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Seattle’s Ayron Jones: We need rock ’n’ roll more than ever

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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The guitarist will play an album release show on Saturday, June 24, at the Neptune Theatre.



Nothing subtle here: Roger Waters gets political with Trump imagery on ‘Us & Them’ tour

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Waters of Pink Floyd plays the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, June 24.



From bleeps of ‘Pong’ and ‘Mario,’ game music comes of age

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:36:58 -0700

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Game music is where movie music was 15 years ago: well on its way to being completely accepted, says a conductor who specializes in leading orchestras in game soundtracks.



What will be the 2017 song of the summer? Here are the contenders

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:08:10 -0700

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Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Selena Gomez, Calvin Harris, Lorde, DJ Khaled -- who will have this year's summer anthem?



Plan your outdoor-concert season: shows to see in the Seattle area

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:00 -0700

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From big shows at The Gorge, to smaller ones around Seattle, it’s time for outdoor concerts. Get your tickets now.



The Vancouver International Jazz Festival to feature Bellevue’s Ariel Pocock

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0700

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The jazz festival takes place June 22-July 2 in Vancouver, B.C.



Supreme Court decision sides with Portland-based rock band, the Slants, in name trademark case

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:22:08 -0700

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The unanimous decision Monday will also likely preserve the trademarked and controversial name of the Redskins, Washington’s NFL team, and help the Seattle band Thunderpussy trademark its name.



Jay Z’s new album ‘4:44’ to drop June 30 on Tidal

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:31:05 -0700

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z’s new album will be released June 30 and will be available only to users of the music streaming service Tidal, which the rapper co-owns. Tidal announced the news on Twitter early Monday along with a 30-second black-and-white clip from a video of one of the album’s songs, featuring “Moonlight” […]



Supreme Court sides with Portland-based rock band, the Slants, in name trademark case

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:09:06 -0700

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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The ruling could also affect an all-female rock band in Seattle called Thunderpussy.



Newest Seattle experience? It’s Jimi Hendrix Park

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:20:48 -0700

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Every inch of the new Seattle park is a testament to Jimi Hendrix’s work and legacy — down to the shape of the park itself. Walkways form the outline of a guitar, and 12 “frets” in the instrument’s neck tell the timeline of Hendrix’s life.



Listen: Macklemore releases ‘Glorious,’ his first single from solo album

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:47:14 -0700

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The Seattle rapper announced he and Ryan Lewis are also on a "creative" break.



Seattle’s Vince Mira brings his own flare to bolero music

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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The singer has a new 12-song LP, “El Radio,” out this week.



Block Party at The Station elevates artists of color, LGBTQ artists and youth

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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The free, all-ages event showcases hip-hop artists who are underrepresented at other festivals, say organizers. It takes place Saturday, June 17.



Punk rock lives on at 2017 Vans Warped Tour

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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Festival comes to Seattle on Friday, June 16.



Dylan Nobel lecture used phrasing similar to SparkNotes

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:47:22 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The whiff of plagiarism is blowin’ in the wind for Bob Dylan. Phrases sprinkled throughout the rock legend’s lecture for his Nobel Prize in literature are very similar to phrases from the summation of “Moby Dick” on SparkNotes, a sort of online “Cliff’s Notes” that’s familiar to modern students looking for […]



Despite delays, timing just right for Tupac biopic star

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:16:04 -0700

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demetrius Shipp Jr. never acted before playing Tupac Shakur in “All Eyez on Me.” But his connections to the rapper, and to acting, go back to his childhood. Shipp’s uncanny resemblance to Shakur inspired his friends to call him “Pac” in high school. And even before that, Shakur’s music was part […]



Northwest Folklife Festival will be back in 2018

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0700

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The fest received enough donations at the door over Memorial Day weekend to keep it going for another year.



Seattle announces 30 ideas to protect arts, culture spaces from high-rent displacement

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0700

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Working with developers and Seattle’s culture constituency, the city has released a report with 30 ideas — some already in play — to shelter artists and communities of color from rapid development and skyrocketing rents.



Harry Styles coming to Seattle’s KeyArena

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:53:10 -0700

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Styles of One Direction fame will bring his tour to Seattle in 2018.



Seattle rapper Taylar Elizza Beth is poised for breakout success

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0700

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She’ll celebrate the release of her new record, “Fresh Cut Flowers,” on Tuesday, June 13, at the Timbre Room.