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August 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM

Brace yourself for Bumbershoot 2013

The LoveBomb Go-Go marching band from Portland, performing at Bumbershoot 2012. By Alan Berner / The Seattle Times. The 2013 edition of Bumbershoot  – Seattle’s annual arts and music blowout – begins Saturday at Seattle Center and continues through Labor Day. Headliners include Heart (Saturday); fun. and Death Cab for Cutie (Sunday); and  MGMT…


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May 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Get ready: Here come Folklife, Sasquatch 2013

Memorial Day weekend brings two massive music festivals to the Northwest: Folklife at Seattle Center, and Sasquatch at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Both ramp up Friday and continue through Monday. NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL Folklife Festival 2012. Photo by Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times. Music writer Paul de Barros’ preview orients you to this year’s programming, which focuses on…


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February 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Friday memo: Oscar predictions, oddities … Wind, rain today … ‘Pipe’ bomb

Take Our Poll Oscar countdown: The Academy Awards are Sunday evening, but we’re already marking our ballots and popping our popcorn. How about you? Get up to speed quickly with movie critic Moira Macdonald’s Oscar predictions — plus a fashion gallery, a timeline of Oscar oddities and a collection…


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November 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Dancing with the Stars: Hope Solo in top five

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Hope Solo (Photo credit: Adam Taylor / ABC) Hope Solo has advanced to the top 5on the ABC reality-TV competition “Dancing With the Stars.” The former UW Husky and World Cup soccer goalkeeper now faces TV personality Nancy Grace, actress and talk-show host Ricki Lake, celebrity sibling Rob Kardashian and former soldier J.R. Martinez…


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