THE LATEST FROM KIXI RADIO

Thank You Jim French

This week marks the final radio broadcasts of Jim French’s Imagination Theatre on KIXI. For 1,093 episodes, that’s over 20 years, Imagination Theatre has enthralled us with larger than life characters, Seattle Private Eye Harry Nile, Sherlock Holmes, Kincaid the Strangeseeker, along with Raffles the gentlemen thief, Hillary Caine, Kerrides the thinker, and many more.  We’ve been captivated by story …

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Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, February 26 5:30am – Our guest this week is the Executive Director at Havens Community Connections, Danielle Madrid. Havens Community Connections helps women in affluent marriages build a safe exit strategy out of the domestic abuse they may find themselves in. Danielle explains that women from affluent backgrounds have unique challenges …

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Imagination Theatre – (01-30-17)

KIXI had a great time celebrating the last live performance of Jim French’s Imagination Theatre! Check out your pictures here! A big thank you to all who attended the sold out show, and a big thank you to the cast and crew of Jim French’s Imagination Theatre!

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MUSIC NEWS

Right place, right time: Dr. John taking part in new leg of The Last Waltz 40 tribute tour

Blackbird PresentsThe Last Waltz 40 Tour, the tribute trek celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Band‘s historic 1976 farewell concert, wrapped up early last month, but now an additional leg of dates has been scheduled due to “overwhelming demand.” The new series of shows, which gets underway March 30 in Grand Prairie, Texas, will feature a slightly different lineup than …

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Cher extends new “Classic Cher” residency in Las Vegas

Cher in concert in 2014; Joey Foley/Getty ImagesCher‘s got a new Las Vegas residency on her hands, and it’s been so successful that she’s just extended it into November. This past month, Cher debuted her new show, Classic Cher, at the Park Theater at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Vegas. Now, she’s extended the show, announcing a new …

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NYC Aretha Franklin tribute organizer says hearing Todd Rundgren or Kenny Loggins sing her songs will be “absolutely cool”

Michael Dorf PresentsThe 2017 edition of the star-studded annual tribute concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall that entrepreneur Michael Dorf organizes is set to take place this Monday, with this year’s event honoring Aretha Franklin. The impressive lineup for the show, dubbed “The Music of Aretha Franklin,” includes such well-known artists as Todd Rundgren, Kenny Loggins, Sam Moore, ex-Labelle singer …

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A Little Ditty from John and Martina: Mellencamp and McBride to perform new duet on “The Tonight Show” this evening

Marc Hauser; Joseph LlanesJohn Mellencamp recently released a new single called “Grandview” that features guest vocals by Martina McBride. The heartland rocker and the country star will team up to perform the tune for the first time ever on television this evening on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Grandview” is one of 13 tracks that will appear on …

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Elton John’s Oscar Party raises $7 million; Elton performs with St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAFElton John marked his 25th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party with a milestone: Seven million dollars was raised for his AIDS Foundation. At the star-studded gala, Elton told the crowd, “This party and our work have always been about love, inclusion, fairness and good health for everyone. We believe these remedies can cure anything…most especially AIDS.” …

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