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Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, February 14 5:30am – This week we meet Michel Martel, the Executive Director and Karen Nestvold, the Director of Development & Classical Programs from Music Works Northwest. Music Works Northwest is a non-profit community music school dedicated to providing access to music lessons, music therapy, and performance experiences for people of …

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Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin Says New Solo Album Has “Some of the Best Songs I’ve Ever Done”

Buckjoy ProductionsFounding Jefferson Airplane and longtime Jefferson Starship singer Marty Balin will release a new solo album called The Greatest Love on Friday, February 12. The 15-track collection is filled with the kind of romantic-themed tunes for which Balin is famous, so its arrival on Valentine’s Day weekend is well timed. “These are songs I’ve been doing live in concert …

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute in L.A. Features Performances by Courtney Love, Perry Farrell, Carly Rae Jepsen & Other Stars

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Courtesy of The Best FestThe first night of the two-part Fleetwood Mac Fest tribute concert took place Tuesday at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Among the eclectic variety of celebrities taking part in the show were Courtney Love, Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, KT Tunstall, the late George Harrison‘s son, Dhani Harrison, and actors …

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New Animated Netflix Series “Beat Bugs” to Feature Cover Versions of Classic Beatles Songs

Courtesy of NetflixYou know The Beatles — now meet Beat Bugs. It’s a new animated children’s series premiering on Netflix this August that will incorporate various new cover versions of classic Fab Four songs into its storylines. Among the many artists confirmed to contribute renditions of Beatles tunes to the show are Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, Pink, …

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Carole King’s Landmark Album “Tapestry” Was Released 45 Years Ago Today

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Credit: Elissa KlineToday marks the 45th anniversary of the release of Carole King‘s classic album Tapestry, which established the prolific singer/songwriter as a major solo star. Throughout the 1960s, King had churned out hit after hit for other artists with her husband and songwriting partner, Gerry Goffin, but after the couple divorced in 1969, Carole focused on recording her own …

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