Ernest Jasmin


12 November 2015

Make a Scene: Skillet headed to Tacoma, expect follow-up to “Rise” by Spring

“Awake” is the biggest release of Christian-rock band Skillet's nearly 20 year run, having debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 100 album chart in 2009 and gone on to achieve platinum status, with more than a million copies sold. But sometimes a heavy burden comes with success, as singer-bassist John Cooper was reminded…

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5 November 2015

Make a Scene: Americana buzz duo 10 String Symphony returns to Tacoma

Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer - a.k.a. acoustic buzz duo, 10 String Symphony - rank Tacoma's Immanuel Presbyterian Church among their favorite places to play in the country. They'll return for a third time to showcase songs from their new album, “Weight of the World,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8.

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22 October 2015

Make a Scene: Five ways to have a scary good time in the days leading up to Halloween

Looking for something to get you in the mood for All Hallows' Eve? Or something to do on the big day itself, which conveniently falls on a Saturday this year? Here are five promising options.
The Grand Cinema's new cult film series. Organizers at the Grand, (606 S. Fawcett Ave.,) are kicking off their…

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15 October 2015

‘M.I.C.’ event gives students insight into the music biz

Federal Way singer-songwriter Shyan Selah can only laugh when asked what sorts of things he wishes he'd known before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music in 1996.
“Oh, my goodness. Where do I start?” Selah said. To dispel misconceptions many young and aspiring musicians have about the industry, Selah's…

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1 October 2015

Make a Scene: Comedian Mohr promises to ‘wreck house’ in Tacoma

In no time, Jay Mohr shifts into his go-to Tracy Morgan impression, familiar to fans of the popular comedian's stand-up and his sports talk program, “The Jay Mohr Show,” which airs from noon to 3 p.m. locally, weekdays on KHHO-AM (850).
“You sound fiiiiiiine,” he says, speaking in Morgan's thick Bronx drawl…

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24 September 2015

Maybe not ‘the realest,’ but Aussie rapper Azalea thrills youngish crowd in Puyallup

“First things first, I’m the realest,” goes the opening salvo of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” among the most ubiquitous hits of 2014. That sentiment has been widely debated since the Australian-born rapper took the pop world by storm, becoming the poster girl for cultural appropriation in the process with her faux Southern…

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24 September 2015

Make a Scene: Australian tribute act to bring Queen to life at Pantages

Freddie Mercury's supple, operatic tenor. Brian May's majestic, tone-rich solos. Nobody sounds quite like legendary rock band Queen. Well, almost nobody.
Recreating the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' sound is what the Australian production, “Queen: It's a Kinda Magic” is all about. Specifically, the production will…

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17 September 2015

Make a Scene: The Genius of Weird Al

Admit it, cool people. You secretly love Weird Al Yankovic. You once filed the nerdy King of Pop Parody under “guilty pleasure,” or maybe you pigeonholed him as “that guy who's cashed in on food puns since the Reagan Era.” But it's about time you openly embraced his brilliant brand of weirdness. 
Like many…

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The Daily MashUp

12 November 2015

Seattle radio station outlines plans to buy KUOW, switch to all-jazz format

Today, Seattle's KUOW-FM (94.9) announced plans to purchase the broadcast license…Read More

28 October 2015

Smoke + Cedar will close this weekend

Smoke + Cedar will go dark after next weekend, owner Gordon Naccarato announced,…Read More