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Fairbanks, Alaska, celebrates summer solstice with ’round-the-clock fun

Posted June 25th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Those who live in Alaska’s interior endure months of dark, wintry days. But when the summer solstice arrives in late June, the state lives up to its reputation as the land of the midnight sun. And in Fairbanks, it’s party time.
Fairbanks celebrated the 2014 summer solstice on the weekend of June 20-22 with [...]

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Country star Sammy Kershaw’s tribute to George Jones is due in July

Posted June 17th, 2014 by genestout

Country star Sammy Kershaw is paying tribute to his late friend and mentor George Jones with the release of a new album dedicated entirely to the “Possum.”
Kershaw will release “Do You Know Me? – A Tribute to George Jones” on July 22.
Kershaw’s vocal style has often been compared to that of George Jones. Kershaw [...]

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POP Montreal festival features co-creator of ‘the best worst album ever’

Posted June 11th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Do you remember being 13? Do you remember “Be My Baby”? Do you remember “My Pal Foot Foot”? Do you remember “Luka”?
That’s part of the pitch for the eclectic music festival POP Montreal (Sept. 17-21), which will feature the likes of Ronnie Spector (the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby”), the Dot Wiggin Band (the [...]

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KISW’s ‘Pain in the Grass’ festival rocks White River Amphitheatre Sept. 12

Posted June 4th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Seattle rock station 99.9 KISW-FM has announced its 2014 “Pain in the Grass” festival Sept. 12 at White River Amphitheatre.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 6 at Ticketmaster.
This year’s lineup features Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Theory of a Deadman and Buckcherry, as well as Pop Evil, New Medicine, Redlight King, Escape the [...]

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Bumbershoot Festival announces ‘Conscious Nights’ EDM series

Posted May 28th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Bumbershoot is launching a new electronic dance music series titled “Conscious Nights at Bumbershoot.”
Created by Seattle’s USC Events, promoters of the Paradiso Festival June 27-28 at The Gorge, the series features such EDM acts as Savant, Hook N Sling and Myron & Shane 54.
Featuring local, national and international performers, the series is offered [...]

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