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Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Victoria International JazzFest
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Memphis-born singer Dee Dee Bridgewater broke into jazz with the great Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, and she's collaborated with Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1975 she won a Tony Award for her role as Glenda the Good Witch in The Wiz, and also won accolades for her tributes to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Horace Silver. Three times a Grammy winner, Bridgewater is renowned for her live performances, including her recent album and tour honoring the soul music she grew up with, Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready.

Ghost-Note is co-led by Snarky Puppy rhythm section mates Robert Searight (drum kit) and Nate Werth (percussion). Originating as a percussion duo, they've built a band with a "rotating cast of serious cats" including former Prince bass player MonoNeon on their new album Swagism. Funky grooves with more than a touch of psychedelic improvisation is their trademark, with rhythm in the spotlight.

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If you missed out on getting eclipse glasses, you're not out of luck yet. There are still ways to see Monday's eclipse without them.

A sheet of paper with a small hole poked through it can act as a mini projector, so can an old shoe box or a regular household colander. None of these alternatives require looking directly at the sun either.

Experts say that even during a total eclipse the only safe time to look at the sun without protective eye wear is if you are in the path of totality - when the moon completely covers the face of the sun.

A guest stares into one of Yayoi Kusama's pieces titled, 'Infinity Mirrored Room—Love Forever.' The Infinity Mirrors exhibit runs June 30 through September 10 at the Seattle Art Museum.
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Seattle was the first American city to host Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s work in 1957.

Now, more than six decades worth of Kusama’s work is at the Seattle Art Museum after a stint at Washington D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Celebrating the birthday of one of the most influential figures in jazz for a fifth year at Tula's jazz club, trumpeter Thomas Marriott brought three friends from the East Coast to explore the music of Miles Davis. It was thrilling.

With two members of his quartet on the recent Urban Folklore album, pianist Orrin Evans and bass player Eric Revis, plus New York native and UW artist in residence Ted Poor on drums, the band split a pair of Second Classic Quintet tunes with the great mid-50s number "Four."