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JUNE 2013

A R T S / E N T E R TA I N M E N T / P E O P L E


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SUMMERTIME in Eastern Washington


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Are we there yet?


atience has been a widely used word in our early summer season. I have come to think of our waiting (and waiting) for sunny weather, to be the equivalent of an athlete warming up for a vigorous exercise. An athletic warm-up is designed for stretching and developing flexibility. So is patience. An athletic warm-up is designed to clear the mind, increase focus, build concentration and increase positive energy. So is patience. And as with all good things, patience is a choice. With that thought in mind, I cleared my mind, focused my thoughts and went to places known in summers past creating positive imagery of a sunny world defined. With a smile I reminisced of things awaited for. Dangling tired feet in cool lake water on a warm summer evening; floating on an air mattress eating sunflower seeds and leaving a trail behind; launching the family canoe for a gentle glide; playing a game of volleyball on the

grass; savoring an outdoor barbecue and conversation as the sun disappears over the horizon; listening to music under the night skies; enjoying the energy of community festivals and events prepared for the enjoyment of friends and family. Can you feel the sunshine? Be patient! Pushing against the natural pace and flow of things we can not control is unproductive and can ultimately sabotage your enjoyment of anything. Instead, warm up to the fact our season is...warming up and serving up a plethora of sunny activities. Once the sun shows its magnificence you will feel engaged, enriched and alive and ready to swing your arms....and free your mind. Enjoy! Melea Johnson click on printed version to view full magazine online

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Things to do…

Moses lake Parks & recreation Ladies’ Day Out with Henri Matisse Ages: 14 years and older (Adults too!) Date: June 29, 2013 - Saturday Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: MAC Classroom, 401 S. Balsam Cost: $20.00 per person, MAC Members $18.00 Instructor: Kathaleen McFarland, M.Ed. Limit: 24 It will be a day of color and imagination as we explore the life and art of French artist, Henri Mattisse. Spend a relaxing morning with the girls as we study a colorful impressionist painting style. You will have the opportunity to create your own work of art to take home and show off to your friends! Free Family Saturday: PATRIOTIC HAT Ages: All Ages Date: July 6, 2013 - Saturday Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm (until supplies are exhausted) Location: MAC Classroom, 401 S. Balsam Celebrate the U.S.A. by making your own fun red, white, and blue Statue of Liberty crown. Hula Hoppers: Hula Hooping & Jump Roping Class Ages: 5 years and older Dates: July 8 - 24, 2013 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am - Mon & Wed Location: The Learning Center, 701 Penn St Cost: $38.00 per person, $33.00 sibling fee Instructor: Tasha Sylvester Hula Hoppers is a combination class to introduce new and basic skills of hula hooping and jump roping. The class will consist of proper warm-ups, fun exercises and engaging games and activities. Hula hoops and jump ropes will be provided and each child will receive their own hula hoop and jump rope to use at home. We will also be using a reward program that encourages the children to set and reach goals that will earn them an award through participation in class and practice at home. Kids in the class will only receive a hula hoop and jump rope the first time they take the class.

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Some good reasons to juice enjoy summertime goodness

Article/wendy nickell, Certified Nutrition Practitioner


uicing is fast. Fresh juice is the healthiest ‘fast food’ on earth. It’s a quick easy way to eat some of your five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. It’s easy to take ­on-the-go. Juicing is rich in antioxidants. I recommend eating fiber rich fruits and vegetables, and juice even more of them to get an abundance of the antioxidants from the juice. Juicing provides an abundance of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Cooking, even steaming vegetables destroys many of the enzymes and vitamins your body needs to stay healthy.  Fresh juice isn’t just another beverage that tastes good; it is a vitamin-mineral-rich cocktail in a glass. Freshly made juice is far superior to canned, bottled, or frozen juice because the vitamins, phytochemicals, and enzymes have not been destroyed by pasteurization. Pasteurization is the process of sterilization of a fluid at high temperatures to destroy objectionable organisms. Unfortunately, pasteurizing juice also destroys the fragile nutrients we want most because they can’t withstand high heat. You can choose organic fruits and vegetables and the best produce. When you make your own juice, you can choose organic produce and thereby avoid pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. In addition, you can select the choicest fruits and vegetables. The fresher they are, the more nutrients.  With commercial juice, you never know the condition of the fruits and vegetables chosen for making juice. Were they bruised, moldy, or damaged? Did they come from another country where chemicals such as DDT may have been used? Were they irradiated? Buy local, I say! Get to know and support your local farmer!

