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Bits & Pieces: Big band summer

The Beat Goes On Marching Band (TBGO) has another big summer planned as it once again performs in the oldest Independence Day celebration, July 4 in Bristol, R.I.

Bristol has been celebrating Independence Day since 1785.

The band also will perform on July 3 at Plymouth Rock, Mass., in the shadow of the Mayflower II.

Earlier this year, TGBO performed in San Francisco’s New Year’s parade. In September, the band travels to Shanghai, China, for a series of performances during that city’s annual tourism festival.

Between the Bristol and Shanghai trips, TBGO will play in Newberg, Astoria, Hillsboro and Portland.

For info: www.thebeatgoesonmb.org.

Music video

Teenager Shannon Kelly of Lake Oswego, featured in the June 24 Tribune, saw her time on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance China” end. She made three trips to China to perform. But, according to her family, she has been in Los Angeles working on a music video.

Bennett coming

The Oregon Symphony announced some additions to its 2014-15 schedule, including a concert with legendary crooner and 17-time Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett and his daughter, Antonia, a stunning jazz vocalist. They’ll be joined by his ensemble (not the symphony) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 (tickets starting at $45, www.orsymphony.org).

News flash!

A brewery had a grand opening last weekend. Baerlic Brewing Co., which has a 7,300-square-foot warehouse and storefront, is located at 2235 S.E. 11th Ave., near Ladd’s Addition and next door to Blitz Ladd in the former home of Kettleman’s Bagels.

The brewery features skylights, original fir woodwork and beams, and uses local vendors. The owners are Ben Parsons and Richard Hall.

Pickathon tickets

A limited number of single-day tickets are available for the popular music event, Aug. 1 to 3. For info: www.pickathon.com/tickets.