Arts

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Writers Resist: A Celebration of Free Speech This special night is one in a series of readings happening across the country, where writers will be…

Artists ponder how to avoid Seattle’s own ‘Ghost Ship’

In the aftermath of the tragic “Ghost Ship” fire, which swept through a warehouse-turned-underground-arts-space in Oakland, California, killing 36 people, Seattle’s arts community is wondering if…

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14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival The start of the year is always a good time for anything that pushes the limit because we’re all…

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The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project This has been an especially crappy, crappy year. So how about getting your laugh on with Seattle’s favorite comedian Hari…

Gender and justice in a gentrifying city

When I saw Ela Barton for the first time, she was performing at the Seattle Grand Poetry Slam in 2012 at Town Hall. I was…

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SAM Lights Yes, it’s cold. But with the Seattle cold come gorgeous clear days and crisp nights that are perfect for drinking hot beverages and…

‘Michelle Obama ain’t the only fantastic woman of color’

Alice Metropolis is throwing a conniption fit. A disembodied yell of “No! No! No!” rings out from the gallery. I enter timidly, thinking I might…