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The auction, dinner and live music we have planned for you will help support the Care4Kids program that we as Moses Lake Soroptimist have been sponsoring since 2008. The program aims to promote self-image and school performance by ensuring that children in our local elementary schools are given clothes and supplies to help them be successful. In the 2011-2012 school years, we filled 60 requests for backpacks, filled with new clothing, shoes, underwear, socks, hygiene kit, and a haircut voucher. As of February 2013, a little over half way through the school year we already filled 85 requests. The increase need this year has nearly depleted our budget. Our program is available at all the elementary schools in Moses Lake. This program is growing and makes a huge impact in the lives of many young children.

CARE4KIDS PROGRAM Comments from counselors... “Last year, one of our students, who received a new pair of shoes, reported to her kindergarten teacher that “it was the first time her feet didn’t hurt.” The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” would clearly be evident if we took pictures of all the students who were blessed by the Care4Kids program.”

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As an all-female organization called Sisters on the Fly (SOTF), where for a few days at a time the sisters leave behind husbands, children, boyfriends, and even pets to join fellow sisters for adventures designed to challenge them.

“SOTF is for women who have a desire to go on a quest for themselves, to be their own person, to take away comforts, and overcome thoughts like ‘I must be crazy to do this.’” The group’s motto is, “We have more fun than anyone.”

There are those of us who have never towed a trailer and who have never gone camping. We are divorced, widowed, married and single. Some are cancer survivors, some are lonely….. But all of us are determined to learn something new, live fully and look for an adventure around the corner. We share a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and our stories. We travel in packs, calling ourselves “sisters”, in our tricked-out, vintage, retro trailers. Sisters are promised to be spoiled rotten by fellow gals and celebrated for trying anything new whether it’s fishing, outdoor cooking, or even skinny-dipping.

Vintage Camp Trailer Gathering in Moses Lake at the Grant County Fairgrounds on July 26, 27 and 28. Over 50 Vintage Camp Trailers will be there. Trailers are themed inside and out. There is no set time for a trailer tour, just come on out and take a peek.

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Here’s what’s happening in Soap Lake: June

6/22 & 23

Jet Ski Races


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Soap Lake Smokiam Days Foot Race – Too stinkin’ Hot to Run 5K and 10K Auction & BBQ Cookoff – City Park



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New Competitive Group Ballet Academy of Moses Lake auditions will be June 22nd

Article/rian creiGHton, dance inStructor


he new competitive group coming to you from the Ballet Academy of Moses Lake is a fusion of strong technical ballet and a contemporary look at jazz and lyrical. The definition of competition is a test of skills or ability; a contest, the process of trying to beat others: the process of trying to win or outperform others. This being the obvious definition I want to pull more from the kids that will be auditioning and joining our team. Having been a competitor in the competition circuit since I was six years old and have been through countless teams within the same studio, I want the kids to know that it’s within them where the competition lies. Single entities in teams come and go and so do people, but what I would like to instill in the kids is a camaraderie and strong teamwork between each other. Starting this new adventure for the BAML is something very exciting that Lacey Stowers (owner) and I have been planning for a while now. The new season starts in September

