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U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Enchants Jubilant, Diverse Audience at Emory

12 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

In the soft, amber light of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Juan Felipe Herrera, now serving his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate, stands before a diverse cross-section of the Emory University and Atlanta communities like a sage composer, calmly and confidently repeating to the audience, “Let us gather in a flourishing way.” This...

A Show Made Me Forget About Death for 90 Minutes Last Night. Meet Sound Cipher, the Best Band in Seattle. Possibly.

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Timm Mason (bass) and Tim Alexander (drums); saxophonist Skerik is out of sight, in more ways than one. Dave Segal “Damn!” said a guy behind me in an awestruck tone at Sunset Tavern last night after local supergroup Sound Cipher finished their 90-minute set. Show More Summary

The Week in Weed: Trump Declares War on Pot, Weed Goes Nuclear, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg talk 'Greenery'

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Week in Weed for February 24, 2017 by Amber Cortes Spicer: We're Coming for Weed Aaron P. Bernstein It was shaping up to be a pretty fun week in weed—a new drive-thru pot shop being proposed in Colorado, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg dropping pot references on national television... Show More Summary

Houston Reels in a Flying Fish Location

The Dallas-based catfish chain will open up shop in the Heights It’s time to start digging in the closet for that circa-2001 Big Mouth Billy Bass. Long-standing Dallas chain Flying Fish, home of the “the world’s first Billy Bass Adoption...Show More Summary

Hey, Dave Reichert: Look at All of These Town Halls Where No One Is Getting Hurt

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith "This could be us but you're scared," says 400 of Reichert's constituents who hosted an empty chair town hall in Cashmere, WA on Monday. Michael Nash In a little sit 'n' chat interview with KIRO, Congressman Dave Reichert...Show More Summary

America's Next Top Model Recap: Run! It's The Acting Bug!

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Chase Burns All the world's a stage, and all the models are merely playaaaas. Acting! It's easy. All you have to do is cry, right? Well, Episode 12, And Action, teaches us that acting is actually, like, a lot more than crying and being pretty. Show More Summary

Video: Stephen Colbert Thinks Alex Jones Is What Happens When You "Mix Steroids With Peyote"

After starting last night's show with a series of jokes about Donald Trump's visit to the Museum of African-American History and Culture, Stephen Colbert took a step back to consider Trump's delicate temperament: "I hope that doesn't...Show More Summary

Grace Slick donates money from Chick-fil-A ad to LGBTQ rights organization

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Most artists are accused of “selling out” if they license their music to a cause that is in opposition to their ideals. But Grace Slick is taking a different approach. The Jefferson Airplane...

Watch Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys honor their wives in new video

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Florida Georgia Line already announced that their summer “Smooth Tour” will feature early ‘00s hitmaker and Band Aid-sporter Nelly (also, newcomer Chris Lane). But the “Hot in Herre” rapper isn’t the only...

5 Fun Things To Do In NYC This Week

Japandroids have a new album out. Janapdroids are playing at Terminal 5. It's going to be a knock-down, drag-out rock show and some inexplicable reason, tickets are still available. You know what you need to do. No gods, only Japandroids. [ more › ]

Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman’s New Movie Filmed in Austin Restaurant

A recently-released trailer for Terrence Malick’s Song to Song shows a scene at Asti Director Terrence Malick’s long-awaited, Austin-filmed, music-centric movie, Song to Song, is finally premiering at this year’s SXSW. Teasing that March...Show More Summary

Watch Migos perform “Bad and Boujee” on “Ellen”

Atlanta rap group Migos continued to show that “Bad and Boujee” has broad appeal by performing the hit single on The Ellen Degeneres Show. While the trio is known for their dance moves, it was Degeneres’ audience members...

Free tickets and movie soundtrack to ‘La La Land’

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Maybe you’re a “La La Land” fanatic. Or maybe you’re one of those people who has had every intention of getting to the theater to see it, but then life got in...

If You're a Seattle Artist (or Only Think You Are) You MUST See Awaiting Oblivion at On the Boards

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Awaiting Oblivion runs Thurs-Sun at On the Boards Tim Summers Tim Smith-Stewart and Jeffery Azevedo’s Awaiting Oblivion: Temporary Solutions for Surviving the Dystopian Future We Find Ourselves Within at Present, whichShow More Summary

Hear the Legacy of the Late, Great Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown's Funkiest Drummer

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Funk immortal Stubblefield was one of hiphop's crucial architects. Best known as the drummer for James Brown during one of the godfather of soul's most creatively fertile periods (1965-1970), Clyde Stubblefield died February 18 in his longtime home of Madison, Wisconsin, due to kidney failure. Show More Summary

Walter “Junie” Morrison, Key Member of Ohio Players and Funkadelic, Has Died

by Dave Segal With Junie Morrison's passing, the world just became a little less ecstatic. Walter “Junie” Morrison—a powerfully expressive soul vocalist and keyboardist for two of the most important funk groups ever, Ohio Players and Funkadelic—has died. Show More Summary

A History of NYC Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday To Reagan Youth

As you may have noticed, the streets of NYC have come alive with the sounds of "Fuck Donald Trump." If there is any hope to be found amid the daily outrage of life in Trump's America, it is here, in the flourishing protest movements that have sprouted in every corner of the country. [ more › ]

The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail

by Charles Mudede Every Fucking Day: Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups, memo suggests https://t.co/oiRzxpD8Me— The Guardian (@guardian) February 17, 2017 The news agency AP broke this story, which it obtained from a memo. Show More Summary

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