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September 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Bumbershoot: Tickets too expensive

Misha Berson’s excellent review notes the sparse Bumbershoot crowds and asks, “Was the record walk-up day-pass price of $70 keeping patrons away?” Well, yes [“Bumbershoot 2014: The Last Word,” SoundPosts, Sept. 1]. Berson also correctly noted that there was nearly nothing there this year for children and no dance performance and that the demographic was…

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Comments | Topics: arts, bumbershoot, music

July 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Robert Plant show in Woodinville

Writer took liberties with description Please tell the clerk who compiled the list of acts highlighted in the “Week Ahead” column for Sunday to stick to relaying showtimes and venues. [“The Week Ahead,” NW Arts & Life, June 30.] Your wannabe critic should learn the difference between lyrical and dramatic voices. Characterizing Robert Plant as “the…

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April 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Musician Richie Havens dies at 72

A reminder of the impact of music Richie Havens’ passing on Earth Day is prophetic, reminding us of the importance anthems have had on social movements [“Musician Richie Havens hit high notes of turbulent ’60s,” News, April 23].His concern for the state of the world radiated from him in a way that could not help but…

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Comments | Topics: Earth Day, Folk, music