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CVA 2023: Huong Vu receives ‘Leadership in the Arts’ award

At the International Examiner’s upcoming 2023 Community Voice Awards on Thursday, October 26, Huong Vu will be this year’s CVA honoree for ‘Leadership in the Arts.’ For almost 30 years, Vu has directed grant, philanthropy,...

‘Bloodletting’ explores Filipino folklore, the cycle of hurt and healing

After 25 years, local theater company Pork Filled Productions now presents a spooky story about two estranged siblings who encounter an aswang, or Filipino vampire, in their quest to spread their newly-departed father’s ashes....

Flutist Leanna Li Keith performs ‘Rice, Blood, and Sugar’

Local nonprofit organization Nonsequitur is dedicated to exploring and presenting experimental music and sound, and local flutist Leanna Li Keith has been an integral part of this 16-year-old organization. After serving as one of...

Sequoia Nagamatsu’s vastness of time, the human condition

As the COVID-19 pandemic developed new chapters, writers such as Sequoia Nagamatsu imagined what would come next. In his book How High We Go In the Dark, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut...

“Autocorrect Thinks I’m Dead” by Deaf playwright Aimee Chou comes to Sound Theatre Company

Local theatre group Sound Theatre Company, known for its emphasis on accessibility, is now presenting a new play by deaf playwright, Aimee Chou. Autocorrect Thinks I’m Dead is a bilingual world premiere presented in ASL...

Composer Jackie An explores addiction and recovery in new string trio composition

Addiction and recovery are struggles common to many artists, and violinist and composer Jackie An is included in this number. But rather than keep their journey toward recovery private, as many do, An has...

From music director of the Magnolia Chorale to the Tukwila School District, Joseph To...

Joseph To is making his mark locally as a music director, and now he adds to his lengthy resume by joining the Magnolia Chorale. As the recipient of the outstanding emerging Choral Director Award...

Seattle’s Yun Theatre seeks to elevate drama based on Chinese and American stories 

Yun Theatre is a Seattle theatre company focusing on the intersection of Chinese and American identities and pursuing social justice for marginalized communities. This month, this company of artists will be present In Between:...

Shakespeare’s fantastical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” meets Hawaiian culture in Tacoma 

William Shakespeare’s fantastical romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream always emanates from a magical realm, and now, Tacoma Arts Live’s (TAL) rendition of this classic piece invites its audience to experience a combination of...

Seattle Opera and Tasveer enter partnership under 4Culture grant 

For four years, 4Culture and King County have administered a partnership to provide Cultural Facilities grants to remedy systematic racial inequity, and the current model for this program is called Building for Equity. The program...