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5 picks for live entertainment

Bob Haworth The singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Brothers Four and The Kingston Trio fame will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at South Stage Cellars, 125 S. Third St., Jacksonville. Haworth will cover hits by the two bands, as well as play his own originals. Admission is free. See www.southstagecellars.com or call 541-899-9120. 'Bus Stop'

When a snowstorm forces a busload of passengers to take shelter in a small-town diner for the night, two cowboys, an aspiring singer, a college professor, the local sheriff and the bus driver share time with the diner's owner and her teenage waitress. Relationships — romantic and platonic — are revealed and examined in playwright William Inge's drama and comedy. Next Stage Repertory will present performances of "Bus Stop" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

Dirty Revival

Portland soul and hip-hop group Dirty Revival — with singer Sarah Clarke, emcee and guitarist Evan Simko, drummer Terry Drysdale, keyboard player Karl Ludwigsen and bassist John Shaw — will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Talent Club, 114 Talent Ave., Talent. The band is touring behind its self-titled debut album, and delivers a sound that draws influences from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire and Rose Royce. There is no cover for the show. Call 541-535-2721. Women With Wings Benefit Local bands Blue Lightning, Siskiyou Summit and Ur Mom will perform from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at RoxyAnn Winery, 3285 Hillcrest Road, Medford. There will be a silent auction and a raffle, and food and beverages will be available. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/events/2135928, at Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., or by calling 541-944-7907. Proceeds will benefit community choir Women With Wings. Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons The fiddle and banjo duo will play American roots music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Headwaters Building, 84 Fourth St., Ashland. Songs on their new album, "Take Yo Time," tap into everything from the jug bands of Gus Cannon and the Memphis Sheiks to country blues by Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell. They also touch on English ballads such as "House Carpenter," Appalachian ballads such as "Tom Dooley," and early jazz compositions by Shelton Brooks and Duke Ellington, according to their website, www.benjoemusic.com. Admission is on a sliding scale from $10 to $20. Call 541-301-5306 or email kevincarr@aol.com to reserve a seat. 

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Bob Haworth
Women With Wings