Friday, October 31, 2014

Category Archives: Arts+Entertainment

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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
2011- Spinning Whips play at The Sunset Tavern
MUSIC MADNESS: Noise for the Needy
This weekend will be the 10th and final installment of Noise for the Needy, a music festival and nonprofit organization that has been raising money for charitable causes for the last decade. NFTN has hosted hundreds of bands and raised thousands of dollars since its first Seattle show in November 2004. The last installment of Noise for the Needy will be a great way to end Seattle’s summer music festival season and enjoy the last bits of sunshine! Read about why and how NFTN lasted so long. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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