The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Aladdin Theater gigs, Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival and 'I Love the 90s' tour

COURTESY PHOTO - Crowder performs at the new Portland State University arena.Musical history

Some ageless acts play the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

Singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young's career extends back to the 1960s, when he worked in New York City's growing folk scene and later played in The Youngbloods, which produced the timeless classic "Get Together." His fourth solo album is "Song for Juli." He performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Tickets are $45.

Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere began their story in 1972 recording the classic Little Feat album, "Dixie Chicken." They've been an acoustic duo since 1989. They're playing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Tickets are $30.

And, finally, Venerable U.K. rockers Uriah Heep perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Tickets are $43.50-$45. For more:

Classical concert

The Oregon Symphony presents the Saint-Saens' "Organ Symphony," which combines a full orchestra, the emotional quality of a tone poem, and the majestic sound of the organ. Sascha Goetzel conducts; the concert highlights violinist Sarak Kwak and organist Douglas Schneider.

The symphony also plays works by Krenek and Szymanowski.

Concerts are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24,

Soul'd Out Festival

A reminder that the Soul'd Out Festival is taking place this week, through Sunday, April 22, at several venues in the metro area. See for concert info.


Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):

• Crystal Bowersox, the former "American Idol" contestant, has forged a solid career as a singer and songwriter. She'll perform at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Tickets: $24, $28 at door,

• Three-time Grammy-nominated artist Crowder will be one of the first performers at Portland State University's new Viking Pavilion Arena, 930 S.W. Hall St., 7 p.m. Friday, April 20. Tickets: $25, $30 day of show,

• The seventh annual Healing the Healthcare Blues Festival is 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the North Portland Eagles Lodge, 7611 N. Exeter St. A lineup of Portland's finest musicians, led by Norman Sylvester, will be raising funds and awareness for universal health care. For info, see the Health Care for All Oregon website,

• The "I Love the 90s" tour stops at ilani Meeting & Entertainment Center's Cowlitz Ballroom in Ridgefield, Wash., 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22. General admission tickets are $69, and available at The lineup includes Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Tone Loc and Young MC and C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams.

Well, dang

A lot of shows sell out. We'll occasionally try to alert you to certain events that don't have tickets for sale anymore, which would allow you to ask — bother? — friends to take you. Or, evaluate the secondary market.

Country star Kelsea Ballerini is playing the Crystal Ballroom on Thursday, April 19. It's sold out.

Cigarettes After Sex is touring in support of their popular self-titled LP. They'll play Wonder Ballroom on Tuesday, April 24. But it's sold out.


Buy your tickets soon ...

• Sugarland is coming to Portland to perform at the Moda Center, Saturday, June 9. For info/tickets: Sugarland, led by Jennifer Nettles, has sold nearly 10 million albums and earned seven No. 1 singles.

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