Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Category Archives: Arts+Entertainment

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Music Madness: Allen Stone
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email Don’t Miss Stone’s Five Night Evolution of an Artist Series Across Seattle When I was first introduced to Allen Stone’s music many years ago, I’ll admit after hearing his soothing sexy voice, I didn’t picture him looking quite like he does; a scraggly blonde mop of curls flowing down his shoulders, big bottle glasses and a wide toothy grin. Allen embodies everything I love about the PNW culture, and he’s never pretended to be anything other than himself, nor has his (more…)
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Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email A sexy rendition of the mind-bending, mythical tale Jasper McCann and Lily Verlaine, the dynamic duo who assembled that exciting burlesque Nutcracker  I raved about in December are at it again, but this time they’ve outdone themselves; caterpillars and rabbits have never achieved such raunchy sex appeal. I’ve always been fascinated with Lewis Carroll’s charming tale, and playful use of language, and when I heard Alice in Wonderland was the setting for a burlesque performance, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’ve been (more…)
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Musical Madness: MAMMA MIA!
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email Does Your Mother Know: A Candid Discussion with Sassy Mama Donna As an 80’s baby, I subconsciously became an ABBA fan long before I could comprehend an acronym, or the impact Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid would have on Pop music. My parents blared that Gold: Greatest Hits on repeat throughout my childhood, and it didn’t take long for me to realize, I was THE Dancing Queen. When the MAMMA MIA! musical first went into production several years (more…)
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Date Night: Teatro Zinzanni The Hot Spot
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email Photo Courtesy of Michael Doucett If you’ve been on the prowl for a fun date night, or evening out with the ladies, Teatro Zinzanni offers a spiced up rendition of dinner theater unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. In production since 1998, guests will get cozy with fellow diners seated around a booth family style, and expect surprisingly satisfying cocktails and dishes throughout the three hour evening, paired with the Teatro cast carefully crafting a tale filled with many laughs,  cirque trapeze acts, festive cabaret, (more…)
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Music Madness: Ben Howard
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email Howard Finds Himself in I Forget Where We Were Who: Ben Howard established himself as a prominent UK folk artist with the release of his first album Every Kingdom back in 2011, a beautiful reflection of positivity,  and collection of catchy love lyrics sure to appeal to audiences everywhere. Each song on the album felt as if you were sharing a personal moment with the artist, yet just when you thought he might dive deep and reveal something bigger, he ended the trance and brought you back up with his cute hums, whistles, and winks. The album was a quintessential catch 22; I loved everything about it, the transition from Old Pine, to Everything and what (more…)
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Music Madness: Land of the Sweets, Burlesque Nutcracker
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email A Very Naughty Christmas with Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann What:  In its ninth year running, Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s rendition of the Land of Sweets Burlesque Nutcracker offers Seattleites an exciting twist on the classic holiday production. With promises of stunning choreography, skillfully designed costumes and playful banter, you’re sure to wind up on the naughty list after attending a 2014 showing. Photo Courtesy of Scott Butner As the Land of Sweets approaches it’s 10th anniversary at the Triple Door, we were curious what has evolved in production over the past several years. “One of my absolute favorite moments to illustrate the evolution of the show is that the first year, Jasper and I sat on the floor for endless hours, (more…)
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Music Madness: Iceland Airwaves
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email Musication to Reykjavik’s Iceland Airwaves 2014 What: Itching for a vacation to escape Seattle? Picture journeying to a brisk European destination with a geothermal beach in the heart of the city, and a peace tower conceived by Yoko Ono to honor the late John Lennon. Music is at the heart of the Icelandic culture, and the Iceland Airwaves Festival is the perfect reason to mark your calendar, and explore Reykjavik. The 16th annual festival (more…)
Music Madness: Ásgeir
Share: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Google+ Reddit Email 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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