STOMP, photo by Steve McNicholas

Stomp Clangs Its Way to Olympia

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS The international hit Stomp—which first hit the London stage in 1991 and has been playing on Broadway since 1994—is coming to Olympia in January 2017. Creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas go back another decade to 1981. Cresswell is a self-taught drummer who left school at 15 for music. …

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"The Bangles" at Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2015

Night of the Living Tribute Bands 2016

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS Art never dies–and nothing sticks to people more than the music they grew up with, no matter how good or bad it was. You can’t kill those memories. Whether you listened to grunge in college or still have a collection of Moody Blues cassette tapes, there’s a band you’ll …

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The Nashville Tribute Band

All-Stars in The Nashville Tribute Band

by Guy Bergstrom for OLY ARTS Bands come and go–but The Nashville Tribute Band has endured for more than 12 years and 500 shows around the world. Now they’re bringing that show to Olympia on July 14. Founder Jason Deere is an award-winning songwriter and producer, and he explained that the members of the band …

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Guy Bergstrom

Guy Bergstrom is a speechwriter and speech coach and is a member of the Professional Speechwriters Association. He is also an award-winning reporter and a contributing editor to Criminal Element and The Big Thrill. He now hosts the popular writing and pop culture blog The Red Pen of Doom. He was a contributing writer for The New York …

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