Best Bets: Pan Pan in concert - 'These are our stories, too'

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 12, 2014 

Sarah Jerns, Bellingham

Pan Pan, the piano-based project of Bellingham native Sarah Jerns, performs an all-ages concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

MATT CURTIS — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Pan Pan is the piano-based project of Bellingham native Sarah Jerns, who performs an all-ages concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

Since 2008, Pan Pan has strived to show the beauty that lives in the often less explored melancholy side of instrumental music. Drawing on a classical background, Pan Pan will perform original compositions similar to the likes of Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen and Max Richer.

A backing band will consist of cello, saxophone, viola, guitar, bass and drums. The evening concert will focus on the tagline, "These are our stories, too." Tickets are $10 through Brown Paper Tickets.

THE DEBUTONES AT NANCY'S FARM

The Debutones, a group of veteran Northwest musicians, play a blend of country, folk and bluegrass featuring tight harmonies and stellar instrumental accompaniment at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Road.

Debby Nagusky and Don Share have been singing duets since the mid-'90s, and the band features the repertoire they have built, along with new gems. Adding to their vocals and guitar work are Greg Glassman, vocals and bass; Julian Smedley, vocals and violin; and Bob Knetzger, dobro and banjo.

Suggested donation: $15. Details: nancysfarm.com.

TRACY WEBER MIXES YOGA< MURDER MYSTERY

Tracy Weber mixes mantras and mystery in her novel "Murder Strikes a Pose," which she will discuss at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Drawing from her yoga background, Weber introduces Kate Davidson, a feisty Seattle yoga instructor who is more interested in savasana than solving crimes ... until she stumbles over a body in the studio's parking lot. The police dismiss the murder as drug-related street crime, but Kate knows that George-a homeless alcoholic she had befriended-was no drug dealer.

Bellingham yoga teacher Abby Staten will participate in Tracy's event, offering a free overview of yoga and viniyoga.

More at TracyWeberAuthor.com and WholeLifeYoga.com.

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