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KEXP reveals plans for new location and increased public engagement

Posted January 14th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
In the coming year, beloved Seattle nonprofit radio station KEXP will move from its cramped headquarters on Dexter Avenue to a spacious new facility at Seattle Center.
The new facility at the Northwest corner of Seattle Center will be a game-changer for the eclectic, cutting-edge alternative music station, allowing it to reach a higher [...]

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Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle grace inaugural ‘Skyville Live’

Posted January 13th, 2015 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, a new concept in Internet entertainment – “Skyville Live” – will make its debut at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) at the official website here.
The free, interactive, inaugural broadcast, which will stream in HD video in front of a Nashville studio audience, features performances by Gladys Knight, Martina [...]

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Elvis Invitationals competition celebrates 20 years of ‘Burning Love’

Posted December 30th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
The Seattle (Elvis) Invitationals contest returns Jan. 23 to the club where it all began 20 years ago — The Crocodile.
The 20th annual competition to crown a new “King” (the late, great Elvis Presley) is the largest and longest-running gathering of Elvis impersonators in the Northwest.
Backing all 20 contestants is The Kentucky Rain [...]

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Beloved Northwest band Sleater-Kinney finishes its tour in Seattle

Posted December 11th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
“Where is the love?” Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway famously asked in 1972.
“Here,” riot-grrrl survivors Sleater-Kinney answer in 2014. “Right here in Seattle.”
Sleater-Kinney is now ending its “No Cities to Love” tour on May 8 and 9, 2015, at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market; tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 12: http://www.showboxpresents.com/events/detail/256768
The tour [...]

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Actor Vincent D’Onofrio records eccentric ‘punk spoken word’ album

Posted December 5th, 2014 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
As William Shakespeare, were he alive today (he’d be 450), might have tweeted, “Though this be Method (acting), yet there be madness in ‘t.”
Noted Method actor Vincent D’Onofrio, 55, has created a “punk spoken word album,” “Slim Bone Head Volt,” along with a crew of musicians led by Dana Lyn. (D’Onofrio is known [...]

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