About the release: choose a concert or celebrate VCR Day


The Temptations will perform at Olympia on Thursday, June 9th.

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Seduced by Motown?

Temptations, the iconic band behind such mass hits as “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, performs on Thursday, June 9, at Olympia. Founder Otis Williamsthe only surviving original participant, still performing at 80 years old. Several tickets still available for the show, which was originally announced before the pandemic. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE. Tickets cost $ 39-99. Audience participants are encouraged to wear masks at events at the center.

Abstract Rudd, aka Aaron Pointer, a rapper from Los Angeles, will headline the free Bridge Music Project show at Percival Landing Park at 7pm on 7 June. Photo courtesy

A combination of local music

Young musicians of the non-profit organization Olympia Bridge Music Project again performing with a famous artist. This time so Abstract roughaka Aaron Pointerwho will join Bridge graduates on stage at 7pm on Tuesday, June 7, at Percival Landing Park, 217 Thurston Ave. NW, Olympia. Also on the bill for the free show is King Hazm, Mastery and GALxSEE.

Other local talents involved in music this week include:

• Organist Doug Cleveland, a native of Olympia, will speak on Saturday, June 4, at 3 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th St. SE, Olympia. You can broadcast the concert from home, too. Donations of $ 20 per person ($ 10 for students and seniors) are encouraged.

Lincoln Community Band (formerly known as the Lincoln Parent Band), will perform on Saturday, June 4, at 7pm at West Central Park, 1919 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia. The concert is free, and singing and playing are encouraged.

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Eli Uther will be among the graduates of the Bridge Music Project, who will perform a free show at 7pm on June 7 at Percival Landing Park in Olympia. Andrei Repchyk Photo courtesy

Analog entertainment

June 7 is National VCR Dayand Olympia Strong Knotzaka Jake Halo, makes the practice of celebration. “I love movies,” Night said, leading the podcast.Video psychosis». “I admire any physical media, especially in the era of streaming culture, but VHS has a certain mysterious charm.” We invite those under the age of 21 to join Knotz on Oly VHS Festivalto be held at 6pm on Tuesday, June 7, at Cryptatropa Bar, 421 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. The event will include more than four hours of video, available only on VHS. Among the entertainments of the old school: an animated film of 1990 «Clown tape“And”Hawk Jones”, A 1986 action movie with children’s cast. The event will also offer ribbon replacement, ribbon sale and special drinks.

Freelance writer Molly Gilmore talks about what’s going on in Olympia and beyond, with Michael Stein of 95.3 KGY-FM from 3pm to 4pm on Fridays.

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