Public House 124 to add monthly music

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A surprise live performance last Friday night by Quincy Harper was the unofficial kickoff of a new concert series at Public House 124.

Operators of the downtown pub, 124 E. Main St., are planning to make late night music a monthly event, said co-owner Matthew Price-Huntington. Though last weekend's event was an introduction to the shows, another is expected this Friday.

A few details will remain under wraps, such as the identity of the performers, Price-Huntington said.

The show and performer will be announced during the Friday when the performance will take place. Dinner will be served as usual that evening. Later that night the large table in the front window of the pub will be removed to make way for the live act. As the clock changes from Friday to Saturday the performance will begin. Music is expected to run midnight to about 1:30 a.m.

Price-Huntington said the concert series is a way to expand the entertainment offerings in the community. For more details, follow Public House 124 on Facebook.

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A Walla Walla winery released one of its vintages today Hollywood-style.

Ash Hollow Winery released its third vintage of "Headless Red" today with a social media campaign starring Grimm, the horse featured on the label and ridden by The Headless Horseman.

The merlot/cabernet sauvignon/syrah/malbec blend has become a favorite among fans of the Ash Hollow Estate Vineyards. The wine is part of the operation's "Legends Brand," and 1,000 cases have been produced. But the wine itself is just one facet of the release, an announcement from Ash Hollow notes.

A "Legends of the Hollow" video launch is also part of the celebration. The video -- available online at youtube.com/user/ashhollowwines -- depicts The Headless Horseman as the guardian of Walla Walla vineyards catching a grape thief in the act.

The high-definition production video was all shot on location in Walla Walla with a haunting original score by Terrance May. With Halloween around the corner, the video's tagline -- "Don't lose your head. Buy estate grown Headless Red." -- is particularly timely, owners say.

Those who log in to YouTube and watch the video will find a secret code at the end. It offers 1-cent shipping on orders of 12 or more bottles during October. Those who join Ash Hollow's Wine Club with the secret code will save 10-25 percent off the case purchase and receive the 1-cent shipping.

As for Grimm: He was imported by Ash Hollow General Manager Jennifer Gregory in 2007 from Holland. Grimm is a 10-year old trick-trained gelding Friesian that stands 161/2 hands high and weighs about 1,500 pounds. He can rear on command as shown on the Headless Red label. Local photographers Don Fleming and Travis Wilton captured the photo for the label and produced and directed "Legends of the Hollow."

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Two new employees have joined the team at SS Equipment, Walla Walla's New Holland farm implement dealer, the company announced.

Bob Conwell and Doug Roquet are the newest members of the Dell Avenue retail operation.

As parts manager, Conwell will use his more than 30 years in the parts business helping support customer needs.

Roquet, who will serve as New Holland's sales representative for Southeastern Washington and Easter Umatilla County, brings more than 30 years of experience in farm equipment to the position.

Walla Walla's dealership is one of seven SS Equipment stores in Washington and Northeastern Oregon.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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