Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Category Archives: Culture+Society

Frankie Valli
Music Madness: An Evening With Frankie Valli @ Chateau Ste Michelle
Frankie Valli is Just Too Good To Be True at Ste Michelle This Week! Who: After attending the uber successful Broadway musical Jersey Boys at the 5th Avenue a few years back, I downloaded the soundtrack before walking out of the theater, and fell in love with all of the hits my mother’s generation grew up on, all over again. You’ve bounced the balls of your feet to hits like Sherry and Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You at recent weddings this summer, and now you can see Frankie Valli in the flesh, perform at one of the summer’s final concerts at Cheateau Ste Michelle. Frankie Valli (more…)
5 Reasons Why Seattle is a Tattoo Town
There are a lot of things about Seattle that make us a tattoo town. Tattoos are statements on your body, whether they are for personal meaning or more artistic self-expression, they come with stories that people want to hear. And you’ll get a lot of different stories these days because tattoos can be found on people from all walks of life. There’s no longer the “tattoo” type, at least not in this town. Here are some things about our community that bring out the passion for tattoos. (more…)
Photo by Olga Mash
Culture Dose: Passport Power
Seattle students get global exposure, thanks to a trip abroad with Learning AFAR “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”~Mark Twain (more…)
Photo by Corinne Whiting
Culture Dose: Pickathon 2014 Recap
An Oregon music fest enchants again, introducing us to some new favorite artists (several perform this weekend at Bumbershoot, too!) Photo by Corinne Whiting After year two of attending the Pickathon music festival in Happy Valley, Oregon, I know this much to be true: (more…)
Black Beauty Breed
Fantastic Films: Black Beauty Breed
Don’t Miss This Enlightening Documentary Screening on Thursday August 7th If Hollywood were any indication of what to expect in real life, we would believe boosting cars like Vin Diesel was cake, and having our vehicles morph into our best friend Optimus Prime at dusk was an average Tuesday night. If we know these cinematic dreams aren’t reality,  why is it that when we see an angry rottweiler attack the mailman on a sitcom, we laugh knowingly, and assume the bully breed got its name for a reason. Director/Producer Angie Ruiz created the documentary Black Beauty Breed to (more…)
[Local] Music Madness: Duke Evers Isn’t Just Rocky Balboa’s New Boxing Manager
Capitol Hill Block Party Sees Spoon Slay
Spirits were high in Capitol Hill this weekend, as was the ratio of space bar music to instrumental bands. (more…)
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