just like every year. The New Year always brings new faces and new classes. This is where the kids will be able to take more classes to improve their skills and open their bodies to new movement. The competition team will be attending dance conventions and dance competition mainly located on the west side of the mountains. Lacey and I both feel this is where they will be pushed and build a strong confidence in true artistry. Some examples of these events will be with NUVO, West Coast Dance Explosion, Starpower, Thunderstruck, New York City Dance Alliance and countless others. During these events they will take classes and be given constructive criticism from professionals in this field, for instance Stacey Tookey, Joe Lanteri, Jason Parsons, Alan Sherfield, and Dee Caspary. These people are internationally known for their choreography and their teachings that I have personally gotten the pleasure of working with. Overall I hope to bring nothing but good, positive energy to the Moses Lake area. As I make this journey I have my family to join me as we embark on this new adventure. I am not only starting a new competitive team but a life for myself and our growing family. We are excited to be a part of the Moses Lake community and have the pleasure of offering a quality experience and learning together. I believe not only in learning and building kid’s confidence but helping them find their true artistry through movement. I want them to allow themselves to explore and grow, as I am there as their guide and mentor.

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Meet Rian Creighton Competitive Group Instructor


ian Creighton is currently touring as an assistant with New York City Dance Alliance where she studies under Joe Lanteri, Suzi Taylor, Joey Dowling, Jared Grimes, Kim Craven, Scott Jovovich and Andy Pellick. She was recently stepping in to teach the youngest attendees for NYCDA in the Ready Set Dance program. Since living in NYC she also participated in a work study program for Steps on Broadway. In 2008, she obtained a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts. Since 2008 Rian has been teaching at Elite School of Dance in all styles. Rian has also been on staff with WCDE since July 2010 as an assistant for Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since she graduated Rian has been a member of ReddLegg Dance Company in Seattle 2008-2010, and also participated in CAMP (Common Art Mutual Passion) studying under Stacey Tookey, Jason Parsons, Lauren Adams and Shelly Hutchinson. Rian is the founder and artistic director of a new dance company OCDC 2010/2011 season. She also featured a piece for the Tacoma School of the Arts cancer benefit that raised over $5,000. Rian also auditioned for the hit TV show “SYTYCD� and made top 35 girls!

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Matthew Weaver, Playwright Bed Ride comes to life at Masquer’s Theater Article/Katé Lyons-Holestine


Weaver began his writing career early in life and has been diligently working his way toward success since then. Before entering high school he wrote book reviews for the “Our Generation” section of the Spokesman Review. Then “It is all about wondering what if he wrote for the something happened and exploring Rogers Record at Rogers that,” Weaver said. “Bed Ride is all High School about exploring what would happen if and The Daily a married couple were both confined to Evergreen at Washington medical bed rest at the same time.” State University. “I walked into the Evergreen office for my college tour and The play’s leading characters, Bob and Agatha Outhaus, said to myself, ‘I want to work here,’” he said. “They said come are a husband and wife confined to bed rest at the same time. back in the fall and I was there for four years.” Bob is an outdoor newspaper columnist and Agatha is a busy After graduating from college, Weaver went to work at the attorney. The comedy begins when they both attempt to conduct Columbia Basin Herald for five years and has been working as a their jobs remotely from the same bed while maintaining their reporter at The Capital Press since 2008. relationship. Weaver is constantly writing, both professionally and “One of my goals was the write a full play just to see if I personally. He typically spends about a half-hour a day after could do it,” Weaver said. “I sent it to some friends to review. work writing for pleasure. He writes everything long hand first One of my friends who read it was Randy Brooks of Moses in college-ruled notebooks and then transcribes his stories to the Lake.” computer. Brooks, along with Hasper, called Weaver back shortly “I give myself permission that if it is going well, I can go after reading the play to ask if the Masquer’s Theater could past the half hour time limit,” Weaver said. “But, sometimes it’s stage the world debut of his first stage play. going to be bad, but they say you have to do that too.” “It was very cool,” Weaver said. “When I worked for the There are a couple of complete novels on his shelf, waiting Columbia Basin Herald I did previews of Masquer’s productions to be sent to publishers. One novel is written for a younger and photos at dress rehearsals. It is very cool to be back. I had audience, about a praying mantis who is a private detective so much fun promoting their work and pestering them about working to solve crimes in the insect underworld. Another, for their work and now they are producing my work. It is above and beyond what I ever imagined.” continued on page 44

