Loggins & Messina
at the Gorge in late June
GEORGE - Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, one of the most
successful pop/rock duos of the 1970s, will be appearing at the Gorge
Amphiteatre Saturday, June 25.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert, ranging in price from $40 to
$62, go on sale this Saturday, April 30, at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets
can also be charged by phone (509-735-0500).
Loggins was a staff songwriter who enjoyed success with
the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band when he came to
the attention of Messina, a record producer and former member of Buffalo
Springfield and Poco. Messina agreed to produce Loggins' first album, but
somewhere along the way it became a duo effort that was released in 1972 under
the title "Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In." The album was
a gold-seller that stayed on the charts more than two years.
Loggins & Messina went on to release nine albums in the
next seven years, amassing sales of more than 14 million units, with radio
staples such as
Your Mama Don't Dance
Now, after a nearly 30-year absence the duo is returning
this summer with an all new concert tour and album, "Best: Loggins &
Messina - Sittin' in Again."
car show on tap
at Toppenish Eagles
TOPPENISH - A return to the 50s is what visitors to the
Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge will find on Saturday, May 14.
The "Rock Around the Clock" event starts that
morning with a car show. Open to all car enthusiasts, the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
show is offering cash prizes.
Organizers say other fun activities throughout the day will
include bubble gum blowing and hula hoop contests, as well as 50/50 raffles.
That evening, a dinner show will feature Elvis impersonator
Justin Shandor, a regular performer in Las Vegas. Dinner will be served at 6
p.m., with Shandor set to perform at 8 p.m. Dinner show tickets are priced at
$17. Show-only tickets are priced at $10. Tickets can be ordered by calling the
Toppenish lodge at (509) 865-2229.
set for May 14
QUINCY - Washington select wines will be featured at the
first ever Victorian Lawn Party & Wine Fest, to be held Saturday, May 14,
at the historic Reiman-Simmons House in Quincy.
The event, according to Harriet Weber, will be reminiscent of
old-time lawn parties, during "...a simpler time when afternoon social
brought friends together."
Guests are invited to taste wines and sample culinary
delights catered by the award winning Idle Hour Cafe in Quincy. Live music will
be provided by folk guitarist and vocalist Richard Clarksonandharpist Rena
Hopson. There will also be Victorian games, such as lawn croquet, and visitors
will also have the opportunity to ride in a restored Model T Food. Local art
will be on display both inside and outside the historic home.
The Reiman-Simmons House is a 1904 farm house listed on the
Washington Historic Register. It is currently being restored. It was built by
pioneers Samuel and Katherine Reiman, German-Russians who settled in the Quincy
Valley as farmers in 1904.
The proceeds from the May 14 event will be used toward a
matching grant that will allow the first and largest phase of the restoration
of the home to occur.
Tickets, priced at $35, may be purchased by calling (509)
Youth Star Gaze planned for
GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department is
now accepting sign-ups for its 13th annual Youth Star Gaze event.
To be held from Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. through Saturday,
May 14, at 10 a.m., youngsters between the ages of 6 and 12 will stay overnight
at the National Guard Armory. Various activities are scheduled that evening at
Country Park. Dinner will be provided Friday, as well as breakfast on Saturday
The cost for each participant is $10. Due to limited space
and resources, registration is limited to the first 50 youths who sign up.
Parks officials also note that adult volunteers are still
needed to help run the overnight program.