Making the Big Climb to Cure Blood Cancer

Brown Paper Tickets’ special ops event genius Erika Harder led a team of brave and well-hydrated Brown Paper Ticketeers to climb the tallest building in Seattle (no, it’s NOT the Space Needle) at the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Big Climb on Sunday. At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle stands as the second
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4 Painful (But Hilarious) Lessons Learned in Stand-Up Comedy

Stand-up comedy can be an exhilarating experience or a terrifying one. Being in front of a live audience, pouring out your soul and getting people to laugh is a trying task. Sometimes it is the best thing in the world. Other times, it makes you wish you could just ball up and cry. There are
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And the Brassy Award Goes To …

It’s my esteemed honor to announce the winner of the inaugural Brassy Award: Mistress Kali. The $500 cash grant and mentorship will be applied to her winning show Storyville Rising, premiering in New Orleans May 16 and 17, 2015. Thunderous applause from the glitter tribe erupted as I gave her the award at The Great
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9-Step Recipe to Successful Cooking Classes

Just as there are tricks to the perfect sandwich (hint: fresh bread for one), there is a method to making your food or drink class rewarding and mmm-azing for both teacher and student. Not only can your class satiate your students’ thirst for new skills and knowledge, it can also raise money for causes. Seattle’s
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Comedy Outliers: Third Time’s the Charm

Guest post by Brandon Collins and Mike Brown of Comedy Outliers. They offer advice to comedians, performers and event organizers on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive artistic climate. “It’s all in the game…” Over the past three years, the NY comedy scene has changed significantly. Some comedy clubs have come and gone. Some
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3 Secrets to Booking Great Shows

I booked my first punk show in 1991 at the tender age of 18, so that’s 23 years of experience booking shows. Crazy. A lot has changed. Nearly all communication was via phone or letters. Very few venues were keen on booking punk rock, so finding a venue (let alone an all-ages venue) was a
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Q + A: Vivienne Fuego on The Golden Poppy Revue

We interviewed Vivienne Fuego, founder of Sacramento’s newest revue, The Golden Poppy Revue to find out how she got involved in burlesque, the challenges with her new endeavor and what audiences can expect to see at the Golden Poppy’s upcoming debut production. See “L’Amour—An Evening of Valentease,” Saturday, February 28 at the Colonial Theater in Sacramento.
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9 Valentine’s Day Events You’ll Love

Te amo. Je t’aime. Aloha wau ia ‘oe. I love you. However you say it and whomever you say it to, get out and paint the town red. From sassy shows to romantic dinners and raucous Mardi Gras parties, there’s a lot going on this month. And still plenty of time for Valentine’s Day procrastinators
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Celebrate UNESCO World Radio Day with Us

Community radio is something to celebrate. It brings people together, allows freedom of expression, spreads joy, music and so much more. Celebrate it today, World Radio Day, an UNESCO holiday and global series of events honoring democracy, community, education and cultural ties. Brown Paper Tickets is doing it up big with a reception and party
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HR Secrets to Keeping Derby Drama Out of Bouts

Drama? What drama? Drama is too prominent in the derby experience. It lurks at all levels and, too often the f-word expletive replaces the other (and most important) f-word—fun. Derby allows individuals to express themselves within a group driven by shared goals. That’s an eloquent way to say the individualism is celebrated and yet, affects
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