5 picks for live entertainment
'Spotlight on Simon & Garfunkel'
With Paul Simon's poetic rock lyrics and Art Garfunkel's intuitive vocals, folk duo Simon & Garfunkel created a catchy, crystalline sound that resonated with '60s and '70s audiences. Camelot's musical spotlight features a script by Mail Tribune city editor Catherine Noah and musical direction and arrangements by Don Harriss. Erik Connolly and David King-Gabriel star, and Presila Quinby directs. Audiences can look for a little biography and a lot of the duo's unforgettable songs, including "Sounds of Silence," "I Am a Rock," "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" and more. Performances are set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Camelot Theatre, 101 Talent Ave., Talent. Tickets are $26 and are available online at camelottheatre.org or by calling 541-535-5250.
Comedian and former "Seinfeld" scribe Pat Hazell will present "The Wonder Bread Years," a hilarious journey through his baby boomer childhood presented through a mix of stand-up comedy and theater, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Laugh out loud at his stories about family vacations, dated haircuts, lawn darts and questionable parenting. Tickets are $27, $30 or $33, $19, $22 or $25 for ages 18 and younger, and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.
Composer, pianist and guitarist Jon Galfano will perform his original instrumentals from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (off Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland. See his videos at www.mailtribune.com/tempo. Admission is free. See www.bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
SOU Percussion Ensemble with Clocked Out
Warped grooves and evocative soundscapes will be presented when experimental percussion and piano duo Clocked Out performs along with Southern Oregon University's Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Oregon Center for the Arts' Music Recital Hall on the SOU campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Clocked Out — Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson — creates new music with a sense of play and adventure. Along with piano and percussion, the two use found objects and toys to craft their sounds. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, free to full-time students, and can be purchased online at oca.sou/box-office, by calling 541-552-6348 or at the door. SOU faculty, staff and student tickets must be purchased in person or by phone.
Robbie DaCosta Trio
Singer and guitarist Robbie DaCosta, drummer Tom Stamper and bassist Jeff Addicott return to perform sparkling oldies and rockin' dance music, including hits from Motown, Johnny Cash, Chris Isaak, Neil Diamond, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and much, much more, at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Brickroom, 35 N. Main St., Ashland. The trio is just back from its show at the Hard Rock Casino in Lake Tahoe where it performed for an Elvis Presley birthday bash. Admission is free.