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June 19, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Sarah McLachlan performs Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, at Chateau Ste. Michelle.

“Monsters,” a new song by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, is about the villains in our lives, the spoilers who bring pain and discontent. “Think what your life would be missing / If you didn’t have him to sing about,” she sings. “We need to have hard things to rub up against,” McLachlan says. “We need that friction…

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August 11, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Harry Connick Jr. throws a summer party at Chateau Ste. Michelle | Concert review

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.

Among the special moments in Harry Connick Jr.’s sold-out concert Friday night at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery was a silky father-and-son duet of “Bye Bye Blackbird” featuring Harry Connick Sr.

The surprise appearance by the spry, 87-year-old former New Orleans district attorney and part-time nightclub singer underscored the familial bond that provided a foundation for Connick Jr.’s stellar career as a singer, pianist, composer and actor.

“My dad sounds good tonight,” Connick Jr. said proudly, adding, “I want to be him. He’s my hero.”

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August 9, 2013 at 1:43 AM

Gladys Knight and The O’Jays team up for soulful night at Chateau Ste. Michelle | Concert review

Gladys Knight's Another Journey

Gladys Knight’s Another Journey

Gladys Knight’s double-header with The O’Jays was a spirited celebration of old-school R&B and soul.

Performing Thursday night at Chateau Ste. Michelle, the two veteran acts offered a solidly entertaining evening loaded with nostalgia but delivered with almost youthful energy.

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August 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Wine and song: Harry Connick Jr. at Ste. Michelle

Harry Connick Jr. — jazz artist, composer and actor — is finishing up his summer tour before taking a break and beginning his fall tour in late October. Connick’s career has been soaring since the early-June release of his current CD, “Every Man Should Know.” (Connick debuted the title track on “American Idol” in May)….

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July 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM

David Byrne & St. Vincent raise the spirits | Concert review

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch writes: With a swaggeringly chunky saxophone riff and a tricky bit of bass-drum syncopation, David Byrne and St. Vincent got their concert at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery off to a glorious start on Thursday night. That riff belonged to “Who,” the opening track on the duo’s 2012 album, “Love This…

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