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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, November 11 I An Evening with Reilly & Maloney – Perhaps the most endearing duo to grace the West Coast folk music scene, Ginny Reilly & David Maloney bring their timeless sound to West Seattle’s intimate Kenyon Hall.  Expect plenty of old favorites sprinkled throughout the evening – the pair celebrated their *40th* year singing together in 2010! – but also new selections from their recent work including David’s new solo album “One Day More.”

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12 I Pirates of Penzance – STAGEright Theatre presents a show you thought you’d already seen: “The Pirates of Penzance.” This Gilbert and Sullivan classic is one of the most influential and well-known light operettas of all time and though more than 130 years old, it is still as charming and relevant as ever. Traditionally performed with dozens of singers, Director Brendan Mack’s staging features a cast of eleven playing every role in the show. This gender-bending production draws influence from Lady Gaga, “Glee,” Elvis Presley, Carol Burnett, “Grease,” Sesame Street, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and many other cultural icons. This is a rendition of Pirates not to be missed! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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25 Years of Def Jam Records!

Hard to believe that Def Jam Records has been around for 25 years! I remember the first time I heard of Def Jam, it was when I discovered The Beastie Boys classic debut “Licensed To Ill” a release that managed to bring hip-hop, punk, rock and mainstream audiences together with the universal call to “Fight for Your Right to Party!” Something any 13 year old (my age in 1986) can stand behind, even though I really didn’t know what “partying” was yet.

The label was started by the now-infamous record producer Rick Rubin in his dorm room at NYU and its first release was a single by his punk group Hose. Shortly after that, Vincent Gallo introduced Rubin to Russell Simmons. The label would then focus more on hip-hop and urban music but would also count thrash-metal band Slayer among its ranks, proving its diversity and desire to bring the rock and hip-hop communities together. Throughout the late 80s and early to mid 90s, Def Jam would dominate the pop charts with ground breaking releases by Public Enemy, LL Cool J and EPMD and then into the new millennium with chart-toppers Rihanna, Jay Z and Kanye West. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Music

 

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