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Tamarind Tree to Master More than Springs Rolls, Debut New Cuisine

Photo caption: Left: Tam Nguyen. Photo credit: onlyinseattle.org Right: Braised meat. Photo credit: Tamarind Tree. Seattle’s International District (ID) will soon be celebrating Asian food, fun, and community. The ID Spring Roll Party happens on...

A Hub and Home for Women Who Rock

Women who rock are making scenes and building communities at the 3rd annual local Women Who Rock (Un)Conference and Film Festival on March 9th. Admission is free. Participants will also Rock the Archive, with the launch...

Black Grace Artistic Director Shares Inspiration for New Choreography

Canoe: the word conjures an image of a mode of transportation particular to some Asian and Native cultures. But Black Grace, a contemporary dance company founded in New Zealand 17 years ago by artistic...

Spent Too Much Last Year? Get a Strong Savings Start This Year.

Now that the New Year is here, we have two options regarding our personal finances:  We can look backward and dwell on our holiday spending, or we can look forward and consider some great...

Seattle Dance Instructor Mark Kihara Lights Up the Ballroom

EDITOR’S NOTE I first came across the swinging feet and infectious energy of Mark Kihara on TV in a segment on KING 5’s “Evening Magazine” as he put reporter Joyce Taylor through the paces of...

India’s Most Epic Tale Comes to Life

Collaboration: that has been the foundation of ACT Theatre’s World Premiere production of Ramayana. Two years ago, Artistic Director Kurt Beattie shared his vision for adapting this Indian epic for the stage, and set about...

From Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam

For many years, actor Trieu Tran has performed the stories of others.  Now, at ACT Theater, he will perform his own. After developing the story of his journey from Vietnam through Thailand and finally to...

A Vietnamese Actress Takes the Stage

For actor Khanh Doan, theatre is a true passion. Doan took her first drama class in ninth grade.  “I was quiet and shy, but was hooked pretty fast.” Although she reports being a dedicated student following...

Butoh and Live Sound For Spring

Spring is almost here, and the Japanese arts are springing forth. To celebrate the Shangsi Festival and the Japanese Doll Festival, the Taoist Studies Institute will be hosting a benefit performance of “Butoh and Live...

A Return to the Stage

For over twenty years, Hengda Li has championed the intercultural celebration of both Eastern and Western forms of dance and performance. That dedication has paid off with Hengda’s recent award of an Artist Trust...