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June 8, 2014 at 4:32 PM

KUBE 93 Summer Jam’s day two a let-down | Concert review

Before any musical acts took the Gorge Amphitheatre main stage at KUBE 93’s Summer Jam on Saturday, it was announced that Rick Ross, one of the headliners, would not be performing as scheduled. Though artists not being able to make the trek out to George, Wash. is a fairly regular occurrence and Miami’s Ross has suffered health complications on long flights in recent years, his absence took a great deal of star power away from the lineup, and the crowd’s audible disappointment hinted the thing was doomed to fail before it even began.

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June 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

KUBE 93 Summer Jam brings the new classics and old favorites for a two-day party at the Gorge

KUBE 93’s annual Summer Jam is back at The Gorge again this weekend, but this year adds an extra day of high-powered rap acts to become a two-day festival well worth the trip out to George, Washington.

Saturday’s main lineup reads like a typical radio-rap festival in 2014

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October 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

The Kanye Show comes to the Key | Concert preview

Kanye West (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Polarizing producer/rapper/fashion icon and self-described “Number-One rock star on the planet” Kanye West has had a hell of a year both musically and in the public eye — from releasing “Yeezus,” the most ambitious album of his career, to having a baby with professional celebrity Kim Kardashian. This Saturday he kicks off his Yeezus Tour at KeyArena — the same venue where he started his last solo “Glow in the Dark” Tour in 2008 (though he did make a stop at the Tacoma Dome in 2011 with Jay-Z on their Watch the Throne tour).

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