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November 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Bill Cosby gig at Tacoma’s Broadway Center canceled

Bill Cosby’s performance, scheduled for April 18, 2015, at the Broadway Center, has been canceled. “This decision is not intended to pass judgment on Mr. Cosby – that is not the business of the Broadway Center,” said David Fischer, the Broadway Center’s executive director. Cosby’s been the subject of allegations of sexual assault by a list…

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Bill Cosby, Broadway Center, Tacoma

November 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Barry Manilow’s ‘One last Time!’ tour coming to KeyArena in 2015 | Ticket alert

Barry Manilow is bringing his “One Last Time!” tour to KeyArena on May 27, 2015. Tickets, which cost $17.75-$125.75, will go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 5 via Ticketmaster (800-745-3000  or ticketmaster.com).  Manilow released his latest album, “My Dream Duets,” on October 27.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Barry Manilow, KeyArena, Ticket alert

November 3, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Five Seattle Comedians vying for a chance to appear on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’

NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” has selected five Seattle comedians for call backs in Los Angeles on Nov. 3-4. The five were among 44 Northwest comedians that performed at a showcase at Seattle’s Parlor Live on Sunday, Sept. 28. I spoke to all five Seattle comics about the experience. Additionally, Portland’s Nathan Brannon was also selected for a call back.

Alysia Wood

Alysia WoodQ: You’re on the road more than a lot of Seattle comedians; did that give you any kind of advantage in preparing for this?

AW: The road helps overall, but live shows and TV have different timing and editing. I’ve learned a lot over time from mentors and even watching LCS.

Q: What were your expectations going in? Were you confident or nervous?

AW: I flew in that afternoon with one hour of sleep while having an allergy attack – so I was a mess. I was on 50mg of antihistamines, shaking and couldn’t think. I was mispronouncing words. I told Jubal (Flagg), “I hope I get my speak to work. I mean mouth.” That’s all I wanted.

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Comments | More in Comedy | Topics: Alysia Wood, Andrew Rivers, Elicia Sanchez

October 20, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Sleater-Kinney returns with new album and tour in 2015

Sleater-Kinney is back, the critically-acclaimed band will release a secretly-recorded album via Sub Pop on Jan. 19/20, 2015. “No Cities to Love” is the band’s first release in 10 years, though it surprised fans by including a new song on “Start Together,” the band’s seven-LP box set which will be released on Oct. 21 also via Sub Pop. The new album is now available for pre-order on CD/LP/ DL through the Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon, and Sleater-Kinney’s website.  Sleater-Kinney will be touring the U.S. and Europe in 2015, but so far no Seattle date has been announced.

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

Sleater-Kinney (Marina Chavez)

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October 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Trashy fashion wins Seattle diver a kayak trip with Macklemore

Seattle diver Laura James’ trash-inspired fashion has netted her a kayak trip on the Duwamish River with thrifty hip-hop icon Macklemore. The contest was part of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s “River For All” campaign to raise awareness of the environmental and health threats of toxic pollution in Seattle’s Duwamish…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Duwamish River, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Macklemore

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