Seattle International Film Festival 2013
Much Ado About Nothing
Saint Genet "Paradisiacal"
Runs 5/16-5/19 @ On the Boards.
Produced by Vince Pierce
Frank Olivier's Twisted Cabaret
Runs through 5/26 @ Hales Palladium Theatre in Fremont.
5/16 @The Northern in Olympia
5/17 @ The Shakedown in Bellingham
5/31 @ Black Lodge in Seattle
7/26 @ Capitol Hill Block Party
"Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel" @ Central Cinema: 5/30, 6/21, 7/26, 8/23.
"Nebraska" premieres @ this years Cannes film festival.
"Mother for you I made this" performs May 6-19.
Jeff Fielder & his All Star Band
See Jeff & Co. @ The Triple Door on May 30th.
Profile produced by Ralph Bevins
Michael's summer collection fashion event happens Friday, 6/21 @ Century Ballroom.
Jack Straw Productions: "Story Chairs"
Join the live reading on Friday, 6/7.
Pick up "Debutantes", the new EP, on May 21st or download an advance copy now for $5!
5/3, 5:30-7:30 @ the Musiquarium @ The Triple Door
5/22 @ The Tractor Tavern for their EP release
Act: "Assisted Living"
Runs thru 5/19
Tony Fulgham/"Box Walk"
Produced by Matthew Clark
Filmmaker: Matthew J. Clark
Company: StraightEIGHT Films
Production support: Collen Newberry
Mix: Chris White - Comrade Studios
Color Correction: Lightpress
Special thanks to Tony Fulgham and the crew of Box Walk.
New Century Theatre Company/"The Trial"
Franz Kafka's "The Trial" runs thru April 28th
Produced by MJ Sieber
Ayron Jones And The Way
See the band live @ The Tractor Tavern 4/20
David Byrd, Introduction: A Life of Observation" runs thru May 18.
Catch "Improvement Club" at this year's Seattle International Film Festival.
See John live on 4/7 @ The Showbox
Join John & friends for "The Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival", 9/13-9/16.
"Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin" comes out 8/20.
Nordic Heritage Museum: "Scissors For A Brush"
Danish-Norwegian paper artist, Karen Bit Vejle
Grey Gardens: Suzy Hunt as Big Edie Beale
Thru 5/26 @ ACT
Pick up "Plenty of Anything"
See the band live:
4/3 @ Tractor Tavern
5/6 @ High Dive
5/9 @ Columbia City Theatre
5/24-5/27 @ Sasquatch Festival
Master Harold and The Boys
Directed by Burke Walker
Thru 4/21 @ West of Lenin
Seattle Channel Presents: Civic Cocktail
"What Moves You: Transportation & Art"
Wed, 4/3 @ Palace Ballroom
Hey Marseilles Music Video
Bellevue Arts Museum
“ZOOM. Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo” runs now thru June 16th
Amanda Manitach/Lee Center For The Arts
“Green Gothic” runs thru April 24th
Catch Kara live on Saturday March 30th @ Old Schoolhouse in Winthrop, WA.
Kara's Music Video Project
Produced by Matt McNaghten
Gibson Guitar Showroom
Produced by Ernie Sapiro & Nicholas Davis
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
SXSW/Sound On The Sound
Abbey Simmons, co-founder/managing editor “Sound On The Sound”
2013 SXSW: March 8-17
Nicholas Davis “Last One”
24-hour Film Festival
Gold Van Records
Pick up the cd "5 Minutes to Rock the House"
See the band live every month @ Club Hollywood.
Queen Anne Book Company
“Tea For Ruby”
3/2-3/3 @ Meydenbauer Center in Kirkland
3/9-3/10 @ Evergreen Ballet's Black Box Theatre in Renton
3/30 @ Auburn Performing Arts Center
Brangien Davis/Seattle Magazine
For the full spring arts lowdown, pick up your March copy of Seattle Magazine.
Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Wintergrass Festival 2013 runs 2/28-2/3 @ the Bellevue Hyatt.
See Anthony perform live on Wednesday 2/27 @ Victory Lounge on Eastlake.
Runs 2/22-3/10 @ ACT.
Produced by Ralph Bevins
Seattle Opera "Our Earth Project"
Produced by Valerie Vozza
Pick up "Tales of Grandpa Guru Volume 1"
"Pie" W/Host Bill Radke
Thursdays @ 7 on KCTS9
Photo of Nancy with Kultur Shock by Ernie Sapiro Photography
See Stuart live @ the 2013 Improvised Music Festival 2/7-2/9 @ Chapel Performance Space.
The Seagull Project
Runs January 23-February 10 @ ACT
Suntonio's CD release party for "American Gangster Nerd" takes place 2/15 @ Washington Hall
Pick up Walking Papers from Sunyata Records
Town Hall/Global Rythmns
2/9: A Family Mardi Gras with Whozyamama
2/1: Cuban Love Songs for Valentiens Day
local Brew "Welcome To Seattle"
Jet City Improv & Book-It Repertory Theatre
Austen Translation runs 1/31 - 2/8
Between Cultures Gallery
8809 Roosevelt Way NE
See the band live:
2/8 @ Columbia City Theatre
3/2 @ Neptune Theatre
Submission deadline is 1/31/13
NFFTY Film Festival happens 4/25-4/28
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" runs thru 1/27 @ The Moore Theatre.
"The Photographs of Norman Durkee" runs thru 1/2 @ Davidson Galleries.
The Legacy Quartet With Clarence Acox
Catch the band live every Wednesday night @ New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Pioneer Square.
Billy Brandt: The Big Gig
"The Big Gig--A Festivity of Runs & Raconteurs" takes place Saturday, 1/26 @ The Triple Door.
"Celluoid Seattle" runs thru 9/8 @ MOHAI.
Pick up "A Better Place" at local record stores or online
See the band live on Friday, 1/18 @ The Tractor Tavern
"Crave More" performs 1/18-1/20 @ the Playhouse at The Seattle Center.
One Night Only Project
"Wonderland: Shaking Up Reality" runs now thru 12/30 at Olson Kundig.
Brent Amaker & The Rodeo
12/29 @ The Brick in Roslyn, WA
12/31, New Years Eve @ The Crocodile in Belltown
Runs thru 12/22 @ ACT.
Produced by Rodrigo and Ralph Bevins
Rodrigo’s 2013 shows:
4Culture opens in 2/13
Blindfold Gallery opens 4/11/13
New York City opens 5/2/13
"Through Hollow Lands" opens 12/8 @ Frye Art Museum
Kt Niehoff/Lingo Dance
"Raucous Bacchus" plays Saturday, 12/15 @ OOLA Distillery
Catch the band live @ Neumos on Thursday, 12/13
"Fiddler On The Roof" Singalong
@ SIFF 12/25
New Century Theatre Company
Todd Bishop/Geek Wire, Art Apps
Fresh Paint (Microsoft surface)
Sound Hound (iPhone)
Comic Book (ipad, iPhone)
Paper by FiftyThree (ipad)
The Local Strangers
Pick up "Left for Better" now @ Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records, or online.
See the band live on Sat., 1/12 @ Doe Bay Resort & Retreat on Orcas Island.
"The Storms of Denali" is available now
Pat Cashman & Chris Cashman
Antony & Cleopatra
November 1-18 @ Seattle Shakespeare Company
Cartoonist Ellen Forney: "Marbles"
Hear Ellen read Saturday Nov. 10 @ the downtown Seattle Public Library @ 7 pm
Produced by Trans Am: Linas Phillips and Sebastien Scandiuzzi
Afraid of Figs
Pick up their new cd, "Safe" online, and catch the band live at the downtown Seattle Hard Rock Café on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Brandi Carlile Tickets
Brandi Carlise plays with the Seattle Symphony on November 23-25.
R. Hamilton Wright received the Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award
John Bradshaw received the Melissa Hines Award
"Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell" runs October 27th thru January 27th, 2013.
"The Black Cat" (1934)
"The Green Slime" (1968)
"The Creeping Terror" (1964)
"Beware! The Blob" (1972)
Rachel Kessler: Public Health Poetry Project
Upcoming live readings:
Friday, 10/26 @ The Henry Art Gallery bathroom
Thursday 11/8 @ Richard Hugo House bathroom
David Nixon: Bladfold
Bladfold & The Shelf premiere November 16th & 17th @ A Contemporary Theatre
The Fretboard Journal
Victoria’s piece in SAM's "Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris" runs thru 1/13/13
Profile produced by Valerie Vozza
Greer Grimsely: Seattle Opera
Tickets for "The Ring" in 2013 go on sale 11/12
"A Night of Serious Drinking"
West Of Lenin
"Demon Dreams" written by Tommy Smith and directed by AJ Epstein, runs now thru 11/10
CITY ARTS FESTIVAL
Sat, 10/20 @ Showbox SoDo
Sat, 10/20 @ Neumos
Sara Edwards, Arts Program Director
Jose Bold & Friends: Dream House
Thu, Fri & Sat, 10/18, 19, 20
Thu, 10/18 @ Showbox SoDo
Wed, 10/21 @ Barboza
David Byrne and St Vincent album, video and tour.
Bob's script "Nebraska" begins principal shooting this fall under the direction of Alexander Payne.
14th Annual Sketchfest
9/28 thru 10/6 @ venues around town
Stefan's new film, "Edible Rocks", comes out December 2012
See the band live on Saturday, 10/12 @ the Sunset Tavern.
"Things I Want To Punch In The Face" is available in bookstores and online.
Live in-store readings:
10/5 @ Secret Garden
10/11 @ U-Bookstore
10/26 @ Queen Anne Avenue Books
Song for Nap Ishikawa Cantwell
Written and performed by Wolfy Bauer, Andrew Imanaka, and Emmett Akeley.
"I Can Hear You...But I’m Not Listening" runs Sept 27-29 @ Theatre Off Jackson.
"Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll"
Available in bookstores everywhere.
Pick up the bands debut cd "Poor Moon" available everywhere.
See the band live Oct 4 @ the downtown Showbox.
“Ruffle” @ Suyama Space
Gail Grinnell’s installation, “Ruffle” runs thru Dec 7.
Seattle Magazine: Brangien Davis
Profile Produced By Ralph Bevins
"From Uncle Ho To Uncle Sam"/Trieu Tran
9/7/12 Thru 10/7/12
Seattle Music Project/Lance Mercer
Seattle Music Project @ Nordstrom Runs September 21-30.
The Comet Tavern
The Comet Calendar
Produced by Matt McNaghten
Catch The Piniellas live @ El Corazon on Saturday, July 14th.
ACT Theatre Seattle
The Pinter Festival 2012
A Sneak Peek of the documentary Working with Pinter
SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL PROMO
The Sasquatch Music Festival runs 5/25-28
World Famous Inc.
NO TOUCHING GROUND
Produced by Peggy Lycett
Catch Lucian in PNB’s Season Encore on 6/10
FRANK CORRADO ON HAROLD PINTER
The Pinter Festival @ ACT runs 7/20-8/26
SAM RUSSELL AND THE HARBORRATS
The Water Balloon - 6/5
Live 6/5 @ The Tractor Tavern
INTIMAN THEATRE SUMMER FESTIVAL
TRIMPIN @ ON THE BOARDS
"The Gurs Zyklus" runs 5/17-5/20
Britta is part of "Can't Get There From Here", a group show @ Lawrimore Project running 5/17-6/30
CAFÉ NORDO: "CABINET OF CURIOSITIES"
Runs now thru 6/17 @ Washington Hall
NOAH & ABBY GUNDERSEN
"Family" is available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and all online music retailers.
See Noah & Abby live:
Friday 5/11 @ Seattle Pacific University
Monday, 9/3 @ Bumbershoot
LAUREN WEEDMAN: SRO-SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY
May 17-19 @ Northwest Film Forum
"Looking Forward: the new heroes" runs thru 10/21.
PROFILE: GINO YEVDJEVICH
Profile produced by Ian Devier
FRANK FERRANTE IN "AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO"
Runs 5/5-5/20 @ ACT
The Maldives & The Moondoggies play a double bill 5/11 & 5/12 @ the Tractor Tavern.
WHERE YA AT MATT?
Sandra Cinto's installation "Econtro das Aguas" in the Olympic Sculpture Park pavilion will be up thru April 14, 2013.
Mandy's group installation project in honor of Seattle Center's "Next Fifty" celebration runs now thru May.
"Tibet Culture on the Edge" is available now
See the band live on Saturday, May 6th @ the High Dive in Fremont
Watch for the bands debut self-titled cd in May.
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN HOFF
Produced by Valerie Vozza
“Beloved” @ the Frye runs thru April 15th
Lance has a photo exhibit @ West Seattle's Easy Street Records on 4/21, with live music from Reignwolf and The Young Evils.
Produced by Matt McNaghten
National Film Festival for Talented Youth/NFFTY
Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers
Cd: “Between the Bedsheets and Turpentine”
European tour April 17th thru May 20th
Live @ Conor Byrne on Saturday, May 26th
Live @ ACT on Thursday June 28th
Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam
4/27 @ Town Hall Seattle
"The Pitmen painters" @ ACT runs April 20th thru May 20th
Dale Goodson, "Fuel"
Art News w/ Brangien Davis, Arts & Culture Editor @ Seattle Magazine
Barboza, new music club
Seattle Opera’s HD simulcast May 5th
George Tsutakawa fountain
Greg Lundgren monuments
photo of Greg Lundgren by John Keatley
12th Avenue Arts Space
Lucien Postlewaite leaving PNB
Pike Place Cheese Festival Mac & Cheese recipe contest
Pick up "Maraqopa" in your favorite local record store or online.
See Damien live:
Tues, 4/10 @ the Fremont Abbey w/John Russell of Head and the Heart
Sasquatch Festival, 5/26-5/28 @ The Gorge
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
African American Film Festival runs April 14-22
JEWEL BOX THEATRE
See Karen live:
4/6 @ Town Hall w/Seattle Rock Orchestra
5/17-5/20, Skagit River Poetry Festival
Profile produced by Valerie Vozza & Kathy Touhey
TACOMA ART MUSEUM: HIDE/SEEK
HIDE/SEEK runs thru June 10, 2012
THE BAD THINGS
See the band live:
4/6 @ Columbia City Theatre
4/10 @ The Bravehorse Tavern
5/26 @ Folklife Festival
EMP SOUND-OFF COMPETITION
Catch the band’s “All Star Wars cover songs” on Friday, May 4th @ Chop Suey.
THE DEEP WAKE
Catch the band live @ Folklife 2012, May 25-28.
Catch the band live on Friday, April 27th @ the Showbox.
"OF BREATH AND RAIN" BY SUSIE J. LEE @ THE FRYE ART MUSEUM
Runs thru 4/15
3/18 @ Benaroya Hall
EARSHOT JAZZ SPRING SERIES
Earshot Spring Series runs now thru 4/13
THE RED HOT BLUES SISTERS
Upcoming live shows:
3/16 @ Shoreline Community College
4/14 @ Son's of Norway in Bothell
4/21 @ Salmon Bay Eagles
CD's: "Feel The Burn" & "Red on Blue" available online
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
See Debra's work in Bellevue Arts Museum's group show, "Making Mends". Runs now thru 5/27.
JAMIE VON STRATTON
Still photo credits:
LATE NITE CATECHISM
Fri, 3/2 at The Moore Theatre.
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: JOHN AYLWARD
LEROY BELL AND HIS ONLY FRIENDS
LeRoy and Friends play The Triple Door on Thurs and Fri, 3/8 and 3/9.
BALKAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sat, 3/10, 3pm-Midnight
WRIGHT SPACE: “Collecting: Art Is a Slippery Slope”
Runs thru 4/14 @ Wright Space, 407 Dexter Ave N. (206) 264-8200
Thurs & Sat 10-2
PROFILE: MAX KULLAWAY/333fab
Produced by Matthew Clark
PAT THOMAS, “LISTEN WHITEY”
Pat reads @ Washington Hall on 3/1 @ 7 pm
Produced by Rosemary Garner
Pick up “Vicious Tattoo” & “Guns, Ammo, Jewelry & Coins” from itunes or cdbaby.
See the band live:
2/25 @ Molly McGuires
4/22 @ Hi Dive
GAUGUIN & POLYNESIA: AN ELUSIVE PARADISE
Running now thru 4/29 @ Seattle Art Museum
PROFILE: DREW CHRISTIE, "HISTORY IS @ MOHAI"
MOHAI's "History Is…" film competition
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION FOR THE CERAMIC ARTS
It's a ceramics invasion across the Northwest
NEW CENTURY THEATRE COMPANY
Join NCTC's for their next installment of "Pipeline" on Monday 2/20 @ Solo Bar on lower Queen Anne
See Gabriel live on Saturday 2/25 @ Vera Project, ALL AGES
Pick up "The Colored People's Time Machine" in record stores and online
"I AM MY OWN WIFE" @ SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATRE
Runs thru 3/4
JAMES KEBLAS/CITY OF MUSIC @ SEATAC
Produced by Matt McNaughten
SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF IMPROV THEATER
WURLITZER @ PARAMOUNT/JIM RIGGS
The next Silent Movie Monday takes place 2/6
THE YOUNG EVILS
2/18 @ The Tractor Tavern
3/9-13 @ SXSW festival in Austin
New record in March, "The Young Evils Play Dead"
Also, tune into Troy Nelson on KEXP 90.3 fm Friday nights from 9-1
CHOP SHOP: BODIES OF WORK
2/11 & 2/12
DANIEL CARRILLO, PHOTOGRAPHER
Produced by Phillip Townsend
Produced by Keith Hitchcock
THE FAMILY CREST
Seattle performance schedule
ACCORDI-O-RAMA V @ TOWN HALL SEATTLE
Sunday, 2/12, 2-5
Full Global Rhythms series
PROFILE: SUYAMA SPACE
"Uprising" runs 1/23-4/13.
Produced by Patricia O’Brien
2012 CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE
1/26 - 2/5 @ Northwest Film Forum
SANDBOX RADIO LIVE
Join the live audience on Monday, 1/23 @ West of Lenin Theatre
MUSICAL GUEST: EL VEZ
El Vez alter ego, Robert Lopez, is back in the Teatro ZinZanni tent with "Muy Caliente!"
Music by Braniel, aka Brangien Davis and Daniel Spils
Video by David Nixon
"A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Production" runs 1/20-2/4 @ Richard Hugo House.
Learn more about the JAXT4 and Mike’s bands.
