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Community concert series to kick off season Tuesday, Sept. 18

The Lower Valley Community Concert Series is slated to launch the season Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium, featuring the band Presidio Brass.

The five-man ensemble is hailed as a band that is committed to providing engaging musical programs while developing close ties with the audience. Their music can be heard on soundtracks ranging from video games to major motion pictures.

Sourdough Slim, a.k.a. Rick Crowder, takes center stage on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Slim's show combines cowboy-singing, award winning yodeling and comedy, accompaniment on accordion, guitar, ukulele and harmonica and a keen knowledge of the traditional western repertoire.

Come Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at 3 p.m. pianist Davide Cabassi will take the stage at the auditorium. Washington state is one of 15 states Cabassi will be touring. He also has scheduled performances in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.

The Celtic Tenors will make their way to Sunnyside on Monday, April 21, 2008. This Irish band's prestigious background includes being invited to sing for former president Bill Clinton. U2's Bono also once requested the tenors to perform for the private audience of a United Nations Secretary General.

Membership cost for the series is $85 for a family of two adults and two children, $40 for one adult and $15 for students. They can be obtained at the door on Tuesday's concert.

All concerts take place at the SHS auditorium.

For more information, call 839-5222.

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