Artscape http://www.kplu.org en Exhibit Features 100 Years Of Shoes Women Love But Don't Always Wear http://www.kplu.org/post/exhibit-features-100-years-shoes-women-love-dont-always-wear <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159600076&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that truly made you happy? Unlike jeans or a bathing suit, the one part of an outfit most women don’t dread putting on are shoes.&nbsp;According to a poll by ShopSmart magazine, 19 percent of women have purchased shoes to put them in a happier state of mind. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want to see shoes that have been uplifting women’s moods and their physical stature over the last 10 decades, a treasure trove of heels, pumps, boots and stilettos is currently on display at the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wrvmuseum.org/currently_on_exhibit.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">White River Valley Museum in Auburn.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Sole Obsession exhibit features more than 100 pairs of women’s dress shoes from 1910 to 2010 that are lit like movie stars and ready for their close-ups.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 17775 at http://www.kplu.org Exhibit Features 100 Years Of Shoes Women Love But Don't Always Wear Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene http://www.kplu.org/post/heres-taste-new-album-salutes-seattle-s-forgotten-funk-and-soul-scene <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158067822&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Back in the day — we’re talking the&nbsp;1960s, '70s&nbsp;and&nbsp;‘80s&nbsp;— local Seattle bands played funk and soul music in the city’s dance clubs.</p><p>The music was the soundtrack of a black-owned radio station operating out of the Central Area called&nbsp;KYAC.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:30:16 +0000 Florangela Davila 17660 at http://www.kplu.org Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene Seattle Gilbert And Sullivan Society Celebrates Composers' Enduring Popularity http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gilbert-and-sullivan-society-celebrates-composers-enduring-popularity <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157178790&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 6-foot-3, Garry </span>Webberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a towering figure with a head of white hair and a matching </span>mustache<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 76-year-old Webberly's&nbsp;musical tastes run from classical to classic rock. But for the past 48 years, he’s taken to the stage to perform in volunteer productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s good music, great </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I love it all,” </span>Webberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said about the operettas that are known for their wit, their absurdly complicated plots and technically-challenging songs.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17563 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Gilbert And Sullivan Society Celebrates Composers' Enduring Popularity The record – it's more than just vinyl http://www.kplu.org/post/record-its-more-just-vinyl <p>There are so many ways we can listen to music. Usually the easiest these days is playing tunes on a digital gadget such as a phone or laptop. It wasn&rsquo;t that long ago when we had to make a trip to the local record store to stock up on the latest hits.</p><p>The current exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, <a href="http://www.henryart.org/exhibitions/current/1170">The Record: Contemporary Art And Vinyl,</a> shows how the flat black disk and the sleeve that holds can do so much more than just play music.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 5954 at http://www.kplu.org The record – it's more than just vinyl Intiman's new summer festival means bold and crazy busy for local actors http://www.kplu.org/post/intimans-new-summer-festival-means-bold-and-crazy-busy-local-actors <p>After running out of money and shutting down last year, <a href="http://www.intiman.org/plays-events/festival/">Intiman Theatre</a> is back with a groundbreaking summer festival.</p><p>&quot;Groundbreaking&quot; because the theater has a new repertory format: a cast of 17 actors -- Intiman&#39;s <a href="http://www.intiman.org/artists/repertory-company/">Class of 2012 </a>-- staffing all four summer productions.</p><p>For audiences, that means a chance to see an actor stretch in various roles: &quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot; one day; a drag queen take on Helen Keller the next.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:50:18 +0000 Florangela Davila 5673 at http://www.kplu.org Intiman's new summer festival means bold and crazy busy for local actors John Cage: a great of the musical avant-garde, with Seattle roots http://www.kplu.org/post/john-cage-great-musical-avant-garde-seattle-roots <p>Many experts call him the greatest iconoclast of 20th-century music.</p><p>The avant-garde composer <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage">John Cage</a> is perhaps best known for his pioneering use of silence in music. He also broke ground with the use of everyday objects as instruments, electronics and chance in composition.</p><p>He was born in California and died in New York. But some of his most formative years took place in Seattle.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:03:03 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5569 at http://www.kplu.org John Cage: a great of the musical avant-garde, with Seattle roots In Seattle's International District, celebrating the Higo Variety Store http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-international-district-celebrating-higo-variety-store <p>An old five-and dime store that helped Seattle&#39;s Japanese community rebuild itself after World War II is being celebrated in a new way: in a permanent exhibit by the <a href="http://wingluke.org/home.htm">Wing Luke Museum</a> in a local gift shop/art gallery.</p><p>The exhibit features a variety of old store merchandise from a business that lasted 96 years. There&#39;s also an assortment of personal items from two generations of the Japanese-American Murakami family.