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Arts in brief

Arts in brief for Friday, June 26.

Parker Mills, Tri-City author, gets book award

Tri-City author Tanya Parker Mills was recently awarded the 2009 Indie Book Award for multicultural fiction.

Her novel, The Reckoning, follows a journalist who doesn't let her epilepsy interfere with her international search for stories of injustices around the world.

Mills will hold a booksigning of her award-winning novel from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 at Adventures Underground in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Washtucna auto show, Pioneer Day set June 27

WASHTUCNA -- Washtucna's annual Classic Auto Show and Pioneer Day is June 27 at the ball park at Washtucna High School.

There is a $10 entry fee for cars but no spectator admission for the daylong event.

The show starts at 6 a.m. with a breakfast cooked by the Washtucna volunteer firefighters. Cost is $6. Car registration starts at 8 a.m. with a parade of cars around the field starting at 9:30 a.m.

Kennewick gallery seeks local artists for show

You & I Framing and Gallery is looking for local artists who would like to participate in a miniatures feature gallery show scheduled for August.

Entries must be 5-by-7 or smaller and have a wire or string for hanging. For more information, call 582-0200.

Auditions set June 30 for Webber musical

WALLA WALLA -- Auditions for A Tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber start at 7 p.m. June 30 and July 1 at the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, 1130 Sumach St.

Singers, dancers, actors, musicians, stage crew and set builders are needed. For more information, e-mail or call 509-525-7232.

Gorge venue announces summer concert series

The Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge will hold a summer concert series starting July 3. The lodge is in Stevenson, across the Columbia River from Hood River, Ore.

All concerts start at 7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $8 for general admission or $12 for reserved seats. Day of show the cost is $10-$15. For reservations, call 800-221-7177.

Mastersingers to hold auditions June 28-30

The Mid-Columbia Mastersingers will hold auditions for the ensemble from 5 to 9 p.m. June 28-30 in the choir room at Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland.

Participants should be prepared for an accompanied solo of choice. Broadway or popular music selections are not encouraged.

Comedian to perform June 26-27 in Kennewick

Danny Villalpando performs a comedy show at 8:30 p.m. June 26-27 at Jack Didley's, 109 W. Kennewick Ave. Cover is $5 at the door.

Villalpando has appeared in several TV shows as well as performed standup on cruise ships, USO tours and comedy clubs worldwide.

Charles Tung subject of Living History series

WALLA WALLA -- The Living History series at Fort Walla Walla Museum features the life of pioneer Charles Tung, who rose above prejudice to become a community leader in Walla Walla during the 1880s.

Tung, a leader of the local Chinese community, was born in San Francisco and moved to the Walla Walla area in 1880. He was fluent in English and Chinese and acted as translator for local Asian pioneers. The re-enactment starts at 2 p.m. June 27. Admission to the museum is $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $3 kids 6-12.

Slipknot tickets go on sale June 26

Tickets go on sale June 26 for the Slipknot rock concert set Aug. 23 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Also appearing with Slipknot will be Anthrax and Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets are $35 plus service charges and are available at