atthew Weaver’s dreams of being a successful writer began when he was a 3rd grade student at Whitman Elementary School in Spokane. Since then his writing career has ratcheted upward at regular intervals, from student writer to professional journalist – and now to playwright. This summer he will be seeing fireworks as his first stage play, Bed Ride, comes to life at the Masquer’s Theater. The play begins June 28 and runs for three weeks. It is directed by veteran Masquer’s director Bev Hasper. Weaver, 32, a Spokane native, draws inspiration from many authors. His favorites include Stephen King, John Irving, Christopher Moore, Joe Hill and Michael Malone. Malone, a former writer from the daytime soap opera One Life to Live, conducted a writers retreat in 2011 that Weaver attended. Irving wrote The World According to Garp, which includes a theme that Weaver patterns his writing process after.

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Matthew Weaver continued from page 43

a more mature audience, is about a man who gets his dream job writing for a soap opera. Weaver always has a couple of ideas he is working on simultaneously, creating short stories, novels or plays. “I’m a General Hospital man,” Weaver said, laughing. “It all goes back to storytelling. A lot of the characters aren’t doing what they should be doing, that’s how you get the evil twin or the who’s the daddy plot. Storytelling is the only place other than real life you can show an event and the ramifications play out over 30 years. With books and plays you have to have a fade at some point.” Weaver develops most of his stories and characters from observing everyday life around him. “I like to identify people I might see throughout the day,” Weaver said. “They may not necessarily get the spotlight and I wonder about them. That’s when the storytelling begins.” He writes for his own amusement, but hopes others will enjoy it too. He hasn’t, however, written his favorite work of all yet. “I am constantly growing as a writer,” he said. “If I go back and look, some of my writing will be good, but I could improve some of it too.” Weaver said he plans to have all his family and close friends assembled in Soap Lake for the grand opening of his play. “I made it a facebook event and invited all my facebook friends – even the people who probably won’t go,” he said. “One friend already got a babysitter. That’s really cool, I’m babysitter worthy!” | 45

World premiere comedy plunks itself down and settles in at Masquers

Bedride, a comedy written by Moses Lake’s own Matthew Performances Weaver, will be hitting the boards at Masquers Theater in Soap 7:30 PM ~ June 28-29, July 5-6, Lake on June 28. Masquers’ Artistic Director, Beverly Hasper is 12-13 directing the show with capable assistance provided by Renee 2:00 PM ~ Sundays June 30, Johnson. July 7, 14 The story line features a married couple, both of whom are confined to a king sized bed for different reason. Agatha, Tickets played by Carrie Glencoe, is nine and a half months pregnant, and has been told by her doctor that her health as well as that of General admission $12 her unborn child requires her to stay in bed. Agatha’s husband, Students & Seniors $10 Bob is also confined because he has two broken legs. In spite of Opening night special $9 their difficulties, they are still active in their jobs via telephone and computer. Agatha is a lawyer, and Bob is a nature magazine Call the boxoffice at 246-2611 reporter. For two people who stay in bed, they have an awful lot of company, including Bob’s morally challenged brother Simon, played by Jeffrey Ames, and his startlingly young girl friend, Twinkie, played by Izzy McAvinew. They also have a very capable nurse, Holli Bosnar, who has extremely bad taste in men. She has been involved in criminal activities through her tough guy boy friend, played by Lui Navarro. Other characters include hit men, bird watchers, and various others. The play is full of surprises, and unexpected identities. Actors include Blake Taylor, Darryl Pheasant, Lenora Nichols, Annick Trimble. “Playwright, Matthew Weaver has a delightful sense of humor,” says Beverly Hasper. “His story line flows from unexpected characters to surprising situations. It is a perfect ‘good times and easy livin’ summer play. It also goes well with hot dogs and fireworks.” For those of you who don’t know Matthew, he was a reporter for the Columbia Basin Herald for several years. He became familiar with Masquers by covering them for the Herald.