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:27:19 +0000 Florangela Davila 5530 at http://www.kplu.org In Seattle's International District, celebrating the Higo Variety Store At the Seattle Art Museum: Australian Aboriginal art http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-art-museum-australian-aboriginal-art <p>A new exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum invites us to experience Australia like we never have before: through the eyes of Aboriginal artists whose culture is considered to be one of the oldest in the world.</p><p>More than 100 paintings, sculptures and photographs are featured in this first-of-its kind show on the West Coast. The exhibit is called &quot;Ancestral Modern,&quot; a title that relates to the fact that Aboriginal culture is at least 50,000 years old but the artwork on display is no more than 40 years old.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:30:36 +0000 Florangela Davila 5465 at http://www.kplu.org At the Seattle Art Museum: Australian Aboriginal art Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens http://www.kplu.org/post/grassroots-politics-seattle-hits-big-screens <p>A political tale of the little guy going up against the establishment that happened in Seattle more than a decade ago is now on the big screen in movie theaters.</p><p>The film<a href="http://www.grassrootsthefilm.com/"> <em>Grassroots</em> </a>tells the mostly true story about former monorail champion <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Cogswell">Grant Cogswell</a> running against incumbent <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_McIver">Richard McIver </a>for a seat on the Seattle City Council in 2001.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 5371 at http://www.kplu.org Grassroots politics in Seattle hits the big screens At ACT, an edgy and provocative production about inmates http://www.kplu.org/post/act-edgy-and-provocative-production-about-inmates <p>On stage at ACT Theater is a play about two inmates and their different outlooks on life. One man is on Death Row and has found God. The other is facing attempted murder charges and has lost faith.</p><p>The play is called &quot;Jesus Hopped the A Train.&quot; It was written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and world premiered in New York in 2000.</p><p>Now it&#39;s in Seattle, in a production by a Seattle company called<a href="http://azotheatre.org/Azeotrope/Home.html"> Azeotrope </a>that thrives on material that&#39;s edgy and provocative.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:44:23 +0000 Florangela Davila 5300 at http://www.kplu.org At ACT, an edgy and provocative production about inmates LeMay Car Museum displays history and art of autos http://www.kplu.org/post/lemay-car-museum-displays-history-and-art-autos <p>The new LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma is a dream come true for car lovers. But it&rsquo;s also worth a visit if you&rsquo;re into art. The color and shape of the vehicles is a feast for the eyes, and there&rsquo;s art history too, if you consider such things as hood ornaments and how they&rsquo;ve changed over time.</p><p>Listen to this week&rsquo;s Artscape by clicking the listen button above to get the full picture.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Katherine Banwell 5232 at http://www.kplu.org LeMay Car Museum displays history and art of autos Khambatta Dance looks at where gestures come from http://www.kplu.org/post/khambatta-dance-looks-where-gestures-come <p>Where do gestures come from? Is it nature or nuture...or just from our own imagination?</p><p><a href="http://www.phffft.org/">Khambatta Dance Company</a> explores these questions in performances this week at <a href="http://www.seattleidf.org/">the Seattle International Dance Festival/Beyond the Threshold</a>. In a work called &quot;India Calling,&quot; the Seattle-based company looks at the gestures we&#39;ve inherited from our parents.</p><p>The piece, for five dancers who wear red costumes, includes live monologues and videotaped interviews of people telling stories about gestures.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:11:53 +0000 Florangela Davila 5170 at http://www.kplu.org Khambatta Dance looks at where gestures come from Now playing at Teatro Zinzanni: a Latino-themed 'Caliente' show http://www.kplu.org/post/now-playing-teatro-zinzanni-latino-themed-caliente-show <p><a href="http://dreams.zinzanni.org/">Teatro Zinzanni, </a>which has been around since 1998, serves up a different kind of dinner theater. Acrobatics as an appetizer. A contortionist with your crudite.</p><p>Housed in a red-and-yellow antique mirrored spiegeltent, Zinzanni delivers shows served alongside a five-course meal. The waiters dance. The audience participates. The concept started in Seattle and it was so successful, Zinzanni now also has shows at a venue in San Francisco.</p><p>But the show now playing is a first for the venue and it&#39;s also more personal for the star performers.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 12:02:07 +0000 Florangela Davila 5107 at http://www.kplu.org Now playing at Teatro Zinzanni: a Latino-themed 'Caliente' show At SIFF, local film "Eden" spins a true tale of sex trafficking http://www.kplu.org/post/siff-local-film-eden-spins-true-tale-sex-trafficking <p>The film &quot;Eden&quot; tells the story of human trafficking through the tale of a Korean American teen in New Mexico. It&#39;s part horror film and part survivor&#39;s tale and it&#39;s based on a true story.</p><p>It&#39;s Seattle director Megan Griffith&#39;s third feature film.&nbsp; And it&#39;s a project she was drawn to because of the actual narrative:</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 12:02:02 +0000 Florangela Davila 5043 at http://www.kplu.org At SIFF, local film "Eden" spins a true tale of sex trafficking At Seattle Opera, "Madama Butterfly" features a 39-pound non-diva http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-opera-madama-butterfly-features-39-pound-non-diva <p>&quot;Madama Butterfly&rdquo; is a story about love, heartbreak and sacrifice and it&rsquo;s beloved by opera fans worldwide.</p><p>It&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?productionID=102">the current production</a> at Seattle Opera. The cast features superstar soprano Patricia Racette, who has played the role at least 100 times, including at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icppovof0o</p><p>And sharing the stage with her is a very young newcomer: Gabriella Mercado of Lynnwood. She&#39;s 6.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 11:58:20 +0000 Florangela Davila 4988 at http://www.kplu.org At Seattle Opera, "Madama Butterfly" features a 39-pound non-diva