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Cabaret free concerts will aid employees hit by fires

Oregon Cabaret Theatre will present several free concerts to benefit OCT employees who were affected by the Almeda fire that destroyed parts of Ashland, Talent and Phoenix.

A “Cabaret Series” of musical and comedy acts featuring familiar performers such as Danielle Kelly Soul Project, Rogue Suspects, Galloway Stevens, Jared Freiburg, among others, already had been planned during the months of September, October and November as a way to offer live entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent fires prompted the Cabaret to schedule several performances through Wednesday, Sept. 23, that are free of charge to aid fire victims. Donations will be accepted in lieu of ticket prices. Call the box office at 541-488-2902 to reserve seats and/or to make a donation.

Danielle Kelly Soul Project Unplugged will take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, covering favorites from the ’60s soul era, including Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin, plus contemporary soul artists such as Amy Winehouse and Raphael Saadiq, as well as performing DKSP neo-soul originals.

Dark Eyes Duet, featuring Greta Gardiner and Dayton Mason, will

perform at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, playing Gypsy jazz standards from the 1940s by the likes of Django Rheinhardt and other jazz artists — inspired by the French jazz movement of the World War II era.

Finally, singer Carrie Lyn Brandon will perform “Phantom to Fleetwood — The Music That Made Me,” featuring music from “Phantom of the Opera,” to songs from “Once” the musical, and all the way to Fleetwood Mac favorites, at

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Oregon Cabaret Theatre is located at 241 Hargadine St., on the corner of First and Hargadine streets, in Ashland. See oregoncabaret.com/

cabaret-series for details.

Danielle Kelly Soul Project is scheduled to play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland.