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Ty Connor slashes cover

for his latest `Nightmare'

Some people dream big. Ty Connor nightmares big.

The Eugene performance artist and bartender returns to the stage Sunday at Sam Bond's Garage, 407 Blair Blvd., to host his annual end-of-summer variety show, `Ty Connor's Hot August Nightmare.'

"It will probably be like five or six bands of just people that have never performed before - and they probably never will again." Connor said.

The lineup so far, which Connor promises could get even worse, includes a punk-rock barbershop quartet, a band called Weapons of Mass Deconstruction and the Unbathed, which proudly wears the slogan, "We Stink."

Sunday's show starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $2.

"I was going to charge $5 at the door," he said. "But now, I'm only going to charge $2."

Curry County duo makes

finals of talent contest

Midnight Pearl, an alt-folk duo from the south coast town of Pistol River, is one of 10 finalists in the Seventeen Magazine/Redken Shampoo Rock Stars Search contest.

The Cranberries-inspired band - which features singer, songwriter and guitarist Danielle Lee and bassist Daemion Lee - will be featured in the September issue of Seventeen. Samples of the group's music can be heard at the magazine's Web site:

The winner will be chosen by online balloting. The top band will receive a demo deal with Arista Records, a makeover from Redken stylists and a spot in the January issue of the magazine.

Tango band will play

anniversary celebration

Marche, the downtown bistro at 296 E. Fifth Ave., will conclude its weeklong fifth anniversary celebration at 9 tonight with a performance by Mood Area 52.

The Eugene tango act will provide the soundtrack for dancing, and the restaurant will be offering its a la carte menu. There is no cover.

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Title Annotation:Sideshow; Entertainment
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 29, 2003
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