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Jamboree revives in full force

It's felt like a long time comin'.

Next weekend, after a one-year absence, Sweet Home will throw – as is tradition – one of the state's most cathartic summer blowouts with the welcome return of the Oregon Jamboree.

The global COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 celebration (as it did most everything else), but those ticket sales were rolled over and added to this year's soiree, which runs Friday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 1.

"We have to roll with the punches, full steam ahead," Jamboree director Robert Shamek said. "All of our fans are ready to have a good time, so we want to make a...