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Elvis Presley, hit maker

Elvis Presley – the original “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – graduated from the regional Memphis-based Sun Records to a major recording contract with RCA Records in late 1955. He’d go on to sell 50.5 million 45 rpm records – and that’s not counting his many albums or tickets to the movies in which he starred. Here’s a look at Elvis’ success as a singles artist.
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Around the Remote: Henson hosts American Music Awards

DON’T MISS: 2020 American Music Awards – Taraji P. Henson is the host for the annual trophy bash that celebrates the year’s best chart-topping artists as determined by fan votes. Among the night’s performers at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles are Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez, Billie Eilish, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma.
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Bob Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 21, 2020

A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents, including the singer-songwriter’s musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics, has sold at auction for $495,000. Boston-based R.R. Auction said Friday the collection privately held by the late American blues artist Tony Glover was sold Thursday to a bidder whose identity was not made public.

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Ladies’ night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 21, 2020

A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by male acts — on Thursday night with “Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1."
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Northwest BachFest announces new ‘Across the Miles’ series package

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

What do you get for the music lover who has everything? A ticket to something they've never heard, or seen, before, like Northwest BachFest's virtual "Across the Miles" series. The series, which features virtual concerts from and interviews with a variety of performers, launched in October with “The Intimate World of Cole Porter.”
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Raheem DeVaughn wants to know what’s going on

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

Can an 8-year-old have musical pillars? Sure. Raheem DeVaughn already had a few by that age – Prince, Bob Marley, Earth Wind and Fire – and he says he’ll never forget the Sunday afternoon when one of them toppled: April 1, 1984. “I had gone to the movies with my mother,” DeVaughn says of that moment.
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The Flaming Lips cancel March 19 concert at the Fox

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

The Flaming Lips have canceled their March 19 concert at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. In an email, Fox staff said though the show has not been rescheduled, they look forward to welcoming the Flaming Lips to the Fox in the future. Refunds have been issued to those who bought tickets with a debit or credit card.
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Spokane Symphony celebrates 75th anniversary with Gala 2020

The Spokane Symphony's Gala 2020 streams live at 7 p.m. Thursday at event.gives/sso/. During the fundraising event, music director James Lowe will discuss his thoughts on live music for 2021, and there will, of course, be plenty of music from symphony musicians and special guests. 
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Longtime fan looks back at AC/DC’s Spokane Coliseum debut in 1978

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

When AC/DC concluded its 25-song set with the anthemic "For Those About to Rock" at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center four years ago, it appeared that the iconic Australian hard rock band was finished after a glorious 43-year run. It was the final date of a tour the band almost didn't complete.
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Gonzaga Theatre & Dance and Kyle Davis present free, virtual ‘Dance Presents!’

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

Gonzaga University’s Theatre & Dance Department is presenting its second annual “Dance Presents! Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and the free event, livestreamed from the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, will feature original choreography by Kyle Davis, principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Gonzaga Ballet Ensemble.
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Spokane Fall Folk Festival celebrates 25th year virtually

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 12, 2020

Any other year, the Spokane Community College campus would start to buzz about the Spokane Fall Folk Festival, which launches Saturday. The two-day festival, which debuted in 1996, typically brings more than 100 performing groups and 5,000 attendees to town each year.
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In court moves, Britney Spears seeks freedom from father

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 11, 2020

Britney Spears wants to be freed from her father. The pop star's moves have been missing from stage and screen in a career hiatus that shows no signs of ending, but she's been making all kinds of maneuvers in court in an attempt to gain greater control over her life and money after 12 years of a court conservatorship.
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Water Cooler: Brain activity during improvisation

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2020

In his book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life,” trumpeter, composer and educator Wynton Marsalis wrote, “Because jazz musicians improvise under the pressure of time, what's inside comes out pure. It's like being pressed to answer a question before you have a chance to get your lie straight.”
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Time is on Elvis Costello’s side with ‘Hey Clockface’

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2020

When Elvis Costello made his one and only local appearance at the Big Easy, which is now the Knitting Factory, in 2005, it appeared that the celebrated singer-songwriter was content and about to enter the back end of an incomparable career. Costello was busy with a few distractions during that period.

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