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PORT ANGELES — Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones and Chuck Mangione will arrive here next week as the 17-piece Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble, with vocalist Robbin Eaves, gives their spring concert in Maier Performance Hall on Tuesday.
Admission is free to the 7 p.m. show, which will also have Eaves singing Peninsula College music professor David Jones’ new arrangement of “People Get Ready.”
This concert, part of the college’s Student Arts Week, will take place on the main campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., while more details about the band are available by phoning Jones at 360-417-6405.
Lyons to roar
PORT ANGELES — Singer-songwriter Dana Lyons, known for his humorous and socially conscious music, will come to the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., for a concert at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, June 6.
The Olympic Climate Action group will present the show, in which Lyons will introduce songs from his latest album, “The Great Salish Sea,” as a kickoff to two days of events exploring climate change’s impact on marine waters.
Concert admission will be $10, while more on Lyons awaits at cowswith guns.com, a website named after one of his comedic songs.
about Olympic Climate Change and its events, see olyclimate.org.
VICTORIA — Two of Vancouver Island’s major venues, the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse, will soon welcome an array of stars in the musical galaxy. Here’s the lineup:
■ Singer Bobby McFerrin, 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., tickets from $68;
■ Afro-funk and Brazilian samba artist Angelique Kidjo plus Sekoya, 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Royal Theatre, tickets from $45.50;
■ Steve Earle and the Dukes, 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square, tickets from $57;
■ Cassandra Wilson, 7:30 p.m. June 28 at the Royal Theatre, tickets from $45.50.
For tickets and information, see www.RMTS.bc.ca or phone the box office at 250-386-6121 or toll free 888-717-6121.