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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, June 19.

Concert aims to raise money for Hospice

A concert featuring internationally renowned baritone Erich Parce, mezzo-soprano Jenny Knapp-Parce and Tri-City pianist Libby Watrous is planned at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 to raise money for Hospice at The Chaplaincy.

The "Evening for the Angels" at the Richland Red Lion will include performances of Broadway hits and classic opera songs. Chocolate, local wines, champagne and other drinks will be served.

The cost is $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. Sponsorships are still available. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 783-7416.

Valley concert series announces lineup

SUNNYSIDE -- The Lower Yakima Valley Community Concert Series, based in Sunnyside, has announced the lineup for it's 2009-10 concert season.

Scheduled to appear will be the piano, cello and violin trio of Intersection; pianist Rudolf Budginas; cello, bass and flute trio Project; and the jazz group Casey MacGill's Blue 4 Trio.

Season tickets to all four concerts are $50 for adults and $15 for students. A family pass, which includes two adults and two students, is $105.

Tickets can be purchased at or by mail to Barbara Skinner, c/o Lower Valley Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 374, Sunnyside, WA, 98944.

Auditions set for Walla Walla theater

WALLA WALLA -- The Little Theater of Walla Walla will hold auditions for its Musical Revue 2009 at 7 p.m. June 30 and July 1 at the Little Theatre, 1130 E. Sumach St.

There also will be auditions for The Jungle Book, a Missoula Children's Theatre presentation, at 10 a.m. June 22 at the theater. The Jungle Book performances are at 7 p.m. June 26 and 3 and 5:30 p.m. June 27. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets at the door.

Historical tour to visit 20 Carnegie buildings

The Franklin County Historical Museum will kick off its latest event, Mr. Carnegie's Grand Tour of Washington, with a free, automobile-based tour of 20 of the remaining 33 Carnegie buildings in Washington.

Details of the scavenger hunt and what's required to participate are available at the museum on Fourth Street in Pasco, across from the Franklin County Courthouse.

Free antique show set June 20 in Richland

The Country Nesters Marketplace Antique Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at Howard Amon Park in Richland. Admission is free.

'King Lear' goes outside on stage near Maryhill

The Portland Actors Ensemble perform Shakespeare's King Lear at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the Stonehenge memorial near the Maryhill Museum off Highway 14. Admission is free.

Sunset contra dance in Walla Walla set June 20

WALLA WALLA -- A sunset contra dance starts at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the Whitman Mission, 328 Whitman Mission Road. Admission is free.

Watercolor exhibit part of Tamastslikt program

PENDLETON -- The Through the Eyes of The Eagle exhibition opens June 19 at the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute next to Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton.

The exhibit features 65 original watercolors used in diabetes prevention stories for American Indian children.

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Indian Wars next topic in Living History series

WALLA WALLA -- The Indian Wars of 1850 are features at the next installment of the Living History series June 20 at the Fort Walla Walla Museum. The re-enactment starts at 2 p.m. Admission to the museum is $7 adults, $6 seniors, $3 kids 6-12.

Wiener dog races planned in Pendleton

PENDLETON -- The Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon's third annual wiener dog race, The Wiener of Oz, will be held at 6 p.m. June 26 on Main Street in downtown Pendleton.

Last year's event raised over $7,000, drawing hundreds of spectators to watch 50 dogs racing down Main Street.

All proceeds will benefit the Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon. For more information, call 541-276-1066.

Songwriter Greg Laswell plays Red Room June 22

Greg Laswell is coming to the Tri-Cities for a show at 9 p.m. June 22 at The Red Room in Kennewick.

Several of his singles have been used in movies such as Confessions of a Shopaholic and TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy and True Blood.

Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door.