Melissa Etheridge to rock ilani stage

first_imgSome folks might think of Melissa Etheridge as “the female Bruce Springsteen,” but as far as her die-hard fans are concerned, Bruce is only the male Melissa Etheridge.Etheridge, the raspy-voiced rocker whose songs range from fierce declarations of love and longing to battle cries for progressive politics, will play a concert July 31 in the Cowlitz Ballroom at ilani. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $35 and $55.Etheridge was born in Leavenworth, Kan., and she started playing the guitar at age 8. Her intense, confessional style is sometimes called “heartland rock,” but folks in the heartland may not have realized that Etheridge is a lesbian until she said so publicly. That was in 1993, long before homosexuality had gained anything like general acceptance in American culture — but Etheridge’s rock ‘n’ roll star was rising fast by then. Ironically, the album release where she declared herself a lesbian, “Yes I Am,” is the same album release that made her a mainstream rock star.Etheridge has been nominated for Grammy awards 15 times, and won twice; she also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I Need to Wake Up,” which was featured in Al Gore’s climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” While known as a soulful rocker, Etheridge has also made a name for herself as an activist for LGBTQ and environmental causes. She was open about her battle with breast cancer, her endorsement of medical cannabis and the fact that her tour bus got busted in 2017 at the U.S./Canada border. (She was carrying cannabis oil, which she said she takes for post-op cancer pain.)Now, Etheridge is back with a new album called “The Medicine Show.” Some critics have wondered if the big, rocking album is Melissa Etheridge trying a little too hard to sound like Melissa Etheridge — but many more critics and fans are lapping it up. “The Medicine Show” reached No. 1 on the Americana/folk album charts in April.“Calling the album `The Medicine Show’ puts straight up, front and center, that this is about health, wellness … however you want to understand it,” Etheridge said. “It influences every song on the album.”last_img

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first_img RelatedRyanair to launch five new flights from Liverpool in OctoberCheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch five new routes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport this autumn.Ryanair offering more winter flights from EdinburghRyanair offering more winter flights from EdinburghFlights to Morocco and Canary Islands to be introduced by easyJeteasyJet will launch new flights to Morocco, the Canary Islands and Israel Budget airline easyJet will offer new flights to European destinations following the collapse of XL Airways earlier this month.easyJet cheap flights to Gran Canaria, Turkey and Lanzarote will be launched this October.The carrier claims that these new services will help to fill the gap that has been left on routes to these destinations following the collapse of the XL Group.Flights will launch from Gatwick to Arrecife in Lanzarote from October 2nd, Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and Dalaman in Turkey from October 6th.The airline also recently announced that it would be capable of adding additional cheap flights on Italian routes in the case of a collapse of the struggling Alitalia.A spokesperson told Reuters that easyJet could commit an estimated ten aircraft on routes from Milan to Naples and Palermo.He explained that “easyJet is prepared, at very short notice, to move into routes the Italian government cares about most”.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more