Catch In Cahoots live:
Sat, 1/21 @ downtown Seattle’s Hard Rock Café
3/14-3/18 @ the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Pick up their debut cd @ itunes, cdbaby or Amazon
Quinton plays Carnegie Hall on Sat, 1/21
SOIL GALLERY/"11 MOST DANGEROUS TOYS OF 2011"
Runs thru 12/23/11
HOLIDAY PACKAGE #1
"Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant" @ Book-It
Runs thru 12/23
"Black Nativity" @ The Moore
Runs thru 12/24
"Burlesque Nutcracker" @ Triple Door
Runs thru 12/24
BAM/GEORGE NELSON: ARCHITECT, WRITER, DESIGNER, TEACHER
Runs thru 2/12/12
Blvd Park on Facebook
Catch the band live on Friday, 12/30 @ Conor Byrne w/Gods Favorite Beef Cake
Look for their new cd, "The Sound", and plan to attend their cd release party on Thursday, 2/9/12 @ the Tractor Tavern
HOLIDAY PACKAGE #2
"Beasley's Christmas Party" @ Taproot Theatre
Runs thru 12/30
SMC presents "Cool Yule: The Big Band Theory" @ Benaroya Hall
Runs thru 12/23
Runs thru 12/22
FREMONT PEAK PARK
Profile by Aaron McKnight.
FREEHOLD THEATRE: "ENGAGED THEATRE PROGRAM"
Catch the "Engaged Theatre" program performance on Saturday, 12/10. Two shows, @ 4 & 7, are followed by a Q&A.
MARTHA SILANO, POET
Martha has published three collections of poetry. Her latest is "The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception" from Saturnalia Books.
DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL
Pick up the new record "2011 Live Compilation".
7th ANNUAL CRITICS WRAP AT THE FRYE ART MUSEUM
Thursday, 12/15, 7 pm @ Frye Art Museum.
Art Zone Web Extra: Rainn Wilson!
"Paradise" runs @ Frye Art Museum thru 1/22
POET KATHLEEN FLENNIKEN
Pick up Kathleen's book "Famous"
POET ELIZABETH AUSTEN
Pick up Elizabeth's newest book, "Every Dress a Decision"
Profile produced by Gina Matassa
Pick up "And to all a good Night" in record stores and on itunes
The Greta Matassa Trio @ Bakes Place in Issaquah on 12/11
"DanceJenkinsDance!!!" runs 12/9-11 @ Broadway Performance Hall
LOCAL 638 RECORDS/CRISTINA BAUTISTA
Owned & operated by Rachel Flotard
New record, "Gold Parts"
12/3, live on KEXP 90.3
12/7, live @ The Sunset Tavern
SPORTN’ LIFE RECORDS/FLY MOON ROYALTY
Owned & operated by DeVon Manier
DJ Action Jackson & Miss Adraboo
Pick up Fly Moon Royalty’s cd online now
Mel’s Market on 3rd.
BARSUK RECORDS/SAY HI’S ERIC ELBOGEN
Owned & operated by Josh Rosenfeld & Christopher Possanza
"Um, Uh Oh" in record stores and online
JOSH ROSENFELD & RACHEL FLOTARD
Josh co-owns Barsuk Records
Rachel owns Local 638 Records
Visqueen plays live:
11/19 @ the Paramount (w/Rainn Wilson)
11/26 @ The Neptune
ORIGIN RECORDS/HUMAN SPIRIT
Owned & operated by John Bishop & Matt Jorgensen
12/2 @ The Red Bicycle, Vashon Island
12/10 @ Tula’s Jazz Club
SUB POP/FLEET FOXES
"Grown Ocean" is on "Helplessness Blues" LP
Video directed & edited by Sean Pecknold,
Animation by Sean Pecknold & Britta Johnson.
Joanne Sugura and Elena Korakianitou are throwing an open house November 19th & 20th.
PHYLLIS FLETCHER: GOOD BOOKS
Phyllis' good book suggestions:
"Zeitoun", Dave Eggers
"Player One", Douglas Coupland
"The War For late Night", Bill Carter
"Tidelands" is available in records stores & online.
See The Moondoggies live @ The Neptune on Saturday, 12/17.
"826 Seattle", the local non-profit writing and life skills program for kids, received the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award—the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States.
FEATURED ART: RYAN MOLENKAMP
Ryan’s show, “Earth Matters” runs 11/10-12/10 @ Seattle Art Museum.
Patty’s current show @ Curtis Steiner runs 11/12 -12/3
TEDxRainier, an independently organized TED event, happens Saturday, 11/12 @ the UW’s Kane Hall.
FU WUN KU
Live jazz Wednesdays & Thursdays
Produced by Keith Hitchcock
LIGHTS FROM SPACE
Pick up “Lights From Space” @ Sonic Boom, Silver Platters, or online
Catch the band live:
Saturday, 11/12 @ The White Rabbit
Saturday, 12/10 @ The Comet Tavern
“Elegy” hits stores on 11/15.
Catch the band live @ The Neptune on Saturday, 11/12
FEATURED ART: JENNY HEISHMAN
“Prop Shop” thru 11/27 @ Prole Drift
KEVIN HYDER: THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOMEDY
12/1, Nick Thune @ Intiman Playhouse
12/7, Dana Gould @ Chop Suey
12/8, Dana Gould & Mystery Science Theater 3000 narrate “Plan 9 from Outer Space” @ Uptown Theatre
KRIS ORLOWSKI & THE PASSENGER STRING QUARTET
11/17 @ Chop Suey
11/23 @ Tractor Tavern, CD release
11/22 new 4-song record comes out
“It’s So Easy: and other lies”
2 shows in November
Profile by Matt McNaghten
SEATTLE OPERA: CARMEN
Runs thru 10/29
ZOE MUTH AND THE HIGH ROLLERS
2011 Awards Round Up
CITY ARTS FESTIVAL runs 10/20-22
10/20 @ The Triple Door
“Allen Stone” is available now on itunes
Guitarist Trevor Larkin
METAL CHOCOLATES, OCnotes & emcee Rik Rude,
10/21 @ The Triple Door and 10/21 @ FRED Wildlife Refuge
SHELBY EARL 10/20 @ The Crocodile
“Burn the Boats” comes out on 11/1 on “Local 638 Records”
“THE ECSTASY OF INFLUENCE” 10/20 @ Town Hall
Half Brothers play 10/30 @ Woodland Park Zoo
10/22 @ The Crocodile
CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS "GAME THEORY"
"Game Theory" runs thru October 19th.
LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
Runs October 14-23
AUSTIN NELSON: FRANK FAIRFIELD DOCUMENTARY
Catch "Frank Fairfield" in the Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival on Tuesday, October 4th.
STAR ANNA & THE LAUGHING DOGS
LYNN SHELTON’S NEW FILM
"Your Sister’s Sister" will be released worldwide in 2012!
Visit Baby & Company @ 1st and Virginia
"Hector Acebes: Portrait in Africa, 1943-1953" runs thru 10/1.
"Bonsoir Liliane" runs thru January 29, 2012 @ Teatro Zinzanni.
"Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas".
Catch "Let’s Be Frank" @ the Eastside Jazz Club on Tuesday, October 18th.
Grand re-opening features five days of free performance, 9/25-30!
“To Be Determined”, 9/15-18 @ On the Boards.
Freehold’s 20th Anniversary party @ Washington Hall, 9/23
VELOCITY DANCE CENTER
“Fall Kick Off & Big Bang! Remix”, 9/23-25
YUNI IN TAXCO
10/21 @ The Crocodile, 2011 City Arts Festival
Ludovic Morlot, Music Director
“Day of Music” FREE, 9/18, Benaroya Hall
From the hundreds of Native American blankets to the shelves of vintage children’s book’s, Dale Chihuly’s personal art collection is unique and impressive.
PROFILE: AJ EPSTEIN
Profile produced by Matt McNaghten
Sandbox Radio Live
Monday June 20th
SUMMER FUN W/BRANGIEN DAVIS
- Seattle Symphony’s film series:
“Casablanca” July 6th & 8th
“Wizard of Oz” July 7th & 9th
- Reggie Watts
@ the Neptune on Friday August 21st
- 14/48: the world’s quickest theater festival
July 22-23 & 29-30
- Henry Art Gallery presents “David Herbert: Open Studio”
July 5th thru October 9th
- SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park temporary sculpture exhibition
Megan Kelso’s new comic book “Queen of the Black Black”
comes out in June.
- Summer Concerts at the Locks
- KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural
- Capital Hill Block Party
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: JOHN AYLWARD
Produced by Valerie Vozza
Actor, John Aylward got his start on Seattle stages, and hit the big time with the recurring role of Dr. Ansbaugh on the NBC drama, ER.
Catch Gabriel live @ Columbia City Theatre on Friday, July 29th
Lizzie opens for John Doe & Exene Cervenka @ Neumos on Saturday, August 20th
ERIK CHAPMAN OF SUN LIQUOR CREATES AN ART ZONE COCKTAIL
“The Art Zone”
FEATURED ART: RUSS MORGAN
Check out Russ Morgan’s chandelier inventory here. Also, if you’d like to visit Russ in his studio, shoot him an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch Macklemore at Bumbershoot on Saturday, September 4th
Profile produced by Matt McNaghten
Produced by Rosemary Garner
2011 NW NEW WORKS FESTIVAL @ ON THE BOARDS
This highly anticipated annual event runs June 10-19
Produced by Rosemary Garner
Go online to pick up The Toucans newest cd or any of their past releases
FILTER volume 3
The “Filter volume 3” release party happens Friday, June 17th at Fremont Abbey release party on Friday June 17th
Union Gospel Mission
Wanna donate art materials?
Email Knox Burnett
Profile by Ralph Bevins
WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Teacher Sierra Nelson’s blog
pictures from the writing project with Children’s Hospital
Columbia City Gallery
See more of Williams work at Re-Bar and the Hi Spot Café.
See Lemolo live at:
Doe Bay Festival, August 11-14
Bumbershoot, September 3-5
Todd Jannausch’s “Gallery (206)”, a refurbished phone booth stuffed with art works from 20 artists living in the 206 area code, will remain in Pioneer Square’s Occidental Park through June.
Seattle International Film Festival
Opening Night at SIFF
The Seattle Times Opening Night Photo Gallery
Andy's AZ SIFF Sampler
Andy's SIFF Reviews
AZ Twitter feed
FEATURED ART: GABRIELLE BAKKER
“A Decade: 2001-2011”
Runs thru May 28th @ Davidson Galleries
PROFILE: KELLY LYLES
See Kelly’s car and paintings June 18th & 19th @ the Fremont Fair Artcar show
More Kelly events: www.kellyspot.com/events.shtml
Profile by Matt McNaghten: www.evergreentv.com
DALE GOODSON ANIMATION
HEAD LIKE A KITE
See the band live:
May 30th @ Sasquatch Music Festival
July 1st @ Crocodile Café—FREE!
SIFF OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL
Saturday, May 21st @ 10:00 pm on Seattle Channel 21
MORE WITH MIKE DAISEY
View extra conversation between Nancy and Mike Daisey.
FEATURED ART: KAREN RUDD
See sculptor, Karen Rudd in “It’s All Good”, now thru June 2nd @ Catherine Person Gallery.
DEGENERATE ART ENSEMBLE
The DAE exhibit at the Frye Art Museum runs thru June 19th.
Their newest performance, “Red Shoes” runs May 12, 19 and 26
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” runs now thru May 22nd @ Seattle Repertory Theatre.
See James play “Giant Magnet” @ McCaw Hall, May 12th & 13th, and hear his band, “Das Dhoom”, play KEXP’s “Sonarchy” show on May 15th
AMERICAN STRING PROJECT
The American String Project performs May 12th, 14th & 15th @ Benaroya Hall.
Juan Carlo Castellanos @ CoCA thru May 15th
ELIZABETH AUSTEN, POET
“Every Dress a Decision” available now
Open Books on Friday, May 6th
Elliott Bay on May 21st
LOADED PICTURES/MATTHEW CLARK
Tea Cozies video
SIFF fly film screens Monday 5/30
30th anniversary Spring Concert happens May 6-8 @ Broadway Performance Hall
Walt plays “Side by Side”, a benefit concert on Friday, May 13th @ University Presbyterian Church
Catch Walt @ Canlis lounge Tuesday thru Saturday evenings
Founded by Ian Bell, this series at ACT’s Bullitt Cabaret Space features stories on a designated theme. The May 9th theme is “The Perfect Crime”.
See Jim live:
Sunday, May 29th, 6:30 pm @ Northwest Folk Life Festival
Sunday, June 12th @ the Bathhouse Theater
"Red Tiger Tales" runs now thru April 23rd at ACT Theatre.
cd’s available online thru cdbaby
Catch the "Lazy Susan Reunion Show", Saturday, June 11th @ the Tractor Tavern.
"SICK" runs now thru April 30th @ New City Theater.
Catch the band live:
Tuesday, May 3rd @ Neumos
Friday, May 21st @ the Jewel Box Theatre
Pick up the new record on:
See them live on Saturday, April 30th @ the Showbox
RE-Store’s 10th Annual Recycled Arts and Fashion Show takes place April 16th in Seattle and April 23rd in Bellingham.
EMP: “NIRVANA: TAKING PUNK TO THE MASSES”
Opens April 16 and runs thru April 2013.
BURKE MUSEUM: “THE OWL AND THE WOODPECKER”
Exhibit runs thru August 7th and features the work of Seattle Photographer, Paul Bannick and is based on his book.
JOHN LONGENBAUGH: “MY TIME WITH THE LADY”
Runs April 7-30 @ Market Theatre
INTIMAN THEATRE: “ALL MY SONS”
Runs thru April 17th
VINCENT KITCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MAYORS OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURE
The 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards nomination deadline is Thursday, May 5th @ 5:00.
Featured Art: "Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis"
Runs April 4 - May 6 with an artist reception April 6th, 5-8 PM @ M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery on the SCCC campus. Exhibit curated by Dr. Susan Platt, author of "Art and Politics Now" available now at Elliott Bay Books.
Bill performs in the 2011 Moisture Festival, running now thru 4/10, on these dates: April 2nd @ Hales Palladium, April 3rd in Georgetown, April 8th on Vashon. Profile produced by Matt McNaghten.
Richard Hugo House/National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month throughout April @ Hugo House.
One Minute With: Lynn Shelton
Visit Lynn's website. Produced by Rosemary Garner.
The debut "Joseph Giant" album is available online now and in record stores April 12th. Record release party on Friday, April 15th @ the Blue Moon.
Featured Art: "Nick Cave: Meet Me At The Center Of The Earth"
Runs at Seattle Art Museum now thru June 5th.
Jim Woodring, Cartoonist
Learn more about Jim Woodiring. Profile by Ralph Bevins.
Seattle Edible Book Festival
6th annual Edible Book Festival takes place Saturday, April 2nd.
April's Twisted Flick is "Kronos, Ravager of Planets" and runs April 28, 29, 30.
Listen & buy Gabriel’s music. Lizzie Huffman: 3/31 @ Neumos, opening for Rocky Votolato. Bradford Button plays with "Whalebones" @ The Sunset Tavern on 4/2.
See Tai Shan Saturday, 3/19 @ Seattle Town Hall, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Free for kids 12 and under! Pick up Tai’s music @ Cd Baby, iTunes, and Tai’s website.
Bill Robison/Moisture Festival 2011
See Bill Robison at the Moisture Festival March 17th thru April 10th.
Pacific Musicworks/American Handel Festival
Catch Pacific Musicworks hosting two productions for the American Handel Festival, March 11-27: March 25th, Handel's opera "Acis and Galatea" @ Seattle Town Hall & March 26th, Handel's Oratorio, "Esther", @ St. James Cathedral.
James Keblas/Office of Film & Music
Watch the "Washington Filmworks Incentive Renewal Video". Contact your legislator.
Monday 3/14, Faustine & "The Young Evils" head to SXSW in Austin, TX
Saturday 4/2, "Wellbones", KEXP’s benefit show @ Sunset Tavern
Saturday 4/23, "The Young Evils" open for "The Cave Singers" @ The Showbox at the Market
Featured Art: Robert Mills "Memory"
See Robert Mills piece, "Fragments of the Story" in the new media gallery at Jack Straw Productions.
Visit Juan's website at www.juanalonso.info
John Relyea: Seattle Opera/Don Quixote
See Don Quixote by the Seattle Opera, February 26th thru March 12th.
Downstage Center: Timothy Piggee
Timothy stars in the Broadway premiere of "Catch Me If You Can: The Musical", opening April 10th at Neil Simon Theatre
The Cave Singers
See The Cave Singers Saturday, 4/23 @ The Showbox, with "The Young Evils". Pitchfork article review.
Eric Liu, "The Weekend"
The Guiding Lights Weekend happens March 25-26.
Featured Art: Rock/Dement Gallery
"ink + jet= a digital print show" runs March 3-26 at Rock/Dement Gallery.
Profile: Jen Graves
Read Jen's art reviews at The Stranger.
Profile produced by Matt McNaghten.
Megan Griffiths, Filmmaker
Learn more about her new film "The Off Hours".
Check out the Guggenheim Museum's "You Tube experiment" to see their 25 juried picks for best videos. See more of Les & Brandon's work.
See Kim live on: Sat, 2/26 @ the Hub in Tacoma and Saturday, 3/19 @ The Central Saloon in Pioneer Square.
"Pie" in Fremont is owned by Renee Steen & Jess Whitsitt.
The Chair Project
Diem Chau's "The Mysterious Content of Softness" at Bellevue Arts Museum, runs now thru June 26, 2011.
Profile by Valerie Vozza.
"Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club" runs now thru May 8th @ Henry Art Gallery.
Jonathan's new book is titled "West of Here"
Profile by Mark McKnight, Vimeo.
Pick up Telekinesis' new record "12 Desperate Straight Lines" and catch the band live Sunday, February 20th @ Doug Fir Lounge in Portland and Saturday, March 26th @ The Crocodile.
Rob Hampton, Connor’s teacher. Connor performing "Death Nightmare" on YouTube.
Summer Drama School at Seattle Children's Theatre. Summer Season Show auditions.
Pick up Zachary's CD "Red Velvet" on Amazon.
Jerome, Sean’s teacher. Dance class information from Velocity Dance Center. Annual b-boy/b-girl event happens Saturday, April 23rd.
Visit Matt's site at mattdini.com
Featured Art: Woodside/Braseth Gallery
"Dealers Choice" 50th Anniversary Group Exhibition.
Visit Verellen Amplifiers. Produced by Ralph Bevins.
See Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life" Sunday 2/6 @ 2:00 pm @ Tacoma Art Museum and Friday, February 18th @ 7:00 pm @ Henry Art Gallery.
Brent Amaker Band
Catch the band live on Friday, 2/25 @ the Crocodile and pick up the band's newest record, "Please Stand By".
