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Category: Latino

July
11th

Enrique Iglesias concert at Puyallup Fair moves to Sunday, Sept. 16

Don’t worry Enrique Iglesias fans. He hasn’t canceled his concert date at the Puyallup Fair – he’s just moving it up to Sunday, Sept. 16.

Apparently, Iglesias had a scheduling conflict on the original date of Tuesday, Sept. 18. I don’t know what it is. His website still lists The Fair show as occurring on the 18th.

If you already have tickets and the new date works for you there will be no action needed on your part. The Fair will send you new tickets.

If the new date doesn’t work you have two options. Here’s the

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June
25th

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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June
19th

Enrique Iglesias will perform at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 16

NOTE: This blog post has been updated to reflect the rescheduled Iglesias concert. It’s now on Sunday, Sept. 16.

One of the biggest stars of the Latino recording world, singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias, will play the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 16.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Iglesias, the son of singer heart throb Julio Iglesias, has sold more than 70 million albums and had 68 #1 hits on the Billboard charts like “Hero,” “Bailamos,” and “Be With You.”

Iglesias will perform on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events

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June
11th

Pitbull sinks his teeth into the Puyallup Fair

Pitbull, the Miami-based rapper who just gave a free show at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is returning to the area for a concert at the Puyallup Fair on Sept. 21.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Pitbull has sold millions of singles including “Hey Baby” featuring T-Pain, “Give Me Everything,” “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” and his latest single “Back In Time.” That last one is on the soundtrack for the new MIB movie “Men In Black 3.”

Pitbull will perform on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center – part

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April
30th

Pitbull will perform at JBLM Thursday

First, the good news: Rapper Pitbull is performing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Thursday. Now, the bad news: Forget about seeing him if you don’t have access to the base.

Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, apparently is so big now he has more than one nickname: Mr. 305 and Mr. Worldwide. Whatever you call him he’ll be performing in a free show for JBLM soldiers, airmen and their families (18 and over only).

Pitbull has collaborated with T-Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer. He racked up five nominations for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. His single

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April
18th

Puyallup’s Spring Fair starts on Thursday

Music-making and NASCAR are the themes of two new attractions at this weekend’s vernal version of the Puyallup Fair which swings open its gates at 2 p.m. Thursday.

While some of the action is happening only Friday through Sunday there are still plenty of reasons to head over on Thursday. First: admission is free all day to anyone 18 or younger. The Fair just asks that you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Puyallup Food Bank.

Up for a good scare? The Extreme Scream is only $7.50 on Thursday ($3 off the usual $10.50 price.) Top it all off

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July
11th

Puyallup Fair Schedule is set

The final act has been booked for September’s Puyallup Fair. Sammy Hagar, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Selena Gomez, Amy Grant, Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich, Flaming Lips and much more are on the schedule.

There really is something for everyone here from Christian to comedy, Latino to rodeo. Teen to classic. Click on “more” to see the full schedule, times and prices.

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