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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, May 8.

Graciela Beltran makes her return to Mid-Columbia

YAKIMA -- Mexican singer Graciela Beltran returns to the Mid-Columbia to headline a concert dedicated to mothers May 10 at the Sundome.

Beltran's appearance in Pasco last year celebrating the Fiesta Foods supermarket grand opening wasn't enough for her. "I'm very happy to be coming back, and this time I'll be able to sing," she exclaimed in Spanish during a telephone interview.

Tickets for the concert, also with Tormenta de Durango, are available at Plaza del Calzado, 408 W. Lewis St., Pasco, and at the Yakima Sundome, 1301 S. Fair Ave. For more information, call 800-325-7328.

Untapped Blues Fest gets going May 9

The Untapped Blues Festival kicks off at noon May 9 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick.

It features Wired!, The Delgado Brothers, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Junkyard Jane, The Fat Tones and Miriam's Well. The event is for those 21 years old and older.

Admission is $30 at the gate. A pre-festival concert featuring Magic Slim starts at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Clover Island Hotel on Clover Island in Kennewick. Admission is $10. This also is 21 and older.

Violinist to play with Walla Walla Symphony

WALLA WALLA -- Violinist Tai Murray will be the guest musician at the next Walla Walla Symphony concert, set for 7:30 p.m. May 12 in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College.

Tickets are from $12-$25 for adults, $10-$18 for students, $6-$12 for children. Tickets at or call 509-529-8020.

Historic Dayton Depot sets summer hours

The historic Dayton Depot's summer hours through September are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5. For more information, call 509-382-2026.

Chordsmen concert set May 16 in Richland

The Columbia River Chordsmen spring concert starts at 7 p.m. May 16 at Bethel Church, at Keene and Shockley roads in Richland.

Headlining the concert will be 3 Outa Four -- Pacific Northwest Barbershop champions.

Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for students and seniors or $25 for a family ticket. Tickets are available at the door.

Living history series tells rags-to-riches story

The Living History Series features rags-to-riches pioneer Fred Stine, who arrived in Walla Walla in 1862 with 75 cents in his pocket and ended up building the largest hotel in the Washington Territory.

The re-enactment comes with admission to the Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $3 for kids 6-12.

Dance theater group to put on Vaudeville show

WALLA WALLA -- The Whitman Dance Theatre group, directed by Vicki Lloid, will present a Vaudeville-style show starting at 8 p.m. May 8-9 in Cordiner Hall at Whitman College. Admission is free.

Prosser wine, jazz bash set May 15-17

The Prosser Wine and Hot Jazz Bash is May 15-17 in downtown Prosser.

Festivities include music from the jazz and ragtime era of 1886-1917; from the golden age of jazz, 1920-1935; as well as swing and jazz era music.

A three-day pass is $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. Individual day tickets are $25 for Friday, $35 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. For tickets, call 509-796-7977.

Barrel House hosts live music Friday nights

The Barrel House, in the Cynergy Building at 27th Avenue and Union Street in Kennewick, now has live music on Friday nights.

Three Cats on a Fence, a trio who play a mix of acoustic jazz and pop tunes, performs from 6 to 9 p.m. May 8. There is no cover charge.

Tri-City dance team earns second place

The senior jazz dance team with Elite Dance took second place in the Hip Hop Division at the 2009 Dance World Championships held in Orlando, Fla., last month.

"So many teams from across the U.S. and the world have followed (Dance Elite team) on YouTube during the past couple of years and came up to talk to the girls," said Liz Dale with Dance Elite. "They were asked for autographs, told they were idols for various teams, and got so many compliments from teams, coaches and judges after the competition. It was really nice to realize how well respected the Eastern Washington Elite Team is."