First Show, “3 Queens,” Opens Feb. 21
by Jessie McKenna
Update: Due to the snow, the original Friday, Feb. 8 opening of “3 Queens,” has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21.
Crick Lont, aka Dozer of Dozer Art and Dozer’s Warehouse, has been quietly curating upcoming shows, painting walls and drizzling on the funky linoleum floors a la Jackson Pollock to create an art space on Beacon Hill. He’s partnering with local artists to put their mark on the storefront, pro bono; Leo Shallot’s trademark calligraphy ribbon design in gold on black wraps around the storefront.
“That’s what’s so great about this place, people just want to be a part if it,” Lont said.
Continue reading Dozer’s Warehouse & Gallery, an Artist’s and Art Lover’s Dream Realized
by Aaron Burkhalter
Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed the 19th Amendment, granting white women the right to vote. It took another year for enough states to ratify the amendment, but many people would continue to wait for their right to vote. Jim Crow laws prevented black women and men from participating in the United States’ form of democracy.
Continue reading League of Women Voters panel discussion examines race and women’s suffrage
by Emerald Staff
Friday, Feb. 8th:
“FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW is a one-man show inspired by the life and work of the self -liberated abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has edited Douglass’ classic 19th century texts into a jazz-infused narrative, bookended by original writing of Beckettian force to produce the kind of edgy, stylistic mash-up of which vital contemporary theater is made.
“Inspired by Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College, subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently directs his Performing History Workshop.”
This show runs three times this weekend with a matinee on Sunday.
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Langston Hughes PAI — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $25 (+ fees) GA
Tags: Roger Guenveur Smith, Theater, Frederick Douglass, Jazz
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Frederick Douglass Now, 3 Queens, Lazy Daisy Market, and more!
by Beverly Aarons
In the heart of Seattle’s Central District, a small but significant cultural center is easy to miss as it’s nestled in a humble bungalow house on a quiet residential street.
A Seattle historical landmark since 1992, the Dr. James & Janie Washington Cultural Center houses the artistic and cultural legacy of Dr. James W. Washington, an accomplished painter, sculptor, and writer who committed his life to providing future generations with a life template that they could follow if they wanted to experience success and happiness despite adversity.
Continue reading Historical African American Artist’s Legacy Lives On In Central District
Music is my Albatross,
Pulling on my neck, dragging down my soul.
Through the orange yellows of Dante’s inferno.
To the steel blue fires, the true gates of hell.
Continue reading South End Stew: Samuel Taylor’s Cool Ranch Stanzas
by Emerald Staff
The South Seattle Emerald is pleased to announce a monthly column, “Ask A Therapist,” which will answer questions you may have by professional counselors. Have a question about a relationship? Wondering about the struggles of being a parent? Others likely have the same questions, and counselors Liz Covey and Roy Fisher bring years of professional experience to provide their insights.
Continue reading Submit Your Questions to the Emerald’s New “Ask a Therapist” Column
Week-long event kicks off Feb. 4 to coincide with Black History Month
by Carolyn Bick
Just a few years ago, Black Lives Matter at School was a Seattle-area-only day of action. Now, it has become a national, week-long movement, with almost 30 cities and hundreds of schools participating.
Continue reading Black Lives Matter at School Grew from Local Event to National Movement