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Originally published June 14, 2012 at 9:31 AM | Page modified June 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM

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Seattle folk-blues treasure Alice Stuart celebrates her 70th

Seattle music treasure Alice Stuart celebrates her 70th birthday with the release of a new DVD/CD package June 16, 2012, at the Triple Door.

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Folk and blues singer Alice Stuart, one of the Seattle music scene's treasures, celebrates her 70th birthday with a concert and the release of a house party DVD accompanied by two CDs of the show, recorded in 2007. Stuart's voice is slightly the worse for wear, but she still sings as tenderly or roughly as each song demands, whether it's about love lost, love regained or rambling down life's great highway. A survivor of the Berkeley folk scare, the blues revival, psychedelic rock and everything in between, Stuart still has a twinkle in her eye and a kind word for everyone. She lights her candles with her steady-steaming band the Formerlys and many musical guests as yet unannounced at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $17-$70 (206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net).

Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic

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