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Jim Morrison plays again
The American Night is a highly acclaimed tribute act for the 1960s rock band The Doors. The American Night tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and will bring its authentic instruments, costumes and psychedelic lighting used to recreate the experience of a live Doors concert to the Red Bike on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
The Doors were the quintessential American rock band of the late 1960s. Their unique sound, which blended elements of rock, blues, jazz, psychedelics, poetry, shamanism, rebellion and live theater has captured the imagination of every generation since the band’s heyday, something The American Night tries to recapture.
Opening for The American Night is the band Rooster. Music promoter Pete Welch said this group of musicians packs a wallop. Last year the band cut its beak at the Strawberry Festival’s main stage, the Red Bike and a few sets at the infamous Coop parties.
There will be a $5 cover at the door. The show is open to all ages until 11 p.m., then will be for those 21 and older.
Free concert at the Heron
Brightin Rose Schlumpf and Jamie Namkung will present a short recital of music for viola and piano by Bach, Bartok, Enseco and Glazunov at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Blue Heron. The recital is free and open to the public.
Originally from Vashon, Schlumpf, daughter of Jake Schlumpf and Pam McMahan, began her violin studies with Gaye Detzer at age 6. In 2007 she earned a music degree from Cornell University, followed by a master of music degree at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a teaching fellowship at the University of Colorado, where she worked with Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther of the Takacs Quartet.
Schlumpf’s recent orchestral experience includes the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony and the Denver Philharmonic. As a teacher, Schlumpf maintains a private violin and viola studio and is the violin and orchestra teacher at a school in Colorado.
Pianist Jamie Namkung is currently completing her doctoral studies at Northwestern University and earned her previous degrees from Oberlin and Peabody Conservatories. Since her public debut at the age of 11 in her native country of South Korea, Namkung has achieved public recognition through national competitions and concert appearances on King FM 98.1 and in distinguished summer festivals, including the Aria International Summer Academy in Massachusetts. A dedicated teacher, she has maintained an active teaching studio and served as visiting professor of piano at Northeastern Illinois University last fall.
Event will raise funds for unofficial mayor campaign
Snapdragon will host a fundraiser for Adam Cone and Megan Hastings’ dog Lucky from 4 p.m. until late on Saturday.
Lucky is Cone and Hastings’s small deaf and blind rescue dog who they say has warmed the heart of anyone who comes near him. Lucky and his handlers — Cone and Hastings — will run on the mayoral ticket for Vashon Island Pet Protectors to raise money for the organization.
Snapdragon will offer complimentary appetizers and live music from local musicians, with Michael Whitmore doing a late-night deejay spot afterwards.
There will be a $5 donation at the door with all proceeds slated to help Lucky and his owners become the next mayors of Vashon.