Arts http://www.kplu.org en Win Tickets to Ira Glass Live On Stage in Bellingham http://www.kplu.org/post/win-tickets-ira-glass-live-stage-bellingham <ul><li><a href="http://www.mountbakertheatre.com/events/2014/mbt-presents-ira-glass-%E2%80%93-live-stage" target="_blank"><strong>MBT Presents Ira Glass - Live On Stage</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://www.mountbakertheatre.com/" target="_blank">Mount Baker Theatre</a>, Bellingham WA</li><li>Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00pm</li></ul><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Aaron Hushagen 15903 at http://www.kplu.org Win Tickets to Ira Glass Live On Stage in Bellingham Esperanto Speakers To Gather On Whidbey Island, Celebrate Language's Arts Scene http://www.kplu.org/post/esperanto-speakers-gather-whidbey-island-celebrate-languages-arts-scene <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the&nbsp;</span>1800s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Polish doctor wished there was an easy way for his polyglot neighbors — and everyone, really — to communicate. So, he invented a language: Esperanto. About 130 years later, it’s still around, including in the Pacific Northwest.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jennifer&nbsp;</span>Bondelid&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">started learning the language when she was 11 years old.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, she’s hosting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kotofesto.org/home/" target="_blank">workshops</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;</span>Whidbey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Island to promote theater and film in the language. Saturday night, she and 10 cast members will perform a play called “Connected” for those attending the&nbsp;</span>34<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="https://sites.google.com/site/noreklangley2014/" target="_blank">regional conference</a>. I had to ask: Why?</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:45:41 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 16103 at http://www.kplu.org Esperanto Speakers To Gather On Whidbey Island, Celebrate Language's Arts Scene Seattle's Deaf Community Hoping To Build Understanding Through Film Festival http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-deaf-community-hoping-build-understanding-through-film-festival <div>People who are deaf or have hearing loss often find themselves misunderstood, says Patty Liang.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It happened to her once on a plane. A representative from the airline labeled her as disabled, which resulted in someone meeting her at the gate with a wheelchair.</span></div><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:28:55 +0000 Ed Ronco 15669 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Deaf Community Hoping To Build Understanding Through Film Festival Ahead Of Sounders-Timbers Match, Seattle Librarians To Take On Portland's Book Nerds http://www.kplu.org/post/ahead-sounders-timbers-match-seattle-librarians-take-portlands-book-nerds <p>Bragging rights on the soccer pitch aren't the only thing at stake in this weekend's Sounders match against the Portland Timbers;&nbsp;major nerd points are on the line, too.</p><p>The staff at Seattle Public Library <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151988321606339&amp;set=a.381987691338.168821.7511741338&amp;type=1&amp;stream_ref=10" target="_blank">has challenged</a>&nbsp;their Portland-area "rival," the Multnomah County Library, to a Twitter battle of book recommendations ahead of Saturday's faceoff.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15584 at http://www.kplu.org Ahead Of Sounders-Timbers Match, Seattle Librarians To Take On Portland's Book Nerds How Seattle Teens Can Get Into Plays, Museums And Arts Shows For Just $5 http://www.kplu.org/post/how-seattle-teens-can-get-plays-museums-and-arts-shows-just-5 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140775253&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:53:25 +0000 Kyle Stokes 15161 at http://www.kplu.org How Seattle Teens Can Get Into Plays, Museums And Arts Shows For Just $5 Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/denver-museum-pays-super-bowl-art-wager-seattle-art-museum <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The Denver Art Museum has made good on its Super Bowl bet and delivered the Frederic Remington "Broncho Buster" sculpture to the Seattle Art Museum for a three-month exhibit.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:53:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14762 at http://www.kplu.org Denver Museum Pays Off Super Bowl Art Wager To Seattle Art Museum Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-city-seattles-new-director-film-and-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine getting a job — but in doing so, replacing a friend whose firing prompted more than</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;1,200 people to sign</span><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/ed-murray-re-appoint-james-keblas-as-director-of-the-city-of-seattle-office-of-film-and-music?recruiter=18650264&amp;utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=share_petition" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> a petition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;calling for his return.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14574 at http://www.kplu.org Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-artist-turning-centuries-old-pieces-wood-one-kind-sculptures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Where does the creativity come from that fuels a work of art?</span></p><p>For Seattle woodcarver Daniel Webb, it comes from the dialogue he has with centuries-old wood as he carves into them.</p><p>Webb uses mostly reclaimed wood, much of it more than 200 years old. His first solo exhibition opens today at Bellevue Arts Museum, where you can see how he transforms discarded stumps and I-beams into objects as delicate as a shimmering balloon, a wispy dandelion or child’s pillow.