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Jazz Vocalist Youn Sun Nah Makes Seattle Debut at Kirkland Performance Center

Youn Sun Nah, a jazz artist born and raised in Seoul, Korea, has performed all over the world, but her upcoming performance at the Kirkland Performance Center on June 24, will be her first...

SIFF, Part II: From Mumbai to 17th-Century Taiwan

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) came to a close this month, including a variety of films with an interesting twist, from the graphic, to the suspenseful and witty. In the Indian feature film, “Aayna...

Victor Noriega explores improvisation, connects to his roots through music

Photo caption: Victor Noriega releases improvisational album “2 Trios.” Photo courtesy of Victor Noriega. Award-winning pianist, composer and arranger, Victor Noriega continues to challenge himself as a musical artist. His latest project, “2 Trios,” is a...

Kovalenko Hale Architects Build, Preserve, Transform

Photo caption: From left to right: Bob Hale and Bob Kovalenko, principals of Kovalenko Hale Architects. Photo courtesy of Kovalenko Hale Architects. Kovalenko Hale Architects will be honored on April 25, with Seattle Chinatown/International District Preservation...

$500,000 Incubator Plan Could Build Stronger Businesses in the Chinatown-International District

Photo caption: From left to right: Cara Bertron, Lissa Eng and Quang H. Nguyen of Seattle Chinatown/ID Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), who are lobbying for $500,000 to support a new business model in...

Christopher Togawa Insurance Agency Celebrates 25 Years

Photo caption: Christopher Togawa. Photo credit: Jennifer Richard. Website: www.togawa-insurance.com. Serving the Seattle area for 25 years, the Christopher Togawa Insurance Agency (CTIA) has been a mainstay of Seattle’s greater community. A proud Seattle native who...

A Ukulele Virtuoso

Photo Caption:  Jake Shimabukuro. Photo credit: Merri Cyr. Stand-out ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro will bring a unique mix of music to Seattle’s upcoming Earshot Jazz Festival on Oct. 24. Shimabukuro started out playing traditional Hawaiian tunes...

Raising the (Music) Bar

With a career spanning more than 20 years that has taken her from Philadelphia to Boston to Detroit to New York City, pianist and composer Sumi Tonooka has made a special pilgrimage to Seattle...

Films Ai Weiwei is “Never Sorry”

Director Alison Klayman presents an insightful, up close look at one of China’s most outspoken contemporary artists and political activists, in the 91-minute documentary, “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.” Klayman’s first feature-length documentary, “Ai Weiwei: Never...

Street Performer Among Rolling Stone’s Best

She can often be heard strumming her guitar and belting out original tunes and familiar melodies among the cobblestone of Pike Place Market. "When we would take trips to Seattle, I remember seeing so many...