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Climate change is no joke for ’stand-up economist’ Yoram Bauman

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
A global meltdown may be on the horizon but: tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!
That would be the night of Jan. 28, when Yoram Bauman, the “world’s first and only stand-up economist,” performs at Seattle’s University Unitarian Church (6556 35th Ave NE) as part of Climate Action Week. Read more about Climate Action Week and [...]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle launches its 2015 ‘Sessions’ concert series

Posted January 19th, 2015 by genestout

‘Sessions’ — the intimate, wintertime version of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery’s popular summer concert series — kicks off with a sold-out show by Seattle’s Sunshine Junkies Jan. 24 in the Barrel Room.
The show by the eclectic-music band playing original music and cover songs is sold out. But the second annual series continues with a strong [...]

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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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