Freehold Theatre Faculty Showcase
Freehold Faculty Showcase & Benefit happens Monday, February 7th, 7:30 @ Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill.
Featured Art: Jesse Higman
Jessie's "Illuvium: The Wave and Animate Existence" @ Vermillion Art Gallery and Wine Bar thru January 30th.
Barbara Earl Thomas
Barbara is a local icon and Executive Director of the NW African American Museum. Produced by Valerie Vozza.
Sci-Fi Short Film Festival
Presented by SIFF, the Sci-Fi Short Film Festival takes place Saturday, January 29th @ the Cinerama Theatre. Ben Kasulke, cinematographer.
"Red Dress" Concert
This special one-hour concert premieres Saturday, 1/22 @ 10:00 pm on Seattle Channel 21 and Thursday, 1/27 @ 11:00 pm on KCTS Channel 9.
See Macklemore @ The Showbox Market on Friday 2/25/11. Watch "My Oh My". Produced by Matt McNaghten.
Arts & Culture Editor/Seattle Magazine: 619 Western, "Nirvana" @ EMP, SIFF, Neptune Theatre, "Jesus Christ Superstar" @ Village Theatre, Mike Daisey’s "Agony & Ecstacy of Steve Jobs", "O Lovely Glow Worm" @ New Century Theatre Company.
www.newcenturytheatrecompany.org. Produced by Valerie Vozza.
See El Vez in Teatro Zinzanni’s “Hearts On Fire” now thru January 23, 2011.
Don Giovanni: A New Musical
Runs now thru January 23, 2011 at Seattle Musical Theatre.
Profile by Matt McNaghten.
Rent "Mid-August Lunch".
See Ruby's @ Vito’s every Saturday and Sunday starting @ 5:30.
Sarah Rudinoff & Nathan Young
See Sarah @ Vito’s every first & third Thursday.
Come see Matthew Richter/xomfinewoodworking at 610 2nd in Pioneer Square.
The Carly Henley Project: Love The Skin You're In
Learn more here.
Holidays Theatrical Productions & Appetizer Recipes
"Anne of Green Gables" @ Village Theatre, runs thru Jan 30, 2011.
"A Christmas Carol" @ ACT, runs thru Jan 26, 2011.
"Red Ranger Came Calling" @ Book-It, runs thru Dec 23.
PNB’s "The Nutcracker" @ PNB, runs thru Dec 27.
Cherdonna & Lou
Check out this cool performance duo:
"Homo for the Holidays" thru 12/24 @ The Tin Table: (206)320-8458. Profile by Patricia O’Brien.
Get Deb's "American Original" at CDBaby.
Pike Place Market Foundation
Check out the "Giving Tree" at Pike Place Market.
See Angie with The Love Markets @ the Can Can on Monday, 12/6 and in "Go, Dog, Go" @ Seattle Childrens Theatre 1/13-3/13, 2011.
Kyle's "Crandal's Bag" runs 12/9-20 @ Washington Ensemble Theatre.
Rick will be on the "Official Best of Fest" which airs Saturday nights @ 7:30 on KCTS 9.
Quinton will be playing at Carnegie Hall on 1/15/2011. Preview concert at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church on 12/7.
Michael will play Thursday, 12/23 @ Amante Pizza & Pasta in Issaquah and New Years Eve @ Billy Baroo’s in Tukwila.
Paul Komada's "knit_art_history" runs now thru 11/24 @ Gallery 4culture.
Dayna Hanson: "Gloria's Cause"
Dayna Hanson's "Gloria's Cause" runs December 2-5 @ On the Boards.
6th Post Alley Film Festival
The 6th Post Alley Film Festival takes place December 4th @ Central Cinema. www.laughingdogpictures.com.
Downstage Center: Annette Toutonghi
A profile of Annette Toutonghi produced by Valerie Vozza.
Manooghi Hi plays Saturday, 12/18 @ The High Dive in Fremont.
Tina will be at Eco-Chic Expo, Saturday, 12/11 @ Phinney Neighborhood Center. Other boutiques where Tina shows: Frockshop, Peridot Boutique, Good Merchandise.
Featured Art: Anna Mckee
"Deep Ice, Deep Time" - 11/12 thru 12/12 @ Francine Seders Gallery. Anna talks @ Gage Academy of Art on Friday 11/19 @ 7:00 pm. Anna shares slides @ the Greenwood Library on Saturday 11/20, 2-3.
Profile: Merrily Tompkins
Produced by Valerie Vozza
See Merrily at SAM Gallery in March 2011 and at Gallery One in Ellensburg.
David Schmader & David Nixon
David Schmader - "Straight" plays @ Hugo House, November 13th & 14th.
David Nixon - "Center Cut Ham Dinner Night Slide Show" runs Mondays & Tuesdays @ Annex Theatre now thru November 17th.
Seattle Rep: "Three Tall Women"
Runs now thru November 28th at Seattle Repertory Theatre
New Seattle Brass Ensemble
Visit them on the web. The film, "Now Iï¿½m Fine" opens Spring 2011.
Runs November 9-14 @ Paramount Theatre presented by STG. Get your tickets here.
Featured Art: Northwest Craft Center
NWCC pushes 50!
Velocity Dance Center
Velocity Dance Center is a 2010 Mayors Arts Award recipient. See "Lady Gaga Dance Off" Saturday, November 20th @ 8:00 pm. Produced by Valerie Vozza.
Scary Book! Phyllis Fletcher/Lyall Bush
Phyllis recommends:"Death's Acre" by Dr. Bill Bass and "The Undertaking" by Thomas Lynch.
Lyall recommends: "The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories" by H.P. Lovecraft.
Little Ghost Video
Filmmaker Dale Goodson
Chris Ballew/Caspar Babypants new cd "This Is Fun" comes out 11/2. See Caspar as Dancey Dancer w/Yo Gabba Gabba on Saturday, 11/13 @ the Tacoma Dome.
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band
Check them out!
2010 Gregory Awards
Learn more or check out our coverage!
Check Jim out at www.stringstation.com.
DARRAGH KENNAN, SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE'S "HAMLET"
Seattle Shakespeare's "Hamlet", directed by John Langs, runs Oct 27 - Dec 5 at Center House Theatre. New Century Theatre Company.
BERNIE JACOBS JR.
The Bernie Jacobs Quartet performs @ Lucid on November 6th, 9:00-11:30. Check out their CD: The Bernie Jacobs Group Live at the Farm.
STEVE FISK, "I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN"
Steve's "I Am Secretly An Important Man", October 22-28 @ Northwest Film Forum. Pigeonhead
Pick up "Glamour" on cdbaby, Amazon, and iTunes and check them out on MySpace and Twitter.
"To Make Ends Meet" by SuttonBeresCuller.
"Panoptos", SBC’s new show at the Henry Art Gallery, runs now through February 13, 2011. Henryartexhibits.org/Panoptos
CITY ARTS FESTIVAL
The 2010 Heineken City Arts Festival takes place October 20-23 at venues throughout the city.
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: RAY TAGAVILLA
Catch Ray with Café Nordo in “Sauced”, running now through November 13th.
See Sera perform live on Saturday, October 23rd @ The Crocodile.
SWEET ADELEINES WALK ON
"One Short Day in the Emerald City", October 17th, 6:30 @ Convention Center.
The 64th annual Sweet Adeline Convention and Competition hits Seattle October 19-23.
FEATURED ART: HAROLD HOLLINGSWORTH
Harold shows at Woodside/Braseth Gallery
Produced by Patricia O’Brien & Gabriel Miller
Music by the silOHs
THE NOVEL: LIVE!
Experience an original novel being written before your very eyes! October 11th thru 16th @ Richard Hugo House.
Jennie Shortridge, Garth Stein , email@example.com
PICASSO @ SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
October 8, 2010 thru January 17, 2011
THE BOOGIE BROWN BAND
Pick up Clinton and the bands newest cd “Mi Deh Yah” on Clinton’s website and Amazon.
FOUR AND 20 BLACKBIRDS
Wendy Sykes is the creative force behind this hands-on pie and cookie-making venture.
Merrily exhibits at Gallery One in Ellensburg.
Profile produced Valerie Vozza.
Port Townsend Film Festival runs September 24-26. "Buried" opens Friday, October 1st
STOREFRONTS SEATTLE PROJECT
This public/private art project turns empty storefronts into art galleries, and gives artists a chance to show their work. It’s a win-win!
Produced by Rosemary Garner
WASHINGTON ENSEMBLE THEATRE
"Sextet" runs October 7th thru November 15th (adult themes).
Available now: "The Ghost Downstairs"
Coming soon: "What Scotland Taught Me"
FEATURED ART: Sutton Beres Culler
Spruce Mini Park: 160 21st Avenue
9th Annual Pike Place Market Busker Festival
FREE! Sunday, September 19th, 11-5PM.
FEATURED ART: YOU!!!
Tap into your inner artist this summer. Visit your favorite local art supply store—ours is Artist & Craftsman Supply—and explore the awesome power of making art!
Three elementary school teachers play kid-friendly music that’ll get you on your feet. Check out their full performance schedule and pick up their newest cd, "The Final Funktier", available on their website and both online and retail outlets.
RESIDENT EXPERT SUMMER "TO DO" LIST
Kathy Hsieh: Re-Act Theatre's "Kindred Spirits"
Lyall Bush: "Beatrice and Virgil"
Phyllis Fletcher: "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee"
Jose Gonzales: Seattle’s "Out to Lunch" Concert Series
Robert Horton: Preston Sturges film series at Seattle Art Museum
EMP/SUPREMES - MARY WILSON
"Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supreme Legacy Collection" features nearly 50 Supremes costumes. Runs now thru Sept. 6 @ EMP.
Tor Dietrichson, Eric Verlinde, Ernesto Pediangco, Jeff Norwood. Summer performance dates
Barbequed sandwiches, hot or not, are served fresh every day from this crazy cute pig on wheels!
FEATURED ART: ANNE JOHN
Anne John is a figurative painter. Her current show, "Environmental Destiny" runs now thru June 27th at Fountainhead Gallery on Queen Anne.
Experience this dynamic, fast-rising hip-hop duo at the Doe Bay Festival on Orcas Island, August 13-14.
Profile produced by Valerie Vozza
SARAH JANE LAPP
Watch Sarah Jane’s animated films!
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: SUZY HUNT
Suzy Hunt stars in “The Female of the Species” running 6/18-7/18 at ACT.
SUSAN HARPER CONSPIRACY
Susan & co. serve up rock & roll with a funky, soulful, acoustic edge. Download songs for free.
Catch the them live:
Sat 6/19 @ Gasworks Park Fremont Solstice Celebration
Sat 7/17 @ Laughing Ladies Cafe Women’s Music Festival
Thur 7/22 @ Egans Ballard Jam House
Anne Baumgartner and Pam Gray.
“Second Chance” is in the windows of the old Capers store on 34th in Fremont. Made possible by the Art in Vacant Spaces Project. For more information, contact Jessica Vets, Executive Director of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
“On the Fence” will be fully installed by mid-July @ Market & 14th NW. This project is funded in part by a City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods 2010 Small Sparks Grant, and by a grant from the Outside Art Project-Seattle Print Arts. Special thanks to: Avalon Bay Communities, East Ballard Community Association, Groundswell NW.
Pick up James’ new record, “’Til Your Feet Bleed”, on Tuesday, July 6th.
See James’ play live: July 14th, Wednesday, @ Chop Suey and July 25th, Sunday, @ Alki Art Fair
To watch more of Drew’s work, and buy DVD’s of his animations, check out his website.
See AMA perform live at the “Sounds Outside Festival Concert” @ Cal Anderson Park August 14th, 4:00 pm.
Buy cd’s, from all three musicians.
Catch Marie performing at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival, July 29th thru August 7th. Also, watch for Marie soloing with the Northwest Symphonietta.
KEDMON & PENDO MAPANA
The Tanzanian music festival happens in Tanzania July 17-18. For more information, contact Kedmon directly: (206) 890-4465.
Watch a few Wagogo music videos from YouTube.
“A Rough Guide to Tanzania” is an excellent resource.
FEATURED ART: MARITA DINGUS
The recipient of a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship, Marita’s work is in private and corporate collections around the world. She has been represented by Francine Seders Gallery since 1991, and has a show opening August 13th thru September 5th.
PROFILE: MIKE PHAM
Catch Mike’s newest performance at the “Northwest New Works Festival”, June 4, 5, 6, Friday-Sunday, at On the Boards.
Profile by Dayna Hanson with Benjamin Kasulke and Adam Powers.
MAESTRO GERARD SCHWARTZ
BILL EVANS SEGMENT:
Bill Evans is a Sculptor, Illustrator and Painter, who shows his work at Sisko Gallery on Elliot Avenue.
Hey Marseilles' new record, “To Travels & Trunks”, will be released on June 29th.
Catch 2 upcoming shows:
Friday, 5/21 at The Vera Project
Saturday, 5/22 at The Tractor Tavern
"The Capitol Hill Wall Project" is a giant community plywood canvas at the future transit station on Broadway. Over the next 4 years, the wall will house a revolving art exhibit starting on Pride weekend, June 26th.
Matt’s new solo show, “All My Children”, runs May 28th thru June 12th at Richard Hugo House, (206) 322-7030.
"The Nature of Dust", thru May 30th @ ACT.
“When I Come to My Senses, I’m Alive”, thru May 22nd @ Annex Theatre.
“The 13th of Paris”, May 21st thru June 13th @ Seattle Public Theatre.
“Wheedles Groove”, the subject of a new documentary of the same name, screens at this years SIFF:
5/28, 4:30 @ Everett Performance Center and5/30, 9:30 @ SIFF Cinema, in McCaw Hall.
Pick up the dvd soundtrack now from Light In The Attic Records, catch them all at Bumbershoot on 9/24, or donate to the film.
Join Captain Smartypants for their raucous 10th anniversary celebratory show on May 21st and 22nd at Seattle’s Town Hall.
FEATURE ART: COLUMBIA CITY ARTISTS CO-OP
Bloodlines, featuring the work of Mary Coss, Pam Hom and June Sekiguchi, runs now through 6/13, with a panel discussion on 5/26.
AMELIA @ SEATTLE OPERA
Don’t miss the world premiere of Seattle Opera’s “Amelia” running 5/8 thru 5/22.
CLAIRE BARNETT/SEATTLE MOSAIC ARTS
For more information, including how to sign up for classes visit seattlemosaicarts.com.
ACT’s full slate of excellent performances.
ACT PHOTO CREDITS:
“Rock ‘N’ Roll” Photo: Chris Bennion.
“A Christmas Carol” Photo: Chris Bennion.
“Das Barbecu” Photo: Chris Bennion.
“White White Black Stork” Photo: Pavel Solodkiy.
Founded by Dean Whitmore, Unnatural Helpers has a new record, “Cracked Love & Other Drugs”, available online through Hardly Art, and in your favorite local record store. Also, see them at the Capitol Hill Block party, 7/23 - 7/24.
Uncle Bonsai, founded in 1981 by 3 Bennington graduates, performs hilarious acoustic folk-pop songs. See them live on 5/8 @ The Triple Door and grab their new CD “The Grim Parade of Cat & Mouse”, in October.
Linda made her name in the 1970’s and since then she has released 11 albums, the most recently “Welcome to the Dark”, available at CD Baby. See Linda live at the 2010 Northwest Folklife Festival on 5/30 @ 1:30 pm.
JIMMY HOLDEN & JON GOFORTH
Jimmy and Jon have been playing music together for over 30 years, and it shows! Catch “The Jimmy Holden Band” every Tuesday at the Hwy 99 Blues Club and with Jay Thomas’ two big bands at Tulas, every first Tuesday and third Sunday of the month.
GBENGA AKINNAGBE, “THE THIN PLACE”
Written by Sonja Schneider, “The Thin Place” is based on Marcie Sillman’s interviews of more than a dozen local residents who were brought to a point of extreme crisis. The resulting script is being brought to life by extraordinary actor, Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”). Runs 5/14 - 5/13 at Intiman Theatre.
Macklemore was joined in our studio by dj/producer Ryan Lewis, trumpeter Owour Arunga, and violinist Andrew Josyln.
Check out Macklemore’s tour schedule, and watch for his new music video, “Otherside”, on his myspace page.
FEAT. ART: HANK HOLZER/JUDITH AMES
See their custom furniture at their studio and NW Woodworker's Cooperative.
TIFFANY LIN: THIS OLD PIANO
Tiffany plays and teaches piano, performs with Toy Boats, and is part of “This Old Piano”. 4/27 @ Sunset Tavern & 4/29 @ Jack Straw Productions. Profile by Patricia O’Brien & Gabriel Miller.
“Grudge Rock: Rock N’Roll Family Feud” 4/42 @ The Crocodile. Anat Cohen & friends 4/27-4/28 @ Jazz Alley.
Local hip-hop duo Theoritics 4/29 @ Chop Suey
DOWNSTAGE CENTER AMY THONE
See Amy Thone in “On The Nature of Dust”, written by Stephanie Timm and produced by New Century Theatre Company. May 5-30 @ ACT Theatre. Profile by Valerie Vozza.
THE LOVE MARKETS
The Love Markets! See them 5/19 @ Can Can & 6/11 @ ACT Theatre. Music & lyrics, Angie Louise.
LAUREN WEEDMAN: “NO… YOU SHUT UP”
See Lauren’s new one-woman show, “No… You Shut Up” 4/28-5/9 at Richard Hugo House.
FEATURED ART: PEDRO DE VALDIVIA
Our featured painting, "Queen of Roses", is from "Sense Us: 2010", an exhibit of Ten Northwest Latino Artists. Runs thru 4/30 at ArtXchange.
MATTHEW RICHTER & AWESOME
Matthew Richter directs “West”, the newest stage show from “Awesome the band”, April 22-25 at On the Boards.
Profile by Valerie Vozza & Kathy Touhey
SAM British Noir films, Thursdays thru June; Robert recommends "When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors" at Grand Illusion Theatre thru 4/25.
FRYE ART MUSEUM TOUR
Nancy’s tour of the Frye Museum proves that a 60-minute art + lunch tour is 100% doable!
Award winning dancer and choreographer, Amelia Reeber, performs, “this is a forgery” at Erickson Theatre April 22-24. Get tickets.
MARIA CALLAS PAINTING
Artist Melissa Koch’s painting of, Maria Callas, which is 10 ft x 5 ft, has gone missing. If you’ve seen or heard anything about it, contact Melissa at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Neidig @ Seattle Art Museum Rental Gallery thru 4/16.
Check out Zia’s impressive roster of original films.
RUSTY OLIVER/HAZARD FACTORY
If you like loud noises the Hazard Factory is for you!
