Category Archives: Music

Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review

by Teri Youngman

Lupita Nyong’o shines as Nakku Harriet, a widowed mother of four struggling to survive in the slums of Katwe,  a neighborhood in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. However, her daughter, Phiona Mutesi, is destined for great things thanks to a little game called chess, in Queen of Katwe, a fun, inspirational and slightly by the numbers feel-good tale. Continue reading Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review

R&B Legends Tony! Toni! Tone! Plan to Bring House Party to Seattle for Benefit Concert

Interview conducted by Marcus Harrison Green

Never call legendary R&B group Tony!Toni! Tone! “old school.” Ageless better befits the group that ruled urban airwaves for the first half of the 90’s according to founding member Dwayne Wiggins.  With their ode to long term matrimony(Anniversary), a compulsive dance anthem (dance spasm) (Feels Good), and their musical aphrodisiac for baby conception (Lay your head on my Pillow) still blaring from the ear buds of those born after the groups pinnacle the assessments hard to argue. Continue reading R&B Legends Tony! Toni! Tone! Plan to Bring House Party to Seattle for Benefit Concert

What the South End Sounds Like: Draze Drops “Seattle’s Own”

by Reagan Jackson

(This article was originally published on The Seattle Globalist and has been reprinted with permission)

My relationship to hip hop has always been complicated by my upbringing as a fourth generation black feminist. I love music and great beats, but lately I’ve found mainstream hip hop to be intolerable. Continue reading What the South End Sounds Like: Draze Drops “Seattle’s Own”

Seattle Sweeties: Cupcakes, Women, Hip Hop, and the Fight Against Domestic Violence

by Reagan Jackson

If you haven’t gotten your sugar fix yet, you have a few more days to purchase a “Seattle Sweeties” cupcake from Cupcake Royale. With your purchase of any of the six new flavors, Choco-latte, Vanilla Dream, Chai Cinnamon, Caramel Delight, Lemon Cherry Blosson, and Banana Cream, a portion of the proceeds will go to Runway to Freedom. Continue reading Seattle Sweeties: Cupcakes, Women, Hip Hop, and the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Folk Duo Brings Rainier Valley-Style Revival to The Neptune

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons: Rainier Valley Revival at Neptune TheatreThe University District’s Neptune Theatre will be infused with the sounds of South Seattle, literally, as locally-based roots music duo Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons mount its stage tonight. The blues and folk music pair will join students from Washington Middle School in exploring the history of the Emerald City through the playing of songs written throughout its various stages. The two worked closely with the Rainier Valley Historical Society to unearth songs with direct connection to the Rainier Valley. Seamons graciously took time from preparation for tonight’s show to answer questions about their Neptune gig.  Continue reading Folk Duo Brings Rainier Valley-Style Revival to The Neptune