Archive for “December, 2009”

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Latest ZZ Top hot rod makes its debut at Japanese car show

Posted December 29th, 2009 by genestout

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons recently displayed his latest hot rod at the 18th annual Mooneyes Hot Rod and Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan, the biggest car show of its kind in Asia. Dubbed The Mexican Blackbird, Gibbons’ over-the-top ride is a 1958 Ford Thunderbird named after a ZZ Top song from the band’s 1975 album, […]

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The Dusty 45s won’t drop the ball on Seattle’s New Year’s Eve revelers

Posted December 26th, 2009 by genestout

Seattle Americana and roots-music band The Dusty 45s celebrate New Year’s Eve in two times zones. Performing Dec. 31 at the Tractor Tavern, the first show begins at 6:30 p.m. and coincides with the dropping of the ball at midnght in New York City. The second show starts at 10:00 p.m. in time for the […]

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Seattle rock luminaries help raise $70K in salute to Lakewood police officers

Posted December 21st, 2009 by genestout

Seattle rock band Queensryche, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Duff McKagan’s Loaded were the musical guests for “KISW Salutes the Shield,” a benefit for the Lakewood Police Independent Guild last Saturday (Dec. 19) at the Snoqualmie Casino. The event sponsored by KISW, 99.9 FM, raised more than $70,000 for the LPIG’s charitable fund in […]

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‘Land of the Sweets’ kicks up its heels with ’30s-style burlesque

Posted December 21st, 2009 by genestout

If a traditional production of “Nutcracker” is too straight-laced for you, consider “Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker,” a spectacle that offers “a perfect mix of singing, acrobatics, glamour and smutty jokes,” says co-creator Jasper McCann. The 1930s-style burlesque interpretation of the holiday classic by McCann and Lily Verlaine has been so popular that […]

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A holiday music feast with Magical Strings

Posted December 17th, 2009 by genestout

Singing, dancing, caroling, juggling, storytelling and then some. That’s what you get at a typical Magical Strings Celtic yuletide concert. Now celebrating its 31st year of holiday concerts, Magical Strings is a family tradition started three decades ago by Phillip and Pam Boulding. The couple’s entire family has been along for the ride, creating a […]

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