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5 picks for live entertainment

Michael Whipple The multi-instrumentalist will perform late '50s and early '60s jazz — along with his original compositions — at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Whipple's "virtual trio" includes his pre-recorded rhythms with added keyboard music. Look for his slow bossa nova, "Lithia Park," along with songs by Procol Harum, Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and more. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120. Broadway Phil and The Shouters The Shouters — singer and harmonica player Phil Newton, guitarist Dave Day, drummer David Mathieu, bassist Gary Davis and guitarist Jake Thompson — will play West Coast blues, R&B and roots rock at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland.  Look for original music penned by Newton from the band's albums, along with covers of music by Howlin' Wolf, Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Bobby Womack and others. Peruvian Point food truck will be at the site. Admission is $5. See www.grizzlypeakwinery.com or call 541-482-5700. Last Comic Standing Five finalists from the Emmy-nominated "Last Comic Standing" will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Britt Pavilion, 350 First St., Jacksonville. This performance may not be suitable for children. Steel band Maraval Road will perform at 6 p.m. in Britt's Performance Garden. Tickets are $50 for reserved seats, $39 for lawn, $212 for premium blanket seating for four, $106 for premium blanket seating for two, and can purchased at the Britt box office, 216 W. Main St., Medford, online at brittfest.org or by calling 800-882-7488. Ginger Rogers movies Films starring actress and dancer Ginger Rogers will be shown at 2 p.m. every Wednesday through September at the Talent library, 101 Home St. Each show will be preceded by a talk about Rogers — born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Mo., on July 16, 1911 — and the particular film's production. The Sept. 16 feature is "Bachelor Mother" (1939), directed by Garson Kanin and Rogers in a mostly non-dancing and non-singing role, along with David Niven and Charles Coburn. Rogers plays a department store clerk who is mistaken as the mother of an abandoned child. Admission is free. Southern Oregon Skywatchers The amateur astronomy club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the North Medford High School Planetarium, 1900 N. Keene Way Drive, Medford. Talks will provide topics of interest, along with looks at the night sky. SOS is affiliated with International Dark Sky Society and the Astronomical League. Admission is free. See www.orskywatchers.org.

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