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Gospel music jamboree Jan. 18

MABTON - Lower Yakima Valley residents are being invited to attend a gospel music jamboree at the Mabton Grace Brethren Church.

The jamboree will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The musical event will feature an open microphone for those who want to perform, plus several groups have already committed to performing.

Metal jewelry making class offered

YAKIMA - Lower Valley residents are being invited to learn to make metal jewelry in a four-week course offered at the Allied Arts Council of Yakima, 5000 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima, beginning Thursday, Jan. 15.

The cost for the class, to be held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., is $100 for council members and $110 for non-council members.

Participants will learn the basics of metal jewelry-making using copper and brass, from design to finishing. All needed supplies are included in the fee.

To pre-register call (509) 966-0930.

‘Laughing Ladies and Merry Men’ luncheon planned

YAKIMA -

The seventh annual Laughing Ladies and Merry Men luncheon will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Yakima Convention Center, from noon to 1:25 p.m.

Sponsored by the Allied Arts Council of Yakima Valley, the cost is $35 per person or $350 per table.

Entertainment will be provided by New York pianist and comedian Mark Nadler. Nadler, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall and on Broadway, will share his outrageous comedy and music with the luncheon crowd.

For reservations call (509) 966-0930.

Music Project warms up Seattle this month

SEATTLE - The Experience Music Project will host its fourth annual Jazz in January Series at the Seattle Center with a photography exhibit

featuring the work of celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander.

Friedlander was staff photographer for Atlantic Records and has published several collections of his photos, including

American Musicians

and

Jazz People of New Orleans.

A month of concerts, workshops and family programs are also planned at the center, including performances by the Klezmatics and Robin Eubanks, as well as the Little Wings Jazz Concert for Young People and the Vocal Jazz Festival.

For more information or for tickets to Jazz series events call (206) 270-2700 or visit the project's web site at www.emplive.com.

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