An Evening with Heart

Thursday, August 23

When conceptualizing my fantasy Seattle-celebrity dinner, two seats at the table are variables, but three people are always invited: sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson (and Nancy’s husband, Cameron Crowe). 1976’s Dreamboat Annie or 1985’s self-titled album (“Not a new direction, but frankly, a new band,” wrote one reviewer)—they’re both solid to me. Ann’s piercing vocals are so uniquely chilling, heaven forbid a producer should try to make her sound like Madonna, as that same reviewer wrote happened in the ’80s. This September she’s releasing her first solo effort, Hope & Glory, where she most definitely sounds like herself. It’ll include renditions of songs like Lucinda Williams’ “Jackson” and Neil Young’s “War of Man,” with guests from Elton John to Rufus Wainwright.

Thu., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

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