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Category: Blues


Marymoor’s summer season announced

From Norah Jones to Slightly Stoopid to Big Head Todd there’s something for everyone this summer at Marymoor.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Saturday (or as noted).

Thursday, June 14 • 7 p.m.
$43.50 GA – On Sale Now

The B-52s
Thursday, June 21 • 7 p.m.
$45 GA / $65 Res.

The Last Summer On Earth Tour
Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Cracker
Friday, August 3 • 6 p.m.
$38 GA / $65 Res.

Dead Can Dance

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Blues/R&B/Jazz Showcase all month at Imperial Dragon

UPDATE: Ginn tells me he has canceled this series.

Local music producer and promoter Tony Ginn has started a blues, R and B and jazz series at the Imperial Dragon restaurant. Friday and Saturday features the The Al Earick Blues Band.

The weekend series will run through January after which Ginn and Dragon owner Dustin Luu will decide on whether to continue the series.

It’s all part of Ginn’s master plan to develop a circuit of venues in the South Sound for performers of those genres. “And to get paid well for their artistry,” Ginn said.

To make

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Guitarist Ana Popovic sings the blues at Jazzbones Sunday

One of the world’s top female guitar players, Ana Popovic, brings her impressive skills to Jazzbones Sunday for a 7 p.m. show.

The singer/songwriter is a native of Serbia but has fully embraced American blues – with her own interpretation. Popovic has become something of an underground guitar sensation. She was recently a special guest during B.B. King’s German tour.

Tickets for Sunday’s show are $16.50 advance and $20 day of show.

Popovic is releasing her sixth studio album, Unconditional, August 16 on EclectoGroove Records.


Old Town Blues Festival Saturday

If the weather cooperates Saturday blues fans are going to have one nice day in the park. The Tacoma Old Town Blues Festival once again takes over Old Town Park.

For almost two decades the festival has been bringing great local and regional blues to Tacoma. This year’s event has 15 hours of entertainment with Alex Martin, Cold Shot, 9 Lb. Hammer, Laurie and the Lonely Teardrops, Chris Stevens & The Surf Monkeys, New Old Stock, Mojo Overload, Jr. Hill Blues Band, Little Bill & The Bluenotes, The Collective, The Red Roosters, Al Earick Band, Blue and Lonesome, Rod

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Check out psychic readers, book clubs, health tips and music around the Sound tonight

“The Palmistry Lady” Ask a Psychic Event Leean Lester joins us for this special Q&A session, 6-8 p.m. tonight, The Progressive Spiritual Center, 6108 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW, Lakewood; $10;

The Healthy and Fit Woman: Midlife & Beyond Family physician Tanya Wilke, MD of the Franciscan Medical Group will discuss how to age well by managing hormonal imbalances, menopause, osteoporosis and other health concerns, 6-7 p.m. tonight, St. Elizabeth Hospital, 1455 Battersby Ave., Enumclaw; Free; 1-888-825-3227;

Book Group All are welcome to join this book discussion group, “The Housekeeper and the Professer” by Yoko Ogawa, 6:30 p.m. tonight,

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Two Tacoma winners for the Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues awards

Tacoma band Little Bill and the Blue Notes are one of the recipients of the Washington Blues Society’s annual Best of the Blues awards, announced recently at the Triple Door in Seattle.

The awards ceremony, on April 17, included 30 categories from individual performers to bands and venues. Little Bill and the Blue Notes won Best Traditional Blues Act; the other local winner was the Blues Vespers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church for Best Non-Festival Blues Event. For a complete listing, visit

The society is also holding its first-ever statewide competition to send a Washington state band and

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