Let the Good Times Roll ...... Get involved in Masquers. It’s more fun than sky diving and nowhere nearly as hazardous to your health. Yes, it can be challenging, but you can enter the smack down zone at your own level of comfort. Center stage is good, but so is the light booth and set design and construction. Masquers is all volunteer, and there are so many fulfilling ways to do it, and many interesting people to work with and interact with. We welcome your involvement!

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Spring clean and cleanse It’s time to de-clutter Article/Shawn Cardwell


pring has sprung with summer on her heels! Or wedges, or cowgirl boots. She is, of course, in style this season, from the middle of Montana, west to San Fransisco and down to Austin, Texas women are wearing the season on their sleeves. Floral prints and southwestern patterns in colors of the lengthening sunsets adorn dresses and high-waisted pencil skirts. Throw on a big bow or some lace, a small leather purse and a bold blazer and you’re ready to mingle with the best dressed in the West. Express yourself! The kids in Hollywood (former high school homecoming royalty starring in commercials who teach A-listers how to play croquet at weekend parties, and marching band percussionists gracing magazine covers and DJing parties under overpasses) are creating their own brand of decapitated icons and upside down crosses. The scheme this spring is to look feminine, look masculine, look unique! A good way to start fresh is to Spring clean your closet. Start by sorting your closet, drawers, or any other Pinterested organization situations you have into piles of ‘Yes – to keep,’ ‘No – to give away/consign/donate,’ and ‘Maybe – to revisit.’ Hang fold color-coordinate ‘yes’s. Go through your ‘maybe’s; do you have something similar that is a yes? have you worn it in the last 6 months or year? does it really fit you well? Consider these questions and go with your first instinct whether to keep or not. Let your friends (cousins, nieces?) go through the ‘no’s. Consider which items still have value and come down to my store, Rolling Stone Boutique at the Moses Lake Swap Meet to consign them! Donate the rest to a local nonprofit thrift store like the Calico Cat or Senior Thrift Store. Just like our homes, our bodies need cleaning, as well. There are lots of fasts recommended for healthy living and long life. For many years now I’ve done a 10-12 day reductive diet cleanse. It is a gentle way of cleaning out the digestive track and detaching from bad food habits. For the first few days I

remove one food group from my diet until I am only down to raw juice, which I drink for one or two days. I gradually add raw vegetables and fruit back into my diet and work all the way back up to (cooked) red meat and dairy. Do some research before diving into a cleanse; the goal is not to shock or starve your body, but to reset and reevaluate your consumption. Spiritual and emotional energy can also build up with clutter. Clutter creates a dense energy area through which less light, and less new energy may pass. By allowing more light in we allow more opportunities for happiness, self-improvement and love. I encourage you all to not only de-clutter your closet and jewelry rack, but also your mind and heart. Try finding a quiet spot where you can sit comfortably with no distractions. Close your eyes, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Breathe deeply and comfortably. As you inhale imagine light entering your body, filling your lungs and heart, filling all the way to your toes with light. As you exhale allow dense, dark energy to leave your body. Allow forgiveness, healing, and compassion to fill the space where pain or fear has been residing inside you. Do this several times. If you are inclined, once you feel full of light and empty of darkness envision your light connecting upwards to the light of heaven, to the light of the collective source. Now you have space to fill! Come down to Rolling Stone Boutique to consign your sprung closet, or to share your light! | 47

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JUNE 22 Inland Oil & Propane present the North American Big Rigs, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks, Winged Sprints 29 Mr. Dizzy Explosion! Youth Hornets, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks. Mr. Dizzy featured on new reality show “American Daredevil” and Motorcross jumper from Ephrata, Alex Harvill to make bus jump at ERP!

JULY 6 Vintage Modifieds, Youth Hornets, Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints. Looking for an RV? POULSBO RV will be at ERP Saturday. Visit with Poulsbo RV to see different vehicles they have available.

