The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond

'African Routes'

The Obo Addy Legacy Project celebrates the musical heritage of Africa, Brazil and jazz in "African Routes: Celebrating the West African Musical Heritage of the Americas."

The details: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, May 10-11, Mission Theater, 1624 N.W. Glisan St., (check for tickets/prices).

The first night features the Devin Phillips Quartet and American Music Program. On Thursday, it'll be the likes of POPgoji (world soul), Wamba (world beat) and guest LaRhonda Steele.

Young Composers

The Fear No Music ensemble will perform original works by Young Composers, kids ages 10 to 18 who have spent nine months working on the music under the direction of Jeff Payne and five professional musicians.

Young Composers is the only program of its kind in the country, organizers say.

The "Hearing the Future" concert features works for clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano.

The details: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, Reed College Elliot Chapel, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.,, $20, $10 students/seniors.

TV tunes

Tony Starlight's "Tribute to Television," 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, pays tribute to the TV theme songs of yesteryear — including for "The Greatest American Hero," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Wonder Woman," "The Love Boat," "Cheers" and "Family Ties" and instrumentals for "The Pink Panther," "Star Trek," "Mission Impossible" and "Hawaii 5-0."

It takes place at Tony Starlight Showroom, 1125 S.E. Madison St., Suite 103G. Tickets are $64 (dinner and show) and $30 (show only). For more:

Well, dang

A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask — bother? — friends to take you. Or evaluate the secondary market.

Aimee Mann, famed for "Voices Carry," will perform at Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., next Wednesday, May 10. But it's sold out.


Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):

• Singer/songwriter Marc Cohn, who gave us "Walking in Memphis," has released new albums — "Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities" and "Evolution of a Record." He'll play at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Tickets are $39.50, $42 day of show; for more:

• Swing band The Midnight Serenaders, playing vintage pop and jazz and Hawaiian instrumentals, will perform at The Secret Society, 116 N.E. Russell St., 9 p.m. Friday, May 5. Tickets are $15, available at

• Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin brings his "Worship Night in America" tour to the Moda Center, 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, joined by several other musicians. He recently released "Never Lose Sight," his 11th studio album. Tickets are $15-$70; for more:

• Tony Furtado and his indie rock band put on an album release show, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Tickets are $15, $18 day of show; for more:

• Chloe Agnew, an Irish singer and the youngest of the original members of Celtic Woman, plays The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave., 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Tickets are $60 (meet-and-greet), $30 for general admission. For more:

• Chris Brown and "The Party Tour," which also features 50 Cent, hits the stage at Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Tickets are $24-$220, parking is $20. For more:


Buy your tickets soon ...

• It's in Seattle, but the Upstream Music Festival and Summit, May 11-13, might be something to attend. It includes Portland acts: Quasi; The Last Artful, Dodgr; Natasha Kmeto; Animal Eyes; Laura Gibson; WIBG; DON'T; and The Thermals. For more:

• The seventh annual Soulful Giving Blanket Concert takes place Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Yoshida family's Garden View Estate in Troutdale. The event will feature tribute bands — Stone In Love (Journey), Barracuda (Heart) and All Fired Up (Pat Benatar Experience) — as well as Goldfoot and Dancehall Days. Tickets are on sale at The concert benefits Randall Children's Hospital and Providence Cancer Center.

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