by Gus Marshall
Local treasure Johnaye Kendrick is a sensational jazz singer as well as esteemed professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Her self-produced sophomore album Flying (Johnygirl Records) has solidified Kendrick as one of the current names to know on the national jazz scene.
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by Jacob Uitti
In August, Columbia City and Hillman City received an historic honor: a prestigious Arts & Cultural District designation from Mayor Jenny Durkan. Now forever linked—and not just by Rainier Avenue—the two diverse, multicultural neighborhoods, which are comprised of about 13,000 people, can further showcase their dozens of art and music venues—from the Columbia City Theater to the Royal Room and the soon-to-be-opened Black and Tan Hall. To get a sense of what this new arts and culture designation means for the area exactly, the South Seattle Emerald reached out to Kathy Fowells, Director of SEEDArts, which was one of the many organizations responsible for getting the initiative to the Mayor’s office. Fowells discussed what the future holds for the neighborhoods, what an arts app might look for them and much more.
Continue reading Columbia City and Hillman City Receive Official Arts & Cultural District Designation
by Emerald Staff
Friday, Sept. 14th:
“An evening to celebrate and share a new 3 month art residency for Tanya Dean in Columbia City Theatre’s Bourbon Bar!! Incident Exposure is an exploration of the inner mind. Ink blots are a recognizable artifact of early psychology, deriving meaning from the human brain’s ability to seek patterns. This aim of this series is to demonstrate the effects of life and living, exposing a ‘self’ to reality and collecting and integrating those experiences. Live electronic music performances by: Djime, Alpha Stream, Zen Seizure; Live art on canvas provided by: Tanya Dean, Jeff Harrison, Kevin Ducoing.”
Time: 8 PM–1 AM
Where: CC Theater Bourbon Bar—4916 Rainier Ave S.
Tags: Gallery Show, Art, Live Art, Live Music, Electronic Music, Bar
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Incident Exposure, FEELINGS Improv, TOO MUCH!, and more!
Written, directed, and produced by South End youth participating in WA-BLOC’s Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
by Emerald Staff
Friday, Sept. 7th:
Middle- and high school-aged youth—Play video games at the library every Friday!
Time: 2:45–4:30 PM
Where: Skyway Library—12601 76th Ave S.
Tags: After School, Youth, Teens, Tweens, Games, Gaming, Library
Continue reading THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE—LUNIZ, San Gennaro Festival of Seattle, C-ID Night Market, and more!
by Susan Fried
The weather was perfect for the 46th Anniversary ROOTS (Relatives of Old Timers of Seattle) Family Picnic, September 2nd at Jimi Hendrix Park. The summer celebration was started in the 1970s as a way to bring together some of Seattle’s original Black families and some more recent arrivals. It’s become a tradition where friends and family come together to reminisce about the past, create new memories and honor and appreciate people who are doing good things in the community.
Continue reading Photo Essay: ROOTS marks 46 years of celebration
by Emerald Staff
Friday, Aug. 31st:
“Vocalist, Composer and Professor Johnaye Kendrick returns to the Royal Room for her sophomore album release, Flying, a collection of originals, finely crafted arrangements, and MAGIC! Johnaye is ‘not just a vocalist,’ said legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath. ‘She is a complete musician with a beautiful instrument and open ears.’ With Kendrick’s sterling vocals, fantastic original compositions and bright, warm disposition she’s always sure to give an exciting and authentic performance. Featuring Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums).”
Time: Doors, 7 PM
Where: The Royal Room—5000 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: No Cover (donations appreciated)
*Also this weekend at the Royal Room: The Jelly Rollers with Ayesha “MusicBox” Brooks, Jack Gravalis Trio ft. Joey Walbaum (Sat.) and The Moonspinners (Sun.).
See website for individual event details. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 PM.
Tags: Live Music, CD Release, Restuarant
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