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Bits & Pieces: Battle of the Bands


Work for Art, the fundraising campaign of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, will host the Battle of the Bands competition and celebration of employee creativity, 7 p.m. May 12 at the Crystal Ballroom.

Eight company bands, featuring employee musicians, wil perform for friends, family, co-workers and celebrity judges to vie for the title of Best Company Band. Each band will have 10 minutes to perform any genre they choose. There are six companies signed up, so far: NW Natural, Portland General Electric, KeyBank, The Standard, Tonkon Torp and ZGF Architects.

Work for Art has the goal of raising $1 million by June 30, mostly through workplace


Tickets are $10 and available at the Crystal box office, 1332 W. Burnside St., or by calling 1-855-227-8499.

Oregon Symphony

The Oregon Symphony has added some concerts, including the “Music of the Eagles: A Tribute to Glenn Frey,” 7:30 p.m. May 9. It’ll feature conductor Brent Havens and vocalists Terry Brock, John Hines and Randy Jackson. They’ll sing, with symphony backing, the likes of “Heartache Tonight,” “Desperado,” “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 25 (www.orsymphony.org).

‘Grimm’ help

The stars of “Grimm” took part in the “Grimm Gala” and helped raise $386,000 for the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

OHSU actually has a “Grimm Endowment” — the stars take their support seriously. The gala was presented by Comcast and NBC Universal — “Grimm” can be seen Friday nights on NBC. The endowment provides Doernbecher patients and families with support for uncompensated travel, lodging and other services.

“The cast and I have so much fun with these amazing, brave and strong kids,” says Sasha Roiz, Capt. Sean Renard on the popular supernatural police/crime thriller.