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Broadway Center announces 2013-14 season

The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2013-14 season today. Member tickets and multi-show packages are on sale now with single ticket sales starting July 8.

The BCPA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary season with over 40 events coming to Tacoma’s Theater District.

Here’s the 2013-14 season in chronological order:

Musical “Chicago”
(Tickets: $59, $79, $89, $109)

Travel writer Rick Steves
(Tickets: $15, $25, $75*) *$75 ticket includes post-show meet and greet with Rick Steves

The Acting Company: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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Two generations of singer-songwriters at Tahoma Tea on Saturday

Seattle Singer-songwriters Jill Cohn and Fleur Jack will perform Saturday at a free all-ages show at Tahoma Tea.

Here’s a bonus: Where else can you say you saw Jack and Jill in concert together?

Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.

The show is being promoted as “two generations of Seattle Songwriters.” When I spoke to Cohn today she wasn’t shy about telling me she’s 48. Jack, Cohn said, is young enough to be her daughter.

Cohn didn’t put out her first record until 30, late for a musician, she said. “I’ve always dealt with the ageism thing,”

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Racing Heart album release at Metronome Coffee

What better place for a band named Racing Heart to perform at than a coffee house?

On Sunday get your heart racing with a quad shot and then listen to the American/Norwegian indie folk group perform their debut LP, To Walk Beside that Ghost, at Metronome Coffee.

You can see the video for “This Pretty Mistake” – here: and hear more of their music on their website:


Free Thursday concert series begins tonight at Uptown Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor shopping center Uptown Gig Harbor begins a free summer concert series today. The Shy Boys kick off the concerts which will run every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 23.

Also at UGH (sorry, couldn’t resist) is a Saturday farmers market (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) and on July 25: Girl’s Night Out featuring a raffle and drink specials at Blazing Onion.

Here’s the full schedule:

Today: The Shy Boys (Classic Rock)

July 12: Michael Anthony Pratt (Country)

July 19: Us on Roofs (Indie Rock)

July 26: The Collective (Jazz)

Aug. 2: Common Ground (Modern Rock)

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The Flamenco (and rock and folk and…) will go on at Mandolin

You may have read here that Tacoma’s Mandolin Cafe may close because it has a new landlord. The deal isn’t done yet and even if it does the cafe may relocate.

My colleagues in the TNT’s business section will report on the official word when we get it. I’ll try to keep you updated on entertainment events. The cafe, at 3923 S. 12th St., is a popular spot for not only local but touring musicians and performers.

On Saturday local folk/rock group James Coates & The Lost Souls are having an album release and tour kick

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse will play KeyArena in November

Neil Young hasn’t toured with his longtime collaborators Crazy Horse in eight years. Until now.

Their fall tour was just announced today and it’s coming to Seattle’s KeyArena on Saturday, November 10.

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

The annoucement comes just before tomorrow’s release of “Americana” – their first album together in nine years.

More from the announcement:

“AMERICANA” is a rich collection of classic American compositions, some dating back 200 years or more and each has its own unique history veiled with multiple meanings and relatable, lyrical significance as applicable today as they

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Ringo Starr, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, Devo and more at Chateau Ste. Michelle this summer

You might as well just pitch a tent and never leave Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery this summer. An amazing amount of big name talent will be performing in Woodinville, starting June 16.

Saturday, June 16 • 7 p.m., $45.00 GA / $69.50 Res.

The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue with DONALD FAGEN
Friday, July 6 • 7 p.m., $50.00 GA / $80.00 Res.

Saturday, July 7 • 7 p.m., $49.00 GA / $89.00 Res.

An Evening With THE BEACH BOYS, 50th Anniversary Tour
Friday, July

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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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