EDM in Tacoma

-- by Quintarious Landry Electronic Dance Music or EDM is a genre that is on the rise and shows no signs of going away anytime soon. Artists like Justin Beiber, Beyonce, and Selena Gomez are using the growth of the EDM genre and collaborating with DJs to make EDM mainstream. EDM is a mix of... Continue Reading →

Richard Berry: Los Angeles Native Turned Tacoma Icon

-- by Jessica Curry Black culture has a powerful impact on popular culture; at this point, we should all know music is no exception. For example, it is believed that Big Mama Thornton originally recorded the famous song, Hound Dog, and Elvis quickly followed suit, essentially stole it and passed it off as his own.... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Lee Hale

-- by Kim Davenport Over the past several years, I have had the unique privilege of corresponding with Lee Hale, a Tacoma native who went on to an illustrious musical career. His generosity and kindness in sharing memories and artifacts of his time in Tacoma have been indispensable in my research, particularly into the music... Continue Reading →

Marian Anderson: a Musical Icon visits Tacoma

-- by Joelle dela Cruz On February 5th, 1945, Tacoma was graced with a concert from famous singer Marian Anderson. This concert was a very anticipated performance because of Anderson’s prestige as a talented contralto singer. She gave a powerful performance in front of a record setting crowd at the Temple Theatre. She sang “My... Continue Reading →

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