“Fences” @ Seattle Repertory Theatre, thru 4/18.
“Getting Near to Baby”, @ Seattle Children’s Theatre, thru 4/18.
“Ching Chong Chinaman” @ Richard Hugo House, thru 4/24.
Pick up Rocky’s newest record, “True Devotion”, on the Barsuk label.
Listen to "Suicide Medicine".
Seattle Celebrates Bernstein
Trey Gunn @ Kirkland Performing Arts Center on 4/3
See all of Wes’s films on his website.
THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE GOSPEL CHOIR
Founded by Pastor Patrinell Wright
5/14 @ Town Hall
Bret's on MySpace
"Petals & Thorns" and "Tongue & Tooth" @ pistilbooks.com/
Spin The Bottle @ Annex Theatre
WANG HONG/MOISTURE FESTIVAL
See Wang juggle @ Moisture Festival
FEATURED ART: JOE MAX EMMINGER
PROFILE: ALICE WHEELER:
Photographer Alice Wheeler
Profile by Patricia O'Brien & Gabriel Miller
BOOK TALK/LYALL BUSH & PHYLLIS FLETCHER:
"Stiches" by David Small
"How to Research Your House or Favorite Building" 5/15 @ MOHAI
"Reality Hunger" by David Sheilds
"War" by Sebastian Junger, 5/27 @ Town Hall
CHEAP WINE & POETRY:
Cheap Wine & Poetry
Richard Hugo House
Darrius' CD release party on 3/25, 7:30 @ The Triple Door
Jenny Fillius @ Tacoma’s Enviro House
BRANGIEN DAVIS' ART NEWS:
Picasso @ SAM
Safeco's art collection @ Wright Exhibition Space
KPLU Monday artist profiles
Velocity Dance Center re-opens on 3/27
ALEXANDER CONLEY III:
Master hat maker, Alexander Conley III
Profile produced by Patricia O’Brien and Gabriel Miller
JOSE GONZALES MUSIC PICKS:
Susan Pascal Quartet 4/16 @ Tula
Seattle Men’s Chorus Ole’ Ole’ Ole’
Dusty 45’s 3/27 CD release party @ The Tractor Tavern
Blue Scholars 3/26 & 3/27 @ SODO Showbox
Unexpected Production @ the Market Theatre
THE GYPSY KING
3/17 - 3/27 @ Village Theatre and Everett Performing Arts Center
ART ZONE PROMO ANIMATION:
GRAHAM NASH INTERVIEW:
"Taking Aim" by Graham Nash, @ Experience Music Project
FEATURED ART: 826 SEATTLE
Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company
Brent Watanabe @ Wing Luke Asian Museum
“Fish Tank”, runs at the Varsity Theatre February 26th thru March 4th
“Lola Montes” 1955 film newly released on DVD by Criterion
Robert Horton's Blog
Erin Jorgensen @ Theatre Off Jackson
PATH WITH ART:
Path With Art
The Seattle Project: Public Belongings @ Frye Art Museum
ORVILLE, GRANT & JOHN
Seattle Folklore Society
The Folk Store
2/20 @ The Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center
Black Eden: Nocturnes, from Pudding House Press
2/14 @ Benaroya Hall
2/25 @ Picolinos in Ballard
2/26 @ Pan Pacific Hotel
2/18 & 2/19 @ Cornish College of the Arts
Live with Laara Garcia, 6/4 - 6/13 @ Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards,
CUONG VU & LUKE BERGMAN
2/18 @ The Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 4th floor
FEATURED ART: SUSAN DORY, “MORELLO”
Until 2/26 @ Winston Wachter Gallery
PROFILE: LINDA HARTZELL
Linda is co-writer and director of Seattle Children’s Theatre’s upcoming play, “In the Northern Lands: Nordic Myths”, 2/11 - 3/14
Profile by Tom Speer
LOCAL MUSIC W/MARK BAUMGARTEN
City Arts Magazine
Hey Marseilles 2/19 @ the Vera Project
Seattle Improvised Music Festival 2/11 - 2/20
People Eating People 2/22 @ the Crocodile Cafe and 3/26 @ the Moore
Darrius Willrich 3/25 @ The Triple Door
SALISE HUGHES: “HOW TO DRAW A DOG”
Salise on Vimeo
ADRIAN XAVIER and HIS FRIENDS
Adrian Xavier and His Friends 2/10 @ Chop Suey, 2/27 @ Tost in Fremont, 3/13 @ The Vera Project
Adrian Xavier: guitar/vocals; Brian Ray: guitar/vocals; Ahkeenu Musa: percussion; Lennox Holness: bass
PROFILE: JINI DELLACCIO:
Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock 'n' Roll Photographs @ Experence Music Project
Profile produced by Ralph Bevins
KATHY HSIEH ON THEATRE:
“Speech & Debate” @ Seattle Repertory Theatre
“The Soft Rock Kid” @ ACT's Central Heating Lab
“The Great Divorce” @ Taproot Theatre
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: R. HAMILTON WRIGHT:
R. Hamilton Wright
“Glengarry Glenn Ross” @ Seattle Repertory Theatre
Soul Kata on MySpace
2/13 @ Twisp River Pub
SAM Remix 2/26, 8 p.m.–midnight
FEATURED ART: ROGER SHIMOMURA
At the Wing Luke Asian Museum
At Teatro ZinZanni’s “License to Kiss”
Profile produced by Patricia O’Brien and Gabriel Miller
ART NEWS W/ BRANGIEN DAVIS:
“ARTSPARKS 2010” 4Culture
A new documentary on Sara Jane Moore
Soundgarden is talking reunion.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!:
“Push” by Saphire, the book that is the basis for the movie “Precious”
“Generation A” by Douglas Coupland
“Too Much Happiness” a collection of stories by Alice Munro
“Short Stories Live: Folk and Fairy Tales”, happening Sunday, March 28th @ 7:30 PM
FREMONT DRUM SCHOOL:
Founded by Bill Matthew
LOCAL ARTIST’S HELPING HAITIANS
Help David Pierre-Louis, the Haitian owner of Lucid Jazz Club, email: email@example.com
FEATURED ART: SARAH DILLON, "AMERICAN QUILT"
In addition to being an artist, Sarah Dillon is executive director of Gallery 110
ARTIST PROFILE: WHITING TENNIS
Check out Whiting's work at Greg Kucera gallery. Produced by Patricia O'Brien and Gabriel Miller
ROBERT HORTON ON THE MOVIES:
1) "Crazy Heart", with Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gylenhall, Robert Duvall
2) "The Lovely Bones" based on the novel by Alice Sebold, directed by Peter Jackson
3) "You, the Living", Swedish film, now out on dvd
Check out all of Robert's movie thoughts
Catch this high-powered performer live around town, and pick up her newest CD, "To Whom It May Concern", in record stores now. MUSICIANS: Darrius Willrich, keyboard and Evan Flory-Barnres, bass
"LOVE LETTERS" W/PAT & PATTY CASHMAN:
Catch this one-night-only benefit performance on Saturday, January 23rd @ Seattle Musical Theatre.
Experience Casper, with Frederick Babyshirt and Ronald Babyshoes, live on 1/2, 10:30 a.m. @ Phinney Neighborhood Center and
1/16, noon @ EMP
JACQUELINE BARNETT/”SNOW GLOBE”
See Jacqueline Barnett's work at Francine Seder Gallery running now thru 1/11
ALEXANDER CONLEY III
master hat maker, Alexander Conley III
Profile produced by Patricia O’Brien and Gabriel Miller
“School of Rock” performs January 9, 2010 @ the Crocodile Café
D. Black, performs at KEXP’s Audioasis benefit in February at the Sunset Tavern
Margriet Tindemans and the Medieval Women’s Choir performs on 3/21 @ Town Hall
Calder photo credit: (c) 2009 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists
Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Justin Gollmer
FEATURED ART/DOUG KEITH
Doug Keith now thru 12/31 in ACT Theatre’s window
POET MIMI ALLIN
Poet Mimi Allin plays performer & audience in ACT Theatre’s window now thru 12/31
MOVIE TIME W/ROBERT HORTON
Check out Robert's Take 21 blog posting for the details
SEATTLE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
Catch them live at the Triple Door on 12/13
BURKE MUSEUM/CRUISIN’ THE FOSSIL FREEWAY
Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway runs now thru 5/31/2010 at the Burke
ART ZONE BACKSTAGE BLOG
Check out Andy's Take 21 blog
FEATURED ART: Anne McKee’s “Blue Glacier”
Artist Anna McKee
Anna McKee's Blog
Scott/Powell Performance, “THE A.W.A.R.D. SHOW” Dec. 10-13 @ On the Boards
Whim W’him, 3Seasons Jan. 15-17 @ On the Boards
Profile by Valerie Vozza and Kathy Touhey
HOLIDAY THEATRE SHOWS
ACT Theatre, “Sister’s Christmas Catechism”
Intiman Theatre, “Black Nativity”
Taproot Theatre, “It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play”
Arts West, “Plaid Tidings”
Seattle Public Theatre Bathhouse, “Santaland Diaries”, by David Sedaris
Seattle Shakespeare Company, “Twelfth Night”
LEROY BELL & HIS ONLY FRIENDS
Dec. 20, Toys for Tots benefit at Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon.
Dec. 31, New Years Eve @ The Triple Door
A Change is Coming
LeRoy Bell on MySpace
TROPHY CUPCAKE: SPECIAL HOLIDAY FLAVORS
Gingerbread, Chocolate Candy Cane, and Bourbon Eggnog
See The Love Markets on Monday, 12/7 @ Rebar
4Culture King County Touring Arts Roster
EriAm Sisters on MySpace
Catch “Body of Music” on Sunday, 11/29, 7:30 @ the Rendezvous’ Jewelbox Theatre
The Jim Basnight Band on MySpace
DEBORAH FAYE LAWRENCE
Catherine Person Gallery
Deborah Faye Lawrence
Email your ideas for recycling the pentagon
photo of Deborah’s ornaments taken by: Les Sterling
KATHY HSIEH’S THEATRE PICKS
“Emma”, @ Book-it Repertory Theatre, now thru 11/22
“Bunnicula” @ Second Story Repertory, now thru 11/15
“Honk” @ Seattle Musical Theatre, 11/13 - 11/29
MAYORS ARTS AWARDS/Northwest Tap Connection
2009 Mayors Arts Awards
Northwest Tap Connection
ONE WORLD TAIKO
One World Taiko
South Puget Sound Community College, 11/19 at noon
Benaroya Hall, 1/22 at the “Celebrate Asia” concert
produced by Valerie Vozza and Kathy Touhey
University Jazz Walk
11/7, 11am to 2am. 16 venues and 20+ bands, and ALL FREE!
Town Hall on Sunday, 11/8
Mudhoney @ Neumos
11/13 @ Neumos, $12
Jose Gonzales Trio
Serafina on Eastlake 10/31 and 11/14, 9-midnight
STONE SOUP THEATRE
Stone Soup Theatre
“Durang 7” now thru 11/22
RED JACKET MINE
Red Jacket Mine
Red Jacket Mine on MySpace
Produced by Ken Stringfellow
FEATURED ART: THISTLE THEATRE
Auntie Lena and Possum are part of Thistle Theatre
4 CULTURE TOUR
GOOD BOOKS W/PHYLLIS FLETCHER & LYALL BUSH
Lyall suggests "Manhood for Amateurs" by Michael Chabon.
Phyllis suggests "How I became a famous novelist" by Steve Hely.
Salon of Shame
SIMPLE MEASURES & SEATTLE DANCE PROJECT
Seattle Dance Project
CHARLES CROSS, "Shadows Taller Than Our Souls"
Charles at Barnes & Noble in University Village
At the Moore Theater on 10/31
Gregory Awards tickets
Awesome, the Band
We Are Golden
Toucans Steel Drum Band
On the Boards
HARUKO NISHIMURA & JOSHUA KOHL
At the Moore Theater on 10/30 & 10/31
Degenerate Art Ensemble
At Studio 7 on 11/29
Ron Fulton Band on MySpace
KATE GRAVES AND MICHAEL CONNOLLY
Kate Graves on MySpace
Empty Sea Studios
At the Can Can on 10/22
On KEXP 90.3 FM show “Sonarchy Radio” on 10/24
Toy-Box Trio on MySpace
Toy-Box Trio on Facebook
Toy-Box Trio on Twitter
FEATURED ART "Harvest of bones"
City Hall Lobby Gallery & Anne Focke Gallery
MAYORS ARTS AWARDS
2009 Mayor's Arts Awards
Profile by Valerie Vozza
Live Theatre Week
Gregory Award tickets
INTIMAN’S "ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS"
Shot and edited by Tom Speer
SEATTLE DANCE PROJECT
Seattle Dance Project
Victor Janusz accompanied Michele on keyboards
WAXIE MOON IN-STUDIO!!!
Waxie Moon at the Egyptian Theatre on 10/19
Guild 45th Theatre
That Hamilton Woman
Local Sightings Film Festival
Eric Elbogen Oohs and Ahhs
CAPITOL HILL BLOCK TOUR:
Lots of Links!!!
Boom Noodle, Balagan Theatre,
Cassandria Blackmore, Cupcake Royale, Satellite Lounge, No Parking on Pike: (206) 322-7453, Zions Gate Records, 35th North Skate Shop, Annex Theatre, Vermillion Gallery and wine bar, Grey Gallery and Lounge, Barca Restaurant, Neighborhood Art: 11th between Pike & Pine, Value Village, The Crypt, Purr Lounge, Molly Moon Ice Cream, Richard Hugo House, Seattle Police Dept. East Precinct: (206) 684-4300, Liquor Store: 12th & Pine, Northwest Film Forum
Farmers Market at City Hall
Catherine Person Gallery
Seattle Art Museum retail store
Foday Musa Suso
Kristin Ramirez, a local Ballard artist, makes work about the importance of place, and in her process, explores the idea that we as American's often sacrifice place, i.e. our communities, to endless development and growth. Kristin recently began an artist residency in the Fremont Bridge Tower.
Mr. Horton talks up 3 summer blockbusters:
Up -- Robert's favorite.
Star Trek -- a valiant, and ultimately successful, effort.
Angels & Demons -- a ridiculously over the top guilty pleasure.
Read more about Robert's film thoughts.
Artist Trust, a vibrant local organization provide artists with the time and resources necessary to prosper and, over the years, have distributed over three million bucks to more than sixteen hundred of our State's most promising and respected artists. If you work in the music, media, craft arts, or literary disciplines, NOW is the time to apply for the 2009 Artist Trust/Washington State Art's Commision merit-based fellowship.
Created in 2006, the self-described duo Canary Sing, is "sultry yet hype, playfully political, and invested in building solidarity on a local and global level." Sounds good to us!
Nova Alternative school: Monday, June 18th, 5-8 pm
Queer Ally Coalition benefit: Friday, June 19th @ HidMo
Now in it's third printing, "Biking Puget Sound: 50 rides from Olympia to the San Juans", is an excellent and well-researched book from author, and dedicated biker, Bill Thorness.
To claim it, just click on FREE STUFF!
This Paul Horiuchi collage piece titled "Untitled" currently lives at the Greg Kucera Gallery-- not his main space on 3rd avenue, but in his "artREsource" gallery space on 1st and Cherry. Opened in 2006, artREsource is devoted to helping experienced collectors re-sell their artworks, and helping new collectors enter the art market at prices they can afford. Check it out!
Profile: Byron Au Yong
Composer Byron Au Yong creates original musical events that are performed around the world. You saw and heard Byron's new work, "Stuck Elevator", at the 2009 Northwest New Works Festival which happened at On the Boards, June 5-7.
Phyllis Fletcher & Lyall Bush
"True Story", by Michael Finkel
"How To Rent A Negro", by Damali Ayo
"Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads", by Greil Marcus
"The Hero With A Thousand Faces", by Joseph Campbell
Trentalange is composed of Barbara Trentalange and Faith Stankevich.
This awesome duo performed live at Conor Byrnes on Thursday, June 11th, as part of "Noise For The Needy", Seattle's 5th annual 4-day benefit concert happening at a variety of clubs and bars around town.
Check out Trentalange's complete performance schedule.
And, pick up the latest Trentalange record ,"Awakening, Level One", available online @ CD Baby, or at your favorite local indie record store.
Pacific Northwest Ballet/Louise Nadeau
PNB principal dancer, Louise Nadeau, is retiring from PNB after 19 elegant, graceful years. There was a company-wide performance of signature selections from her career on Sunday, June 7th.
Bill Evans sculpts, draws and paints-- in other words, he's a triple threat! His show was at Sisko Gallery through May 31st.
Profile: B-Boy "Free"
Free is proof positive that Seattle's b-boy culture is vibrantly alive and well! Find out more and sign up for classes.
Lo Fi Performance Gallery
The War Room
This week is all about the Seattle International Film Festival. Robert highlights 3 of the nearly 250 movies on offer this year:
"The Hurt Locker"
"The Great Race"
Read more of Robert's movie musings.
Read Andy Wright's festival blog on our website.
Alma Villegas Quartet
Alma and her excellent band bring their cool and sexy sound to our studio!
Friday, May 29th, 8:00, @ the Cliff House in Tacoma
Sunday, May 31st, 3:00, @ the mainstage of Pike Place Street Festival.
Friday, June 12th, 7:00, @ Egans Jam House in Ballard
Sunday, June 21st, 5:00, @ the Edmonds Arts Festival
Pick up their latest record at Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, or through their website.
Art Zone Special: Opening Night Of The 2009 Seattle International Film Festival:
Nancy and Robert Horton-- wearing outfits purchased from Value Village-- will capture all the glamour and excitement that is SIFF opening night! Whether hobnobbing on the red carpet with freshly flown in stars; chatting up local filmmakers; highlighting festival film clips; or shoving free food into their face, Nancy and Robert's foray into this exciting annual event will bring tears to your eyes and send shivers up your spine. Plus it'll be funny.
4Culture, Re:cycle" and "Artist Registry Volume VI"
1) "Terra Firma", an image by conceptual artist Carol DePelecyn and photographer Steve McGehee, is part of 4Culture's "Re: cycle" project, and is on permanent display at the Shoreline Transfer Station located @ 2300 North 165th.
2) 4Culture's "Artist Registry Volume VI", is a comprehensive source of juried artists from our region who are ready, willing and able to do public and private commissions.
Learn more about Cathryn Vandenbrink and ArtSpace projects on their website.
Theater Update w/ Kathy Hsieh
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile", written by Steve Martin
Balagan Theatre, May 7-30
"Rabbit Hole", written by David Lindsay-Abaire
ReAct at Richard Hugo House, May 1-31
"A Wedding Story", written by Bryony Lavery
Seattle Public Theater at The Bathhouse Theater, May 15-June 7
Rob Femur is the one-man band sensation that is, "The Femurs".
