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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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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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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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Islands in the Sun

After a refreshing swim, you can towel off, don your sandals, and enjoy  some of Waikiki’s hometown talents, like Henry Kapono BY GILLIAN G. GAAR I GO TO HAWAII FOR THE SUN, THE SURF, the mai tais — and the music. He...
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Wrapping Up 2019

A year-end potpourri of records and books from the past year BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE END OF another year, meaning it’s time for another year-end roundup, my chance to cover a potpourri of releases that came out in 2019:...
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All Things Elvis

The Follow That Dream label offers live and expanded Elvis recordings BY GILLIAN G. GAAR IT’S THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ONE of the most important years in Elvis Presley’s life: 1969. Still riding high on the success of his...
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Cherry Picking

A record label in England is compiling less obvious collector’s sets BY GILLIAN G. GAAR BOX SETS ARE THE BIG TICKEt item of the music industry. And 2019 saw the release of a lot of lavish sets by the likes of the Beatles,...
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