Artscape http://www.kplu.org en 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 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 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 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 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 Getting creative with a very small space http://www.kplu.org/post/getting-creative-very-small-space <p>A tiny space with big ideas. This is the motto of the <a href="http://thetelephoneroom.blogspot.com/">Telephone Room</a> in Tacoma. It claims to be one of the smallest places in the world where artists display their work.</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 4931 at http://www.kplu.org Getting creative with a very small space Garcia Lorca's play exploring the pains of love, denial hits Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/garcia-lorcas-play-exploring-pains-love-denial-hits-seattle <p>The ideas of freedom and repression have played out around the world for thousands of years. The Spanish playwright, Frederico Garcia Lorca, explored those themes in &quot;The House of Bernarda Alba.&quot;</p><p>The play was the last thing the Spaniard penned before he was assassinated in 1936, after General Franco and his military regime took power in that country.</p><p>The House of Bernarda Alba will be performed in Seattle by an all-female cast.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Katherine Banwell 4871 at http://www.kplu.org Garcia Lorca's play exploring the pains of love, denial hits Seattle Paramount's library: A treasure trove of memories http://www.kplu.org/post/paramounts-library-treasure-trove-memories <p>1928 Model T Fords, top hats, and thousands of people spilling out onto 9th and Pike. It&#39;s the opening of Seattle&#39;s Paramount Theatre (originally called the Seattle Theatre). Now that rich history is archived in the new, fourth-floor Paramount library.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:30:00 +0000 John Maynard 4607 at http://www.kplu.org Paramount's library: A treasure trove of memories Was a homosexual life as public before WW2 as now? http://www.kplu.org/post/was-homosexual-life-public-ww2-now <p>Right now the Tacoma Art Museum is the only place on the West Coast where you can see the controversial exhibit, <a href="https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/Page.aspx?nid=398"><em>Hide-Seek, Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.</em></a></p><p>The show covers nearly 150 years of art from the gay and lesbian perspective. It also&nbsp;explores the theory that the gay and straight worlds intermingled more freely before World War II.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 4533 at http://www.kplu.org Was a homosexual life as public before WW2 as now? 'A Salesman' lives on in Philip Seymour Hoffman http://www.kplu.org/post/salesman-lives-philip-seymour-hoffman When Philip Seymour Hoffman took the stage on March 15 in the new revival of Arthur Miller's <em>Death of a Salesman</em>, he became the fifth actor in 63 years to walk the boards of Broadway in the shoes of the blustery, beleaguered salesman, Willy Loman. In the last six decades, each incarnation of the play has resonated with a new generation of theatergoers.<p>There are lines in Arthur Miller's 1949 masterpiece that sound like they could have come right out of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Miller knew plenty about the characters on Wall Street. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 23:46:41 +0000 Tom Vitale 4473 at http://www.kplu.org 'A Salesman' lives on in Philip Seymour Hoffman 'A Song For Our Planet' - Hearing the sacred in the environment http://www.kplu.org/post/song-our-planet-hearing-sacred-environment <p>Did you know that in just about every sacred text there is a reference to the environment? From the Bible to the Koran, to ancient Buddhist writings, there are passages that talk about how people have either been destroying the Earth or how we need to do a better job taking care of it.</p><p>A new coral work performed by Seattle First Baptist and Plymouth Church focuses entirely on the environment. It&#39;s called<a href="http://earthministry.org/events/a-song-for-our-planet"> <em>A Song For Our Planet</em></a>.</p><p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 4301 at http://www.kplu.org 'A Song For Our Planet' - Hearing the sacred in the environment Seattle playwrights take on 'time' in latest Collective showcase http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-playwrights-take-time-latest-collective-showcase <p>From the beginning of time when single-celled organisms were the only life on earth, to the multiverse where people can exist in parallel realities, to a dying woman who relives her romantic past through a photograph that freezes with the end of time &ndash; those are some of the plots for an upcoming showcase of Seattle-area playwrights.</p><p> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:16:06 +0000 Katherine Banwell 3959 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle playwrights take on 'time' in latest Collective showcase The majestic, four-legged performers of 'Cavalia' http://www.kplu.org/post/majestic-four-legged-performers-cavalia <p>There&rsquo;s a village of white tents that look like a castle rising from Redmond&rsquo;s Marymoor Park. It&#39;s home to both arena and stables for dozens of horses, the stars of <a href="http://unrevedeliberte.cavalia.net/en/medias/videos.aspx">&quot;Cavalia: A Magical Encounter Between Man And Horse,&quot;</a> which has been billed as &quot;equestrian ballet.&quot;</p><p>Created in part by one of the people behind Cirque du Soleil, the show is a spectacle featuring acrobats, aerialists, musicians and, of course, riders. But these are riders who do stunts like ride standing up (picture &quot;watersking&quot; on a pair of horses galloping in a circle) or riding while doing the splits.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:52:47 +0000 Florangela Davila 3853 at http://www.kplu.org The majestic, four-legged performers of 'Cavalia'