Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Category Archives: Culture+Society

Asgeir
Music Madness: Ásgeir
Ásgeir Breaks the Silence at Columbia City Theater Who: When 20 year old Ásgeir Trausti released his first album In the Silence in his native Icelandic tongue and country, he became somewhat of a boy wonder phenomenon overnight. Many of the songs had been written by his father, a seasoned local poet, and the deeply rooted connection and alluring radiant voice were felt and welcomed by critics immediately. The album has since become the largest grossing (more…)
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BC Ferries by Corinne Whiting
Culture Dose: Vancouver Island’s Culinary Trail
Feasting our way across some of BC’s hidden gems. The challenge of visiting any island: Often, it takes work to get there. As a traveler, there’s not much within one’s control; choppy seas and foggy skies can lead to schedule delays that can’t be contested. (more…)
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Halloween: Bonza Bash Masquerade Ball
Halloween is just 3 weeks away! Back at Fremont Studios this year, Bonza Bash presents Halloween 2014. This year, Halloween falls on a Friday, October 31st. Mark your calendars and start thinking about your costumers.   (more…)
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From the "Do You Know Bruce" exhibit.
Do You Know Bruce? Only North American Bruce Lee Exhibit Opens in Seattle
Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing) is home to the only North American Bruce Lee Exhibit and is now open to the public. The opening ceremony on Saturday included welcome speeches by Bruce Lee’s widow Linda Lee Cadwell and his daughter Shannon Lee. (more…)
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empowerment project
In the Know: The Empowerment Project
Don’t miss the exclusive screening of The Empowerment Project hosted by Nordstrom and IndieFlix – an inspiring documentary featuring ordinary women doing extraordinary things.  This documentary tells the story of five female filmmakers who travel across the country interviewing inspirational women. Their goal? Empower women to go after their career ambitions and gender equality. This could be a wonderful opportunity for you to check out for your school or simply an evening of inspiration for you and your family – plus enjoy sips, snacks and a Q&A session with the filmmakers. When: Monday, September 29th at 6:30pm Where: McCaw Hall (321 Mercer St, Seattle 98109) How: please register here for your free tickets!
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OAR In studio
Music Madness: Learn The Ropes of the Music Industry With CreativeLive
Dexter Studio Now Offering Classes For Inspired Creative Professionals OAR Live in studio at CreativeLive Who: Seattle is a city filled with a deep appreciation for everything music, from inspiring artists, band managers, teachers and recording professionals. We even have a department within the City of Seattle dedicated to the innovation of the local Film + Music industry, but where does one inspired young professional go to seek education in the field? CreativeLive has been offering video-centralized classes in their Dexter studio for creative types since they launched back in 2010. Students who prefer to learn from the comfort of their pajamas at home or  a coffee shop can opt to take classes live online, without (more…)
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Hilltop hoods
Music Madness: A Sit Down With Hilltop Hoods
Who: MC’s Suffa and Pressure met in high school in  the hills of Southern Australia and were later introduced to DJ Debris, whom they found  had a common appreciation and love for hip-hop music that was not prevalent in their local music scene. The trio joined forces as Hilltop Hoods, and soon became breakout leaders in the Australian music industry. After the release of their 2003 album The Calling, the Hoods have demanded a loyal following, and paved the way for rap and hip hop artists in their country, while established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the International stage. After many successful albums, touring Australia with Eminem, and creating a huge following from their eye opening festival performances, the Hilltop Hoods have finally landed in Seattle, where a love and appreciation of talented rappers goes hand in hand with a freshly brewed latte, and finely rolled legal blunt. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the kings of Australian hip-hop before their epic performance at the Crocodile Cafe. The venue was brimming with excitement before their set, as an audience of young and seasoned concert goers stood in anticipation for an evening on their feet. (more…)
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