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This is the season‌ for allergies

Article/Sruti SreeraMa, dVM/MoSeS lake Vet clinic


o you have a pet that is constantly licking, chewing, and scratching at his or herself? Does it frustrate you and your family to no end? Well, this bothersome behavior could be due to a medical condition. Itchiness (the medical term is pruritus) is often due to a couple of causes: external parasites and/or allergies. While dogs and cats can sometimes have watery eyes and sneezing as clinical signs of allergies, more often they develop dermatologic signs. These can include redness, itching, recurring skin or ear infections, or hair loss. The major types of allergies in dogs and cats include flea allergies, food allergies, and atopic dermatitis. Flea allergy dermatitis is probably the most common cause of skin disease in our pets. This type of allergy is caused by the saliva of a flea, so it only takes a few bites from one or two fleas to cause a reaction. Food allergies are probably one of the itchiest conditions for pets. The commonly suspected ingredients causing allergies are the major protein or carbohydrate ingredients such as beef, chicken,

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corn, wheat, or soy. Minor ingredients such as preservatives or dyes can also be potential allergens. Food allergies require time to develop and oftentimes the pet has been eating the same diet for years with no trouble. Atopic dermatitis develops after inhalation of commonplace airborne particles such as pollens from weeds, grasses and trees or indoor dust mites and mold spores. Just like with people, these particles can be harmless to some pets, but other animals are highly sensitive and can develop an allergic reaction. If you think your pet has allergies, plan a visit to your veterinarian and discuss your concerns. After taking a history and performing a physical exam, he or she may be able to determine the source of the itchiness. Sometimes further diagnostics such as skin or blood testing are required to find the instigator(s). Once the cause is determined, the appropriate treatment protocol can be developed.

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swing band that started a “Zoot Suit Riot,” a country star looking for a “Brand New Girlfriend,” a popular Texas jazz guitarist and a Seattle band that was around for the second event in 2005 will headline the 10th Basin Summer Sounds music festival, set for July 19-20. Six other bands will round out a music lover’s Top 10 during the two-day event. A decade of free music comes full circle Friday evening, when The Lonely Forest returns to the Grant County Courthouse stage for the first time since 2006.

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Anacortes natives John Van Deusen, Tony Ruland, Braydn Krueger and Eric Sturgeon formed the indie-rock band in 2005. Their music has been featured on the CW television series “The Vampire Diaries”; The Lonely Forest made its national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in August of 2011, performing two songs off of their album, “Arrows,” #14 on Amazon’s list of the Best Albums of 2011. Their biggest hit to date is “We Sing in Time.” The Lonely Forest performs at 7 p.m. At 9 p.m., get ready for Dallas native Steve Holy. During his 10-year career, Holy has topped the country music charts with “Good Morning Beautiful” (2002) and “Brand New Girlfriend.” Holy got his big break in 1993, when he beat out 500 hopefuls in the Dallas-Fort Worth Johnnie High Country Review, the same contest that launched the career of LeAnn Rimes. His debut album was released in 2000, and produced successful singles “Blue Moon” and “The Hunger.”

“Good Morning Beautiful” was number one for five weeks in 2002, and was named Billboard’s #10 Top Country Song of the Decade 19992009. For his new album, “Love Don’t Run,” Holy teamed up with producer/ songwriter Lee Miller, who has penned such hits as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “The Impossible.” Saturday Steve Holy evening, Ephrata welcomes back its adopted southern son, Hamilton Loomis, for a 7 p.m. performance. Loomis, a Texas native, has performed at the last three Basin Summer Sounds festivals, and calls North Central Washington “one of our favorite places to play.” The audiences there have been great to us,” Loomis said during an interview in January prior to an appearance at the Soap Lake Businessmen’s Club. Born and raised in Galveston, Hamilton became hooked on the music he was exposed to through is parents’ extensive collection of blues, rock and soul records. He honed his musical chops at a young age, learning drums, piano, guitar, bass and harmonica by his early teens. At age 16 he went backstage to meet Bo Diddley, and before the night was over Loomis was playing alongside the legend. Diddley appeared on Hamilton’s debut album, and Bo’s final recorded song, “You Got To Wait,” is from Loomis’ 2007 Blind Pig release “Ain’t Just Temporary.” “I like that our style is not definable,” Loomis explained. “It’s part blues, part soul, part jazz and part whatever you want to call it. The music we perform has broad appeal and spans several generations.” Joining Hamilton on stage are fellow Gulf Coast musicians Kent Beatty (bass), Fabian Hernandez (saxophone) and continued on page 58

