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 […]

Maxwell in Tacoma 6/21

Maxwell will be in Tacoma on June 21.  There are just a few tickets left so get yours soon!

In an age of immediacy the idea of waiting sounds hopelessly outdated. But that said, there is something to be said about anticipation. Such is the case with Maxwell’s new album. Yes, after an extended hiatus […]

Future @ Neptune 7/3

If you’re a rap fan, or if you want to pummel Future with questions about why he’s not by Ciara’s (and his new baby’s) side at the moment — you can get your chance.  Ok fine, let’s stay out of those folk’s business.  But he will be here with Rico Love and Casino to […]

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 […]

Shawn Wayans | May 22-24

If any Wayans is coming out to Seattle, I’m going to see them. That includes Shawn. He’ll be here May 22-24 so get your TICKETS soon.

Parlor Live Comedy Club welcomes the multi-talented Shawn Wayans! He is extremely well known for his roles in “White Chicks,” “Scary Movie (1 and 2),” “Scream,” “In Living Color,” […]

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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 […]

May 4 | Dillaville in Seattle

“Welcome to Dillaville”, pays homage to the incredible works of the late great J Dilla. Featuring Slum Village in addition to Bizarre Ride Live, two groups significant to Dilla’s legacy;. The tour will also include pieces from the J Dilla Smithsonian exhibit, including never seen before photos and his own personal drum machine, used […]


While scanning Ebony’s website I read an informative piece they did on 2014 Must-See Music Festivals.  That article has a lot of great events and I encourage you to get out of Seattle for a bit and soak up some other culture and life.

What I was very happy to see is that there’s an […]