Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Music Premiere: Chava Mirel Takes on Alice in Chains on her New Album

by Jacob Uitti

Seattle-based songwriter, Chava Mirel, composes cocoons that transform both performer and listener. Her latest album, the full-length Into The Light, is a deeply personal offering. It delves into self-doubt, gnarled ideas of love and how to transform oneself through difficulties both mental and physical. The Emerald is excited to debut the lead single from the album, a cover of the iconic grunge song, “Would?” by Alice In Chains.

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‘Black Among Other Things’ Installation Reflects on Racial Insensitivity of Local Journalist

Alexis Taylor’s multi-media installation explores personal history and her experience as a black woman and includes audio recording of Seattle Times Columnist Nicole Brodeur asking to touch her hair

by Jessie McKenna

When Alexis Taylor, a senior at Seattle University, got to work on an independent study project during her last year at Seattle University, the outcome was as much a surprise to her as it was to her teachers.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Edwin T. Pratt: A Living Legacy, The Groovement, Cultural Dance Series, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., May 8:

We Got Jokes May Edition

“Join us for beverage and food specials! Kick off your month with laughs with local comedians and one of the northwest’s funniest, Cheri Hardman. Featuring the comedy stylings of J Lamar Jones. Hosting the evening will be yours truly, Chris Zapata and a few more friends of Café Red will bring you joy to make your week a better week with giggles and laughs!All-Ages

*Also check out The Friday Night Get Down on Friday & Asymetriclove Part II on Saturday.

Time: 8–10 PM
Where: Cafe Red — 7148 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
Cost: Free to attend

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—20th-Annual May Day March, Cinco de Mayo, 2019 Kodomo no Hi, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., May 1st:

20ma Marcha Anual del 1ro de Mayo / 20th Annual May Day March

“Join us in the 20th Annual May Day March for the Rights of Immigrants and Workers. This year we march once again to reclaim our struggles as immigrants, workers, and without borders.

“We are here because of the insecurity, crime, and corruption unleashed in our countries by bad governments with the support and intervention of the U.S. We are here because of political repression and exploitation of workers and the dispossession of our natural resources and territories. We are here refusing to be victims of the few who benefit from this system and the impoverishment, displacement and death that they wreak upon on our peoples.
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Emerald Asks: What Are Your Favorite Murals in the South End?

by Emerald Staff

Murals are infused with meaning. More than decorations on a building’s exterior, murals represent and reflect the community. That’s why the Emerald asked readers this month: What are your favorite murals in the South End?

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE—Strange Fruit, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, and more!

by Emerald Staff

Editor’s note: THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTH SEATTLE (TWISS) has a new name! Read THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE to find events throughout the entire week.

Wed., April 24th:

First Nations: Going Global for the Environment

“Among the first to face the direct consequences of climate change are indigenous peoples who depend upon and have close relationships with the environment and its resources. How does climate change and environmental degradation pose threats and dangers that affect indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, culture, and lives? How are indigenous communities empowered to take action locally and globally?

“Join the World Affairs Council for a roundtable discussion with Dana Tizya-Tramm, Chief of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon, Canada, on how the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation are undermining indigenous ways of life and ways indigenous communities are taking real action.”

Time: 12–1:30 PM
Where: Stoel Rives LLP Attys — 1633 6th Ave
Cost: Free to attend

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