Ticket Giveaway

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Presents, the Paul Newman Story: The Importance of Philanthropy in America Today. The event is May 11th at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia with generous support from Heritage Bank.

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Win Tickets To Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Apr 29, 2016

Soulful jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut might just be proof positive of the impact that music has on babies in the womb. Either that or a life in music was simply in his blood. Chestnut's father, a postal employee and the son of a church minister, was the official organist for the local church in Baltimore, Maryland, where Chestnut grew up. Young Cyrus's home was filled with the sounds of the gospel music that his church-going parents played in their home, along with jazz records by artists such as Thelonius Monk and Jimmy Smith. Chestnut has said that the roots of his love of music began there, and to this day, Chestnut's ties to the gospel church remain constant. "Growing up, gospel music was what I heard in the house," Chestnut told Down Beat Magazine.

*Tickets are only good for May 10th Showing*

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Bettye LaVette, the inimitable and legendary R&B songstress released her album, Worthy (2/27/15), and on a new label — Cherry Red. Worthy (a 2015 Grammy-nominated release for “Best Blues Album”) reunites her with GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Joe Henry, this time with both of them co-producing. On Worthy, Bettye revisits Dylan with the opening track “Unbelievable,” with a funky urgency introduced into the song, not present in the original. On “When I Was a Young Girl,” she slides effortlessly into a slinky groove, which Chris Youlden of Savoy Brown probably never imagined. “Bless Us All” is as relevant now as when Mickey Newbury wrote it decades ago, while her rendition of Joe Henry’s own “Stop” is jazzy, soulful and reminds one not to dare try to stop her.

*Tickets are only good for the May 12th performance*

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