THE LATEST FROM KIXI RADIO

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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Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, March 26 5:30am – Joining us this week are President Harvey Drake, and Development Associate Rosa Booker from Urban Impact. Urban Impact has been doing great work in the Rainier Valley/Rainier Beach area for 30 years to break the cycle of social, material, and spiritual poverty. Through a number of programs …

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MUSIC NEWS

Blondie starring in new AXS TV concert special premiering this Sunday

Courtesy of AXS TVWith Blondie gearing up for the May 5 release of its latest album, Pollinator, the influential New Wave band will be featured on a new AXS TV concert special premiering this Sunday, April 2, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The 80-minute program captures an intimate show singer Debbie Harry and company played at the studio of …

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Elton John producing animated version of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Joseph GuayElton John is re-teaming up with his Lion King songwriting partner Sir Tim Rice for a new animated musical. Unfortunately, Elton’s just producing the movie, not writing songs for it. Deadline reports that at the annual CinemaCon movie event in Las Vegas on Tuesday, it was announced that Elton’s Rocket Pictures production company will bring us an animated version …

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Foundations singer Clem Curtis dead at 76

SBME Castle USClem Curtis, lead singer on The Foundations‘ breakthrough 1967 hit “Baby Now that I’ve Found You,” has died, his family confirmed to the BBC. He was 76. Born in Trinidad, Curtis moved to England as a teenager joining the band that would become The Foundations in 1966. “Baby Now that I’ve Found You,” The Foundations’ first single, was …

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Mavis Staples tribute concert special featuring Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald & more premiering in April

Blackbird Presents RecordsBack in November 2014, soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples celebrated her 75th birthday with a star-studded tribute concert in her hometown of Chicago. If you missed the show, which featured performances by Staples, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Aaron Neville and many others, you can watch it as an AXS TV special that airs April 16 at 10 p.m. ET/7 …

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Special 40th anniversary screenings of “The Grateful Dead Movie” taking place in select US theaters next month

Courtesy of Fathom Events/Rhino EntertainmentThe Grateful Dead‘s classic 1977 concert film, The Grateful Dead Movie, will truck back into theaters for a special one-night-only screening on April 20 in honor of the flick’s 40th anniversary. The movie, which was co-directed by late Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, features footage from a five-night stand that the band played at San Francisco’s famous …

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