Well-known local writer/producer, Greg Palmer died of cancer last week at the age of 61. Greg, an excellent and prolific writer/producer, wrote about numerous subjects, including his own life. Greg's most recent book, "Cheese Deluxe", is a wonderful collection of stories centering around "The Samoa", a real Mercer Island hamburger stand that Greg, who grew up on Mercer Island, knew well. You can find his works at Amazon and Mercer Island Books.
Singer/songwriter/founder of 100th Monkey Records, Mel Watson toured for 12 years with the renowned Australian band, "Fruit". Mel has recorded three cd's under her own name, is currently working on a fourth, and is a well-known and respected figure in Seattle's local music scene.
Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Kaleidoscope (206-363-7281), a modern dance company comprised of young people ages 8-16, is celebrating 28 years of excellent performance this year. Dancers Sylvie Baldwin and Selina Petschek perform an excerpt choreographed by Diana Garcia, one of 7 featured choreographers who's work can be seen in Kaleidoscope's annual spring concert (1-800-838-3006) happened May 8-10 at the Broadway Performance Hall.
The highly talented Josh Ottum performs solo and with lots of different artists around town. His newest record, "Like Ourselves", will be coming out on the "Cheap Lullaby" label later this summer.
The Nettie Trio
Three outstanding performers make up "Nettie, The Trio": Jerome "JBonz" Gates on bass, Annette "Nettie" Jackson on vocals, and Herman "HB" Brown on guitar.
Herman plays every Sunday at Zion United House of Prayer on 21st and Jefferson in the Central District, and every Thursday at the Paragon on Queen Anne Hill.
Jerome plays with the Kim Archer Band, who performed at the Pike Place Market Street festival on May 30th.
Annette is in the process of putting together a new band-we'll keep you updated on her performance schedule.
The fabulous Leeni creates mesmerizing and original music using 8-bit music programmed on gameboys. She has a new record entitled "Labyrinth" which is available online.
Check out out Leeni's performance schedule on her myspace page.
Greenwood Avenue's 14th annual ArtWalk
Mark your calendar for the Greenwood Avenue's 14th annual ArtWalk, happened May 8th and 9th. This terrific community event, which places the work of local artists in neighborhood businesses, features music, food, drink, and lots of fun surprises.
The Huayin Performing Arts Group, one of the most prominent performing groups in the Northwest, presents "Enchanting China", an exciting evening of Chinese dance, music, and Taichi. This full-length program took place on Mothers Day, May 10th, at Meydenbauer Theatre, and benefited the Susan G. Komen Fund for the Cure.
Printers Devil Theatre Company
Printers Devil Theatre Company, and local theatre artist Stephen Hando, present "Keefee's House of Cards". Running thru May 9th at Theatre Off Jackson, Hando's Keefee is a decidedly un-PC character, who finds himself dealing cards at Shenanigans, "the Gaming House of Broken Dreams", while regaling the audience with stories from his love life lived fully, if not wisely or well.
2009 Han Woo-Ri Northwest Korean Sports and Cultural Festival
And finally, don't miss the 2009 Han Woo-Ri Northwest Korean Sports and Cultural Festival, happened May 15th thru the 17th in Federal Way. One of the highlights of this 2-day free event was the Battle of the B-Boy competition, which brings together local and international performers to compete in the spirit of Han Woo-Ri, which means "united all together".
"Hermit Crab" by Whiting Tennis.
Whiting is represented by Greg Kucera Gallery.
Whiting attended the University of Washington where he studied with Jacob Lawrence. Whiting's drawings, paintings and sculpture reflect his deep attachment to inert objects, and often get their start from a quick and simple sketch.
Whiting's work was in 2 past shows:
The "Dimensional Invention" exhibit at the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery running now through June 3rd
And "Supramundane" at Ambach & Rice in Ballard, opening April 25th.
Profile produced by Kindred Media.
Check out Robert's blog, The Crop Duster.
"Anvil: "Anvil: The Story of Anvil", is a documentary about a heavy-metal band that never quite made it, but hasn't stopped trying since the late 1970's. You can't beat the movies tag line: "At 14 they made a pact to rock together forever. They meant it."
Opens Friday 4/17 @ the Varsity in the University District.
Check out these "coming of age" films:
"17 Again", starring Zac Effron, opens Friday 4/17
"Mysteries of Pittsburg", opens Friday 4/17
"Adventureland", starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart
Gutenberg! The Musical!
"Gutenberg! The Musical!" is a loving spoof in which two aspiring playwrights perform a backers audition for their new project. The two characters sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract-fulfilling their sky-high, if ill-advised, dream.
Alex Kajumulo is a world -renowned musician with a unique vision. Through Babukaju Records, his independent record label, Alex scouts young, talented artists around the world and encourages them do well in school and stay away from drugs. When they do, Alex and his label help to open doors into the music industry. Way to go, Alex!
Alex has numerous records available for purchase on line:
Alex and friends performed on:
Monday, 4/20, 10:00 am @ Bellevue Community College
Saturday, 5/30 in Olympia, WA, 4th Street club
A great improvisor as well as teacher, Paul is directing a terrific original new show at Unexpected Productions called "Improvise Your Own Adventure", where the audience decides the beginning, middle, and end of every story!
Ran through May 3rd.
Chris interprets the work of microscopist, Thomas Deerinck, and these two paintings are entitled "Purkinje" and "Retina".
Hope you saw Chris's work at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, thru May 2nd.
Chris' studio was open on Mothers Day weekend, May 9-10, for Kirkland's Open Studio Tour.
Poet Daemond Arrindell is the curator of the Seattle Poetry Slam, five-time coach of the nationally-ranked Seattle National Poetry Slam Teach, a mentor for Youth Speakers, and a faculty member of Freehold Theatre.
Produced by Valerie Vozza & Sheila Mullen
Check out the Seattle Poetry Slam, Wednesdays @ Spitfire in Belltown:
Phyllis and Lyall
Phyllis Fletcher & Lyall Bush:
"2666" by Roberto Bolano
"Angels and Ages" by Adam Gopnik
"Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About", by Mil Millington
"Optic Nerve", comic book, issue #6, by Adrian Tomine
Solo performer Keith Hitchcock brought us up to date on the progress of his one-man show, "Muffin Face", which opened at Capital Hill's Balagan Theatre June 18-27.
Fasten With Pins
"fasten with pins" is made up of three longtime, super-talented Seattle performers -- Arni Adler (also in Uncle Bonsai), Robin Holcomb, and Nova Devonie -- who specialize in off-center arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs.
Email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you caught "fasten with pins" at the final "In the Bleak of Winter, Sundays", a sound salon at The Jewelbox Theater in Belltown, which happenedSunday, April 12th, 7-9 pm.
"The David's" is a hybrid of David Bowie and Michelangelo's famous "David" sculpture. Artist Troy Gua was born and raised in Seattle, and began his love affair with art at an early age. His fabulous "Pop-Hybrid" series-- resin, enamel and acrylic on canvas -- deals with pop iconography, ironic duality and satirical juxtapositions. Check out Troy's site for upcoming showings!
Seattle is known as the Jet City, the Emerald City, and now, the City of Music. And when you think of Seattle's music scene, you can't help but think of the world-wide radio phenomenon that is 90.3 KEXP, "Where the music matters".
Check out Kathy's latest entry on the local theatre scene on the ArtZine Blog.
Fusing heavy rock and musical theatre, Scarlet Room creates a sound that is just plain cool. Check out their MySpace page as well!
April 17th, 9:00 pm, @ the High Dive
May 7th, 9:00 pm, @ Sunset Tavern
May 20th, 9:00 pm, @ Chop Suey
Seattle recently lost a wonderful local artist. The talented and beautiful Lynne Saad died on March 23, 2009, after a 2-year struggle with cancer. Nancy sat down with Lynne at the end of 2007 to talk about her work, her illness, and her 2008 exhibit at Catherine Person Gallery.
The Baudboys, an award-winning, 8-member, all male, all Microsoft employee, a cappella group, sing "Aeroplane" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Hope you caught them live on March 28th @ 2:00 pm @ the Capital Food & Wine Festival in Lacey, WA, following Pearl Django.
Also, pick up their new CD, "Hello World" at Silver Platters.
Local singer/songwriter Ross Beamish sings an original tune, "Jimsonweed". His self titled CD is available now at the Sonic Boom Record Store on Capitol Hill.
Hope you caught Ross live on Friday, March 20th @ Healthy Times Fun Club, located in the Annex Theatre space on Capitol Hill.
Check out Ross's full performance schedule!
Etienne Cakpo is an amazing choreographer/dancer, and the director of Gansango Music & Dance, a center of traditional and contemporary dance and music from West Africa. Joining Etienne on the drum is Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley.
Etienne teaches classes at Open Flight Studio in the University District.
The very talented Becky Poole, described by New York's Backstage magazine as, "A bizarre blend of perkiness and rage", plays the saw and performs "Angels of Mercy", an original murder ballad.
March 20th & 21st: Clandestine Cabaret @ Washington Ensemble Theatre
March 27th & 28th: Theatre Off Jackson
Rob William's "baloney-sandwich-made-with-his-feet" routine has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has garnered him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Catch Rob at the Moisture Festival, which ran thru April 5th, at various venues around town.
Our featured art, "Sometimes I Have Trouble Making Up My Mind", is by Bill Whipple. This fun piece is part of Seattle's portable works art collection.
Seattle Portable Art Collection
Seattle started the 1% for arts program in the 1970's--one of the first US cities to do so--and one of the results is an impressive portable art collection of over 2,600 pieces of great art.
Visit Robert's blog for more!
"The Betrayal", March 13-19 @ Grand Illusion Cinema
A double "bad dvd" bill starring Paul Newman:
"The Silver Chalice", a "biblical epic" from 1954
"When Time Ran Out", a disaster-style movie from 1980 that was, itself, a disaster
Thuy-Van Vu is an extraordinary painter and photographer whose work often deals with the accumulation of cast-off items.
Profile by Gabriel Miller and Patricia O'Brien
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Funky, exotic and oh-so-rockin'-- that description pretty much sums up the high-powered sound that is, Manooghi Hi!
March 21st, Saturday
South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas @ Spiro's
April 10th, Friday
Studio Seven in SODO, w/Turkish rock band, "Kargo"
July 23rd, Thursday
Plaza at Seattle City Hall
March 31st--pick up their brand new cd from your local indie record store.
A quick reminder that it's almost spring, and that means the always entertaining Moisture Festival is back for a 3-week run, thru April 5th. Catch the music, dance, acrobatics, and "things that defy description" of this wonderful annual event at various venues around town like that Act Theatre.
These cool masks and oversized cat puppet were created, and utilized on stage, by the performers of UMO Ensemble.
Vashon Island-based UMO Ensemble has been creating original works since 1987 and, in that time, has gained the reputation of being one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance groups in the Pacific Northwest. Their newest production, "Rubble Women" is no exception.
Profile by Valerie Vozza & Kathy Touhey
"Rubble Women" written by Martha Enson
Ran February 26th thru March 15th
Sharlese Metcalf from KEXP dishes on some of her favorite local bands"
1) "The Nextdoor Neighbors"
2008 record: "Magic vs The Machine" on Bicycle Records in Olympia
2) "Your Heart Breaks"
2008 record: "Love Is A Long Dark Road (Love is all you need)"
upcoming performance schedule
3) "Katharine Hepburns Voice"
new record, "Stand Up", comes out in mid-March
cd release party: March 20th @ the Sunset Tavern
Solo performer Keith Hitchcock brought us up to date on the progress of his one-man show, "Muffin Face", which opened at Capital Hill's Balagan Theatre on June 18th.
Jason Parker Quartet
These four outstanding musicians re-interpret traditional Jazz standards with wit, creativity, and passion.
March 14th @ Lucid: 1541 University Way NE
April 13th @ Tulas: 2214 2nd Avenue
Pick up their 2007 cd at your nearest indie record store
Look for their newest cd in late summer
Mayor's Arts Award Nomination Information
Nominate an individual or organization that is making a difference in Seattle communities through arts and culture. The submission deadline was Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
Our featured art is a beautiful clay sculpture piece entitled "Baby Buddah" by renowned artist, Akio Takamori
Akio Takamori lives in Seattle and has been teaching art at the University of Washington since 1993. His work is an exploration of human relationships and his figures, often drawn from childhood memories of small-village life in Japan, evoke an eerie sense of reality and presence.
Profile by John Forsen
Robert Horton/Julia Sweeney
Robert Horton chats with Julia Sweeney about her newest one-woman film, "Letting Go of God".
Downstage Center/Cynthia Jones-Taylor
Renowned Seattle actor, Cynthia Jones-Taylor, shares a favorite story from her life in the theatre.
Cynthia also makes jewelry-find out more, and buy stuff, at:
TWe think 16-year old Vince Mira is the reincarnation of the great Johnny Cash. Take a listen and decide for yourself.
1)Every Tuesday at the Can Can in Pike Place Market
2)May 23rd, Sasquatch Festival @ the Gorge, on the mainstage!
Our featured art is from collage artist, Kate Endle. Kate creates eclectic and whimsical images with hand colored and decorative papers that she glues and layers into simple, yet lush images, with a bit of folkloric flavor.
"Fly By in the Sun", 18x24", $500.00
"Us", 18x24", $500.00
See Kate's work in a permanent collection @ Velocity Art and Design and Clover. Also, her work is at both Habitude Spa locations, thru mid-March.
CHRIS BALLEW/CASPAR BABYPANTS
"Caspar Babypants", the alter ego of Chris Ballew, (lead singer of the Presidents of the United States of America), has just released "Here I Am", a delightful album of "simple sing-along music for baby brains and parent ears".
LYALL BUSH & PHYLLIS FLETCHER
Seattle is a book town, and our favorites bookworms, KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher and Northwest Film Forum interim director, Lyall Bush, drop by to chat about all things literary in the local scene.
"Dear Darkness" by Kevin Young
"Out of the Ordinary" by Jon Ronson
"The Rest is Noise" by Alex Ross
"Unpacking the Boxes" by Donald Hall
IVORY IN ICE WORLD
The unique and ethereal sound of Ivory Smith and her band "Ivory In Ice World" has been described as a mix of Bjork, early Joni Mitchell, and demented Tori Amos. Sounds good to us!
1) March 15th @ the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, with Erin Jorgenson on marimba at 5:00, and Kelli Frances Corrado, previously of "Arcade" on at 6:00.
2) April 19th, 7:00 pm, @ Skylark in West Seattle. All ages show with Vancouver musician Jessica Beach, and Seattle indie band "Lark vs Owl".
Running thru February 13th, 2009 at Annex Theatre is, "murder, hope". Written and performed by Becky Poole, one of Seattle's great comedic actors, this one-woman show incorporates neuroplasticity research, a family history of Landau Kleffner Syndrome, Appalachian murder ballads, and Batman.
Art Up Greenwood-Phinney
Art Up Greenwood-Phinney, the monthly 2nd Friday Art Walk between 67th and 87th on Greenwood Avenue, was great fun. This always fun event took place Friday, February 13th, and featured food, music, and displays of area artists work in local businesses.
Urban Light Studios
P.S. Make sure to hit Urban Light Studios at 85th for the amazing photo display by Cooper the cat… that's right, he's a cat.
New Century Theatre Company
One of Seattle's great bands, the Tiny Hat Orchestra, reunited for a one night only show on Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th. This rocking evening, took place at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and was a benefit for the wonderful New Century Theatre Company.
And finally, don't miss "The Twelve", Dave Kennedy's riveting new show of photography at Marni Muir Gallery in Pioneer Square. Running thru February 28th 2009, "The Twelve" reincarnates the Twelve Apostles of Jesus as hipster urban messengers who are en route, via bus, to continue their mission of spreading the good news of salvation.
"Interrupted Variations" is a photo-based work with paint and enamel on wood panel, by Andre Petterson a multi-media artist who lives in Vancouver BC.
This piece is available to rent, or for purchase, through the Seattle Art Museum's art sales and rental business, a great way to live with a piece of art before plunking down the cash! Located near the museum, this space also serves as a gallery, and features rotating exhibits that are open to the public.
Dancer, choreographer, and instructor, Ellie Sandstrom, is one of the most exciting performers in Seattle. Ellie was in the "Locust/Cruz Control" split bill at the Moore Theatre on February 27th. For more information on Ellie's upcoming projects and available classes, go to her website: www.sandstrommovement.com
Produced by Valerie Vozza, www.valerievozza.blogspot.com
SEATTLE SYMPHONY & GERARD SCHWARZ
Maestro Gerard Schwarz is celebrating his 25th year as musical director of the Seattle Symphony with an exciting season of memorable concerts. For the symphony's full schedule, go to: www.seattlesymphony.org
TAPROOT THEATRE: "GEES BEND"
Taproot Theatre presents, "Gee's Bend" the rich and compelling true story of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who use discarded rags, scraps, and bits of thread to create incredible works of art. "Gee's Bend" ran thruFebruary 28th
There was a post-play discussion with the real Gee's Bend women on February 18th and 21st. See the Gee's Bend Bend quilts live and in person at Greg Kucera Gallery, February 19th thru March 28th.
THE MEDIEVAL WOMEN'S CHOIR
This beautiful, 60-voice choir was founded in 1990, and performs three major concerts a year. They also have a 2006 cd available, with a new recording coming out this fall. Their past performances:
February 21st & 22nd @ Plymouth Congregational Church.
ON THE BOARDS/"INTERMISSION IMPOSSIBLE"
On the Boards is celebrating 30 years of bringing excellent, cutting edge performance to Seattle audiences with a big 'ol bash! That's right-- "Intermission Impossible" happened Saturday, February 20th, and featured music, food, performance, and lots of surprises!
YOUTH IN FOCUS
Our featured art is from Youth In Focus, a nationally recognized youth development program that offers photography classes, to kids ages 13-19. The program was founded in 1994, and their mission is to empower urban teens thru photography. Our 3 in-studio photographs are the work of 18-year old Bonnie Rae Mills. End of quarter exhibit: March 12 thru May 29
FAKE BABY STUDIES
Located in a Lake City home studio, "Fake Baby Studios" is owned and run by teens, for teens. They provide high quality recording, mixing, and mastering services at an affordable price, so you can get your stuff out there!" $15/hour, $10/students
Other recording studios in town: Bear Creek Studio, Soundhouse Recording, Robert Lang Studio and
MAYORS YOUTH COUNCIL
Two members of the Mayors Youth Council, Geneiva Arunga and Sophie Degroot, dropped by to talk about all sorts of cool stuff going on for teenagers.
