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Around the Sound this weekend: Music, food, festivals and fun in every direction

This incredible August weekend around the Sound includes a second epic benefit concert by Seattle's own Pearl Jam, and a celebration of the Northwest's iconic and influential record label, SubPop. And a reminder for you -- if you happening to be heading to Key Arena on Saturday for that Hall &...
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John Fisher with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab

This high-profile Seattle musician wants you to help him save the Showbox

Ben Gibbard is the front man for one one of Seattle's most successful bands, Death Cab for Cutie . And he's taken on the mission of being one of the most high-profile champions of the iconic music venue the Showbox, which as you might have heard is slated to be demolished so a Canadian developer...
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Art, beer, wine, music and a BIG parade: Around the Sound this weekend

​Who likes music, wine, art or a parade? You? This is your weekend then! Here's what's happening around the Sound on this hot July weekend: White River Amphitheatre concerts Friday7pm. Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Marymoor Park Concerts Saturday at 3pm. Sublime...
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Is the end near for Seattle's legendary Showbox at the Market concert venue?

A developer wants to demolish Seattle's legendary Showbox at the Market and build a 442-unit highrise apartment tower. The Showbox has been there since 1930s. Some of the biggest names in music, from the jazz and big-band era through Grunge in the 1990s, have been on that stage: Duke Ellington,...
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Impress your out-of-town visitors this summer at these cool restaurants

If you're hosting visitors from out of town this summer, here's how you can impress them. Chances are that wherever your guests traveled from, it wasn't as beautiful as the Puget Sound area, right? It doesn't have our incredible views and cool restaurants serving a bounty of fresh local food. So...
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The best spots around the Sound for sweet frozen treats

Air conditioning might be rare in the Seattle area, but we sure have a lot of great ice cream shops. Most cities are lucky to have a couple of Ben & Jerry's or Menchie's. We have plenty of those, and believe me, nothing makes my 6-year-old son happier than a trip through the self-serve...
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Bite, Block Party, Baseball, Berries & Boxers: Around the Sound this weekend

Let's find something to do outdoors on this beautiful Puget Sound summer weekend. Shouldn't be too hard! Seattle Mariners at home against the White Sox . Friday’s game is at 7:10pm and it’s Pearl Jam Fireworks Night after the game. Saturday gametime is at 7:10pm and it’s Dee Gordon Bobblehead Nigh...
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How to visit museums around the Sound for free or very cheap

We have some amazing museums around the Sound, but paying to get into them can add up. Unless you're savvy about taking advantage of free days or special discounts, which almost every museum does. For instance, the Seattle Art Museum is free every first Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and any special...
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Around the Sound this weekend: Festivals and more festivals for your family

This July weekend will be a perfect combo of great weather and tons to do outdoors. Here are a few highlights -- no excuse for not getting out there and soaking up the sunshine! Everett Aquasox are welcoming the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes allweekend at Everett Memorial Stadium. Friday and Saturday 7:...
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Is driving in Seattle a hassle? Survey says yes

Guess what? Seattle is one of the worst cities in the country to drive in. This may not be a big news flash to you if you drive to and from work around the Sound every day, or ferry the kids to school and camps and soccer games. But now it's official: The survey of 2018's Best & Worst Cities to...
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