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September 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Katy Perry’s Popsicle-colored “Prismatic’ show to Tacoma Dome | Concert preview

Nearly a year after its release, Katy Perry’s “Prism,” which spawned her biggest single yet, “Roar,” is still in the top quarter of the Billboard 200 album chart. No doubt her Prismatic World Tour, which will fill the Tacoma Dome Saturday, Sept. 13, isn’t hurting those numbers.

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August 22, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Pink Martini drummer dies

Sad news for Pink Martini and its legion of dedicated Seattle fans, who recently saw the group perform Wednesday and Thursday at the Woodland Park Zoo. The group’s drummer, Derek Rieth, has died. According to The Associated Press, a police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner’s office has determined that Rieth died of…

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August 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Dafnis Prieto to join world musicians in special quartet | Concert preview

(Courtesy of Maya Illusion)

Maya Illusion: Osam Ezzeldin, Ganesh Rajagopalan, Dafnis Prieto and Jayanthi Raman (Courtesy of the artists)

An unusual world-jazz collaboration featuring one of the most exciting drummers in jazz and an Indian master violinist is afoot Friday, Aug. 22, in Seattle, thanks to the Seattle chapter of the Association for India’s Development (AID).

The concert features the newly formed quartet Maya Illusion, which features Cuban drummer, composer and MacArthur “genius” fellow Dafnis Prieto, who has played with Roy Hargrove, Claudia Acuña and Chucho Valdés and performed last year at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Maya Illusion also showcases renowned Indian violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, who recently has been serving as honorary artistic director of Rasika, an arts and cultural school in Hillsboro, Ore.

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