Here is, at long last, the music lineup for the 2015
Bumbershoot Music and Art Festival at the Seattle
Center over the Labor Day weekend:
THE WEEKND * CHANCE THE RAPPER * CAKE
FLYING LOTUS * FITZ & THE TANTRUMS * LINDSEY STIRLING
JHENÉ AIKO * ATMOSPHERE * THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT * KEYS N
BABES IN TOYLAND * KACEY MUSGRAVES * ELEPHANT REVIVAL * RAC
DEEP CREEP * JAMESTOWN REVIVAL * CHRIS STAPLETON * THE WHITE
ELLE KING * PHOEBE BRIDGERS * ON AN ON * RAZ SIMONE * LIL DICKY *
GRACE LOVE & THE TRUE LOVES * BIG SCARY * MOTOPONY * SMOKEY
K. FLAY * DUKE EVERS * ZACH VAN LUE
FAITH NO MORE * ZEDD * SOCIAL DISTORTION
BRAND NEW * FLOSSTRADAMUS * NEKO CASE
PUNCH BROTHERS * TCHAMI * THE MELVINS * PAPER DIAMOND
LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY & SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM * THE CAVE SINGERS
DEAD MOON * NIKKI LANE * SALVA * MOON HOOCH * MIKAL CRONIN * FOX
AND THE LAW
ISRAEL NASH * CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE * UNLIKELY FRIENDS * HIBOU
CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT * CONSTANT LOVERS * THE FAME RIOT
TRACKSUIT WEDDING * JADEN CARLSON BAND
ELLIE GOULDING * HOZIER * BASSNECTAR
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS * BRANDON FLOWERS
BORGORE * DEVOTCHKA * PEACHES * MINUS THE BEAR * BIG DATA * THE
HEY MARSEILLES * BØRNS * EMANCIPATOR * NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE
PEOPLE * KRIS ORLOWSKI
NACHO PICASSO * COLONY HOUSE * FINISH TICKET * GRIZZLED MIGHTY
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS * BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER *
BREAD & BUTTER * LONESOME SHACK * SISTERS
Expect additions, and perhaps a subtraction or two, in the
Now, maybe One Reel can set about putting some tickets up for
sale … bumbershoot.com
I talked earlier this morning with Florence
LaRue, the lone original member of The 5th
Dimension, who piled up the hits in the 1960s and ’70s,
and who tie a bow on the Admiral Theatre‘s 2014-15
season with a concert on June 6.
LaRue — who spoke by
telephone from her L.A.-area base camp — not only keeps the 5th
Dimension machine running, but is also a solo act, a speaker and an
author. She’s got a schedule that would run most people ragged.
But The 5th Dimension, she stressed, is at the top of her
priorities list right now.
“I fit everything else in around The Fifth Dimension,” she
The current group consists of LaRue, soprano Patrice Morris (who
joined in 2008), Willie Williams (who replaced Ron Townson after he
died in 2001), bass Leonard Tucker (since 2006) and Floyd Smith
(the newest member, signing on in 2009).
We’ll have much more from LaRue about The 5th Dimension and her
other pursuits in a preview story, probably in the June 5 issue of
Ticket information for the show is available by calling
360-373-6743 or logging on to admiraltheatre.org.
Tonight NASA Jet
Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador,Ward Yohe will be
presenting an hour-long talk about the solar system at
McCloud’s Grill House off Sheridan in Bremerton. He works with
all ages from elementary students to adult groups, keeping things
interesting and funny.
The presentation will cover information about human and robotic
exploration up through present day. These presentations are
great for school age kids and their families interested in
science and the universe. Also perfect for adults like me who
have forgotten everything they learned in science class regarding
solar systems, planets and exploration (and whatever else I have
managed to forget).
The event is free and sponsored by the East Bremerton Rotary.
You can find the link to the event on Facebook here.
And the link to learn more about local Ward Yohe here.
I just got off the
phone with Manhattan Transfer songbird Cheryl
Bentyne, a Northwest native (born and raised in Mt.
Vernon), who talked about the group’s new member, Trist
Curless, about coping with the death last year of founder
Tim Hauser, and about their May 30 show at the
“We’re kind of starting over,” Bentyne said during a phone
conversation from her Los Angeles home. “Whatever the Transfer can
get as far as work, I think we need it. … And I think Tim would’ve
wanted it this way.”
MT last played the Admiral in October 2013. But Bentyne said
there would be a little different dynamic this time around.
“We’ve put some songs that were Tim’s songs on the shelf; we
don’t do them any more,” she said. “Now we’ve been rethinking our
repertoire. Even Trist has been bringing in songs that we haven’t
done. He’s the kid of the group, but he was a fan. He can do a lot
of things — beat-box things, a lot of scatting — and he keeps us on
We’ll have much more from the interview in our preview story in
the May 29 issue of Kitsap A&E.
