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Local Venues On The Return Of Live Music and COVID Safety

Seattle has become the first city in the nation to hit a 70% full vaccination rate for those ages 12 and over. KEXP's Emily Fox caught up with a few local venues to see what things will look like when live music returns.


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The History & Future of Seattle-Based Japanese Restaurant Bush Garden

Bush Garden is a Japanese restaurant that opened in Seattle’s Chinatown International District more than 60 years ago. The owner, Karen Sakata, and Cynthia Brothers of Vanishing Seattle spoke on Sound & Vision to talk about the history of the space and its future.


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From a Japanese Internment Camp to Broadway, Hollywood, and Activism: Nobuko Miyamoto Shares Her Story in Album

KEXP's Sound & Vision speaks to Nobuko Miyamoto, whose latest album, 120,000 Stories, was named after the approximate number of people who were sent to Japanese internment camps during World War II.


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Sound & Vision: The Future of Live Music After Delays in Federal Money for Venues

For KEXP’s Sound & Vision, Emily Fox spoke with Neumos co-owner Steven Severin on the state of local music venues and what comes next.


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What I Played When the Verdict Came Down

On Tuesday, April 20th, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts for the murder of George Floyd. KEXP's Director of Editorial and Host of The Afternoon Show, Larry Mizell, Jr., reflects on hearing the news and reacting in real-time while on-air.


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Sound & Vision: Venues Benefit from COVID Relief Bill, Look to a More Diverse Future

Some Washington State venues and musicians are breathing a small sigh of relief after the new COVID relief bill was signed into law on December 27th. It includes $15 billion in relief for independent music venues, movie theaters, and similar cultural spaces. But how exactly will the bill impact c...


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Sound & Vision: Seattle’s Legendary Venue The Crocodile Secures New, Expanded Home in Belltown

In the midst of the pandemic, and subsequent extended shut down of live entertainment, good news in the world of Seattle music and arts can seem hard to come by. But one of Seattle's mainstay music venues is moving and expanding.


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KEXP Sunday Soul Host DJ Supreme La Rock on His Breakdancing Days, Crate Digging, and Seattle's Historic Soul Scene

KEXP is welcoming a new, but to some familiar, name as the host of Sunday Soul. Supreme La Rock was once the host of KEXP’s hip hop show, now heard on Friday nights. Midday host Larry Mizeell, Jr. (who is also a former host of Street Sounds), reintroduced Supreme to KEXP audiences in an interview...


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Union of Musicians and Allied Workers Calls New Spotify Scheme “Payola”

The struggle for independent musicians to make money on music streaming may have just gotten harder, thanks to a new Spotify scheme that some are calling payola.


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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