Coyote Central classes: Chocolate making class starts 1/31 through 3/21
Studio Seven: all ages club, 7 artists perform a night.
"206 Love" happens February 6, 2009
Umojafest Peace Center Annual arts festival happens August 3-5 @ Judkins
Waids, Haitian Cuisine & Lounge, 14th & Jefferson
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month is a youth open mic
BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO PROGRAM
Teacher Matt Lawrence has created a video program that is the envy of the Seattle Public School system. In this episode we feature a public service announcement created by NAME(S), entitled NAME. Ballard high school's winter video showing happened Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm @ Ballard High School.
If you're interested in learning how to make movies, but don't have a video program in your school, there are lots of workshops available around town:
Northwest Film Forum and 911 Media Center
MIN JOO YI/PIANO PERFORMANCE
14-year old pianist, Min Joo Yi, who has won the NW Chopin Festival three times in a row and placed 2nd in the 2008 Music Teachers National Competition, graced us with a beautiful, and amazingly technical, performance.
2009 NW Chopin Festival: February 7th @ Seattle Sherman Clay Store and the Mayflower Hotel, both in downtown Seattle.
FEATURED ART/ANNE FOCKE GALLERY
Our in-studio painting, "Weightless" by Stephen Rue, is part of "The Picture of Health", currently on display in the Anne Focke Gallery, located in City Hall. This exhibit features 42 pieces from the UW Medicine's art collection, which also includes Harborview Hospital's collection. When not on public display, "Weightless" hangs in Harborview's spine clinic. What could be more perfect?!
PEARL NELSON PROFILE
Pearl Nelson, aka Pearl Dragon, is a self-described "pop hip-hop" artist, who's all about creative exploration and pushing the genre boundaries. Past Performances: January 29th @ Chop Suey, with "Matt and Kim", February 7th @ Neumos
Segment produced by Gabriel Miller and Patricia O'Brien
KATHY HSIEH/THEATRE UPDATE
Actor/writer/director Kathy Hsieh drops by the studio to talk about all the great stuff happening in Seattle's local theatre scene. Read her posting about all things theatre in the Artzine
Solo writer/performer Keith Hitchcock is hard at work on "Muffin Face" his brand new one-man show that is set to premiere in late spring. In this third video check-in, Keith brought us up to date on his search for a venue.
Segment produced by Keith Hitchcock and Paul Levy.
The multi-talented musician Alicia Dara sings, plays multiple instruments, writes original songs, AND has a brand new CD, “The Secret Dream of Tigers”. Alicia graced our studio with a cut from the new record. Past Performances: Thursday, January 29th, 8:00 @ the Musicquarium (Triple Door)
FEATURED ART/GARY FAIGIN
This piece is untitled and is part of a new series of "work in progress" paintings from Gary Faigin. Gary is a Seattle artist who is nationally recognized as a master of traditional oil painting. Gary is also known for using common still life objects in an unusual way.
GAGE ACADEMY OF ART DRAWING JAM
Located on Capital Hill, Gage Academy of Art hosts a super fun annual drawing jam. It was 12 solid hours of making artists making art, along with music, dance, and lots of great food! Mark your calendar for the 2009 Drawing Jam: 12/5/2009
The producer of KEXP's "Audioasis", Sharlese Metcalf, knows her local music, and brings us the lowdown on what's happening, and not to be missed, around town.
1) New Faces, Loveless Records, thanks to EMP for the music video. See "New Faces" @ Neumos on January 22, 2009
2) Grynch See "Grynch" @ Neumos on January 23, 2009
3) Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band See "Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band at their cd release party @ Neumos on March 6, 2009
DOWNSTAGE CENTER/TIMOTHY PIGGEE
Timothy Piggee is a highly respected and constantly working Seattle actor, as well as a beloved acting teacher at Cornish College of the Arts. Timothy's story about the power of an audience response, is hilarious and, of course, beautifully told.
Produced by: Valerie Vozza
A member of the UW Music School faculty, Ko-ichiro Yamamoto is one of the foremost Japanese trombonists of his generation. Formerly with New York's Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Ko-ichiro is the current principal trombonist of both the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. Buy Ko-ichiro’s cd’s at www.hickeys.org, or the Seattle Symphony gift store.
Molly Norris is a brilliant Seattle-based artist who paints, sculpts, and draws the regular series "Everyone's a Critic" for the free monthly magazine, "City Arts"
Produced by Kathy Touhey and Valerie Vozza
If you like your theatre fast and furious, then 14/48, the world's quickest theatre festival, is not to be missed! This wildly popular bi-annual event took place January 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, at ACT Theatre's Bullitt Cabaret.
This week, Robert Horton talks with Nancy about the batch of Oscar-bait prestige pictures released at the end of the year, one of which—The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke—opens this week.
CIRCUS CONTRAPTION BAND
When it comes to entertaining musical spectaculars, the Circus Contraption band has got it locked! Don't miss their back-by-popular-demand "The Show To End All Shows" opened February 13th at at Theo Chocolate in Fremont.
MORFEY'S CAKE SHOPPE
The venerable bakery at 1st and Denny has been serving up custom-made cakes that "taste as good as they look" since 1960.
Drop by Curt Steiner's 'Souvenir' gallery and store on Old Ballard Avenue, if only to see the incredibly cool, and always changing, window displays!
Produced by Gabriel Miller and Patricia O'Brien
Check out Kathy's blog posting in the ArtZine.
Photographer Isaac Layman documents the seemingly boring and mundane elements of his every day life with images that are beautiful, profound and HUGE!
Produced by Valerie Vozza
NORTHWEST TAP CONNECTION
It's tap dancing -- what's not to love?!
For a truly spectacular movie experience, hope you didn't miss From Bad to Worse: A Six-Week Study of Cinematic Terribleness, curated and hosted by renowned writer/performer, and Stranger columnist, David Schmader.
This weekly fun film disaster -- where you are encouraged you to groan, moan, and mock the screen -- happens every Monday night, ran thru January 12th, at the food and drink-friendly Central Cinema, located at 21st and Union in Seattle's central district. $7/individual tickets/$30 full series pass
And speaking of food… what's better than an independent bookstore? An independent bookstore with a great restaurant! That's right, Vios Cafe, the renowned capital hill eatery, has opened a second location at Third Place Books in Ravenna, and is now serving up authentic and delicious Greek food in a fabulous literary setting. Plan your visit soon!
And finally, for a folk music experience that also rocks the houses, check out Crookshank, Seattle' hottest folk-rock band. Fusing European traditional music with modern sensibilities and high energy, Crookshank lit up the Haller Lake Community Club stage on Saturday, January 9th at 7:00 p.m. $12, adults ($2 for club members) $6, kids
FEATURED ART: TIM MARSDEN
Tim Marsden has been a working artist in Seattle for over 10 years. The Banana of Damocles is from a 2006 show, and is Tim's attempt to address how our search for deeper truths can sometimes lead to an element of disappointment-- a reminder that "we are but one thread snap away from an absurd fate".
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET/NUTCRACKER
One of the best reasons to attend Pacific Northwest Ballet's annual classic, The Nutcracker is the costumes-and we don't mean the ones on the stage!
LYALL BUSH AND PHYLLIS FLETCHER
Lyall recommends Indignation by Phillip Roth and Dark Water by Robert Clarke.
Phyllis recommends Mother Said by Hal Sirowtiz, and the radio documentary she produced on her father, Sweet Phil from Sugar Hill, for KUOW.
Also, if you're looking for a weird and wonderful literary outing, check out Poet A.K. Allin's Polar Bear poetry event, happening this Saturday, December 13th, at noon, at the Greenlake bathhouse. A group of brave souls clad only in "white poetry bikinis" will recite poetry followed by a plunge into the cold and murky waters of Greenlake. For more information contact A.K. Allin at: email@example.com
Craig Corvin, a young cute guy who plays guitar in the Dudley Manlove Quartet, is proof positive that you don't have to be an old, gray bearded European to make beautifully hand-crafted shoes.
DUDLEY MANLOVE QUARTET
When it comes to cover bands, no one comes close to the superlative sounds of the Dudley Manlove Quartet. Catch them live on Friday, December 26th, 2008 @ 9:00 pm at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard, with special guests Johnny Astro. Get your tickets at any Sonic Boom Record Store or at ticketweb.com
KEITH HITCHCOCK/MUFFIN FACE
Solo-performer, Keith Hitchcock, is in the middle of developing Muffin Face, a one-man play that is scheduled to premiere in March 2009. Will he find a venue? Will he finish in time? Will Muffin Face be any good? Keith will answer these questions, and so much more, with a series of video check-in's over the next few months.
The Seattle Art Museum has a couple of excellent exhibits you won't want to miss:
"Edward Hoppers Women", a small, interconnected group of paintings, which features, as it's centerpiece, the seminal work, "Chop Suey", which ran thru March 1st 2009.
(Su-Bah-Deb) "S'abadeb- The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists" features over 175 works of art from national and international collections, many of which have never been on view before. This rare glimpse into the daily and ceremonial lives of the 39 sovereign Salish Nations, ran thru January 11, 2009.
Definitely check out "Join: Design Seattle" at Vermillion Gallery on Capital Hill which ran thru January 6th. This cool exhibit, which features the work of local designers specializing in repurposed materials, transformed the gallery space into a temporary showroom that is perfect for sitting, relaxing and, my favorite, sipping! 12/11 thru 1/6/09
And finally, the band "Ivory in Ice World", featuring the lead singer Ivory Smith, hit the Sunset Tavern stage on Sunday, December 14th, 2008 at 6:00 pm with a handful of brand new songs. "Moonlander" played at 5:00, and the always excellent, Leeni--with her 8-bit heart-jump started the party at 4:00. Sunday, 12/14, The Sunset, 5433 Ballard Ave NW
We're featuring 2 untitled pieces from Marzil's "Resurrection of the Forgotten One" series, which features a total of fifteen sculptures paying homage to slave ancestors before and after emancipation. Each piece presents everyday, hard working people, and captures "a glimpse of a pause in an honest days work, shortly before commencing again."
This profile on legendary Seattle choreographer Pat Graney, produced by Valerie Vozza and Kathy Touhey unveils her newest creation -- an incredible site-specific dance installation entitled House of Mind.
FILM GUY ROBERT HORTON
Check out Robert's posting in the ArtZine
Finally! A web-based cooking show that serves up great food prepared by the very real Cynthia Lair, with hilarious background action from her dysfunctional non-real family. You'll want to subscribe-it's free-to get reminders on this weekly four minutes of fun.
The great and mighty Scratchmaster Joe, one of the few strictly vinyl spinners in town, dropped by our studio and ripped it up!
Often, it's not cheap to attend an arts performance. The high price can be especially hard on kids. And young people are just the new blood arts groups are looking for to help build future audiences. Four years ago a consortium of Seattle Center arts organizations came up with a way to provide cheap seats and encourage young audiences. It's a five dollar ticket program called Teen Tix.
NKO is a graffiti artist, a painter, and a social sculptor. NKO didn't give us a title for his painting, but he did describe it as "a cacophony of voices and perspectives, a tornado of portraiture."
dk is a fascinating artist who has worked all over the world in the fields of performance art, installation art, and media. He co-founded the "Free Sheep Foundation" with fellow artist, NKO.
Check out Kathy's blog posting in the ArtZine
ONE HOUR ART & LUNCH TOUR @ SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
Visiting a museum can be fun, quick, and delicious! SAM's contemporary art curator, Michael Darling, shows Nancy how to get an art fix AND a delicious lunch, all in one hour!
Violinist Quinton Morris is head of the instrumental music department at Seattle University. His mission, to put violins and cellos in the hands of minorities, is changing the look and sound of our local concert scene.
REEL SHORT MOVIES/BALLARD HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO PROGRAM
The art of movie making is alive and well in Seattle, and one of the hotbeds of video creativity is the Ballard High School Video Production Program. Led by instructor, Matt Lawrence, the program has garnered numerous awards, and has helped students gain admission to some of the most competitive schools for film and television in the world.
Friday, November 28th, and Saturday November 29th, 2008
The wonderful and hilarious Joel McHale, host of "The Soup" on E! Entertainment, returned to Seattle, his hometown, for 2 nights of guaranteed laughs at the Moore Theatre on Friday, November 28th, and Saturday November 29th.
December 1st - 31st, 2008
Hey young art lovers, if you like free stuff and you're under 18, hope you went down to the Tacoma Art Museum anytime in the month of December, and get in absolutely free! This offer ended at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 31st!
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
It's time once again for "Write-O-Rama", Richard Hugo House's dynamic annual fundraiser. This action-packed, all-day writing extravaganza of mini workshops, readings, delicious food, and fun prizes, happened Saturday, December 6th.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Attention dance lovers! The wonderful Kaleidoscope Dance Company, a unique group of young dancers, age 8-15, present "The Gift of Dance", their annual December concert. Produced and choreographed by the students themselves, this humorous, heart warming and vibrant performance took place Sunday, December 7th @ 3:00 pm at the Shorewood High School Theater.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
And finally, hope you didn't miss Frye Art Museum's 4th annual critics wrap of the best and worst movies 2008. This high-spirited, always entertaining event happened Sunday, December 7th, @ 7:30 pm.
Our featured art is the work of Warren Dykeman. Warren creates beautiful, graphic-heavy mural-like paintings, using shapes that are captivating and edgy. The producing team of Patricia O'Brien and Gabriel Miller created this wonderful portrait of a remarkable artist. Warren's show at Blvd Gallery in Belltown runs November 14th thru December 6th
LITERARY CHIT CHAT W/ LYALL BUSH & PHYLLIS FLETCHER
Check out Lyall and Phyllis' blog posting in the Art Zine for their art thoughts and suggestions.
One of the funniest comedians working today, Paula Poundstone chats with Nancy about why she loves her job. Paula could be seen in Seattle on Saturday, November 15th, 2008, at the Moore Theatre.
PAUL RUCKER, MUSEUM OF FLIGHT PROJECT & IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE
Paul is one of, if the not the, hardest working artists in Seattle. His most recent creative project is a 32-Channel sound installation for a pedestrian bridge commissioned by the Museum of Flight.
November 14th and 15th, 2008
Don't miss the third annual "2D OR NOT 2D ANIMATION FESTIVAL" happening Pacific Science Center's Imax Theater on Friday and Saturday, November 14th and 15th. This wonderfully fun event offers great workshops, top-drawer speakers, and tons of unique, beautiful, and original animated images.
November 19th, 2008
The excellent Seattle Arts & Lectures Series continued with renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz. Known for her always brilliant, and often outrageous, celebrity photos, Miz Leibovitz could be seen and heard at Benaroya Hall on November 19th.
November 20th - 22nd, 2008
Coming to the mainstage of On the Boards on November 20th thru the 22nd, was "Kidd Pivot/Lost Action", a smart new work from Vancouver BC-based choreographer, Crystal Pite. This complex piece, musing on the war-time phrase "lost in action", features 6 virtuosic dancers at the top of their technical game.
FEATURED IN-STUDIO ART: HUGO LUDENA
Photographer Hugo Ludena, a 2008 Mayors Arts Awards recipient, explores local Latino culture through depictions of everyday life. Hugo's photos are dynamic, honest, and loving portraits of his community.
For this week's film picks check out Robert's posting in the Art Zine.
PRATT FINE ARTS CENTER
Founded in 1976, Pratt is a nonprofit arts education and resource center, dedicated to promoting creative development and artistic engagement to the local and global community. Pratt offers classes for every age, and every level of ability, in four fully equipped art studios: Glass; Sculpture; Drawing, Painting and Printmaking; and Jewelry/Metalsmithing.
Kled is 3 guys, Pat, Brian, and Jeff. Their "low-brow heavy metal disco" sound, which was spawned in the mountains of Montana in the late '90's, is best described as Spinal Tap meets Metallica. In other words, it's really good, and really funny.
KEITH HITCHCOCK, "MUFFIN FACE" #1
Talented writer and performer, Keith Hitchcock is busy creating "Muffin Face", a new one-man show that will premiere in March 2009. Over the next few months, Keith kept us up on his progress -- the ups and the downs -- with a series of short video check-ins.
November 2nd and 3rd, 2008
Music of Remembrance, a Seattle-based non profit organization dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians and their art, presents The Golem, a silent horror/fantasy film from the early 20th century. The screening, which happened November 2 and 3 at Benaroya Hall, was be accompanied by a live score from Israeli composer, Betty Olivero, and conducted by silent film specialist, Guenter Buchwald.
Now until November 5th, 2008
Artist Jamey Braden had a terrific exhibit at Zeitgeist Coffee in Pioneer Square entitled Educational Crap-Happy. This collection of ink and watercolor drawings, with some collage, ran thru Wednesday, November 5th, and humorously explored the artist's tension between her healthy desire to learn, and her compulsive desire to go to school for everything, and for the rest of her life.
November 15th, 2008
Don't miss the Three Painters exhibit at G. Gibson Gallery. This terrific show, featuring the work of Maija Fiebig, Mark Thompson, and Marc Dennis, was packed with dreamy, and detailed oil paintings, both large and small scale. The show ran thru November 15th, with a first Thursday reception on November 6th, from 6-8 p.m.
November 13th, 2008
And finally, the 4th annual Plush You Show, happened at Schmancy, Nancy, and Fancy, 3 super-groovy stores located between Virginia and Stewart on 2nd Avenue, ran thru November 13th. This once a year show featured an incredible variety of high quality, handmade crafts from local artists. Don't let their toy-like appearance fool you-this stuff is totally collectible!
FEATURED IN-STUDIO ART
Our featured art is a beautiful and original quilt created by Laurie Shifrin, entitled Good Vibrations. Laurie's newest book, Batik Gems is in stores.
QUILTING W/ LAURIE & TILSON
Laurie Shifrin, the Quilting Queen, met up with Tilson, of The Saturday Knights, at The Quilting Loft in Ballard. The rest, as they say, is history.
Check out Kathy's ArtZine blog posting to her recommended theatre picks!
DOWNSTAGE CENTER: SUZY HUNT
Actor, Suzy Hunt, has been gracing Seattle stages for years. In this first installment of our new series on iconic local actors, Suzy shared a memorable moment from her life in the theatre. (Look for Suzy in the Seattle Rep's upcoming production of You Can't Take It With You, running November 28th thru January 3, 2009.)
SALSA DANCE IN-STUDIO
Two of the best salsa dancers in Seattle, Hallie Kuperman, owner of the Century Ballroom on Capital Hill, and dance partner, Alison Cockrill, showed us how it's done!
