Arts in brief for Friday, December 19.
Elvis impersonator performs Dec. 19
Elvis impersonator Justin Shandor, from Las Vegas, performs a show starting at 10 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Island Casino behind Columbia Center mall in Kennewick.
Shandor not only has an uncanny resemblance to infamous king of rock 'n' roll, but some critics believe Shandor also has the mannerisms, moves and stage presence to rival Elvis Presley in his heyday.
The 25-year-old Shandor also plays piano and is a regular performer in Las Vegas.
A sample of Shandor's moves and vocal talents as Elvis can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=2grUdfr-PO0.
Tickets to the show cost $10 and are available in advance at the casino or at the door.
Pamela Kinsey will perform Dec. 19, 21
Tri-City vocalist Pamela Kinsey will perform a holiday concert starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Hard Back Cafe at Hastings, 1425 George Washington Way, Richland.
Kinsey also performs a concert at the 10 a.m. service Dec. 21 at the PrayerWatch Christian Center, 602 S. Washington St., Kennewick.
Admission to both concerts is free.
3 concerts on tap for Mastersingers
The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will perform a choral Christmas concert, A Boy Was Born, at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at Central United Protestant Church in Richland.
There will be an encore performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at First Lutheran Church in Kennewick.
Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students, and free for students in grades K-12. Tickets are available at www.midcolumbiamastersingers.com, Tri-City Bookworm stores or at the door.
Holiday concerts set Dec. 20-21 in Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA -- The St. Paul's Handbell Choir will perform a holiday concert at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 in the atrium of the Die Brucke building next to Macy's shoes, 38 E. Main St., Walla Walla.
Then on Dec. 21, guitarist Jesse Campos will perform holiday music at the same location starting at noon.
Both concerts are free.
Christmas cantata Dec. 20 in Dayton
Dayton -- The Winter Rose, a Christmas cantata, starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Liberty Theater in Dayton.
A cantata -- a musical composition that includes vocal solos, choruses and instrumental accompaniment -- is used as a setting for a story to be sung but not acted.
The music of The Winter Rose was composed by Joseph Martin with Pamela Martin acting as the narrator. It includes conventional carols as well as newly composed anthems that tie in with a unique insight into the traditional story of Christmas.
Admission is from $7 to $10. For reservations and more information, call Reid Helford at 509-382-1380.
ACT coloring books to be sold, signed
The Academy of Children's Theatre will hold a booksigning for Janice McIntyre at 11 a.m. Dec. 20 at Groovy Tuesdays secondhand shop in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.
McIntyre wrote and illustrated a coloring book of poster art -- titled An ACT Coloring Book -- that features artwork from more than 20 ACT performances.
"The pictures start with Alice In Wonderland (presented in 2004) and go up to the current production, Ramona Quimby that will be performed next month," McIntyre said. "I have about 22 pieces in the book, all custom done for ACT."
The pages are sturdy and there is a brief description of the academy's function and its origins in the Tri-Cities.
The book sells for $12, with all proceeds to benefit the ACT studio.
Tri-City native to read poetry in Richland
Tri-City native Jeanine Lewis will read some of her poetry and do a booksigning at 5 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Emerald of Siam restaurant, 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland.
One of Lewis' poems -- All the Little Things -- recently was published in the book of poetry titled Our Black Fathers: Brave Bold and Beautiful, published by Five Sisters Publishing Co., in Sacramento.
Lewis has been writing poetry since childhood. After graduating from Kamiakin High in 1998, she went on to obtain college degrees and is now a configuration analyst for Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Texas.