Seattle Traditions: Pat O’Day, Hydros, Blue Angels

My friend and Seattle radio legend Pat O’Day takes center stage for the 42nd year at Seafair this weekend… along with the fastest powerboats in the world, the Unlimited Hydroplanes. There’s action in the air too: the U.S. Navy Blue Angels return to thrill crowds Saturday at 1:30pm. KIRO TV will air more than six…

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Senior Living profiles “The Old Redhead”

History was made on August 31, 1957 when Elvis Presley stepped onto the Empire Stadium stage to perform a rock ‘n’ roll show in Vancouver. Not only was it his first and only live show in Vancouver, it was the last time Elvis would ever grace a stage outside of the U.S. The Master of…

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Pink Martini, Ola Onabule in Vancouver

During the recent Vancouver International Jazz Festival it was my honour to emcee the Pink Martini concert at the Orpheum Theatre featuring vocalist China Forbes and leader Thomas M. Lauderdale on piano. They were accompanied by a 51 piece orchestra. It was a stirring spectacular. Actually, they were trying for a 54 piece orchestra but…

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Singer Terry Black remembered at service

When he was a teenager living in Vancouver, John Howell hated to go to Dance Party nights if Terry Black was there. “He was so good looking,” the Port Moody resident said, “that nobody else ever had a chance with any of the girls.” (more from Dale Bass – Kamloops This Week) Terry Black sings…

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