Nickelback Cancels Northwest Shows

Posted by Anna Erickson on June 20, 2015

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Nickelback cancelled the two shows Friday night.

The band announced on Twitter that Friday night’s show at Amphitheater Northwest in Ridgefield and Saturday’s show at the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington was canceled because lead singer Chad Kroeger is sick.

The Northwest shows were the first of Nickelback’s tour across the U.S.

The shows will not be rescheduled …

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Flash Band Appears at Fred Meyer

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on May 21, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Store to Door is celebrating National Older Americans month by having the band “The Beat Goes On” surprise shoppers at the Hollywood Fred Meyer store on Thursday.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers and community partners, Store to Door supports independent living for Portland seniors and people with disabilities.  The volunteers help shop for groceries and medications …

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‘King of Blues’ B.B. King Has Left Us At 89

Posted by Associated Press on May 15, 2015

LAS VEGAS — B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”

But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been in hospice care.

Although he kept performing well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy …

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How Do You Like To Watch?

Posted by Steve Leader on April 22, 2015

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New research from Nielsen Newswire shows video on demand is making major gains. At least 40% of homes with tv have at least one on demand subscription service such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.  That’s up 5% over last year.

Despite the spread of DVR’s, almost half of viewers polled prefer watching video live.

Smartphones, laptops, and tablets may not be as popular …

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Country Superstar Garth Brooks Kicks Off Portland Shows

Posted by Jeremy Scott on April 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — The lyrics to “Friends In Low Places”, “The Thunder Rolls”, “Callin Baton Rouge” and countless other Garth Brooks hits were belted out on Sunday at Moda Center.

The country superstar kicked off an unprecedented set of five shows in the Rose City with a twin bill before sold out crowds, his first Portland appearances in almost 19 years.

Trying to get reaction …

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