'60s Seattle funk, soul comes alive in film 'Wheedle's Groove'

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WALLA WALLA -- Whitman College will present a free public showing of the documentary "Wheedle's Groove," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Kimball Theatre on the Whitman College campus, 345 Boyer Ave.

The film is Jennifer Maas' feature documentary about the Seattle soul and funk scene of the 1960s and 1970s. Thirty years before grunge music put Seattle on the map, late 1960s groups like Black on White Affair, The Soul Swingers, and Cold, Bold & Together filled the airwaves and packed clubs every night of the week. Then, when many "were on the verge of breaking out, the fickle public turned its ear to disco, and Seattle's soul scene slipped into obscurity."

For more information, call 509-527-4917.

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