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Midnight Sereneders transport Walters Center back to the jazz age, HART Theatre gets spooky with 'The Woman in Black'

Midnight Sereneders transport Walters Center back to the jazz age

Some people say they don't make music like they used to. Portland sextet the Midnight Sereneders begs to differ.

The group, which is performing at Hillsboro's Walters Cultural Arts Center Friday, specializes in re-creating swing music from the jazz age of the 1920s-30s using vintage Hawaiian instruments, horns and complex vocals, oftentimes donning period costumes to create the feel of a supper-club experience thrust into the present.

The group returns to the Walters Center by popular demand. Midnight Serenaders perform Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, located at 527 E. Main St. in Hillsboro. For more information call 503-615-3485 or visit ci.hillsboro.or.us/arts/wcac.

HART Theatre gets spooky with 'The Woman in Black'

Hillsboro's HART Theatre is ushering in the season of the witch with its performance of 'The Woman in Black.' The play, directed by Devan McCoy, is based on a script by Stephen Mallatratt from a novel by Susan Hill.

The play, which arrives just in time for Halloween, tells the story of a lawyer who witnesses an apparition which haunts the neighborhood where her child mysteriously died, killing anyone who comes into contact with her.

The story unfolds as the lawyer recreates his spine-tingling experience on a dark and stormy night.

'The Women in Black' plays Oct. 21-30 at HART Theatre, located at 185 SE Washington St. in Hillsboro. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, call 693-7815 or visit hart-theatre.org.