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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, February 13.

Tri-City dance team gets bid for world competition

The youth, junior and senior dance teams with Elite Dance outdid themselves at this year's national dance competitions held Jan. 30 in Orlando, Fla.

The youth division took first in hip hop, the junior division took first in jazz and hip hop, and the senior girls also took first in jazz and hip hop.

The wins earn the teams admittance to the World Championship, also held in Orlando in April, in those same divisions.

This is the first time in 10 years all teams have placed first in every routine at the national competition, organizers said.

The teams are made up of girls ages 7 to 18 from Tri-City area elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as schools in Walla Walla and Selah.

The teams are coached by Teri Rowe, Jackie Hightower and Brandee Jamison.

Annual CBC faculty art exhibition starts Feb. 16

The annual Columbia Basin College Art Faculty Exhibition starts Feb. 16 in the Fred Esvelt Gallery on the CBC campus in Pasco.

An artists reception is at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the gallery. Regular gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call gallery director Karin Pierce at 542-4864.

IV to play benefit for accident victim

IV rock band will provide the music for a benefit concert and spaghetti feed for Tyler Parr, 16, planned for Feb. 17 at TRAC in Pasco.

Parr was injured in December when he collided with a pole during a dirt bike ride in Grandview with friends.

He suffered a severe brain injury, multiple fractures in his face, arms and left leg, and spent more than a month at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The dinner starts at 5 p.m. with IV scheduled to begin the rockin' tunes at 7 p.m.

Admission is $15 will all proceeds going to help pay the family's medical expenses. Tyler's parents are Chuck and Gayle Hall of Benton City.

Tickets are available at all Tri-City area Ranch and Home stores or at the door.