Congratulations to 2017 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Scholarship winner Jonathon Wolotira. By age eight the guitar was Jonathon’s passion, due largely to the influence of San Diego rock band, Switchfoot. Today at Pendleton High School, Jonathon participates as singer, percussionist and guitarist in three choral and four band ensembles. The OMHOF scholarship will help Jonathon begin his studies at Blue Mountain Community College where he anticipates performing in musical theater productions. He will complete his degree at Whitworth University in Biophysics/Pre-Medicine with a minor in Music Ministry.
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EPB&B and Berkley North Pacific Insurance have joined forces again to provide title sponsorship to the 7th Annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony and Concert on Saturday, October 5 at The Aladdin Theater in Portland. The event will honor 10 Oregonians who have significantly influenced the world of music and is held annually to benefit school music programs.
To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an artist must have been born in Oregon, and have worked professionally in the music industry for at least 20 years – or have worked professionally in the music industry for 20 years after moving to Oregon.
Tony Starlight, whose intimate supper club is a Portland favorite, will once again conduct proceedings as Master of Ceremonies.
Musical performances will include Portland’s own Kingsmen, who this year celebrate the 50th anniversary of their worldwide hit, “Louie Louie,” the most recorded song in rock music history; Quarterflash, who had a platinum selling album that included the worldwide hit “Harden My Heart”; as well as Richmond Fontaine, one of this year’s inductees.
Pam Wimmer from EPB&B helps serve dinner at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter of Portland Homeless Family Soloutions (PFHS), while Brennan and Dylan Baker helped to prepare and serve meals at the shelter during the holidays. The Goose Hollow Family Shelter is a night shelter for eight homeless families with children. Families are able to stay at the shelter for about 30-60 days where they receive sleeping space and the family stays together and is not seperated as in other shelters. Families also enjoy dinner and breakfast along with access to computers, telephones, showers and laundry facilities. Daytime support and meals are provided at the Thirteen Salmon Family Shelter. If you are a family looking for shelter, please call 211 and press option 1.