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14518 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Artist Turning Centuries-Old Pieces Of Wood Into One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/two-monuments-men-who-helped-preserve-art-during-wwii-hailed-wash-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The movie “The Monuments Men” spotlights a platoon of real-life U.S. soldiers who rescued artistic masterpieces from the Nazis during World War II.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overall, there were approximately 350 men and women from 13 nations who fought to preserve art from the ravages of war.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two of them came from Washington state.</span></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13405 at http://www.kplu.org Two 'Monuments Men' Who Helped Preserve Art During WWII Hailed From Wash. State New Film Explores Reasons Why People, Young And Old, Walk 500 Miles Across Spain http://www.kplu.org/post/new-film-explores-reasons-why-people-young-and-old-walk-500-miles-across-spain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For centuries, people have been making a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain known as the "Way of St. James" or El Camino de Santiago, and among them is a growing</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> number of people from the Pacific Northwest.</span></p><p>The pilgrimage was traditionally made for religious reasons. The route ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela&nbsp;where the remains of&nbsp; St. James the Apostle are believed to be buried.</p><p>But Portland filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, whose documentary "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago" is opening in Seattle this weekend, says there are many reasons people take on the challenge.</p><p>"A lot of people do it for the adventure or to ease a transition without looking for something specific," she said. "There really is no right or wrong reason to do the Camino."</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13272 at http://www.kplu.org New Film Explores Reasons Why People, Young And Old, Walk 500 Miles Across Spain For Lion Dancers, Lunar New Year Marks Culmination Of A Year's Work http://www.kplu.org/post/lion-dancers-lunar-new-year-marks-culmination-years-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people see the lion dance, at most, once a year on Lunar New Year. But for the dancers, the art is no occasional matter. Whether they practice the Chinese style or another version of the popular Asian dance, they practice year-round to perfect their moves for their annual performances.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Neil Giardino 13074 at http://www.kplu.org For Lion Dancers, Lunar New Year Marks Culmination Of A Year's Work 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis http://www.kplu.org/post/7-shots-grammy-seattle-duo-macklemore-and-ryan-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s&nbsp;</span>Macklemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Ryan Lewis have seven shots at a&nbsp;Grammy&nbsp;Award on Sunday. The hip-hop duo is nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video.</span></p><p>Local pop music critic and writer Gene Stout&nbsp;says that’s an impressive list of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grammy.com/nominees" target="_blank">nominations</a>.</p><p>“A lot of people think of&nbsp;Macklemore&nbsp;and Lewis as an overnight success, but they’re not,” Stout said.&nbsp;“Macklemore’s&nbsp;been at it for 10 years. Certainly what they’ve done with two chart hits is extraordinary. And for a duo, it hasn’t really happened since the ‘90s.”</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:43:07 +0000 Ed Ronco 12848 at http://www.kplu.org 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London http://www.kplu.org/post/beyond-scrooge-dickens-characters-inspired-walks-around-london <p>"Oliver!" tells the story of a young orphan's misadventures in London, from the workhouse to a den of thieves and, finally, to a family that loves him. The musical, on stage now at the 5th Avenue Theatre, is based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.</p><p>Albert Evans, artistic and music associate at the 5th Avenue Theatre, who says the character of Oliver was one of many Dickens created and used over the years to call attention to societal ills, and to portray London as he saw it.</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 12031 at http://www.kplu.org Beyond Scrooge: Dickens Characters Inspired By Walks Around London Seattle to Convert Langston Hughes Institute Into Self-Sustaining Nonprofit http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-convert-langston-hughes-institute-self-sustaining-nonprofit <p></p><p>The city-operated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) will soon be its own self-sustaining nonprofit organization.</p><p>Under a five-year plan, Seattle plans to hire a transition coordinator, help LHPAI&nbsp;secure nonprofit status and gradually decrease its financial investment in one of its oldest cultural institutions.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:32:18 +0000 Florangela Davila 11768 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle to Convert Langston Hughes Institute Into Self-Sustaining Nonprofit Roosevelt High Senior Selected to Play in Grammy Band http://www.kplu.org/post/roosevelt-high-senior-selected-play-grammy-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roosevelt High School senior John </span>Otten<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discovered the trumpet as a fourth grader.</span></p><p>"I thought, 'It’s only three valves. It wouldn’t be that hard. I bet I could do it,”’ he said.</p><p>Turned out, it was&nbsp;hard; he couldn’t even get a sound out that first month.</p><p>Fast forward eight years, and Otten is headed to the Grammys as the only student from the Pacific Northwest selected for the Grammy Band Jazz Session program.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11498 at http://www.kplu.org Roosevelt High Senior Selected to Play in Grammy Band