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Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:37:04 -0700

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LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was “deathly ill,” weak as a baby […]



Meet the encephalophone: An instrument you can play with your mind, just by thinking

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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This is your brain on music: Neurologists, composers and tech-geeks at the University of Washington’s DXARTS program study music and the mind — including the encephalophone, a new instrument you can play without moving a muscle.



Chris Stapleton brings back introspective, old-school country music

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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The breakout star had the top-selling country album of 2016. He’s playing KeyArena on Tuesday, March 28.



Sitting in on rehearsals for More Music @ The Moore

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:47:57 -0700

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The 14 participants, between the ages of 14 and 21, chosen for the annual More Music @ The Moore workshop in Seattle are spending a week in training and rehearsal with jazz star Robert Glasper. They’ll perform in concert March 24.



In politics and music, Jackie Evancho is pulled in two directions

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0700

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The 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” alum sang at President Donald Trump’s inauguration.



She’s 100! Britain marks singer Vera Lynn’s landmark day

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:21:06 -0700

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LONDON (AP) — Britain has taken a nostalgic trip into the past to celebrate the 100th birthday of patriotic songstress Vera Lynn by projecting her image onto the white cliffs of Dover. The unusual tribute Monday is a reference to her World War II classic “(There’ll be Bluebirds Over) the White Cliffs of Dover.” Lynn […]



Local musicians who backed Chuck Berry have electrifying memories

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:16:02 -0700

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From unplugging a bass player’s guitar and telling him to sit down, to stopping a show because security had kicked out a kid who was dancing, Seattle musicians who backed up Chuck Berry tell their stories.



How the internet is saving culture, not killing it

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0700

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In just about every cultural medium, digital technology is letting in new voices. And now the business side of culture is changing: People have started paying for online content.



15 Essential Chuck Berry Songs

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:11:52 -0700

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In the decade from 1955 to 1965, Chuck Berry created a body of work filled with dozens of perfectly crafted masterpieces. Here are just some of them.



Rock ’n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:40:09 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ”Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90. Emergency responders summoned to Berry’s residence by his […]



Review: Nostalgia powers dazzling Red Hot Chili Peppers show in Seattle

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:29:06 -0700

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Anthony Kiedis and Flea bounced around the stage with the enthusiasm of a couple of guys on their first big arena tour.



Move ‘Side to Side’ with Ariana Grande in Seattle

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Ariana Grande will perform at KeyArena on Thursday, March 23.



California vibe flavors new album from the Coathangers

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Punk trio plays at Chop Suey on Sunday, March 19.



Trump tweets dig at Snoop Dogg over mock shooting in video

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:16:09 -0700

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is firing back at Snoop Dogg days after the release of a music video in which the rapper points a toy gun at a clown dressed like Trump and pulls the trigger. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning: “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and […]



The popular — yet polarizing — Red Hot Chili Peppers plays Seattle on Friday

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:02:00 -0700

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ mass appeal remains puzzling to some.



Snoop Dogg points toy gun at a clown dressed as Donald Trump in new video

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:00:20 -0700

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A music video for a remix of Badbadnotgood's 'Lavender' depicts police and politicians as clowns.



Composer Alan Menken on new film’s cuts, adds and intimidating Emma Watson

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:40:25 -0700

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Composer Alan Menken really wanted to include the song “If I Can’t Love Her” in the new live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The soaring ballad, sung by the Beast, was written for the Broadway musical as the closing number before intermission. “It’s a monumentally good song. But it is unique […]



Pearl Jam invites its ex-drummers to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:55:16 -0700

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The Seattle band acknowledges the contributions of current and former drummers, one of whom had complained about being overlooked by the Hall of Fame.



Ed Sheeran to guest star on ‘Game of Thrones’

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:44:04 -0700

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ed Sheeran will guest star in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” The show’s producers made the announcement Sunday night during a panel discussion at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Producer David Benioff told the audience that they’ve been trying to get the 26-year-old British singer a spot […]



Little-known Italian rock trio a hit after Sea-Tac agents wouldn’t allow them in U.S.

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:43:55 -0700

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There are advantages to being a “post-punk” Italian rock band denied entry to the U.S. at Sea-Tac and deported back: The trio Soviet Soviet now has more than 42,000 Facebook followers.