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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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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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Kenny G dreams of putting his saxophones in the hands of students

Posted April 25th, 2012 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Saxophonist Kenny G begins a four-night, eight-show engagement Thursday night (April 26) at Jazz Alley.
It’s a rare Seattle club appearance for the Grammy-winning artist, who has sold more than 75 million albums since graduating from Seattle’s Franklin High School in the early ’70s.
On April 3, I interviewed the Seattle native (whose real name [...]

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Meat Loaf kicks off summer concert series at Snoqualmie Casino

Posted March 28th, 2012 by genestout

The Snoqualmie Casino’s 2012 summer concert series at the Mountain View Plaza kicks off with Meat Loaf June 30.
Also performing are Joan Jett, Smokey Robinson, The Jacksons, Yes and Procol Harum and Frankie Valli, among others.
Reserved-seating tickets for all shows go on sale at noon April 14 at Ticketmaster and the Snoqualmie Casino box office. [...]

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