-Guard
coming to Newport
Danny O'Flaherty, a Celtic balladeer from New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded , returns to Newport on Friday for an evening of song, jigs, stories, history and blarney Blarney, village, Co. Cork, SE Republic of Ireland. Those who kiss the Blarney Stone, placed in an almost inaccessible position near the top of the thick stone wall of the 15th-century castle, are supposed to gain marvelous powers of persuasion and cajolery. .
O'Flaherty has performed on tours to Alaska, the Caribbean and Ireland, as well as throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. .
The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. , 777 W. Olive St. Tickets are $20; call (541) 265-ARTS.
African children's choir The African Children's Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations. Since its inception, the choir has included children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. to hold free concert
The Watoto Children's Choir The Watoto Children's Choir is an African choir that is dedicated to improving the way of life for children in Africa. The choir is based in Kampala, Uganda composed of about twenty children, mainly from Uganda. will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairfield Baptist Church, 3991 Elmira Road.
The choir, from Uganda, performs a blend of African rhythms, contemporary gospel and ethnic dance.
The performance is to raise awareness of - and raise money for - Watoto Child Care Ministries, which takes care of Ugandan children orphaned by AIDS and civil war.
Lord Leebrick Theatre names directors
Sharon Posner, owner of Perpetua Productions, has been elected president of the board of directors of Eugene's Lord Leebrick Theatre Company.
Other officers are Kathy Thomas, founder of Qby Data Pro, president-elect; Tres Pyle, University of Oregon The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was founded in 1876, graduating its first class two years later. The University of Oregon is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities. professor of English, vice-president; Gerald Reicher, retired University of Oregon professor of psychology, treasurer; and Rachel Steck, former general manager of Lord Leebrick Theatre Company, secretary.
Additional board members are Carl Burgdorfer, Randy Derrick, Rosaria Haugland, Kirsten Jones, Janet Reed, Gerry Reicher, Ron Saylor, Donald Van Houten and Ivonne Lauscher.
Tickets now on sale for Greenhill benefit concert
Vocal artist Jane Olivor will perform at the Shedd Jaqua Concert Hall on Dec. 10 in a benefit concert for Greenhill Humane Society.
Olivor released five top-selling albums in the 1970s and has been compared to artists Barbara Streisand and Edith Piaf.
Her commitment to animal welfare has inspired several concerts benefiting humane societies and other nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
All profits will benefit Greenhill's homeless animals.
Tickets - for $35, $50 or $75 - are on sale now through Greenhill, 689-1503; or the Shedd box office, 434-7000, 285 E. Broadway.