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Case of the Blues Closing After 24-Year Run in Yakima
After 24 years the Junior League of Yakima and the Yakima Greenway have announced the end of a Case of the Blues summer music festival.
The event -- which drew some of the Northwest's biggest artists to Sarg Hubbard Park but which required a lot of time and effort from volunteers from the J…
The Perfect Pairing: Coffee and Wine
FINALLY!!! Two of my favorite things -- coffee and wine -- have been fused together!
The coffee from Wild Card Roosters is infused with Napa Valley's Molinari Private Reserve, which they've spent two years perfecting.
Rik and Michele Needed Some Fruit Compote Schooling
Today is national fruit compote day, which Rik and I had no clue what fruit compote even is or how to pronounce compote. (We don't get out much.)
Thanks to our wonderful listeners who called to school us with the explanation of what fruit compote is. It's fruit in a sugar syrup with spices …
Have You Fallen Asleep In An Odd Place?
In honor of today being National Public Sleeping Day Rik & I discussed odd places that you've fallen asleep.
Rik falls asleep at concerts. I've fallen asleep during a movie at a movie theater, but our listener Robert takes the award for most odd place to fall asleep. Robert woke on …
Nicki Minaj Going Country? Huh?
Lately, it seems more and more country artists are collaborating with artists from other music genres.  Kenny Chesney with Pink, Dierks Bentley with Elle King and the Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys.
The rumor is another music genre crossing collaboration is in the works with Nicki…
What Would Be a Deal Breaker for Your Relationship?
Relationship deal breakers -- we all have them to varying degrees. It seems that even celebrities have deal breakers. While a guest on Jimmy Fallon the other night, Gwen Stefani revealed that she almost ditched Blake Shelton because of a deal breaker. What could Blake do that could possibly warrant …

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