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Sentimental melodies meet Sabbath

Rio Samaya Band plays for folk

Victoria Folk Music Society hosts the Rio Samaya Band, after open stage, March 4, 7:30 p.m. at Norway House, 1110 Hillside. Tickets $5 at the door.

Sentimental melodies meet Sabbath

Join Black Valley Gospel for their record launch at the Fort Cafe on March 3. Doors at 7, show at 9:30 p.m. Tickets in advance at the Fort Cafe and Picnic on Fort St.