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Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, May 21 5:30am – Komen Puget Sound’s annual Race For The Cure will take place on Sunday, June 4 and on this week’s show we’ll hear about the continued need for funding of both breast cancer research and breast cancer survivor programs. Joining us are Executive Director David Richart, Chair of …

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Slider Cook-Off (03-25-17)

KIXI came out to the Slider Cook-Off at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma to cheer on the chefs and give our listeners a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card as well as play Plinko! We hope you all walked away with full bellies!

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MUSIC NEWS

Diamond ring Elvis Presley wore on his “Aloha from Hawaii” special auctioned for more than $200K

Courtesy of Julien’s AuctionsA horseshoe-shaped diamond ring that Elvis Presley wore during his famous 1973 Aloha from Hawaii television special sold for $204,800 at a music memorabilia auction held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The flashy ring, which features 12 gems, brought in more money than any other item at the “Music Icons” sale, which …

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Roger Waters debuts new songs, mocks Trump at Us + Them Tour rehearsal show

ABC RadioRoger Waters gave about a thousand “friends and family” members a preview of his Us + Them Tour on Sunday at Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. At the invitation-only concert, the ex-Pink Floyd singer/bassist played songs from his old band’s classic 1970s albums, as well as four tunes from his new solo album, Is This the Life …

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New compilations by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and other Stax acts released to mark label’s 60th anniversary

Rhino Entertainment/Concord Music GroupIn honor of the 60th anniversary of Stax Records, Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group have partnered to launch a yearlong celebration of the legendary Memphis soul label. The initiative begins today with the release of series of single-artist compilations dubbed Stax Classics, including albums focusing on Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T. & the M.G.’s …

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Talking Heads approve of new Selena Gomez single that samples their classic song

Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Image Group LA/ABCIf the pulsing bass line featured in pop star Selena Gomez‘s new single “Bad Liar” sounds familiar, that’s because it’s taken directly from the influential new-wave group Talking Heads‘ classic 1977 tune “Psycho Killer.” Thanks to the sample, the band’s founding members — singer/guitarist David Byrne, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz — were given …

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Former Foreigner/King Crimson member Ian McDonald’s new band, Honey West, releases debut album

Readout RecordsEx-Foreigner/King Crimson multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald latest musical project is Honey West, which has just released its debut album, Bad Old World. For McDonald, getting involved in the new band was as easy as crossing the street. He tells ABC Radio that he joined Honey West after befriending his New York City neighbor Ted Zurkowski, a Shakespearean actor-turned-singer/songwriter. “Ted and …

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