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Save the Date: Clark jazz festival hits all the right notes

Talented jazz musicians will fill the Clark College stage today, as the 53rd annual Clark College Jazz Festival crowns the top jazz ensembles. High schools in the 3A and 4A categories will compete from 7:40 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an exhibition performance featuring Thara Memory and his American Music Program at 5:20 p.m. The finals competition will begin at 7 p.m., where the winners for both categories will be announced and the 2015 Sweepstakes Award given to the most deserving group. It all takes place at Clark's Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Admission is $5. www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/jazz_festival

Frontier Public House adds flair to dining scene

The Frontier Public House opened earlier this month. Conveniently located just off the Main Street exit from southbound Interstate 5, the establishment serves beer, wine, craftily created cocktails and menu items that are made from scratch.

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Corks & Forks: Marry love of wine and travel with a trip to France

Ahead of drinking wine on my list of favorite things to do is travel. Putting the two together is the very definition of synergy. With so many great wine regions all over the world, it's not easy to choose but, frankly, I think it'd be hard to go wrong. If Europe is on your list, pick a country you've always wanted to explore and zone in on the fantastic opportunities from there.

Jazz pianist Moran feeling Fats and happy

NEW YORK — Pianist Jason Moran made it his mission on his latest album to bring a Harlem jazz legend "back into the conversation" in the 21st century. He's exceeded expectations by garnering his first Grammy nomination for his unorthodox tribute to singer-pianist-songwriter Fats Waller.

Vancouver veteran still on the move at 100

When Harris Dusenbery fought for the cause of freedom during World War II, he wanted to remain as free as possible. So he volunteered for the ski troops.

Expect tuxes, no puppy love at dog weddings

LOS ANGELES — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love.

Jazz pianist Moran feeling Fats and happy

NEW YORK — Pianist Jason Moran made it his mission on his latest album to bring a Harlem jazz legend "back into the conversation" in the 21st century. He's exceeded expectations by garnering his first Grammy nomination for his unorthodox tribute to singer-pianist-songwriter Fats Waller.

Muslims defy terror message

PITTSBURGH — Before and after the weekly prayer service held recently at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, volunteers sat at booths in the downstairs social hall, asking people to sign up to lead children's activities, volunteer for a food pantry, participate in adult education or take part in a Quranic recitation.

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