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June 10, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Sir Mix-A-Lot dance partner enjoying viral video fame

Shawn Bounds, dancing with Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in a spontaneous display of enthusiasm at Benaroya Hall Friday that has gone viral. (Ben VanHouten.)

Shawn Bounds, dancing with Sir Mix-A-Lot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in a spontaneous display of enthusiasm at Benaroya Hall Friday that has gone viral. (Ben VanHouten.)

When Shawn Bounds walked into Benaroya Hall Friday night for the first time, she had no idea that just a few hours later she’d be an Internet sensation.

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Comments | More in General news, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Benaroya Hall, Gabriel Prokofiev, Ludovic Morlot

November 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell come to Benaroya

Emmylou Harris’ soprano is one of the most distinctive voices in the business, which is probably why she has always been in high demand as a duet partner throughout her remarkable career. Having paired with everyone from Gram Parsons to Mark Knopfler, her most recent collaboration is with country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Crowell and Harris hit…

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Comments | More in Country, Rock/Pop | Topics: Benaroya Hall, Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson

October 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Bonnie Raitt sublime at Benaroya Sunday

Bonnie Raitt was born to play Benaroya Hall. Her father was a Broadway singer, and her mother was his musical director, so it was no surprise Raitt started her concert Sunday with an opera joke.

“We’re going to do some Wagner,” she said. “The reggae versions.”

Instead, Raitt played a sublime two-hour concert Sunday evening, mixing blues burners and plaintive ballads. The show earned her several well-deserved standing ovations, and much applause for her stellar four-piece band.

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October 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM

How did Bonnie Raitt get to Benaroya? Practice.

Bonnie Raitt performs at Benaroya Hall Sunday, Oct. 13 (Marina Chavez)

Bonnie Raitt performs at Benaroya Hall Sunday, Oct. 13 (Marina Chavez)

When Bonnie Raitt comes onstage at Benaroya Hall this Sunday, she’ll almost certainly put on a concert that will look effortless. Raitt has a voice as clear as it was 40 years ago when she dropped out of Harvard to learn the blues from Son House.

During those four decades, she has been on the road constantly. Her current tour started last fall after the release of “Slipstream,” one of her biggest albums in years. Her Seattle show comes after months of playing these same songs (along with her well-known hits, and standards like John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery”).

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October 4, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Fiona Apple joined by musician’s musician Blake Mills at Benaroya |Concert preview

Singer-songwriter Blake Mills (BBGun Press)

Singer-songwriter Blake Mills (BBGun Press)

Blake Mills, who joins Fiona Apple Friday night at Benaroya Hall, may not be a household name. But L.A. record producers looking for a session guitarist with a lot of cachet surely have him on speed dial.

The 27-year-old Santa Monica native’s résumé is a who’s who of top recording artists. Mills has toured with Lucinda Williams, Jenny Lewis, Band of Horses and Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas — and recorded with Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Weezer, Jakob Dylan, Danger Mouse, Andrew Bird and super-producer Rick Rubin.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Benaroya Hall, Blake Mills, Fiona Apple