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October 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM
Every week, tens of thousands of Seattle Times readers turn to Rant & Rave to see what’s on the minds of their fellow citizens. One ranter may complain about a TV news anchor’s “hideous eye makeup.” A raver may thank a good Samaritan for saving a dog that jumped out of a window. The cheers and jeers are endless and varied.
Have you ever wondered how Rant & Rave comes together each week? Seattle Times staffer Madeline McKenzie and I pulled back the curtain on Rant & Rave during a live chat on Wednesday. We reviewed some of the most outlandish and heartwarming items from years past; talked about how they’re selected; and collected new rants and raves — from you.
Catch up with the conversation here.
August 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM
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 and Bassnectar (Monday). For last-minute ticket updates, look here.
July 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Capitol Hill Block Party — the annual music blowout in the heart of the Pike/Pine neighborhood — gets under way at 4 p.m. today.
The gates open at 3 p.m. on East Pike Street and 12th Avenue. More than 100 bands are slated to play on a half-dozen stages before the festival closes Sunday night, and some tickets are still available.
For live coverage throughout the weekend, go to the SoundPosts blog and follow @SoundPosts on Twitter.
May 23, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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
Music writer Paul de Barros’ preview orients you to this year’s programming, which focuses on Washington’s labor history. He’s also assembled a list of highlights for Friday through Monday. Look for live coverage throughout the weekend on The Seattle Times’ new music blog, SoundPosts, and find stories and photos in print in The Seattle Times on Saturday and Tuesday. On Twitter, follow Paul de Barros at @pdebarros.
Details: The festival begins at Seattle Center at 11 a.m. Friday through Monday. It ends at 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 9 p.m. Sunday. For tips on driving, parking and taking public transportation, visit this page on NW Folklife’s site. The weather forecast is the usual for late May: Drizzle with glimpses of sun. Saturday may be your best chance for avoiding rain — which means it might be your worst day for avoiding crowds. The festival is free, but a $10 donation is requested.
Check out Andrew Matson’s overview of this wildly popular indie music festival at the Gorge. Matson and editor Brian Gallagher will blog daily from the grounds; look for print coverage of Macklemore (+ more) on Sunday and Tuesday. On Twitter, follow the SoundPosts blog at @SoundPosts.
Details: The campground opens at 1 p.m. today (May 23); festival gates open at 3 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday-Monday. The Gorge is about a 3-hour drive east on I-90, though heavy traffic can make coming and going much slower. Find a million details about getting there, camping and regulations on the Sasquatch info page. The weather at the Gorge — which can often be either blazing hot or wet, wet, wet — looks to be fine this weekend. The festival is sold out.
February 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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 of zingers from hosts gone by.
Once you’re primed, we welcome you to join Moira and other Seattle Times staffers for a live chat during the telecast at seattletimes.com. We’ll start with red-carpet arrivals at 4 p.m. Sunday and move on to the ceremony when it begins at 5:30. Expect everything to wrap up (fingers crossed) by 8:30 p.m.
In the meantime, have some fun by voting in our Oscar polls. And ponder, for a moment, Daniel Day-Lewis, whose nomination for best actor for portraying President Lincoln is as close as Oscar gets to a sure thing.
Wind, rain later today, snow in the mountains: The National Weather Service says a storm blowing into the area will peak Friday afternoon with 15 to 30 mph winds and gusts to 40 mph in the Seattle area. Also, 1 to 2 inches of rain — and make that 1 to 2 feet of snow in the mountains — are expected in Western Washington by Saturday morning.
The bong squad: Police evacuated homes and called in an Army bomb squad after a utility worker discovered what appeared to be a pipe bomb outside a home Thursday in Yakima. When the bomb squad detonated the device, they found it stuffed not with explosives, but with marijuana. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.
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November 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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 in pursuit of the show’s “mirror ball trophy.”
Solo and her professional dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy have created plenty of drama on season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars” by arguing with the judges and bickering between them.
The competition airs live at 8 p.m. Mondays on ABC; results are broadcast at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. If you want last night’s results.
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