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Armando Aussenac (drums). Closing out the 2013 Basin Summer Sounds festival is “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies,” a well-known swing band with the unique ability to bring generations together. The band emerged Hamilton Loomis in the late 80’s with a style that wed the energy of contemporary rock and roll with influences from the golden age of the American songbook — the 1930s and ’40s. Their classic album of 1998, “Zoot Suit Riot — The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies,” went double platinum. Propelled by the mega hit single that has become one of those staples in the lineup of fun American pop; Zoot Suit Riot still hangs in there right alongside Celebration and YMCA on wedding reception DJ playlists, and sporting events, from sea to shining sea. They have appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, and were the sole musical act featured in a tribute to Duke Ellington in an hour-long special on American Movie Classics. After keeping a slightly lower profile over the past several years, the Daddies have re-emerged with a vengeance, with not one but two albums released in 2009 — Susquehanna and Skaboy JFK - The Skankin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. True to their college town, smarty pants roots, the Daddies

released Susquehanna as “a post modern attempt at a concept album, strongly influenced by Jean Luc Godard’s classic new wave film, Pierrot le Fou.” The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2009 with the honor of an induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, joining other notables including Robert Cray and Doc Severinsen. Rounding out the Basin Summer Sounds 2013 lineup are perennial favorites Ian McFeron (11:30 a.m. Saturday), Pearl Django (1 p.m. Saturday), DoctorfunK (4 p.m. Saturday) and The Chris Eger Band (5:30 p.m. Saturday), along with newcomers Rough Stock (Saturday at 2:30 p.m.) and Once Upon a Tuesday (Friday at 5 p.m.), a Seattle band with local ties. “With 2013 being the 10th year for Basin Summer Sounds, we are returning to our roots and inviting some repeats back that have been well-received in the past,” Janice Moore, one of the festival organizers, said. “The Lonely Forest has been making a splash in the last year, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, and Steve Holy will be releasing a new album right before Basin Summer Sounds, so we’re excited about that timing,” she explained. “Obviously Hamilton Loomis is always a big draw, and we think people will love the music of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, too,” Moore added. Festival sponsorships are still needed, Moore said, noting that “things have gotten really tough financially. The tourism dollars just aren’t there to give out anymore, which has really affected us. “But we’re still dedicated to putting on the best show we possibly can,” she added. Along with non-stop music, the weekend features a 3-on3 basketball tournament, food vendors, a wine tent and the popular ‘Bottoms-Up’ beer tap. For more information, or to become a Basin Summer Sounds sponsor, contact Theresa Scheib at 760-3611, Janice Moore at 754-3231 or the Ephrata Chamber of Commerce at 754-4656 (

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is the Best FREE two-day, family-friendly, multi-genre Music Festival in Washington, taking place on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Grant County Courthouse in downtown Ephrata, Washington. The festival celebrates a wide variety of music from all over the Pacific Northwest, as well at nationwide. A variety of bands will entertain thousands of people of all ages with everything from classic rock, country, jazz, soul, blues ... you name it, you’ll hear it; definitely something for everyone to enjoy! Basin Summer Sounds has brought festivalgoers from all over the U.S. and Canada – 20,000 strong attended the 8th annual event – making it one of our largest in Ephrata’s history. This year we have a great lineup with the always favorite Hamilton Loomis, Lonely Forest (Featured N.W. Artist), Friday headliner Steve Holy, and Saturday night Cherry Poppin’ Daddies close out this year’s festival! There’s also a well-attended Car & Cycle Show and kid’s activities for Saturday enjoyment.

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