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Maggie Herron: All That Jazz

BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ONE OF THE PLACES I MOST like to visit in Waikiki is the hotel Halekulani, which translates to “House Befitting Heaven.” There’s nothing better than cocktail seating at House Without a Key, a restauran...
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Apple Jammin’

Seattle’s Apple Jam’s lovingly interprets an album’s-worth of Beatles songs, unreleased by the band — it’s the White Album that could have been By Gillian G. Gaar Apple Jam isn’t your typical Beatles...
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30 Years of Sub Pop

Sub Pop, the magazine-turned-record-company that launched Nirvana  and Soundgarden has (not) been going out of business since 1988 BY GILLIAN G. GAAR On April 1, 2018, Sub Pop Records passed a milestone; the label turned 30. ...
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Elvis, Hawaiian Style

In search of The King in Oahu, Hawaii BY GILLIAN G. GAAR ALOHA! THOUGH A SOUTHERN boy through and through, Elvis Presley also has a lot of connections with Hawaii. His first concerts in Honolulu were on November 9, 1957, and h...
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Getting “Real Gone”

Real Gone Records strays away from the beaten path with reissues of quirky, rare records supported with high-quality sound and packaging BY GILLIAN G. GAAR I DISCOVERED THE REAL Gone Music label when I was putting together a ...
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More Than A Baker’s Dozen!

A roundup of 2020 releases you may have missed during quarantine By Gillian G. Gaar Finally, thankfully, 2020 has to end. And aren’t we all glad about that! The year nonetheless saw some stellar releases, indeed, so many that...
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Hendrix in (mostly) 1970

New releases, books and documentaries detail the guitarist’s life and career By Gillian G. Gaar 1970 was a busy year for Jimi Hendrix. On January 1, he played the second of a two night stand at the Fillmore East in New Yo...
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Tasty Year-end Leftovers

There’s never enough space to write about everything worthwhile, but here’s a roundup some items that should not be missed By Gillian G. Gaar As a music journalist, I’m always being sent “product”: CDs, vinyl,...
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Another Side of Little Richard

After his 1950’s heyday, the rock pioneer enjoyed a varied and hit-filled career By Gillian G. Gaar Where do you go from up? That was the dilemma facing the post-1950s Little Richard. The flamboyant performer had become a...
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