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‘Shakespearean’ Molly Ringwald adds second show at Jazz Alley

Posted April 12th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
“Tony Randall. Mary Tyler Moore. Molly Ringwald.”
“Molly Ringwald, Cordelia, King Lear, Godard.”
The first reference is to Bikini Kill’s great riot-grrrl anthem “Tony Randall,” the second to a video of a scene from legendary director Jean-Luc Godard’s not-so-great 1987 film version (the manual typewriter lets on that’s it’s not a period piece) of “King [...]

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Molly Ringwald pays homage to the Great American Songbook

Posted March 1st, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Molly Ringwald became famous, of course, as the late film writer-director John Hughes’ muse, starring in “Sixteen Candles” (1984), which explored the secret life of the American teenager, the high-school detention epic “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and (”Isn’t she…”) “Pretty in Pink” (1986).
More recently, she’s been playing a mom on ABC Family’s “The [...]

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The Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary DVD is just in time for Christmas

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
For the Beach Boys fan in your household, don’t forget to add the new DVD “The Beach Boys: Live in Concert – 50th Anniversary Tour” to your Christmas list.
The only thing missing from this collection of 21 songs from the group’s 50th anniversary tour is “Little Saint Nick,” originally released in December 1963. [...]

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Vocal group that inspired Brian Wilson performs two Seattle-area shows

Posted November 16th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies were inspired in part by one of the most popular male vocal groups of the ‘50s, The Four Freshmen.
The group’s first hit, released in 1952, was “It’s a Blue World,” followed by “Mood Indigo” (1954), “Day By Day” (1955) and “Graduation Day” (1956). The group’s dreamy pop harmonies [...]

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Madonna returns to Seattle — the city where it all began 27 years ago

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Twenty-seven years after opening her first concert tour in Seattle, Madonna thrilled fans with two hours of music and spectacle Tuesday night, Oct. 2, at KeyArena (the opener was French and producer DJ Martin Solveig). It was the first of two Seattle shows this week by the 54-year-old pop star and master of [...]

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