Local concerts

Feb 17 2011 - 6:52pm

Hellbound Glory headed for Brewskis

OGDEN -- Hellbound Glory, a rocking and raucous Reno, Nev.-based outfit that describes its music as "scumbag country," plays at 9:30 p.m. today at Brewskis. The over-21 nightclub is at 244 Historic 25th St.

In tune with the outlaw country movement that grew out of the Austin, Texas, discontent with Nashville's formulaic sound, Leroy Virgil and his band have started to build a reputation beyond their Nevada home since forming in 2004.

According to Kyle Coroneos, of www.savingcountrymusic.com, "He (Virgil) turns a phrase as good or better than any songwriter in the underground, or mainstream today. The way he constructs his songs is purely in the tradition of country music, but as fresh and relevant as anything else you will hear."

Cost is $5 at the door. For details, call Brewskis at 801-394-1713.

WSU 'Cabaret Nights' looks at love and hate

OGDEN -- Wise men say there is a fine line between love and hate. Weber State University's Associated Actors and Technicians invite you to examine that tricky border country in their fundraiser event, "Cabaret Nights: Love/Hate."

The event is at 9 p.m. Saturday in Studio 230 in the Browning Center, on the Weber State campus, 3848 Harrison Blvd.

The stage is open to performers, or you can just enjoy the show. Funds raised help AAT support theater arts in Utah.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Anyone interested in performing should call Sean Bishop at 801-694-7994.

Artists show support for troops at concert

MORGAN -- Show your support for the troops and have a nice night out at the same time. Project Troops -- Artists Who Care are hosting their second annual semi-formal benefit ball and concert to raise funds to send packages, via the Soldier Support nonprofit organization, to soldiers serving overseas.

The evening starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan County Courthouse Auditorium, 48 W. Young St.

This event is for those 18 and older.

South Carolina-based singer/songwriter Greg Austin is performing. His music mixes rock, Christian and country styles. His song "Move a Mountain" has received national radio support. The evening also features door prizes, ballroom dance instruction and a selection of desserts.

Cost is $10, with active military and veteran discounts available.

Dress is semiformal -- shirt and tie and/or Sunday best. For questions call 801-928-9760. Advance tickets can be purchased at letyourlightshinemore@yahoo.com.

WSU cello professor, students give recital

OGDEN -- The cello can ring oh so mellow in the hands of a maestro, as Viktor Uzur, Weber State University music professor, will demonstrate in his faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.

The program features Uzur as well as his former and current cello students, including Samuel Runolfson, Benjamin Larsen, Amy Elmer, Rachel Bigelow, Billy Jack Cundiff and Ciera Macklesprang.

The program will include Bach Suite No. 3, Boccherini Sonata in A major, and Rossini's Overture to "Wilhelm Tell," as well as other pieces written for cello ensembles.

Uzur notes that the recital is a preview performance of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival, which begins March 2 at the Browning Center.

This event is free. For further details, call 801-626-6800.

Blues guitarist ready to electrify Wine Cellar

OGDEN -- It's a night of electric blues by way of the Land Down Under on Saturday at The Wine Cellar.

The Michael Charles Blues Show is playing at 8:30 p.m. at the age-21-and-over nightclub at 2550 Historic 25th St.

A child prodigy on his instrument, blues guitarist Charles was 12 years old when he first started touring and playing in his homeland of Australia.

Charles moved to the United States in 1990, playing a stint first at Legends, his guitar hero, Buddy Guy's famed Chicago nightclub. He has based out of the Chicago area since then.

Tickets are $8 at the door. For further details, call the club at 801-399-3600.

Concert, dinner raises funds for Ogden woman

ROY -- A concert and dinner to raise funds for an Ogden woman fighting colon cancer takes place on Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The concert and dinner begin at 5 p.m. at the Eagles lodge, 5130 S. 1750 West.

The age-21-and over benefit is to raise funds for Dyann Heseltine, who is struggling with medical expenses related to treatment.

Ogden and Roy-area bands performing include The Scotty Haze Band, The Kap Brothers Band, the Lite Big Band, Acoustic on the Loose, The Sofa Kings and more.

The evening also includes a dinner featuring wild game, auctions and prizes.

Donations of any amount will be accepted at the door. For further details or to make a donation, e-mail scottyhaze12@yahoo.com.

High schools drumming something up at contest

OGDEN -- Ogden High School is striking the beat this week as it hosts the Winter Drumline Competition for area high schools. The contest is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ogden High School gym, 2828 Harrison Blvd.

High schools participating in the year's event include the host school's drumline, as well as Copper Hills, Stansbury, Weber, Viewmont, Davis, Grantsville and Maple Mountain. Also playing are the Weber State Indoor Drumline, the Idaho State University Drumline and the Utah Valley University Drumline.

This is Ogden High's first year to sponsor the event.

Ticket are $5, or $20 per family, at the door. For further questions, e-mail drummer-boy619@hotmail.com.

Jazz ensemble, combo together for WSU show

OGDEN -- Get out and get jazzy with the help of the combined forces of the WSU Jazz Ensemble and the WSU Jazz Combo at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The show is in the Allred Theater in Weber State University's Browning Center, on campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd.

This show will feature both classics and the contemporary side of jazz. Don Keipp, a multifaceted percussionist and a professor at Weber State University, is directing both ensembles.

Vocalist Sarah Marshall is featured on four jazz classics -- "Skylark," "All or Nothing at All," "Satin Doll" and "Lullaby of Broadway."

In addition, the program features selected Luiz Bonfa music from the score of the film "Black Orpheus," and also a hard bop piece, "Moanin'," by Bobby Timmons,

Tickets are $5, $4 for those with military ID and for students and seniors. To purchase in advance, call 800-WSU-TIKS.

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