UPDATE: MARCH 22, 2012: The contest below for PINK MARKTINI is over. The winner has been notified, so check your email if you entered.
For today's giveaway, we have several pairs of tickets to see Portland-based jazz-inspired "little orchestra" Pink Martini on the outdoor Annette Strauss Square stage on the west side of the Winspear Opera House, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The concert is 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25.
Here's a description from bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale:
Pink Martini draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s or '50s …with a more global perspective. We write a lot of songs, but we also champion songs like Ernesto Lecuona's "Andalucia" or "Amado mio" from the Rita Hayworth film Gilda or "Kikuchiyo to mohshimasu (My name is Kikuchiyo)" made famous in the 1960s by the great Japanese group Hiroshi Wada & His Mahina Stars. In that sense we're a bit like musical archeologists, digging through recordings and scores of years past and rediscovering beautiful songs."
To be eligible to win the tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put PINK MARTINI in the subject. Put your name, address, phone number and best email contact in the body.
You have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 to enter. We'll notify the winner Thursday morning.
TheaterJones staffers and contributors, and their family members, are ineligible to play.