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No one ever knew Chris Cornell, but he knew us

Soundgarden was my first favorite band ever. I know I’m not alone, especially in this city, especially right now. But when I discovered them while…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017 One-part music festival, one-part music conference, I’d say this event is worth a “two things.” In addition to the…

6 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor If you’ve ever wanted to see China’s Terracotta Warriors, now is your chance. Head to the Pacific Science Center…

Talented, brilliant and NFFTY filmmakers

Young filmmakers from across the globe are making their way to Seattle this week for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Poetry on Buses Here’s how to get a head start on appreciating all the local poems you’ll soon be reading on Metro buses and Link…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman What we don’t understand, we mock. Birds are perhaps the ultimate example of this; the average person has…

A big win for a tiny local publisher: The Pulitzer

When the staff at Seattle poetry press Wave Books learned they had won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the book Olio, by Tyehimba Jess,…

Theater blows out the fourth wall for David Byrne’s musical

The other day, somewhere between tech run-through and dress rehearsal at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Braden Abraham was, in his words, “feeling good.” Huge sections of…

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Hidden Figures Our local geek haven the Living Computer Museum will be fittingly showing Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film celebrating the true story of three…

Cost-cutting claims Seattle’s theater-magic factory

This story was originally published on KCTS9.org.  The castles are labyrinthine. The dragons breathe fire. The forests are mammoth and equally as magical. For three…

A critical exhibit in this time of Trump

The Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner exhibit opens with a video image of a face — your face. Text below asks the…

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Moisture Festival The Moisture Festival, now in its fourteenth year, includes magic, music, trapeze and juggling, all performed by people so toned and charismatic that…

How NEA dollars let one artist pay it forward

Ask artists about their inspiration or process and you could be a captive audience for some time. But ask about finances and you are likely…

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Director’s Choice Epic, relentless, stunning. Those were some of the words that came to mind at McCaw Hall the other evening when Pacific Northwest Ballet…

Black Like Me: An artist explores the N-word

Editor’s note: This story contains explicit language throughout. The story is about an art piece that looks at the N word, one of the most…

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A Tribe Called Yes You have to appreciate an act that bills itself as an “immersive hip-hop improvisational experience” and calls itself A Tribe Called…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Katya Kabanova The world’s worst mother-in-law is on stage at Seattle Opera this weekend. Mezzo-soprano Victoria Livengood is a cigarette-puffing tyrant to her son’s wife…

At the mic: Teens slam injustice with poetry

Every first Sunday of the month, a small café in Beacon Hill opens its doors after hours to a group of teenage spoken word poets…

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Rambunctious Iteration #3: The Immigrants Spectrum Dance Theater continues its thought-provoking season with four world premiere dance works by Donald Byrd that are all set…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Now in it’s fifth year, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival just keeps getting better. The theme of this year’s…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

An Evening with Woodford Reserve On actual Valentine’s Day, I fully endorse avoiding the crowds and cooking an impressive meal with your loved one(s) at…

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International Dumpling Crawl Because carbs are comfort food and some of us prefer these kind of edible marvels. Seattle’s treasure of a museum, the Wing…

5 things to do in Seattle this weekend

SHOT This season opener for Spectrum Dance Theater takes on the subject of police shootings.  I went in thinking the work would focus on the…

Next up for this award-winning choreographer: Police brutality

At a moment in time when so many fear a possible rolling back of progress on social issues, Donald Byrd, nationally respected choreographer and artistic director…

4 things to do in Seattle this weekend

Dolly Parton Birthday Tribute For months, it has felt like a dark cloud was looming above this week, and now the weather has shifted to…