On this page the following entries were made in the “October, 2009” time-frame.
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The Copper Gate, Ballard’s only remaining Scandanavian-style restaurant and lounge, now has a semi-secret performance space that puts the va-va-voom in Viking.
The new Blushing Pearl, an intimate back room with red-velvet curtains, was inspired by the former tavern’s titillating past.
Opened in 1946, the Copper Gate was owned and operated by a red-headed burlesque performer who [...]
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A serious case of e-coli infection combined with the flu has caused Elton John to postpone his Face 2 Face concerts Nov. 4 and 7 with Billy Joel at KeyArena.
Live Nation is working to reschedule the dates. Ticketbuyers are being asked to hold onto their tickets until more information is available.
The Seattle postponement follows a [...]
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Is stardom a prison for pop singers?
Not for Brandi Carlile, whose raucous version of Johnny Cash’s “Folson Prison Blues” is a liberating anthem.
Saturday night at the Paramount Theatre, the Maple Valley singer-songwriter kicked off her encore with Cash’s “Jackson” and “Folson Prison Blues,” turning a capacity, hometown audience into a seething, hand-clapping prison riot.
“Folsom” was [...]
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Here are my recommendations for weekend concerts. But as they say, tickets are going fast!
Brandi Carlile: The Maple Valley singer, songwriter and guitarist is a real star now, thanks to a solid catalog of albums. Her latest is “Give Up the Ghost” featuring songs inspired by bassist Phil Hanseroth’s dreams, which were recorded in a [...]
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Visqueen’s new album, “Message to Garcia,” is as much about joy and inspiration and soaring over life’s hurtles as it is about sadness and grief.
The beloved Seattle pop-rock band is led by singer-guitarist Rachel Flotard, who lost her father last April after a long bout with cancer. George Flotard had been a New York City [...]
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