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Byline: The Register-Guard

Newport jazz festival offers weekend of music

NEWPORT - Although activity associated with the third annual Jazz at Newport festival has been going on all week, the main performance thrust begins today with several concerts.

Music students who have participated in a camp this week and will get a chance to perform today, along with a packed lineup of more seasoned musicians.

In addition to performances, the festival offers workshops, lectures and interview sessions with musicians.

Venues range from the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Shilo Inn, to smaller, more intimate spots such as restaurants.

The festival "offers a tantalizing mix of jazz genres in a fast-paced, jazz party-style that will excite the jazz enthusiast and leave everyone begging for more," according to the event's Web site, www.jazzatnewport.org.

Musicians booked for the festival include John Clayton, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Derrick Sims, Mel Brown, Gordon Lee, Andre St. James, Tim McLaughlin, Mile Pardew, Steve Weems, Matt Calkins, Sean Holmes and many more.

Tickets range from $45 for a pass for today only to $160 for the whole festival. Call (888) 701-7123 for more information.

Folk-rock performer to play to bookstore

Eileen Hemphill-Haley returns to Tsunami Books today to perform what she calls "story-oriented folk rock."

Hemphill-Haley, who shortens her name to EH-H, will perform at 5:30 p.m.

According to her bio, EH-H focuses on human nature and how personalities interact to either enhance or hurt each other. In the folk tradition, her songs tell stories.

"Broken Arrow" is one of unrequited love, told from the point of view of the one not returning the love.

"Tennessee Peaches" recounts the horror of a war, told by the ghost of one of the soldiers who died fighting.

Tsunami Books is at 2585 Willamette St. Donations will be accepted at the door.

- The Register-Guard
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Date:Sep 8, 2006
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