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Thursday, January 5, 2006

Mark "The Loveman" Pender, the leader of the Late Night With Conan O'Brien Band, will return for a fourth time to the annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival this weekend. Events include pub crawls Friday and Saturday night from 9-midnight with local and import bands, tickets $10. The Jam Session takes place Saturday afternoon, noon-3 p.m. at The Gathering Place on Main Street, hosted by the Bobby Carson Band, with local musicians invited to attend free if they wish to join in. Tickets are $5 to the public. The main event concert will be Saturday night at Western Iowa Tech Convention Center, 6:30-9 p.m. with the popular act The Blue Band from Des Moines opening for Pender. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 712-225-6414. Tickets are $15.