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Duran Duran, Chic offer a blue-ribbon concert at the Washington State Fair

Posted September 25th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
If ’80s New Wave band Duran Duran had any misgivings about adding a state fair date to their current tour, they must have been dispelled at Wednesday’s concert.
Led by singer Simon Le Bon, the group played Sept. 23 at the Washington State Fair, with Nile Rodgers and Chic opening with a dance-fueled set.
Duran [...]

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons take fans on a fun nostalgia trip

Posted September 14th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Still witty and engaging after decades of performing, 80-year-old Frankie Valli led his storied vocal group on a baby boomer nostalgia trip Friday, Sept. 12, at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose tale has been told in the Broadway musical and movie “Jersey Boys,” rolled out hit after hit [...]

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Get ready to groove on Motown legend Smokey Robinson’s new duets CD

Posted August 11th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The release date for “Smokey & Friends,” a new Verve Records album of duets by the Grammy-winning Detroit singer-songwriter and Motown icon Smokey Robinson has been moved up to Aug. 19.
Randy Jackson produced the album, which features James Taylor, Elton John, CeeLo Green, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, John Mayer [...]

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New Year’s Eve at the Swedish Club is served with a pancake ‘toast’

Posted December 27th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Those who go out on New Year’s Eve are always looking for something different.
The fabulously fun-loving Three Crowns Ball at the “architecturally significant” Swedish Club is the new kid on the block when it comes to hipster NYE bashes.
The event at 1920 Dexter Ave. N. on the east side of Queen Anne features [...]

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CD REVIEW: ‘It’s Magic,’ Steve Tyrell’s tribute to Sammy Cahn

Posted May 10th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Ever since singing “The Way You Look Tonight” in “Father of the Bride,” the 1991 movie starring Steve Martin, Steve Tyrell has been thrilling listeners with warm, honeyed interpretations of tunes from the Great American Songbook.”
His latest album, “It’s Magic . . . The Songs of Sammy Cahn,” pays tribute to the great [...]

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