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Byline: The Register-Guard

Zimbabwe music festival will run through Sunday

VENETA - Zimfest, a Zimbabwean music festival, begins today and runs through Sunday at the Oregon Country Fair site, two miles west of Veneta on Highway 126.

The festival will feature such Zimbabwean instruments as the mbira, hosho and marimba; a marketplace; and drumming, dancing and crafts workshops.

There is a 6 p.m. concert each day for a $15 ticket price, or $40 for all three.

All-day tickets are $35, and the festival begins at 7 a.m. Advance tickets are available at Swahili Imports in the Fifth Street Public Market. Camping packages start at $100 and include festival tickets.

Concert and all-day tickets are available onsite.

Veneta concert features finger-style guitarists

VENETA - Applegate Regional Theatre, a nonprofit organization, will feature Buster B. Jones in a 2 p.m. Sunday concert that will benefit Art. Inc. Tickets are $10.

Jones is an award-winning acoustic guitar player whose finger-picking style has entertained audiences from Oregon to Ireland. He will be joined by his star student, Eugene's Brooks Robertson, who two years ago was named best young musician in a "Prairie Home Companion" radio contest.

Margaret Plumb and friends and the Franklin Lady's Aid Society Band also will perform during the concert, which will be staged at the corner of Highway 126 and Territorial Road in the West Lane Shopping Center.

Johnson to perform Monday at World Cafe

Calvin Johnson will bring his signature baritone voice to the World Cafe, 449 Blair Blvd., on Monday for an all-ages show that starts at 8 p.m. for a $5 cover.

Johnson has been a pioneer in the do-it-yourself indie ethic. With his first band, Beat Happening, he started K Records, which has released albums by Modest Mouse, Built to Spill and Beck.

- The Register-Guard
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 21, 2006
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