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September 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM

‘The Voice’ has a Seattle voice, Harry Connick to judge ‘Idol’

Western Washington singers have had a generous share of  airtime on television’s top vocal competitions in the past few years.  With the new season of “The Voice,” which starts Monday on NBC, the trend continues.  Maybe. In contention in the first round (and maybe beyond) is singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes, a young troubadour from rural Duvall.  Part of the Seattle indie scene, Jenckes has put out…

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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 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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