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Category: Jazz


Al Jarreau teams up with Tacoma Symphony at State Fair

Al Jarreau will perform with the Tacoma Symphony at the Washington State Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 10, it was announced today. Tickets are now on sale.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner Jarreau’s long career has produced hits like “So Good” and “We’re In This Love Together.”

Tickets for the show are $40, $50 and $75. Fair gate admission is included in the concert price. Tickets are now on sale on the Fair website, or by phone at 888-559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased at

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Quilting and crafting sale, Bottle Collectors show, Petpalooza, boats, cars and motorcycles shows and more this weekend


For all you crafters and quilters, Saturday is an opportunity to shop for your craft supplies in one spot. The Quilters & Crafters Yard Sell from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. is at Frontier Park Pierce County Fairgrounds, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham.  If you have a closet full of extra fabric, paper, ribbon, rick rack, thread, patterns, etc., then this is the place to sell some of your extra supplies and handmade items at this special sale. To sell, a 12-foot by 12-foot space is $10, spectators get in free. Call 253-798-4177 for more information.

Check out great old

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Rickie Lee Jones at Jazz Alley Jan. 18-20

Rickie Lee Jones will be at Seattle’s Jazz Alley for three nights starting Jan. 18. The former Tacoman and “Chuck E’s In Love” singer is touring in support of her new releas,e The Devil You Know. Opening artist is the Boston-based singer/songwriter Jesse Dee.

Here’s more from the announcement:

“It’s a simple, surprising record,” says Rickie Lee Jones of her new album, The Devil You Know. Though she’s one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of our time, interpretive singing has long been part of Jones’s musical tapestry as well. Such previous collections as Girl at Her Volcano (1983),

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KPLU announces Sunday schedule changes

Reruns are out at KPLU. New content is in. Sort of.

The station announced today that “Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland will be dropped. “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” will fill that time slot.

The public radio station at Pacific Lutheran University (88.5 FM) is one of Puget Sound’s main providers of National Public Radio programming and, of course, jazz.

Beginning this Sunday’s KPLU’s program schedule will change between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. KPLU’s Assistant General Manager/Director of Content Joey Cohn said the 94-year-old McPartland hasn’t recorded a new show for over two years and KPLU has been airing reruns.

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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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Big jazz voices showcased on Saturday at Tacoma Musical Playhouse

Two big-voiced jazz singers will take the stage on Saturday for “Croon – Jazzmen of Song” at Tacoma Musical Playhouse. The evening show will feature TV and Broadway veteran Casey MacGill and 22-year-old phenom Danny Quintero, an Earshot Jazz nominee for NW Vocalist of the Year.

It’s part of the Jazz @ TMP jazz series. Backed by a sextet the show focuses on the big names and big songs of early jazz.

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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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