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Black History Month 2015

I remember Black History Month from the two major East Coast cities I’ve lived in. It was, well, pretty important. There were several events and several people at those events. I thought Seattle would be disappointing in comparison but that is just not true.

Here’s a roundup of what I’ve found is going on around […]

Porgy and Bess is here through June 29

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes the National Tour of the Broadway sensation, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival.  This stunning musical plays June 11-29, 2014

Closing Performance: Sunday, June 29, 2014

SHOWTIMES:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30 PM
Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 PM
Saturdays, 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays, 1:30 PM […]

By |June 11th, 2014|arts, theatre|0 Comments|

Dr. Maya Angelou Dies at 86

This morning we learned that Dr. Maya Angelou passed away peacefully this morning in her home.  The renowned poet and author left a legacy of truth telling about cultural ills faced by African Americans and more.  She told her own story and gave legitimacy to so many others who struggled silently.

May 28th is a […]

Zootunes this Summer!

Whoever said Seattle doesn’t have soul, clearly hasn’t seen the summer lineup for Zootunes.  Of all the acts, I believe these may be the soulful picks!  BECU ZooTunes presented by Carter Subaru is a major fundraiser for the zoo to support animal care, zoo maintenance and upkeep, education programs for children and adults, and […]

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    Langston Hughes African American Film Festival | Through May 4

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival | Through May 4

Sure, maybe you missed the first few days.  Life is busy.  But get in on the fun at the The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF).  In it’s 11th year,  the festival is still presenting positive, provocative and penetrating independent films created by emerging and established filmmakers.  There are films showing all weekend at really […]

African Pictures at the 40th SIFF May 15-June 8

African Pictures at the 40th SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)
May 15-June 8, 2014

There are plenty of interesting flix at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. Last year SIFF launched African Pictures, giving SIFF audiences unique access to some of the best work from and about Africa being made today. Check out the African movies […]

Americanah

A month after watching Lupita accept her Academy Award, I cracked open a new book by an African author I hadn’t heard about.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote a brilliant story that catches you in it’s high and low points of emotion.  [Spoiler Alert: Don't read any further if you like surprises with your books.]  The […]

By |April 16th, 2014|arts, beauty, culture, reading|0 Comments|

Lion King

I am so sad.  Just realized The Lion King was in town and now all but two shows are sold out!!!

May not be too late for you though, so here’s the information:

STG Presents
Disney’s THE LION KING

March 12 – April 6, 2014
Various Show Times

The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Purchase tickets here.

Seattle Poetry Slam

Have you heard of Seattle Poetry Slam? If you’re into poetry, this may be a winner!

Every Tuesday night they do a slam at a place called Re-bar: 1114 Howell St., Seattle 98101

They host a poetry workshop at 6:30pm and then do the show at 8pm. Cover price is only $5. […]

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    Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 4/26-5/4/2014

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 4/26-5/4/2014

2014 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) celebrates its 11th year this year, continuing the tradition of presenting positive, provocative and penetrating independent films created by emerging and established filmmakers.

For more details: langstoninstitute.org/film-festival

By |March 21st, 2014|arts, events|0 Comments|