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Arts in brief for Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

Slipknot concert rescheduled for Oct. 11

Slipknot will return to the Tri-Cities for a 7 p.m. concert Oct. 11 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.

The Grammy Award-winning metal rock band canceled their show Aug. 23 because their drummer was ill.

Officials said last month that fans holding tickets for the August show could get a refund or hold onto the ticket for the rescheduled show.

Tickets cost $35 and are available at

Reach director's art on display in Richland

The art of Kimberly Camp is now on display at the Allied Arts Gallery, 89 Lee Blvd., in Richland.

A reception for the artist is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the gallery. Admission is free.

The exhibition includes about 18 pieces of work including paintings and doll art. Camp recently moved to the Tri-Cities to become director of The Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.

Richland Players putting on 'Ah, Wilderness!' play

Ah Wilderness!, a Richland Players comedy, starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 with a 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 20 at The Players Theatre in Richland.

The Eugene O'Neill play, written in 1932, is a quintessential tale of one day in the life of a typical American family.

Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors.

Eclectic Approach postpones concerts

Eclectic Approach has canceled its two-night engagement, Sept. 11-12, at Jack-sons Sports Bar in Kennewick because one of the band members had to be hospitalized, said Suzi Collinson, Jack-son's manager.

Lead singer Jowed Hadeed apparently came down with pneumonia, Collinson said.

"We've rescheduled the shows to Oct. 16-17," she added.

Grammy winner Cray to perform in Kennewick

Five-time Grammy-winning blues artist Robert Cray performs an outdoor concert Sept. 12 at the east end of Columbia Park in Kennewick. Also performing will be jazz artists Lee Ritenour and Jessy J. Music is from 3 to 10 p.m. in the band shell near the pit area of the park. Tri-City area restaurants and wineries also are participating.

Admission is $28, with preferred seats at $48 and up. Tickets are available online at

Dinner theater event set Sept. 12 in Hermiston

HERMISTON -- The Trial of The Big Bad Wolf, a dinner theater presentation by the Hermiston Altrusa Club, starts at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Agape House, 500 Harper Road in Hermiston. Admission is $20 and includes dinner. For tickets, call 541-567-8774.

Celebrate Fiestas Patrias in Toppenish

TOPPENISH -- The Fiestas Patrias Celebration is Sept. 12-13 at the Toppenish Rodeo Grounds.

Festivities include folk dancing, carnival, beer garden, live music, food and craft booths and lots more.

Admission is free. Hours are from 3 to 10 p.m. each day. For more information, go to

Benton City Daze celebrates 26 years

BENTON CITY -- Benton City Daze celebrates 26 years of community fun Sept. 11-13 in the downtown area of Benton City featuring a zucchini bake-off, street dance, skateboarding exhibition, petting farm, kids activities, bingo and drawings.

A street dance starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 featuring mariachi music and the rhythmic sounds of Big Daddy and the Night Crawlers. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Kiona-Benton City Middle School.

Rodeo action starts at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 38804 Hayes Road, off the Old Inland Empire Highway, where there will be an evening of barrel racing and other rodeo events.

Admission is $7 or $20 for a family of four.

Upcoming play auditions set for Sept. 14 at ACT

Auditions for the Academy of Children's Theatre Repertory Company's productions of Twelfth Night, Clue and Sense & Sensibility start at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the ACT studio, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland.

Auditions are open to all ages. For more information, call 943-6027.

White dove release to honor 9/11 victims

The Tri-Cities will take part on Sept. 11 at Howard Amon Park in Richland in what organizers are calling the largest simultaneous white dove release in history. About 3,000 doves will be released nationwide. The dove release is to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In the Tri-Cities, Heaven's White Wings of Kennewick plans to release 100 doves in honor of the heroes and victims of 9/11. The release starts at 9 a.m. at the fingernail stage at the park.

Ugandan Orphans Choir to perform free shows

The Ugandan Orphans Choir performs several free concerts in the Tri-City area during the next two weeks.

Here's the schedule: 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Seventh-day Adventist church at 7105 W. 10th Ave., Kennewick; 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Grace Point Church, 1915 N. Road 84, Pasco; 7 p.m. Sept. 18, South Hills Church, 3700 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick; 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Prayer Watch Christian Church, 602 S. Washington St., Kennewick.