CAPITAL HILL STart INSTALLATIONS
This is public art at it's finest! In the heart of Broadway, a group of local artists created a series of eye catching exhibits in the store fronts of buildings that came down to make way for the new ST light rail station. The STart Public Art Program exhibit closed 10/31/08.
October 26th, 2008
This was your last chance to check out Silent Yell, an exhibit of huge and beautiful paintings by artist Tracy Boyd, showing at Capital Hill's Vermillion Gallery. This bold, intense, and intimately honest show closed Sunday, October 26th, at 10:00 pm.
Were you looking to get your groove on? Then the Coosh Crash Test, was for you! This one-night only b-boy championship event, hosted by Tilson of The Saturday Knights, and featuring 2 on 2 battles for a $10,000 prize, along with special performances by such luminaries as Massive Monkees, Dyme Def, Big World Breaks, and Rivers Crew, hit the Paramount stage on Saturday, November 1st 2008.
Until November 15th, 2008
Seattle Repertory Theatre presents The Three Musketeers, a funny, thrilling, and action-packed adventure for the whole family. This beautifully updated production not only featured those three dashing swordsman, but a fabulous, and feminine, new character as well! Hope you caught this swashbuckling classic before November 15th.
Until November 16th, 2008
Ever been tempted to flee your own life? Then ACT Theatre's world premiere of Becky's New Car, a marvelously funny new play from the seriously talented Steven Dietz, was a must see! And running in tandem with the play on Friday and Saturday nights was The Awesome Cycle, a terrific multi-dimensional performance series from the renowned theater-music-comedy-art collective, Awesome.
Until December 14th, 2008
And finally, "The Mouth and other storage facilities", a cool and provocative exhibit from Vancouver BC-based sculptor, Liz Magor, ran thru December 14th, at the wonderful Henry Art Gallery, located on the UW campus.
Etsuko's exquisite exhibit, "Traces of the Molten State", ran now thru March 8, 2009 at Bellevue Arts Museum.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Blood + Guts + Zombies = SCARY FUN! Seattle Children's Theatre's production of Night of the Living Dead, which closely follows the 1968 film classic of the same name, will have you screaming in scary delight. Must be 13 and older to attend. Ran thru November 1st, 2008.
SEATTLE OPERA'S COSTUME SHOP
Opera is about music and voices, but it's also about amazing sets and gorgeous costumes. Marcie Sillman visited Seattle Opera's costume shop to see where the magic really happens.
MARK POWER/OPERA SINGING KIDS
Mark Power, opera singer extraordinaire, created ROCC, the Renegade Opera Childrens' Chorus, in order to get kids interested and excited about opera, and it's worked!
October 11th and October 12th 2008
The transcendent sounds of The Esoterics were heard in their visually stunning new operatic performance piece entitled, Daman: The Seven Creations. Experienced Daman on Saturday, October 11th, at the Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion, and on Sunday, October 12th, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle.
October 14th, 2008
Doing it Alone: The Ins and Outs of Solo Theater Performance was an entertaining evening featuring a stellar group of panelists, including John Kazanjian, Mary Purdy, and Keira McDonald. Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 7:00 p.m., at Theatre Off Jackson.
October 23rd, 2008
Filter Vol. II is a gorgeous hand-bound literary journal/art book of original poetry, prose, erasures and art. Talented contributors include: Mary Jo Bang, Rebecca Brown, Matt Briggs, Kary Wayson, Trisha Ready, Matthea Harvey & Amy Jean Porter, John Olson and many others. Filter release book party: Thursday, October 23rd, 7-9 p.m., at Richard Hugo House
Until October 25th, 2008
Two super talented artists, Molly Norris and Kate Sweeney, have a terrific new exhibit of Paper Cut Art at Gallery 110 in Pioneer Square. This dynamic and beautifully detailed show ran now thru October 25th.
Until November 21st, 2008
Hope you didn't miss Century 21: Dealers Choice at Wright Exhibition Space. This cool and diverse show featured 49 pieces from 49 Washington artists, all of whom were selected by excellent local art dealers in town. The exhibit ran thru November 21st -- call (206) 264-8200 for hours and directions.
FEATURED IN-STUDIO ART
Jason Huntley's Breakfast in Neverland, a portrait of Michael Jackson created entirely out of children's breakfast cereal. By the way, this incredible portrait was for sale!
MCLEOD RESIDENCE FIELD TRIP:
It's a gallery ... it's a club ... it's a home ... it's the super groovy Belltown hangout, McLeod Residence!
Blue McLeod's signature drink: Vodka, Muddled lemon, Blue Curacao, Sweet/sout, Splash OJ for color, Garnish w/lemon, Serve strained in a martini glass, or on the rocks
LITERARY SEGMENT W/PHYLLIS FLETCHER & LYALL BUSH
Phyllis Fletcher and Lyall Bush gave us the lowdown on all things literary, including a look at Found Magazine; Voices From the Storm, a book of true stories from survivors of Hurricane Katrina; and an homage to the late, great writer, David Foster Wallace.
The extraordinary Twyla Tharp, created two new pieces for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Marcie Sillman was able to get some time with this iconic master of modern dance. Thru Sunday, October 5th, 2008.
JOSE GONZALES TRIO:
We are delighted to welcome the jazzy, swingy, funky pop sounds of the Jose Gonzales Trio to our studio.
St. Clouds: Friday, October 17th, 9 - 11:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1st, 9 - 11:30 p.m.
Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge: Friday, October 28th, 9 - midnight
Serafina's: Friday, October 31st, Saturday, November 8th and Saturday, December 15th 9 p.m. to midnight
CHARLAYNE WOODARD THE NIGHT WATCHER
Under the direction of Daniel Sullivan, Charlayne Woodard has work-shopped a number of her terrific one-woman shows at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Both Daniel and Charlayne are back with her newest piece, The Night Watcher.
KEITH HITCHCOCK, MUFFIN FACE
Talented writer and performer, Keith Hitchcock was busy creating "Muffin Face," a new one-man show that premiered in March 2009. Over the next few months, Keith will kept us up on his progress -- the ups and the downs -- with a series of short video check-ins.
HAZARD FACTORY/POWER TOOL RACE & DERBY
Hazard Factory, a Seattle-based industrial Arts studio, started the "Power Tool Race & Derby" in 2005, and it's been getting bigger every year. We brought our camera to last year's installment, and it was super-crazy-nutty fun!
Meet Amy O'Neal. Amy is a dancer and choreographer; a co-founder of 'Locust', a Seattle-based music, dance, and video company; and a energetic, inquisitive artist who is always looking to push the boundaries.
Spectrum Dance, October 3rd - 5th 2008 and Moore Theatre, February 27th, 2009
KUOW host Dave Beck knows classical music. He plays cello in the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, and has agreed to "school" Art Zone In Studio (i.e. Nancy) on the world of classical music. So far, with his first pick of the St. Helens Quartet, he's batting 1000! Way to go, Dave!
Tribute Concert: Composer Bern Herbolsheimer, Friday, October 3rd 2008, 7:30, PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, Tickets: $15 general, $10 students, alumni & seniors
Sunday, November 2nd 2008, Lopez Center on Lopez Island
This week Robert Horton talks with Nancy about the new SIFF Cinema calendar of repertory films, including classic horror for Halloween, and previews The Corporal's Diary, an Iraq War documentary at the Grand Illusion.
Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th, 2008
The magical "Butterflies & Blooms" exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo, features close to 1,000 butterflies and dozens of colorful flowering plants. Pack a picnic and bring the family!
Closes Saturday, September 27th 2008, at 5:00 p.m.
"Love Seat", an extraordinary exhibit at Howard House in Pioneer Square where artist Sean M. Johnson has created precariously balanced sculptures out of common every-day objects such as tables, chairs, cups and bottles, and the effect is surreal and disturbing…but in a good way!
October 2nd 2008, from 4 - 7 p.m.
Join Harborview Medical Center and 4Culture for a first Thursday celebration of new public art in the new Norm Maleng Building. This super cool six-story facility will feature an awesome art collection including architecturally integrated work by Beliz Brother and Gloria Bornstein, six commissioned lobby installations, and a landscape themed collection of 56 wall mounted works.
The 11th annual "Local Sightings" film festival returned to the Northwest Film Forum, October 3-8 2008, with a bigger and better-than-ever slate of locally made movies, including "Holding This For You", a beautiful short film from dancer/choreographer/filmmaker Marissa Niederhauser.
The fabulous New City Theater is back in the saddle with a brand new space on 18th and Union, and a slate of excellent and unique theatrical offerings, starting with "The Fever." Written by Wallace Shawn, and starring Peter Crook, this thoughtful and compelling one-person show ran now thru October 18th 2008.
(206) 271-4430 1404 18th Avenue tickets
It all started on November 1st
And finally, art fair-lovers, take note! This fall, Prospect.1 New Orleans, the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the US, opens to the public in museums, historic buildings, and found sites throughout New Orleans. This first ever event will showcase new artistic practices as well as an array of programs benefiting the local community. It all started on November 1st, 2008.
FEATURED IN-STUDIO ART
Our in-studio art this week are a couple of beautiful student sketches from a Life Drawing Class taught by Bonnie Biggs at Cornish College of the Arts.
We get up close and personal with Wade Madsen, a choreographer and dancer who's had a profound and powerful influence on the Seattle dance scene.
KATHY HSIEH/THEATRE PREVIEWS
Check out Kathy's ArtZine posting to get her theatre previews.
CIRCUS CONTRAPTION, "CABARET HOT! HOT! HOT!"
Circus Contraption has invited their favorite performers from around town to create "Cabaret Hot! Hot! Hot!" a 7-week series of electrifying shows at Fremont's Theo Chocolate. Was thru October 24th, 2008.
TOP POT DOUGHNUTS / THE SATURDAY KNIGHTS
The Saturday Knights debut album, Mingle, was celebrated last summer with a donut-eating contest held at Top Pot's 5th Avenue store. We were there, with cameras rolling, to capture the crazy fun, and the awesome music! (P.S. Wait'll you meet "The Fridge"!)
BRANGIEN DAVIS @ TEATRO ZINZANNI
Seattle Magazine Arts & Culture editor, Brangien Davis, gives us the fall arts calendar lowdown, all while flying around the beautiful Teatro Zinzanni tent in dangerous rigging!
Seattle Magazine Spotlight Series: Zoe Scofield, Paul Rucker, Diem Chau, Lynn Shelton, Lucia Neare
Coyote Central is 22-year old organization, a 2008 Mayors Arts Award recipient and is devoted to inspiring kids and boosting their confidence thru a wide variety of dynamic workshops and public projects.
The fabulously talented Amy Denio is a multi-instrumentalist composer and singer, and has been creating and producing sound scores for dance, theater and film since 1983. The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums
Seattle's favorite sketch comedy event celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a lineup guaranteed to entertain! September 24-27
THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR OF FUN STUFF
Don't miss, Tim Crouch's "England," a critically acclaimed site-specific theatre event about sickness and the search for health at any cost. This intimate and challenging 2-person show performed September 13th, 15th, and 16th, 2008 in numerous spaces throughout the Henry Art Gallery.
ZAPP is back! That's right -- Richard Hugo House's renowned Zine Archive, featuring over 20,000 self-made zines, has moved from the dingy basement to palatial new digs on the second floor. There was a celebration for the grand re-opening with a free open house on Saturday, September 13th, from 3-7 p.m.
Cheap Wine and Poetry uncorks its fall season with "Ladies Night" featuring the work of Karen Finneyfrock, Jennifer Borges Foster, Brangien Davis, and Kary Wayson. This sure to please evening, which happened Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m., was your chance to hear four of Seattle' best writers, all while slurping down super cheap wine!
Favorite Seattle artist Deborah Lawrence unveils an exciting new body of work entitled Citizen Artist. This thoughtful, provocative, and beautifully rendered show ran through September 27th at Catherine Person Gallery in Pioneer Square.
And finally, Light in the Attic Records has just re-issued Sixto Diaz Rodriguez's album Cold Fact, one of the lost classics of the 1960's. This psychedelic masterpiece is drenched in color, and features trippy songs about lost love, bad drugs, and life in inner city America. Run, don't walk, to get your copy now!
Artist Edward Trobec, talks about how he discovered his passion for sculpting through a playdoh play-date with his 5-year old neighbor, Claire. We're featuring two bronze sculptures from artist, Edward Trobec:
Edward says that this piece was developed, in part, by listening to the sound of rain falling on the roof of his studio.
In this dynamic piece, Edward celebrates risk-taking and the exuberance of just being alive.
August 16th, 11:00 am sharp
Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 South Main Street
Juried Group Show opens August 7th, 6-8 p.m.
Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery Tashiro Kaplan Building 306 S. Washington St
Whatcom County Museum Bellingham, WA
"Art+All That Jazz", a juried exhibition/fundraiser
September 14 - November 16th
He may be slightly mad, but Glenn Branca's compositions, usually comprised of 1 drum set and dozens of electric guitars, create a challenging and riveting symphonic sound.
The Earshot Golden Ear Awards named jazz singer Gail Pettis the 2007 "Northwest Vocalist of the Year", and when Gail hits our main stage, you're going to see, and hear, why.
Sunday, July 5th
Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar
Sunday, July 6th
KPLU Jazz Cruise
Sunday, July 20th
City Arts Magazine, a free arts magazine, is going monthly in Seattle, Tacoma, and the Eastside, with all sorts of fun regular features, including a cartoon strip from the phenomenally talented, Molly Norris.
The beloved Boat Street Café continues its delicious and fun communal dinner series with an "early summer foods" menu, sourced from local fishermen, farmers, and vintners, on Sunday, July 13th at 6:00 pm.
Natural photographer Steven Kazlowski, has a beautiful new book of photography, entitled, The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World. These thoughtful images will also be on exhibit at the UW's Burke Museum, from June 28th thru December 31st, with free admission on the first Thursday of each month.
GreenStage, Seattle's Shakespeare in the Park Company, celebrates it's 20th anniversary season with two of Shakespeare's greatest hits, Hamlet and Twelfth Night. These free productions run July 11th thru August 16th, at 7 beautiful Seattle parks.
Act Theatre's innovative "Central Heating Lab," presents PINKABOO, the closeted American songbook. This sure to entertain cabaret, starring Wade Madsen and Victor Janusz, with special guests each week, including El Vez, Kevin Kent, and Peggy Platt, runs June 20th thru July 13th, in Act's Bullitt Cabaret.
And finally, Seattle Art Museum's beautiful new exhibit, "Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past", opens June 19th and runs thru September 21st.
THIS WEEK'S FUN STUFF!
Lanae Rivers-Woods, owner of La Familia Gallery, recently created Scene In Seattle, a fun and information packed walking tour of local art galleries.
Pacini Lubel Gallery, La Familia Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Platform Gallery
The consummate musicians of King of Hawaii create melodic, hook-heavy pop-surf music that'll have you dreaming of the perfect wave.
Founded by Rachel Hynes and Mike Pham, Helsinki Syndrome has been producing hilarious, non-linear, ensemble driven theater pieces since 2006.
The Seattle Art Car Blowout hits the 2008 Fremont Fair on June 21st and 22nd. Over 60 head turning art cars from across America and Canada
Don't miss Circus Contraption's "Show to End All Shows" happening at Theo Chocolate in beautiful downtown Fremont.
The Seattle Men's Chorus welcomes the wonderful Leslie Jordan, (a.k.a. Beverley Leslie on "Will and Grace") to the stage for "Comedy Tonight!" This evening of songs, skits and surprises, happens June 27th and 28th, at McCaw Hall.
The super cool Hazard Factory, an industrial Arts studio in town, brings their fun and entertaining "Power Tool Race and Derby" to the Georgetown Street Fair on June 28th. "More racers! More stunts! More stupid!"
Camp Zinzanni, a summer circus camp for kids happening in July and August, is not to be missed!
Our in-studio painting is entilted Jingotopia, by artist Deborah Lawrence. Deborah Lawrence uses collage and paint to create beautiful and complex work. Her new word and picture book, Dee Dee Does Utopia, is a brilliant, original, and thoughtful response to the Bush administration and the Iraq war.
Book signing/gala reception: Friday, June 6, 2008, 6:00 p.m. at the Catherine Person Gallery
Book reading: Friday, June 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Hugo House
Our own Shannon Gee tours us through the newly renovated Wing Luke Asian Museum, one of Seattle's great cultural centers.
Seattle's modern dance scene boasts lots of great artists, and one of the best is Ezra Dickinson, a 2007 graduate of Cornish College of the Arts who has danced with all the big name choreographers in town. Upcoming Event: Maureen Whiting Company's premiere of "Myth of Us" May 29 thru June 7, Thursday thru Saturday, Seattle Universities Lee Center for the Arts
still photo credits: Juniper Shuey (color), Green Man Photography (b&w)
Robert Horton celebrates the 100th birthday of James Stewart by talking about a new DVD box set of Westerns and how the actor's image was changed by his partnership with director Anthony Mann; plus, two tips on Seattle International Film Festival movies: Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World (May 31, 7 p.m., Uptown, and June 4, 4:30 p.m., Egyptian), and Song Sung Blue (June 2, 7 p.m., Egyptian).
Seattle Repertory Theatre presents: "The Patriot Acts! An Equal Opportunity Political Cabaret" on June 1st and 2nd. This night of good-natured lampoonery, which benefits the Rep's education programs, features original material from Cheryl West and and Eduardo Machado, and a who's who of local talent, including Nick Garrison, Anne Allgood, David Pichette, Todd Jefferson Moore, Charles Leggett, and Congressman Jim McDermott!
Mark your calendar for the upcoming taping of Big Night Out, Seattle Channel's super fun variety show! Here's MC Kevin Joyce with more! June 4th, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Columbia City Theatre
The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus, a 75-person choir who sing folk music from around the world in the original languages, presents their free Haiti concert on June 8th at 7:30 pm, at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church. All donations from this magical evening will go to Lekole Pa Nou, the Haitian school that has been supported by this wonderful choir since 2004. June 8th, 7:30 p.m. Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 North 78th Street
Check out the 2008 University of Washington's Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition, featuring excellent work from 19 outstanding UW grads, running now thru June 15th at the Henry Art Gallery.
And finally, photographer David Rosen has a new exhibit of urban and architectural images, running June 1st thru the 30th at World Cup Espresso & Wine at 52nd and Roosevelt near the University District.
Our featured art piece is entitled Princess and Menagerie, a 2004 Gauche and foil on bark paper by artist Sherry Markovitz.
Suzie Grey is an amazing woman who writes, plays, and sings whimsical, and original songs about laughter, hugs, and climbing your own mountain.
