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Seattle band Thunderpussy awaits Supreme Court ruling on controversial names
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the name of the all-Asian, Portland band the Slants is too “disparaging” for a federal trademark. The fate of other names — from Seattle band Thunderpussy to the Washington Redskins — hangs in the balance, too.
Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:05:09 -0800
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural events. Moore told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he felt that the criticism leveled at singer Jennifer Holliday, which led to her to back out of the event, […]
Radiohead to play Seattle in April
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:29:41 -0800
Radiohead is coming to Seattle’s KeyArena in April. The U.K.-based, critically acclaimed band Tuesday announced nine new U.S. dates in addition to its appearance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 14 and April 21. The show hits Seattle on April 8. Tickets ($69.50-$99.50) go on sale at 10 […]
Springsteen cover band changes tune, won’t play at Trump gala
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:07:04 -0800
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration. The B Street Band decided to pull out of the Thursday night performance at the New Jersey State Society’s gala. Band leader Willie Forte said Monday the decision was […]
Free speech clash: Justices considering offensive trademarks
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:30:04 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren’t exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the government, which refuses to register a trademark for the band’s name because […]
Whatever happened to Aaron Carter?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:27:01 -0800
The former teen star, now 29, is launching a music comeback and is performing at El Corazon in Seattle on Jan. 19.
Barbra Streisand backs Meryl Streep in criticism of Trump
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:05:11 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — Count Barbra Streisand in Meryl Streep’s corner when it comes to criticizing President-elect Donald Trump. Streep used part of her acceptance speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to criticize Trump for appearing to mock a reporter’s disability on the campaign trail. Trump denied that he was mocking […]
Celebrities to turn out for women’s march on Washington
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:06:05 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hollywood will be turning out in force for the women’s march on Washington set to follow Donald Trump’s inauguration. Actress America Ferrera will chair the march’s “artist table,” organizers said Monday. Other notables who plan to participate include Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, Julianne Moore and Frances McDormand. “Since the […]
Winter Jazzfest rocks with Seattle names
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:38:37 -0800
Highlights of the New York Winter Jazzfest: Northwest names like Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan; Mary Halvorson; The Westerlies, doing a piece by Wayne Horvitz; and Darcy James Argue’s band Secret Society.