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Jazz Stars Unite to Make a Musical Dream team


Jazz Stars Jay Thomas and Oliver Groenewald unite to release a new album written by Ben Salmon This fall, Washington jazz luminaries Jay Thomas and Oliver Groenewald will release a new album, I Always Knew, powered by Groenewald’s “little big band,” NewNet. It took a confluence of circumstances for the work to even exist. First, the two had to meet many years ago, when Groenewald, a native of Germany, was engaged in post-graduate work in the United States. Then, five years ago, Groenewald—a trumpeter, composer and arranger—contacted his old friend Thomas about gathering players to perform some of his works….

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Nancy Blakey’s New Book: By the Shore


Bibliophile: By The Shore Nancy Blakey wants to make outdoors accessible to all interview by Sheila G. Miller Nancy Blakey wants you to get outside. Damn the rain—just go for it. Blakey, a mother of four, wrote five books based on a syndicated column called Mudpies, which she wrote for Seattle’s Child. In the books, she came up with interesting activities kids could do instead of watching TV or playing video games. “I believe in benign neglect,” she said of her way of raising children. “All the projects I ever saw, you had to do with the kids. They felt…

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Fall Fishing on the Columbia River


Fall Fishing on the Columbia River written by Laura Cherau  | photography by Justin Bailie The late summer air is full of salt smell, warm and misty. I like getting up when it’s still dark and moving around outside with only the light of the bait-and-tackle truck. I have been told the salmon fishing is going to suck, because it’s early and the run was late last year, something blamed on warmer ocean and river conditions. But I am hopeful that beginner’s luck will play in my favor. I’ve never caught a fish. I’m 38. Leaf Geraghty is laid-back in…

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Trip Planner: Leavenworth Washington
Welcome to Leavenworth Washington’s quirky Bavarian mountain town written by Corinne Whiting | photos courtesy of Leavenworth Chamber, Icicle TV, Brian Munoz & Dzhan Wiley Craving a European fix (with a twist) in the Pacific Northwest? Leave your passport at home and journey to Leavenworth, Washington where a version of
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