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Jazz At the Oxford Hotel

Jazz At the Oxford Hotel

Checking out Bend's lux jazz scene
For 10 years now, Jazz at The Oxford has sold out every single one of the shows that happen just five times a year. For the past decade, the Oxford Hotel — boutique and luxury 4.5 star hotel in the heart of Downtown Bend — has brought talented (I'm talking Grammy Award-winning talented) jazz musicians to the intimate ballroom of the hotel.

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Christmas in Hawaii with Jake Shimabukuro

Plenty of people would like to be in a tropical paradise this time of year. A star of the ukulele brings that vibe here with an upcoming show at the Tower
In the world of stringed instruments, the four-string ukulele has a small and kitschy niche that was associated with the likes of the late Tiny Tim and vaudeville. More recently, it's gotten a slightly cooler image as artists ranging from actress Zooey Deschanel to musicians Nellie McKay and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder have been using the uke to express themselves.

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Gung Ho: Runway Fashion Makes Its Way to Central Oregon

Bend Creator's Celebration showcases local fashion and local talent at its runway show
Bend Creator's Celebration brings a fashion show to Central Oregon this weekend. Models will strut down the runway at the Midtown Ballroom Saturday, featuring local designers, local vendors and local music.

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"Future Past Present Tense"

A look at The Color Study's connection-pondering second LP
Scott Oliphant's experimental project, The Color Study, has been releasing some of the most exciting music to come out of Bend since it began. In 2020 the band released its self-titled debut album, and is now back with its follow-up: the 10-track "Future Past Present Tense."

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Adam Calhoun's Bend Show Canceled

Show moved after activists called for the cancellation of a controversial country-rapper's local appearance
I first learned about Adam Calhoun's show in Bend, originally scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Midtown Ballroom before its cancellation, from a local artist. The artist, who wishes to remain anonymous, stated they were worried about the potential for hate speech and an aggressive crowd entering the Bend community.

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Bend's Growing Partner Dance Scene

Lessons to get dance newbies moving and grooving
The Bend social partner dance scene is growing. With so many new dance lesson events coming through the Source Weekly calendar, we thought it would be nice to do a little roundup of options out there.

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Redmond's Rising-Star Venue

With a gourmet vegan restaurant, PNW beer on tap and programming that caters to various genres of entertainers, the High Desert Music Hall sets the bar high for hospitality in Central Oregon's music scene
Once upon a time — when owners Ilko Major and Cimarron Brodie wanted a new lifestyle that could express their passions for art, music, events and community — a 1940s Baptist Church in downtown Redmond landed on their radar. After two additions in the 1960s and 1980s, the now 19,000 square-foot "beautiful big red beast" sits prominently at 818 SW Forest Ave.

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Source Material

New albums for spooky season
Hopefully by now you've gotten those jack-o-lanterns carved, a truck-full of candy ready for the taking and your Michael Meyers masks dusted off, because we're officially reaching the peak of spooky season this weekend, people! To help you elevate those scary vibes around the home for those trick-or-treaters or at your Halloween festivities this weekend, this installment of Source Material is highlighting a few new projects dedicated to the music of the horror genre.

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Darlingside Delivers Textured Harmonies

Folk-rooted band will take the stage at Volcanic Theatre Pub this weekend
Darlingside is filling the Volcanic Theatre Pub with blending harmonies on Friday, Oct. 28 with support from Andrea von Kampen. This folk band is all about layering harmonies to create texture and experimental tunes that take listeners on a journey.

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Gung Ho for Pints for Ponies

For every pint sold at Redmond’s Wild Ride Brewing, $1 will go to HeartSpace Horse Sanctuary
Wild Ride Brewing will host a fundraising event for the HeartSpace Horse Sanctuary on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5-8pm, called Pints for Ponies. For every pint sold, $1 will go directly to the nonprofit organization.

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Olivia Knox Comes Home

The young singer-songwriter returns from LA for a night at the Tower
The idea of "going for it" can be intimidating, no matter what that "it" may be. But if you're passionate enough about something, why not try to make that thing work?

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Hayden Homes First Concert Release for 2023

Death Cab for Cutie is coming to Bend next year, and Hayden Homes will release more show dates before end of the year
Hayden Homes Amphitheater announced its first show for the 2023 concert season. Death Cab for Cutie, the American indie/alternative rock band, is performing at Hayden Homes Amphitheater with special guest Lomelda on Saturday, June 17.

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