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posted Friday, March 11, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 10
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Juanes, Paul Simon, Madeleine Peyroux

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

He came, he went, he left us drooling. Seventeen-time Latin Grammy Award winner Juanes swept through Seattle like a chubasco ('fierce storm' in Spanish), launching his 'P.A.R.C.E. Tour' on March 10 at WaMu Theater and offering himself to select media outlets two days before that. He looked every bit the rock star in tight jeans, fitted coat, slicked back hair, dusty blue eyes, and a decent amount of swagger. Easily the Bono equivalent of Latin America, this guy is idolized by fellow artists and people from his native Colombia, including FC Sounders star Freddy Montero, who presented Juanes with a special team scarf and soccer ball prior to a Q&A session at Qwest Field Exhibition Center.

So here's what Juanes had to say (and note I was too busy staring at him five feet away to look at my own list of questions I'd prepared). When asked why he chose Seattle as the starting point for his newest tour, he replied (translated from Spanish), 'It was a city that appeared to be very interesting, very musical, it isn't normal. We're very happy here, we love the city.'

When questioned about what he thinks in the morning when looking in the mirror, he responded with a comical and serious answer, saying that it 'depends on the day. There are days I love myself a lot, there are days I ask myself who I am, and there are days I understand a lot of things.' And if you've ever wondered why Juanes has never dueted with the just-as-hot Shakira, also Colombian, he told everyone that it's because 'I think those are natural things.'

In other words, suck it, Shakira!

Montero, all of 18 years old, fielded only two questions from press representatives. When asked how he felt about receiving a recent humanitarian award and getting to meet a childhood idol within a matter of days, he said innocently, 'It means a lot. I'm very happy.' He added that it was a 'big opportunity to know a very important people of Colombia.' I couldn't have said it better myself.

On a different note, there might be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there's only one way to see Paul Simon in Seattle: buy tickets to his upcoming show at WaMu Theater on April 15. The legendary performer has chosen the Emerald City as the launch pad for his upcoming coast-to-coast tour, which includes San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, and Boston. Tickets for Paul Simon, priced between $65 and $89 (plus processing fees), are on sale now. Visit www.aeglive.com for more information. The concert will coincide with 107.7 The Mountain's 20th anniversary celebration.

Don't forget: Reservations for Madeleine Peyroux at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley can be made now at www.jazzalley.com or by calling (206) 441-9729. The artist performs original and classic songs in both English and French, and she almost always sells out her performances. Peyroux is scheduled to appear at the downtown jazz venue from March 31 through April 2. I've seen her twice before, and you're in for a treat. Save room for dinner and a good bottle of wine.

Finally, look for upcoming reviews in the Seattle Gay News for the following live concerts: Girl Talk, My Chemical Romance, Steve Nicks with Rod Stewart, Cut Copy, Paul Simon, and Katy Perry.

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