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Feb.
28th

Larry the Cable Guy tickets on sale Saturday

Larry the Cable Guy will “get errrrrr done” at the Puyallup Fair this year. (OK, I know. “Get r’ done.” Total cliché at this point. “Lord, I apologize.” OK, that, too.)

The sleeveless, catch phrase spouting comedian – born Daniel Whitney – will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, organizers announced. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday with prices ranging from $25 to $50.

Find more info on this year’s lineup, which also includes Chicago with Tacoma Sympony on Sept. 13, and Amy

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Feb.
11th

Puyallup Fair announces Chicago as first act of 2011, ditches Ticketmaster

Chicago will headline the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand on Sept. 13, the first act to be announced for this year’s Puyallup Fair. The band – known for “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday in the Park” and other hits – will perform with the Tacoma Symphony with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. start time.

Tickets are $30 to $60 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19. But they won’t go on sale through Ticketmaster. Instead, fans will be able to purchase them online at
www.thefair.com/concerts.

Sep.
29th

Could Puyallup’s Mathias Anderle be the next Justin Bieber? (video)

Puyallup native has got a couple of singles out on Razor & Tie. He’s appeared with the likes of Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy and Rev. Run in Nick Cannon’s Nickelodeon flick “School Gyrlz.” And he’s even done some modeling. So could this guy wind up being the next teen heartthrob to come out of Hollywood (by way of South Sound)?

Time will tell. Meanwhile, I shot this interview clip backstage with Anderle about an hour before he went on at the Puyallup Fair on Sunday. You may recognize another local guy who’s been on TV in the background, despite his shorter hair. And after you’re done watching, you can click the more button for more videos showing what Anderle has been up to down in the City of Angels.


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Sep.
26th

Kid Rock set list

For Kids about to rock … we salute you. (Photo by Ernest Jasmin)

At some point during Kid Rock’s return to the Puyallup Fair Sunday night it struck me just how artificial a lot of what you hear on top 40 radio is these days. It was right around the time that Kid – a guy who’s spent the latter part of his career lifting riffs from Metallica, Warren Zevon and ZZ Top – bragged about how authentic his band was because, you know, they play instruments and stuff. Oooooh, ahhhhh.
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Sep.
25th

Heart recap and set list

Around the time “The Runaways” hit movie theaters earlier this year you would have thought just Joan Jett and Cheri Currie were planting the seeds of grrl powered rock revolution back in the ‘70s. But Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair, Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson reminded the sold-out grandstand who the hardest rocking chicas from that decade really were, between the tough-as-nails riffs of “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” and Ann’s still potent banshee wail.
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Sep.
21st

Adam Lambert review and set list

Adam Lambert wound down the U.S. leg of his GlamNation tour at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center Tuesday night, with 7,800-plus cheering on two of the hottest “American Idol” grads – also opener Allison Iraheta – since that guy from Federal Way was on the show. (Speaking of which, he’ll be at the Fair on Sunday and I’ll be posting interview audio here soon, by the way. But I digress.)
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Sep.
21st

Allison Iraheta interview audio

In just a few hours, “American Idol” alumni Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta will take the main stage at the Puyallup Fair. Recently, I caught up with Iraheta, and you can click the link below to hear what she had to say about life after “Idol” and what she learned from the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Jamie Foxx.

Click here.

Sep.
16th

Willie Nelson review and set list

He’s a country icon, accomplished songwriter, counterculture hero and activist. It doesn’t get much bigger than Willie Nelson, a living legend if there ever was one and the biggest deal to headline the Puyallup Fair grandstand this year. His Thursday night concert sold out at 10,056 strong, and it was no wonder as he and his Family band – featuring little sis, Bobbie on piano – reminded fans why Nelson is still one of the of the most beloved figures in all of popular music.
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Sep.
16th

Dierks Bentley explains why he went bluegrass on “Up On the Ridge” (audio)

Dierks Bentley will be the main attraction Saturday night at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center grandstand. You can expect some “What Was I Thinkin’,” some “Sideways” and maybe some “Feel That Fire” on the set list. But along with the big radio hits, expect a few unplugged selections from his latest critically acclaimed album “Up On the Ridge.” There’ll be a related Q & A in Friday’s GO section, but until then click here to listen to the country superstar talk about why he went bluegrass on the new CD.

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