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Upcoming Music Millennium In-store shows

Always free.and all-ages. Including Fruition (pictured), Isaac Turner, Blues Cabaret.

All in-store performances at
Music Millennium
32nd & E Burnside, 503-231-8926.

(Live Performance)
Tuesday, November 3rd at 6PM

Sharing a common love of music and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last six years, the Portland, Ore. string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country.

Over the years, Fruition have toured with or collaborated with members of Railroad Earth, ALO, Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival and The Head and The Heart. They've thrilled audiences at festivals including Jamcruise, High Sierra Music Festival, Northwest String Summit and All Good Music Festival, and played for packed rooms at Portland, OR's Crystal Ballroom, Boulder, CO's Fox Theater, San Francisco's Fillmore as well as the Great American Music Hall, Boston, MA's Brighton Music Hall and more.

w/ Dave Fleschner & Earl Thomas

(Live Performance)
Friday, November 6th at 6PM

The Blues Cabaret is a dynamic new song cycle about a wistful musician who finally walks the road not taken - years too late. It?s a heartrending, knee-slapping ride through love lost, gained and squandered, told through thirteen-plus songs, four soulful singers and one swinging band.

The two-set show is the brainchild of Dave Fleschner, writer, composer, arranger, singer and serious pianist. From Portland, Oregon, Dave?s toured internationally with Curtis Salgado, played with B.B. King and written for plenty others. "But this," he says, "this is what I?ve been wanting to do since I was sixteen years old: tell a story from my own heart with my very own tunes."

Dave?s the genius behind The Blues Cabaret, which is why he smartly enlisted renowned blues belter, Earl Thomas. Earl?s got songwriting and singing credits you just have to scroll through - Etta James, Montreux Jazz Fest, Grammy nominated, etcetera. But his voice on a Fleschner tune is a revelation. "When I first heard Dave?s songs," says Thomas, "they were so good I thought maybe I?d written them myself!" 

(Portland Stageworks & Portland School of Rock)

(Live Performance)
Saturday, November 7th at 5PM

Chosen by the Oregonian as one of the nine "Must See" musicals of 2015, "Flash Ah-Ahhh!!" is a unique comedy rock operetta formed by the the combined talents of local, fringe theatre StageWorks Ink and the talented youth musicians from the Portland School of Rock. "Flash Ah-Ahhh!" is a parody of the cult classic film, "Flash Gordon," with 16 of Queen's most popular songs set as musical numbers.

The show debuted in the spring of 2014 and has played to sold out houses ever since. This year "Flash Ah-Ahhh!!" celebrates it's second annual holiday performance in the hopes of cementing its place in Portland as a yearly celebration of comedy and musical gold!

"Flash Ah-Ahhh!!... Is a rollicking schlock-operetta!!" Jay Horton, Willamette Week.

"...a labor of love of all things overblown, tacky and camp from the fading years of the Disco Era, and we are here to tell you, it works, in all its reeling, over-the-top, under-budgeted and over-costumed glory, this hilarious not-so-little show is a guaranteed crowd pleaser." Faddah Wolf, Portland Stages.

Performances start November 12th and run through the 21st at The Hostess, 538 SE Ash St in Portland. Tickets available on line at brownpapertickets.com. For more info, go to www.stageworksink.com or call 503-888-5141.

(Live Performance)
Sunday, November 8th at 5PM

Isaac Turner started as a Punk Rocker in the Portland Oregon scene in the 2000's. Eventually his love for music and shows inspired him to start his own band. Playing guitar for The-Fixed a couple shows later Isaac decided to start his own group so he could be the front man. Society's Victim was born and many shows later the band ended in 2005. Isaac eventually fell in love with acoustic music and started playing in and fronting different bands and projects. In 2013 Isaac recorded IT EP and decided to pursue music full time as a solo artist. The sound eventually evolved live with the addition of a Loop Station and Suitcase drum. At one point he even had a five-piece backing band. Back to more of stripped down live set-up and a new record Isaac has finally started to mature his sound, image, and presentation. 

Nov 12: Tiburones
Nov 15: Lucie Silvas
Nov 21: JeConte
Nov 22: Stoning Giants
Nov 23: Bluestreak! Live
Nov 24: Jenny Conlee
..and many more to come!

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