In the meantime, you can get tickets for the show by calling
360-373-6743 or logging on to admiraltheatre.org.
If you don’t mind the hour-long drive, or the threat of having
to pull up for a while at the Hood Canal Bridge, Port Townsend is a
great destination, for a lot of reasons.
On April 24, I got to experience two of them. I drove up to see
Key City Public Theatre’s original and very worthwhile new show,
“Tanstaafl*” (* “There Ain’t No Such Thing As a Free Lunch”), which
features a whole boatload of my favorite Jefferson County actor
types. I’m sticking a link to the review below.
The show was even better because I saw it on a stomach full of
the Massamun curry from Khu Larb … which is reason enough to drive
up to P.T. all by itself.
It’s a fun town, especially if you can combine a good dinner and
a good evening of theater to make it a real destination
The only drawback was the drive home. Usually, you can catch a
slightly scratchy (especially during the Beaver Valley Road portion
of the trip) version of the tag-end of the Mariners’ game. But on
the 24th, Felix made such quick work of the Twins that they were
already into the post-game show before the “Tanstaafl*” cast even
took their curtain call.
For Key City Public Theatre tickets, call 360-385-5278 or log
For Khu Larb reservations, call 360-385-5023, and check out the
menu at khularbthai.com.
Here’s the “Tanstaafl*” review:
I often receive late submissions to the calendar that, despite
their tardiness, are still worth noting for public interest.
Sustainable Cinema’s monthly documentary viewings frequently
fall into both categories.
This month Kitsap County’s Sustainable Cinema will be showing
“Plastic Paradise: The
Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” The film follows a brief history
of plastics in the United States, as well as the lasting effects of
plastics today. It works throughout to make the case that the
solution will be source control.
The show is Thursday (April 23) at 6:30 p.m. at the Dragonfly
Cinema on Bay Street in Port Orchard; this will
be followed by discussion.
While on the subject of documentaries, Free Range Films’ last
film for this season will be showing at Ground Zero Center in
Poulsbo at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.
The documentary scheduled is “The Wisdom to
Survive.” The film will cover the consensus of scientists that
climate change has already arrived and asks what actions society
can take going forward.
Both films are free, but donations are welcome.
“Serena,” the third pairing of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer
Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle”) will
finally be beamed onto a local movie screen when the Dragonfly
Cinema shows it April 24-28.
The film has been panned (see Roger Moore’s review at
kitsapsun.com/entertainment) as a waste of the star power that
yielded four Academy Award nominations (including Lawrence’s win
for “Silver Linings”) in just the two movies listed above.
But I’m of the opinion that anything with Jennifer Lawrence in
it bears a look. So, there’s that.
The schedule of screenings is at dragonflycinema.com
Here’s a link to the review:
MM wishes HAPPY BIRTHDAY, wherever you are, to James McAvoy,
Nicole Sullivan, Andie MacDowell, Tony Danza, Iggy Pop, Diana
Darvey, Charles Grodin, Elaine May, Queen Elizabeth II, Anthony
Quinn, Charlotte Bronte …
and Facebook Friends SOOZIE HUMMEL !! and CAITLYN McCONNELL !!
and BRIAN BERMAN !!
The 2015 lineup for Zoo Tunes at the Woodland Park Zoo was just
released. Tickets will go on sale to the “general public” on
Friday, April 24
Here’s who’s at the Zoo:
June 19 – The Doobie Brothers with special
guest Pat Simmons Jr.
June 28 – The B-52s
July 12 – Indigo Girls
July 21 – Melissa Etheridge & Blondie
July 22 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
July 26 – “Sweet Harmony Soul” featuring Mavis
Staples, Patty Griffin & Amy Helm
July 29 – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
August 9 – Ziggy Marley
August 16 – Trampled By Turtles & The Devil
August 19 – Kenny Loggins
Check zoo.org or ticketfly.com for more information.
MM wishes HAPPY BIRTHDAY, wherever you are, to Miranda Kerr,
Carmen Electra, Crispin Glover, Andy Serkis, Don Mattingly, Clint
Howard, Luther Vandross, Jessica Lange, Veronica Cartwright,
Gregory Itzin, Ryan O’Neal, James Gammon, GEORGE TAKEI !!, Tito
Puente, Harold Lloyd, and …
Facebook Friends LENNA DOVE !! and STEVE BLOOM !! and ARIA ELF
!! and LENA DAVIDSON !! and CHARLIE HAMILTON !! and SUSAN SNYDER