Win Tickets To Roberta Gambarini At Jazz Alley

Nov 21, 2014

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini for two nights only. Band members are Justin Robinson (sax), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Ameen Saleem (bass) and Quincy Phillips (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Win Tickets To Roy Hargove Quintet

Nov 21, 2014
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The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes acclaimed trumpeter, composer and bandleader Roy Hargrove for four nights! Band members are Roy Hargrove (trumpet), Justin Robinson (sax), Sullivan Fortner (piano), Ameen Saleem (bass) and Quincy Phillips (drums).

Steve Sakuma, one of the owners of Sakuma Brothers Farms, a Skagit Valley berry farm that’s been in the spotlight for a labor dispute, calls President Obama’s announcement on immigration a "good first step." But he says it doesn’t solve a labor shortage the farm has faced.

In the past, Sakuma has called the current immigration system broken, saying it’s not good to have so many workers living in the shadows and it limits their upward mobility. For that reason, Sakuma praised the president’s move to protect some workers from deportation and let them work here legally.

The week before Thanksgiving is normally the wettest, stormiest part of the year in the Pacific Northwest. And true to form, the rains and wet clouds are back, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.

“If you look at the records going back decades, this is the week: ground zero for storms and wetness here in the Northwest. And it may not disappoint,” Mass said.

Dick Ashford, president of Klamath Bird Observatory, completed a career with the Navy before learning about birds in earnest.

Like many, he's taking time to share his love of birds — and looking for Red-shouldered Hawks, like this one — with younger generations. 

The Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy meet Sunday in California for the first of two games in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference Finals.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says this series is not the MLS Championship, but it might as well be.

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In Washington, D.C., there’s a waiting period before members of Congress and their staffers can work as lobbyists.

And unlike Oregon and 31 other states, Washington state does not require a waiting or “cooling off” period to slow the revolving door. 

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