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Archive for “July, 2012”

On this page the following entries were made in the “July, 2012” time-frame.


‘Hot August Nights’ is the place to be for hot rods, burlesque and rock ‘n’ roll

Posted July 24th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Are you a trailer park queen? Or king?
Georgetown’s “Hot August Nights” Aug. 17-18 promises a weekend of hot rods, burlesque, drive-in movies, go-go dancers and live rock ‘n’ roll.
The weekend begins with the Little Black Devil Burlesque Extravaganza Aug. 17 at the Mix, 606 12th Ave. S. Bands include Kissing Potion and Hard [...]

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Love him or hate him, pop icon Neil Diamond is still going strong at 71

Posted July 24th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
You may have little use for Neil Diamond and his schmaltzy, can’t-get-’em-out-of-your-head pop and rock tunes. But at 71, the man is still an impressive entertainer with legions of fans who usually aren’t disappointed when he comes to town.
Neil Diamond’s summer tour stopped at KeyArena Monday, July 23, for a nearly two hours [...]

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Photos from Day One of Seattle’s 2012 Capitol Hill Block Party

Posted July 21st, 2012 by genestout

The Capitol Hill Block Party, the city’s biggest indie music festival, began Friday, July 20, in the Capitol Hill business district.
Seattle photographers Jim Bennett and Suzi Pratt were among the photographers capturing images of the performers and crowds at the annual festival, which continues through Sunday, July 22.
The gallery of photos below includes Fitz & [...]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Leni Stern’s musical journey took her to ’source of the blues’

Posted July 20th, 2012 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
She was born in Munich, studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and now lives in New York City. But that’s not the half of world-class jazz guitarist Leni Stern’s musical journey.
Stern, whose first N.Y.C. band (in 1983) included fellow future guitar star Bill Frisell, now a Bainbridge Islander, has “spent most [...]

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Elvis Presley, pink Cadillacs, John Hiatt and the allure of ‘Tennessee Plates’

Posted July 19th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
My closest friends know me as a collector of oddball automobilia — vintage cars, parts, signs, chrome baubles, plastic geegaws, bric-a-brac and vintage license plates — as well as musical recordings in almost prehistoric formats.
I recently found a set of 1956 Tennessee plates on the Internet that had been offered for sale by [...]

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