Friday, October 20, 2017

Category Archives: Culture+Society

La Vie En Rose: Fathia Allah Sings Edith Piaf
French crooner receives a Seattle tribute nearly 50 years after her death. In today’s culture, the name Edith Piaf is often linked to French actress Marion Cotillard, who portrayed Piaf in the 2007 film, “La Vie en rose.” The role won Cotillard the Academy Award for Best Actress, and re-introduced the legendary singer to the American public. (more…)
Cooking For A Good Cause At El Centro De La Raza
Make tamales (and new friends) as you learn the history of this delicious dish. (more…)
Entertaining The Masses: Q&A With Jeff Ross
One-on-one with the Roastmaster General. Comedian and Roastmaster General Jeff Ross bring his new tour, “Jeff Ross Roasts America,” to the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 19. I chatted with Jeff on the phone about his tour and roasts, as well as “The Comedian” – a movie he recently wrote with producer Art Linson. The film, which begins shooting soon, will be directed by Sean Penn and star Robert De Niro and Kristin Wiig. (more…)
Meatless Mondays: Thrive
Don’t be suspicious of uncooked fare — embrace it! Raw. There, I said it — but don’t be afraid. Both meat-eaters and vegetarians flock to Thrive for healthy, surprisingly hearty choices. Gluten and dairy-free, organic and raw (which means the temperature doesn’t exceed 118 degrees), one might wonder, “what do they serve?” (more…)
Cavalia Gallops Back To The Northwest
Marymoor Park welcomes the equestrian musical extravaganza. Under the largest big-top tent on Earth, Cavalia prepares to dazzle audiences with an upcoming series of performances in Redmond. This French troupe of 38 human performers and 45 horses has charmed Seattleites since the show’s Northwest debut in 2004. Now, Cavalia has scheduled 25 shows in Marymoor Park from Wednesday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 12. (more…)
Eastside Commutes Greatly Improved By New App
520or90 helps local drivers cope with tolls, traffic and weather. On Dec. 29, 2011, travel across Lake Washington changed forever as toll booths opened on SR 520. Two weeks later, commuters must ask a daily question: which bridge is best to take to work? Enter 520or90, an ingenious (more…)
Le Faux Presents Many Divas On A Single Stage
You’ll see stars at this beloved celebrity impersonation extravaganza. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or bachelorette party — or maybe even a divorce — the ladies and gentlemen at Le Faux invite you and your friends to enjoy an evening of wild entertainment at Julia’s Restaurant on Capitol Hill. (more…)
Pearl Jam Bassist Jeff Ament Introduces JAXT4
A signature model bass by any other name wouldn’t sound as sweet. Jeff Ament arguably penned the grunge movement’s original bass line. Born in Missoula, the young musician moved to Seattle in 1983, where he found work at a Belltown coffee shop. A year later, he joined Green River, who are considered the grunge era’s first group by many rock historians. After that band broke up, Ament played (more…)
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