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5 Big Celebrities you Didn’t Realize Lived in Washington

5.) Sir Mix-A-Lot Sir Mix-A-Lot made his claim to fame in the 90s with some of the biggest trending songs such as Buttermilk Biscuits, Baby's got back and I Like Big Butts. All of these became synonymous with the 90s and early 2000s. Funny enough, Sir Mix-A-Lot still lives in Auburn Washington, and is seen out and about in different cities such as Kent, Auburn, Tacoma, and yes Seattle.
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Movies and Music are Back In Yakima City Parks This Summer

After being cancelled because of COVID-19 city officials say city parks will be alive with the sound of music and movies during three different series this summer. A press release from the city says the Summer Sunset Concert Series at Franklin Park, 2101 Tieton Drive, is set for 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the following Fridays:

Yakima Driver Alert; More Road and Traffic Work This Week

Yakima city crews are very busy this summer with a lot of road and traffic signal work and it's impacting traffic. City crews get busy with water service repairs on Wednesday that will result in traffic restrictions on South 16th Avenue between Bonnie Doon Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard. The work happens Wednesday, July 6th through Friday, July 8th. Work on the project will begin at 7:00 am and last until 3:30 each day. City officials say because of the work traffic will be limited to one lane in both directions in the project area. A press release says because of heavy traffic volumes on South 16th Avenue, drivers can expect delays. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Downtown Yakima Mile Ignites Hope and Breaks State Mile Record

What did you get into this weekend? If you weren't aware, the third annual Downtown Yakima Mile took place on Yakima Ave Saturday, July 2nd 2022. Bigger and better than ever including a record breaking Washington State Mile!. There were so many smiling faces, chubby babies and excited to race...

A Year in Review, Favorite Things about Living in Yakima

After moving to Yakima in June of 2021 I wasn't sure what to expect...actually that's a lie, I expected the worst and hoped for the best. Living in western Washington my entire life all I ever heard about the Yakima Valley were horror stories. After living here for a year...

Yakima Gas Prices Are Down But Prices Still Stinging Drivers

Even though gas prices have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon over the last week, gas is still expensive selling for an average of $5.25 per gallon, according to GasBuddy's survey of 91 stations in Yakima. GasBuddy officials say Prices in Yakima are 2.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.54 per gallon higher than a year ago. If your vehicle runs on diesel the price of diesel has fallen 6.3 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.72 per gallon.

Two Killed in Union Gap As Police Search for Clues

Two people were killed in Union Gap on Monday, July 4 and a homicide investigation is underway. Authorities say they were called to a home in the 1100 block of Whatcom Street in Union Gap at about 10:30 pm Monday. Police say they were called by family members who had stopped to check on their grandparents but found the couple "had been critically injured and were unresponsive."

50 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Helps Define Glam-Rock

The history of rock 'n' roll is full of stories of dissolution and disaster, of drug-fueled tragedy and excess. Stories of pure, selfless generosity are so much rarer that they're almost antithetical to the form. But it's the latter that lies at the heart of one of the most purely rock 'n' roll subgenres, glam-rock: the story of Mott the Hoople's 1972 album All the Young Dudes.

Inside ‘Prince: The Immersive Experience’

Your legs straddle the frame of a small, purple Hondamatic that sits beside Minneapolis’ First Avenue. Your gaze falls to the graffiti-covered walls and doors, and your heart quickens slightly as you rev the engine. Vroom, vroom. It’s dark and smoky – no filter necessary – and for a moment, it’s 1984. All that’s missing is Apollonia. Today, you’re the star of Prince’s musical drama Purple Rain, and Instagram is still 26 years from existence. Nostalgia reigns.

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Reviews Call It Familiar Marvel Fun

The Marvel Cinematic Universe marches on with Thor: Love and Thunder, the sixth movie in Phase Four of Marvel’s multimedia franchise. (Yes, there are already six Phase Four movies. Plus seven TV shows. Avengers: Endgame was a long time ago.) Love and Thunder comes just a couple months after...

Journey, ‘Freedom': Album Review

Journey has never challenged listeners with their music. When the singer from their most popular era left the band in the mid-'90s, the band simply replaced him with a sound-alike. Even when they graduated from a fusion-inclined Santana offshoot to reliable arena rockers, the change wasn't as jarring as it could have been: Six-minute instrumentals almost effortlessly evolved into radio-friendly pop songs with just a handful of tweaks.

Yakima Drivers Impacted By Tuesday Work

Yakima city crews are busy this week with road work and the removal of a tree on South 5th Avenue. The tree removal project will require closing a section of 5th Avenue Tuesday, July 5th. From 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, 5th Avenue will be closed between D Street and Cherry Avenue for the tree removal. A press release from the city says access will be maintained as much as possible to homes and businesses in the project area. Flaggers will be on site and detours will be posted. Emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary. The repairs may cause interruptions or delays in scheduled refuse collection. If you have any questions contact the City of Yakima Refuse Division at 509-575-6005 for more information.

Keith Richards Hated Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ at First

Mick Jagger said Keith Richards was not a fan of the Rolling Stones classic "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" when they first penned the chart-topping tune. Released in 1965, "Satisfaction" became the band's first U.S. No. 1 hit and has become regarded as a rock standard, particularly because of Richards' driving riff. But after the band recorded the song, Richards disagreed with manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham's assessment of its potential.