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Main Events 8/23/18

NPR Tiny Desk winner comes to The Oxbow

Violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at The Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St. 

Lea’s new album, “Learning How to Stay,” will be released the same day. 

Lea won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016, cementing her ambitions that spanned two decades working as a musician. The contest consisted of sitting at a desk and recording an original song. She began touring in Sept. 2016 with her husband, Paul, according to her website. Lea has Brittle Bones Disease and performs in a wheelchair, playing the violin upright. 

Tickets to her show are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Advance tickets can be purchased at 

Festival chorus holds auditions 

HUDSON — Auditions for new members of the 2018 Phipps Festival Chorus will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the music studio, and Thursday, Sept. 6, in the River Room of the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. 

Singers should prepare a selection for the audition; an accompanist will be provided. 

They also will be asked to do some vocalizing and sight reading. 

The Phipps Festival Chorus is an adult chorus of approximately 45 members and is directed by Thomas Dahle of Hudson. It is in its 29th season. 

Rehearsals will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Oct. 6. 

For more information, contact The Phipps at 715-386-2305.

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