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Puget Sound Access

Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, August 19 5:30am – This week we’ll hear about Special Olympics Washington and their upcoming fundraising events “Run With The Cops 5K”. Athlete Timothy Dempsey and Federal Way Police Officer Donovan Heavener tell us that the Special Olympics host events year-round, and because athletes  participate at no cost to themselves or …

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Mercer Island Summer Celebration (7-15-18)

The KIXI Street Team came out for the 2nd day of Mercer Island Celebration to say hi to our listeners and future listeners, and hand out some red and blue swag! It was a scorcher, but we kept it cool, just like our music. We can’t wait to see you again next year!

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MUSIC NEWS

Aretha Franklin’s funeral scheduled for August 31 in Detroit

Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesThe funeral for The Queen of Soul will be held in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. Aretha Franklin‘s publicist announced Friday that the music legend’s homegoing service, which is limited to friends and family, will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in the Motor City. However, there will be public viewings on August 28 and …

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Watch now: Sting and Shaggy release animated video for “Just One Lifetime”

ABC/Paula LoboAn album, a tour, a gig in the Hamptons, and now…a cartoon. That’s the ever-unfolding story of collaborators Sting and Shaggy, who turned their musical bromance into the joint album 44/876, released in April. The animated video is for “Just One Lifetime,” a groovy reggae tune. The clip features cartoon versions of Sting and Shaggy dancing on a beach, …

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Lay Down Santa: Eric Clapton to release Christmas album in October

Gus Stewart/RedfernsJust call him Slowhand Santa: Eric Clapton is set to release Christmas album. Billboard reports Happy Xmas will arrive October 12, and will feature classic holiday songs as reworked by the legendary guitarist. Happy Xmas will also contain an original Clapton Christmas tune called “For Love On Christmas Day.” Clapton tells Billboard, “I had in my head that these …

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Chain of sales: Aretha Franklin music downloads soar following her death

Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesSales of Aretha Franklin‘s back catalog have spiked nearly 1600% following her death Thursday at age 76, Billboard reports. On Thursday alone, sales of Franklin’s albums and digital song downloads rose from 8,000 the previous day to a whopping 134,000. Digital song downloads accounted for 89% of sales, with 115,000 songs. Physical album sales totaled 19,000 units. Here …

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Farm Aid 2018 to be broadcast live on AXS-TV, with “Saturday Stack” extras

Scott StrebleCan’t make it to Connecticut for Farm Aid 2018? No problem. AXS-TV is once again making it easy to catch the “music with a mission” event, by broadcasting this year’s show live from Hartford on Saturday, September 22. In Farm Aid tradition, this year’s show features sets from organizer and founder Willie Nelson, as well as appearances by Farm …

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