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The Karaoke Baron’s Kingdom Spans from Seattle to Vegas

by Jacob Uitti

Joshua Baron lives for karaoke. So much so that the 45-year-old is considering moving from Seattle to Las Vegas in order to locate himself in the center of this country’s karaoke universe. But for now, Baron, who is the national director of the Karaoke World Championships U.S.A. (KWCUSA), continues to host his Wednesday night karaoke sessions at the Columbia City Theater from 9 PM to 1 AM. Every week, a cast of characters come together there over their need for expression as much as their need for family.

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Local Musicians Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons To Record Live Album in South End

by Gus Marshall

Acoustic old-time roots blues duo Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons will be performing two concerts this Saturday at The Rainier Valley Cultural Center. The performances will be recorded and produced into their fourth full length album entitled The Antidote.

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Songwriter Meklit Hadero reconnects with Seattle at the Columbia City Theater Nov. 30

by Jacob Uitti

San Francisco-based singer, Meklit Hadero, considers Seattle a second home — or a third home, or maybe a fourth. For the soulful, jazzy singer-songwriter, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in the United States, the Emerald City is a place where she can reconnect with family and with a part of the world in which she lived for more than a year. And Hadero will do just that on Nov. 30 at the Columbia City Theater, when she graces the stage to perform songs from her immaculate and expansive catalogue. To preview the gig, we caught up with the songwriter to ask her about her beginnings as an artist, how she honed her writing style and what she looks to, when the world can seem too much.

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International Musicians Marina Albero and Nat Hulskamp Bring Authentic Traditions To Columbia City

by Gus Marshall

On a cozy Sunday evening in November, The Columbia City Theater hosted a bill of beautiful world music. The Pangea Concert, presented by Giordano Productions, showcased two wonderful acts of world-class talent and taste.

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Danny Denial Premieres ‘Crises’ Music Video

by Jacob Uitti

Seattle-based artist and musician Danny Denial recorded his 2018 album, Dead Like Me, in Enterprise, Alabama, at the end of 2017. Denial, who identifies as a person of color and queer, remembers taking a break from the rigors of making music, stepping outside the studio and seeing a man hanging a confederate flag directly across the street.

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Theory Of Change Debuts New Release At Columbia City Theater

by Gus Marshall

Theory of Change is a politically charged indie rock quintet on a quest for a fairer and more just world. Their mission is to find a greater truth through their music, addressing life’s more complex challenges and every day struggles through the lens of society’s structural inequities.

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