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The Clatskanie Arts Commission is thrilled to announce an add-on performance of Close to You, Music of the Carpenters on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at the Birkenfeld Theatre in Clatskanie, Oregon. Lisa Rock, lead singer and writer, has been performing to sold-out crowds for years. She's written more than 25 original concerts and cabarets that have been seen across the country, including Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters and A Carpenters' Christmas. Now, she has arranged a 6-piece band and together they are dedicated to creating a Carpenters' experience like no other. Rock's amazing four octave range allows her to sing the hits like "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close to You" in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and more recognizable for the audience. "When she hits the lower range of her marvelous voice," notes critic Alan Bresloff, "if you close your eyes, you can see Karen Carpenter's face." Lisa brings with her an amazing band of outstanding musicians: Evan Swanson, music director, piano, backing vocals, a New York City based Pianist, Music Director and Composer. Jeremy Montoto, bass/guitar, is a much sought after bass player throughout the Chicagoland area. He has played for national touring band, Bella Cain, as well as a variety of musical theatre projects. Ian Letts is an in-demand saxophonist in the Chicagoland area and has performed with Randy Brecker, Ernie Watts, Victor Lewis, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Davis, Brian Lynch, Paquito D'Rivera, and Terrell Stafford Kevin Kelly, Central Florida's local treasure, has captivated audiences in numerous shows and cabarets across the globe. Janet Cramer is a versatile 20+ year experienced drummer/percussionist based out of Chicago. She is well-versed in a variety of music genres and has played for many years in Chicago's Blues circuit.

You won't want to miss this first-class performance usually only enjoyed in larger cities. Get your tickets today: Adults $25, Seniors (60+) and Students $23 and Children $20. Tickets may be purchased online at or by reserving them for will call by contacting Elsa at 503.728.3403.


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