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Archive for “March, 2014”

On this page the following entries were made in the “March, 2014” time-frame.


An excerpt from the life of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain

Posted March 30th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Kurt Cobain was a mess.
Sitting motionless on a tiny stool in a dressing room at the Paramount Theatre on Halloween night in 1991, Nirvana’s lead singer held his head in his hands at a backstage “meet and greet.”
His blond hair was damp and stringy, and he looked utterly exhausted or stoned – or [...]

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CD REVIEW: Shakira’s new stripped-down, self-titled album

Posted March 26th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
You’d think that Shaikra had earned enough money, from her “life in the spotlight” as an international superstar and now cohost of TV’s “The Voice,” to afford more clothes than she shows up in on her new album, the deceptively titled “Shakira.”
Not that I mind, of course. In fact, a stripped-down Shakira (er, [...]

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Linda Perhacs, ‘a most unlikely rock star’

Posted March 18th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
As a dental hygenist, a trade she still plies at age 70, Linda Perhacs has cleaned the teeth of “Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda and his family. I mean,” she told NPR this month, “Dinah Shore.”
As a psychedelic-folk singer, she’s released two albums, “Parallelograms” (1974, reissued and expanded in 2000) and “The [...]

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A look back at extraordinary singer-actress Ellen Foley and her ‘Night Out’

Posted March 13th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
I now declare this Guilty Pleasures Day:
“Mumble mumble mumble on the Lower East Side.”
That’s about all I half-remember from what I believe is the title song of the 1979 debut album by Ellen Foley (who apparently now lives on the Upper West Side of New York City), “Night Out,” which is the guiltiest [...]

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City of Seattle will add priority load zones for musicians at local venues

Posted March 10th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Mayor Ed Murray has announced Seattle will implement a low-cost, phased-in approach to make it easier for musicians to load and unload their equipment at local music venues.
“Seattle’s music scene is a critical part of our city’s cultural draw and the quality of life in our city,” the major said in a statement. [...]

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