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Aug.
31st

Bumbershoot 2008 at the halfway point

We’re at about the halfway point for the 38th annual Bumbershoot festival. And here are a few highlights from day two so far.




There’s always eye-catching spectacle to be found on Seattle Center’s International Fountain Lawn during Bumbershoot. This year there are the pro skaters and BMX riders doing their thing on the Rockstar Vert Ramp and today’s coolest discovery, Strange Fruit. Trust me, you’ll want to stop and stare if you’re passing through, like I did en route to Bumbershoot’s rock poster exhibit,

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Aug.
31st

Bumbeshoot 2008 day one report, with a few words from our very own Vicci Martinez

Once again, I’ve got the caffeine I.V. drip going and working wifi. So I can share a few sights and sounds from the 38th annual Bumbershoot festival. The bad news, though, is that festival organizers are only allowing Seattle and national media access for main stage photography this year, which is pretty disappointing considering how many South Sounders make the drive up I-5 to support Bumbershoot. Still, we’ll see if we can’t get a little closer for some shots of T.I. and Stone Temple Pilots today. Or, you know, some kind reader could donate one of those fancy telescopic lenses

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Aug.
31st

Beck’s Bumbershoot set list

I’d hoped to have more photos, notes and audio posted from Bumbershoot’s first day at this point, but had some serious wifi issues up at Seattle Center. but the good news is that now that I’m back in T-town, I can sort through and post some of the stuff I got up there. Plus, I took down Beck’s set list.


And while I love just about everything the Beckster does, this was definitely my least favorite Beck show. It was decent, but the sound was muddy, the performance was disappointingly straightforward with few of those weird live Beckisms

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Aug.
28th

Jessica Simpson to kick off concerts at Snoqualmie Casino

Pop and reality TV star Jessica Simpson has been tapped to kick off the live entertainment at Snoqualmie Casino, organizers just announced. Simpson will perform when the 170,000-square-foot venue is unveiled on Nov. 6 at at 37500 SE North Bend Way in Snoqualmie, off exit 27 of I-90 East.


But I’m wondering if Tacoma Rainiers owner and “Newlyweds” co-star Nick Lachey might be in the crowd when his ex comes to this neck of the woods.



Simpson at the 2006 People’s Choice Awards. Um, the reason you’d

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Aug.
28th

More Carrie Underwood tickets will be released Friday

Seats are being added to the Puyallup Fair & Event Center grandstand for Carrie Underwood’s Sept. 19 appearance. And organizers at the Fair just announced that an additional 300 tickets are being released at 10 a.m. Friday. So be standing at a Ticketmaster outlet or have this page open if you haven’t scored tix to see the “American Idol” grad yet.


And you can find more info about the Puyallup Fair, including a complete schedule of grandstand acts, here.

Aug.
26th

Overdue rent hastened Loft at 21 Commerce closing

Overdue rent hastened the demise of once thriving downtown nightclub, the Loft at 21 Commerce, based on a judgment handed down by Pierce County Superior Court this month.


A Pierce County Superior Court judge ordered club owners Jeff and Kathy Corbin to vacate the building, located at 2106 Pacific Ave., that has housed the downtown dance club since 2000. And the couple and others named in the suit may be on the hook to pay Horizon Holdings, the company that owns the building, nearly $60,000 in overdue rent, plus other fees, court documents indicate.


Mars Unlimited, Inc.,

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