07 23 2014
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39th Annual Bumbershoot

Over hundred performed at the 39th annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. Despite a year when heavy rains made a bumbershoot a handy item to have, thousands of music fans streamed into the Seattle Center over the Labor day weekend to see a variety of music and entertainment including performances by The Blackeyed Peas, comedians Wyatt Cenac and Eugene Mirman and appearances by writers like Melvin Van Peebles and SE Hinton.


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For Late Night Club Goers, Musician Organizes a New Option

David Ornette Cherry brings back 'Round Midnight

Held at the Curious Comedy theater, Cherry's show will offer a live music venue for late-night entertainment. The Los Angeles transplant says he grew weary of discovering late night establishments only to find they featured nothing but booze and conversation.
"I couldn't find any late night music," he said. "It's really for the neighborhood people," he told The Skanner. "And it's not just a jazz thing, we have a whole world of music.


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Motown Records Turns 50

On Jan. 12, 1959, assembly line worker and songwriter named Berry Gordy Jr. used an $800 family loan to start a record company in Detroit. Fifty years later, Motown Records Corp. and its stable of largely African-American artists have become synonymous with the musical, social and cultural fabric of America ...


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