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Former Jayhawks set

to play at John Henry's

Mark Olson and Gary Louris of the 1980s alternative country group the Jayhawks are on tour and stopping in at John Henry's for a Wednesday show.

The two songwriters' music is described in a news release as a "shimmering blend of country, folk and bar band rock (that has) made them one of the most widely acclaimed artists to emerge from the alternative country scene."

The Jayhawks released its debut album in 1986, but the band's breakthrough album came five years later when American Records released "Hollywood." That year, the band went on tour with the Black Crowes.

Olson left the band in 1995 to concentrate on making music with his wife, Victoria Williams, in the Creekdippers.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Showtime is 7 p.m.

John Henry's is at 77 West Broadway.

Blue Luna Club pairs

jazz and chocolate

In what participant Lynda Duffy promises to be the first in a series of chocolate and jazz events, four women vocalists will share their sweet voices with delish chocolate offerings Sunday during "Ladies, Chocolate & Jazz."

It will be the first major event in the Blue Luna Club's new, bigger location at 174 W. Broadway.

Singers Kristen Chandler, Cynthia Beal and Shandi Sinnamon will join Duffy. Reigning Slug Queen Sinnamon, who captured the Eugene Celebration pageant as Frank Slug-snotra, will do her favorite Sinatra tunes.

Former Slug Queen Beal's vocals weave stories that transport listeners back to the classic jazz-speakeasy, according to a press release. Chandler is a vocalist of a raw and soulful character, the release says.

Duffy has developed her vocal range and style through years of training and experience and onstage, in studio, and on TV and radio.

The tasty fun starts at 6 p.m. for a $5 cover.

- The Register-Guard
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Title Annotation:Entertainment; MUSIC SIDESHOW
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 5, 2006
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