Tim Appelo, associate editor for City Arts Magazine joins us in-studio to talk about Seattle's thriving theatre scene, including:
Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen
The local sketch comedy troupe, Pork Filled Players, star in this post-apocalyptic, zombie-filled future
Theater Off Jackson, runs now thru May 24th
Well by Lisa Kron
A semi-autobiographical meta-play.
ReAct Theatre @ Richard Hugo House, runs now thru June 1st
There’s a place for everyone in the busy world of a child’s imagination.
Seattle Children's Theatre, runs now thru June 15th
The American Pilot by Greg Greig
The title character parachutes into, and causes conflict in, a village in an unnamed country.
Theater Schmeater, runs now thru May 24th
The exquisite sculpture and painting work of renowned Seattle artist, Sherry Markovitz, can be seen at Greg Kucera Gallery through the end of June, and at Bellevue Arts Museum through September 7th.
What do you call twenty five local musicians who meet at 10:00 a.m., break into groups of five, then spend the next 12 hours writing and rehearsing at least three brand new songs to perform that same night in front of a waiting, and paying, live audience? The Rock Lottery!
This week -- SIFF Picks!
BATTLE IN SEATTLE May 22, 7 p.m. - McCaw Hall
BEN KINGSLEY TRIBUTE and Screening of ELEGY May 25, 2 p.m. - The Egyptian
THE WACKNESS June 13, 6:30 p.m. - The Egyptian and June 15, 6 p.m. - Cinerama
SEXY BEAST May 25, 6 p.m. - The Egyptian
HEAD-ON May 25, 11 a.m. - Pacific Place
EDGE of HEAVEN May 23, 6:30 p.m. - The Egyptian and May 25, 1:30 p.m. - Pacific Place
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD May 31, 7 p.m. - The Uptown and June 4, 4:30 p.m. - The Egyptian
SUNRISE (with live music by The Album Leaf) June 13, 7 p.m. - Triple Door (all ages) and June 13, 9:30 p.m. - Triple Door (ages 21 and up)
MY EFFORTLESS BRILLIANCE May 24, 9:30 p.m. - The Egyptian and May 26, 4 p.m. - The Egyptian
NIGHT TIDE June 2, 7 p.m. - SIFF CINEMA
YOU THE LIVING June 2, 9:30 p.m. - The Egyptian and June 6, 4 p.m. - Pacific Place
Scott Erickson is an experiential artist, who believes in bringing the creative process to public places, like to the set of Art Zone In Studio, where he sets up his easel and paints a picture of Nancy! Upcoming Event: The Round, musicians, poets, and painters share the stage on June 10th at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
Goin' to the Movies with Robert Horton -- This week's SIFF picks:
My Effortless Brilliance by filmmaker Lynn Shelton
Great Speeches From A Dying World by filmmaker Linas Phillips
The Half Brothers, the grooviest twangy trio around, play guitar, mandolin and banjo to create funny, poignant, and hook-heavy tunes about food, traveling, and death. Upcoming shows: May 29th, Town Hall and June 6th, Sunset Tavern
Victoria Simons is a creative dynamo, cranking out fabulous clothes, bags, and other accessories from her cool and funky Latona-neighborhood studio. Pick up her stuff at Tweed.
For 21 years, the awesome Annex Theatre has been creating exciting new work in an environment of improbability, resourcefulness and risk.
Attention cheese heads! The 4th annual Seattle Cheese Festival, featuring cooking demo's, a wine garden, fun activities for kids, and 250 hand crafted and farmstead cheeses from local and international producers, hits the Pike Place Market May 16th thru the 18th.
Don't miss the first ever art-open-house, from urban visionary artist Laura Castellenos (Kos-tee-on-oh), happening Sunday, May 18th, from 2 to 4.
Cheap Wine and Poetry, Seattle's super cool reading series, celebrates it's three-year anniversary with an outstanding lineup of poets, playwrights, and performers, on Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 pm @ Richard Hugo House
Mark your calendar for artist Anna McKee's marvelous new exhibit, entitled "Land Remants: New Prints of Terrain." Anna's show runs May 16th thru June 22nd at Francine Seder Gallery in Greenwood.
And finally, the Bellevue Arts Museum presents "Dare alla Luce," a sensual room-size installation of crocheted, beaded, and stitched fairytales, from emerging Northwest artist, Mandy Greer. Now through August 3rd.
This week's featured painting by urban visionary artist Laura Castellanos is entitled Mosquita Muerta, which literally translates as dead fly. But this is not a picture of a dead fly, the name refers to women who seem “innocent” or passive, yet are strong and know how to take care of themselves. Laura says she was shy as a child, and that on occasion her beloved Grandmother, Mima, there she is, would call Laura a Mosquita Muerta, because she could see through Laura’s shyness to her underlying strength.
Renowned urban visionary artist Laura Castellanos, creator of the mysteriously cute bummerbunny logo, has painted a vibrant new collection of charming and unique creatures, all of whom have something to say. Open house May 18, 2-4 p.m.
The great, and handsome, British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, talks with our own Robert Horton about his role in David Mamet's new movie, Redbelt. Opens May 9th
Local author Jennie Shortridge visits the studio to talk about character, inspiration, and her new novel, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe. Books readings: May 15th, Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Queen Anne Avenue Books
May 27th, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., University Bookstore
June 6, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Third Place Books
Our favorite cellist, Joshua Roman, gives us a live in-studio preview of his upcoming Sunday, May 11th Mothers Day concert at Seattle's Town Hall.
The Central District Forum presents "The Creation Project," an exciting showcase of 6-extraordinary artists, on May 16th and 17th, at the Broadway Performance Hall.
Aurelia's Oratorio runs thru May 11th at The Seattle Rep, and the Children's Festival hits the Seattle Center grounds May 12th thru the 17th.
The brilliant and talented Reggie Watts brings his comedy/music extravaganza to the Triple Door Stage on May 16th & 17th.
Cornish College of the Arts presents the 2008 Art and Design BFA Show, running now thru May 30th, at their main campus center in the south lake union neighborhood.
"Salvage" a terrific new exhibit from Diana Falchuk, can be seen at Belltown's super groovy McLeod Residence, now thru May 31st.
The current exhibit at Seattle's Portable Works Collection is entitled "Sneak Peek," which refers to art work where there are hidden elements posed, and unanswered, questions. In our featured piece, "Penguin Nostalgia Painting," the artist, Jo Hockenhull, blurs the "edges" between animals, plants and humans.
From "Hatties Hat" to "Top Pot donuts" Desteenation Shirt Company memorializes your favorite local haunts on 100% cotton tees!
Born and raised in Seattle, Okanomode' is a multi-talented performer, who describes himself as an expressionist composer and a glamazon troubadour, equal parts Prince, Nina Simone and Grace Jones.
Artistic director Lane Czaplinski, gives us a whirlwind tour of On the Boards, the coolest arts organization in the city, that presents performance you won't see anywhere else… guaranteed!
City Folk Northwest Folklife's 2008 film series, is happening May 2-5 at the SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall.
Greenwood-Phinney Art Walk showcases over 70 local artists, May 9-10, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Renowned artist Chuck Close and poet Bob Holman present "A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman", now - June 15, at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Buds & Blooms, Federal Way's beautiful spring garden festival, May 10-11.
The 3rd annual "More Music @ The Moore," Friday May 9th, features exceptional local teen musicians from diverse musical genres.
Our featured in-studio art Nature scene painting for lesson pointillism by Jack McDonald, a 7th grader at TOPS alternative school.
When you're in the mood to laugh, you don't normally think of ballet, but as our own Marcie Sillman recently found out, the Pacific Northwest Ballet's first ever "Laugh Out Loud" dance festival, is a total hoot!
Marcie has also produced an excellent 4-part radio series on PNB for KUOW 94.9, entitled "Dance Dance Evolution." In these four, 15-minute pieces, Marcie takes a deep look at the dancers of PNB, and the future of ballet.
One of our viewers, David Silverman, has given Robert a new name: Cinema Savant. Learn more about David Silverman.
The World Rhythm Festival hits the Seattle Center April 25th through the 27th, and the marvelous band, Deseo Carmin, joins us In Studio to get us all amped up for this wonderful annual event.
Father Flynn, the main character of "Doubt" at Taproot Theatre visits the studio to deliver the opening scene, or sermon, of this marvelous show. "Doubt" closes April 26th
The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers presents "Players Meet Makers," an exhibition of instrument and bow making. Sunday, April 20th, 12 - 4, at the Westin Hotel
Don't miss "Saturn Returns," a new exhibit of work from the brilliant Allison Manch, running now through April 25th at Gallery 4Culture in Pioneer Square.
The extraordinary choreographer and dancer, Zoe Scofield, brings her newest full-length work, "The devil you know is better than the devil you don't", to the On the Boards main stage, April 24th thru the 26th.
Photographer Dean Walch, is fascinated by history, as you can see in his marvelous exhibit of Anaglyphic photographs entitled "Seattle's Historic Market in Living 3D." Now thru May 31st at Pike Place Market's Twilight Artist Collective.
San Antonio artist Dario Robleto's has two new exhibits opening at the Frye Art Museum. "Heaven is Being a Memory to Others," April 26th thru August 10th. "Alloy of Love," May 17th thru September 1st.
Our featured in-studio art is entitled "Panaderia Verde" by Spike Mafford. See it in person at the Francine Seders Gallery
Nancy and Brangien Davis, Arts & Culture Editor of Seattle Magazine, chat about art as they pedal down old Ballard Avenue on the wackiest 7-seater bicycle you've ever seen -- the Conference Bike
Stefan Gruber, an artist and animator in town, makes hand-animated short films that can take up to a year to complete. A common theme in Stefan's work is that of a liberator freeing sweetness and love that has been captured or leashed.
Cristina Orbe, is a singer/songwriter who blends a variety of musical genres, including pop, jazz, hip-hop and blues, to create an original and smoky sound that rocks the house! Upcoming show: Friday, May 16th, 6:00 p.m., Egans, 1707 NW Market Street
Not to be missed is The Rock Lottery, an incredibly fun and original one-night-only musical event. Sunday, April 13th, at Neumos on Capital Hill. Doors open at 8:00, show starts at 10:00.
Fremont DanceWorks, a contemporary dance company composed of Seattle teens, presents "Off The Shelf," a diverse program of works created by well-known local choreographers, and danced by the 11 talented company members. April 18th and 19th at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.
The fifth annual Gypsy Jazz Concert is a "genre-bending string music program," featuring Washington Middle School's Senior Orchestra and a stellar lineup of professional musicians, including Joe Craven and Darol Anger. Friday, April 18th, at 7:00 pm, at Town Hall.
ReAct Theatre presents "Prelude to a Kiss," the Tony and Pulitzer nominated play by Craig Lucas. Now through April 20th at Theatre Off Jackson.
Sisko Gallery on Western Avenue opens a lovely exhibit of work by renowned sculptor, Everett Dupen. April 17th and runs thru May 25th.
Our featured in-studio art is entitled "New Galaxy" by Alan Fulle.
We visit the studio of well-known local artist Alan Fulle for a look at his newest collection of Gem Boxes at Traver Gallery.
Joshua Roman, the 24-year old principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra is also the artistic director of TownMusic at Town Hall. Joshua will conclude his first Town Hall season with an evening of virtuosic duo performance, including Sarah Rudinoff (vocals), Laura DeLuca (clarinet), and Mikhail Shmidt (violin). Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
The vibrant local theatre company, Next Stage, presents "Demonology," a gothic satire about the male dominated workplace, political sabotage, and breast feeding. Oh yeah! Date/time: April 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, Thursday-Saturday 8:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Art Zone In Studio: This Week's Calendar
Join Seattle's soulful Bernadette Bascom and special guest Sanjaya, on Sunday, April 6th at 3:00 p.m., for a rock-the-house concert to benefit the Music Project.
826 Seattle presents "It's Supposed to be About Happiness: Writing by the Students of John Marshall Alternative School." Join author and celebrity sponsor, John Moe, on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m.
The "Stay Up Late Show" is back and better than ever! Saturday, April 12th, 10:30 doors open, 11:00 show starts at the Balagan Theatre.
Don't miss the 5th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, happening April 12-20 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
The always-compelling Taproot Theatre presents "Doubt," the Pulitzer prize winning play by John Patrick Shanley. This challenging story about the mystery of uncertainty, runs now thru April 26th.
Now is the time to sign your kid up for an art-filled summer at the Tacoma Art Museum's summer art camp.
Our featured painting in-studio is entitled "Miss Cream Corn," Grant Barnhart (Acrylic and Gesso on Canvas). View Grant 's work at OKOK Gallery.
Lauren Weedman discusses, "A Woman Trapped In A Woman's Body," her collection of funny and poignant true'ish stories.
Seattle is finally taking note of this amazingly talented "Hip Hop meets R & B" artist -- Choklate! Check out her MySpace page.
Elizabeth Austin writes, recites, and talks about poetry, with a down-to-earth sensibility that makes it interesting, accessible, and, most importantly, fun!
Recommended books: "How To Read A Poem And Fall In Love With Poetry", Edward Hirsch (Harcourt, 1999) and "Fooling With Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft", Bill Moyers (William Morrow, 1999)
Poetry events: Seattle Arts and Lectures
Art Zone In Studio: This Week's Calendar
Freehold Theatre, a renowned center for the study of theatre in Seattle for the last 16 years, is moving to their brand new digs in beautiful Belltown! Help with move on March 30th & 31st, call or email Kate Gavigan at: (206) 323-7499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Theatre Group presents two excellent shows in the next few weeks: The fabled Alvin Ailey dance theater visits the Paramount Theatre, March 28 thru the 30th.
And Arlo Guthrie the talented folksinger, songwriter, and countercultural icon, of the 60's, hits the Paramount stage on Thursday, April 5th.
Seattle Children's Theatre presents "The Hundred Dresses", a story about bullying, fitting in, and, ultimately, how to stand up for what's right. Runs now thru April 6th.
The Moisture Festival, Seattle's favorite comedy/variety extravaganza, celebrates it's 5th anniversary with a lineup of talent not to be missed! March 27 thru April 13th.
And finally "Style in the Aisle: The History of Fashion in Flight," running now thru June 2nd at the Museum of Flight, is a humorous and intriguing look at the changing face of flight attendant attire.
Our featured painting in-studio is entitled "Audobon's Dream," Alden Mason. View Alden Mason's work at Foster/White Gallery and
Greg Kucera Gallery.
Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square presents a beautiful collection of work from renowned Northwest artist, Alden Mason, now thru March 29th.
The funny, poignant and brutally honest Kevin Kling, brings his newest play to the Seattle Repertory Theatre entitled, "How? How? Why? Why? Why?". This touching and transcendent show examines how tragedy-in this case, Kling's debilitating 2001 motorcycle accident-- can positively define a person's life.
Richard Hugo House, Seattle's center of literary activity, is hoppin' with great classes and exciting events. Executive director, Lyall Bush, tours us through this truly marvelous organization.
"Deseo Carmin" describes their sound as "latin music gone flamenco funk", and indeed, their fusion of world music, from Latin America to Spain, will make you wanna get down with your bad self! Deseo Carmin is Stella Rossi, Fernando Allende and Andre Stomma.
Attention mystery lovers! The always thrilling "Diagnosis: Murder! An Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner," takes place on Thursday, March 27th, at the Stimson Green Mansion on First Hill.
Don't forget Richard Hugo Houses' "Answered Prayers and Other Tragedies," an evening of three great writers and one groovy musician, on March 28th, at 7:30, at Seattle's Town Hall.
Photographer Lisa Jacoby uses reflection to examine the relationship between perceived reality and illusion, in her beautiful new solo show at Gallery 070 on Vashon Island, thru March 29th.
Don't miss the Northwest Masters Portable Works collection, featuring paintings, photographs, prints, collage and sculpture, by 23 celebrated NW artists including Jacob Lawrence, Doris Chase, Fay Jones, and Paul Horiuchi. At the Seattle Municipal Tower Gallery.
And finally, the wonderful Intiman Theatre presents "The Diary of Anne Frank", a haunting testament to the human spirit. March 21st thru May 17th.
Our featured painting in-studio is entitled "Take Five" by Caryn
Friedlander. Caryn is represented by Francine Seder Gallery
Perhaps the most perfect food item in Seattle, Jennifer Shea, owner of Trophy Cupcakes, is doing it right!
John Forsen profiles artist Gloria Bornstein and her gorgeous bronze whale tail creation on the grounds of Seattle Center.
Mister Horton's film picks
DVD Pick: Dan in Real Life -- A really pleasant surprise, this slow-simmering comedy lets sad-sack columnist Steve Carell fall in love with his brother's girlfriend, then trap everybody together for a family-reunion weekend.
Revival: La Chinoise. The Northwest Film Forum brings in a new print of Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 classic, one of the last in his great Sixties run that re-defined movies. It's the usual mix—art, politics, youth—splashed together in startling colors.
Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m., Robert will introduce a showing of American Splendor at the Frye Art Museum.
"'Cat, Mouse, Mouse, Cat, Cat, Mouse, Ta Dah!!! Or, Towards a Binary Code of Human Attraction and Love', is an overly ambitious baroque spectacle… is like a bat without the advantages of sonar… is like a ring leader whose circus has finally gotten the better of him." - Devin Sullivan, John Pierce
March 22, 8:00 p.m., Richard Hugo House
Pat Wright, founder and director of the Total Experience Gospel Choir is receiving a well-deserved award at Kenyon Hall for her musical contributions, as well as years of self less service to others, most recently for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Renowned local writer, Rebecca Brown at the New City Theater, email@example.com, 206 271-4430, 1404 18th Avenue, just off Union Street
MusiCares offers a FREE Dental Clinic, 800-687-4227
Seattle Shakespeare Company presents "The Miser"
Tacoma Art Museum's current exhibit, "Veiled Northwest: Photographs by Mary Randlett"
Henry Art Gallery presents works by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia
Art Zone: On Set
Featured painting on the easel: "She's Going to Want to Thank you Three Times a Day" by Jane Richlovsky, and she's with Fetherston Gallery
Art Zone: In Studio
Artist Jean Hicks
FeltLUZCouture on Myspace
Poetry on Buses
Poetry on Buses 2007
Films with Robert Horton
Northwest Film Forum
“By Design” film series, March 6-13
“Helvetica”, March 7-13
“Girls Rock”, SIFF, at the EMP, March 7-20
The Presidents Of The United States Of America's
Presidents new video
Art Zone: On Set
Featured painting on the easel from davidsongalleries.com
Pulpit set piece from greatstuffseattle.com
Art Zone: Features
“Gates of Paradise” exhibit at seattleartmuseum.org
Lynne Saad exhibit at catherinepersongallery.com
Film series Robert talks about, "Tough Guys Don't Dance" at grandillusioncinema.org