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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Wing Luke House Party, Iconic Black Women, Arts Gumbo Samoa, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Wed., Oct. 16:

Knife Knights / Darius Jones and Stas Thee Boss — Earshot Jazz Festival

“Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and crew chief Erik Blood weave what they describe as ‘soul and shoegaze, hip-hop and lush noise, bass and bedlam’ with DJ OCnotes (Otis Calvin III) and Marquetta Miller. Opening: OCnotes’ fellow KEXP DJ Stas Thee Boss (Stasia Irons, ex- Psychedelic-Space-Rap-Jazz duo THEESatisfaction) and alto-sax expansionist Darius Jones.”

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Langston Hughes — 104 17th Ave S.
Cost: $10–22

*Also coming up at Langston—Film screening and talk back: Sembene, the Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema, on Sat., 10/19 and Silent Movie Mondays – Within Our Gates (1920) on Mon., 10/21. Within Our Gates is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director.

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THE RESIDENCY NEEDS A RESIDENCE

By Neve Kamilah Mazique-Bianco

At An Evening with the Residency Fundraiser at the Paramount Theatre on Sept. 28, Seattle hip hop community, family, and patrons celebrated five years of youth development and empowerment through the Residency, a hip hop program created in 2015 by a collaboration of the Museum of Pop Culture Seattle, Arts Corps, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, emphasizing the need for all of us to create, remember, love, celebrate and sustain home.

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Q&A: Lady Jay The Musical Poetress Talks New Album, Struggle, and Discovering Herself

by Gus Marshall

Lady Jay The Musical Poetress is a contemporary folklorist and modern day story teller who chooses to communicate her truth through the medium of musical poetry.

Self-reflective poems, unabashed and extremely personal, are front and center on Lady Jay’s new album, The BrainBox. Production that runs the gamut from guitar-heavy arena rock, to neo-soul electronica, lays the groundwork for Lady Jay’s powerful message of self-love, perpetual struggle, and soul-filled resilience. Paired with befitting backing tracks produced by Lady Jay’s husband Allen Hunter (also known as “AFlat”), The BrainBox takes the listener on a theatrical journey.

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Earshot Jazz Festival, JUST Words Spoken Vol #2, Seattle’s QTPOC Music Scene, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Oct. 10:

Earshot Jazz Festival – Columbia City Performances

The Earshot Jazz Festival 2019 has begun with performances in venues across town. The Royal Room and Columbia City Theater will collectively host performances beginning Thursday, October 10. Artists include, but are not limited to D’Vonne Lewis, Joe Doria, and Cole Schuster, performing The Tony Williams Lifetime’s ‘Emergency!’ and Makaya McCraven.

Also at the Royal Room, on Wed., Oct. 9, is the Led to Sea (EP Release) w/ Betsy Olson (Solo).

Time: Showtimes vary
Where: The Royal Room & Columbia City Theater
Cost: $10–29

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Tagalog sa King Street, 4th Seattle Urban Book Expo, Mighty Diamonds, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Oct. 3:

Tagalog sa King Street

“Join us for the workshop production of Tagalog sa King Street, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in Tagalog.

“With creative use of live English subtitles and shadow puppetry, non-Tagalog speaking audiences can enjoy the innovative, brave, new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

“Presented by the creative team comprised of Lorna Velasco, Joyce Juan Manalo, Ai Lalo, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Arlo Magpoc, Nina De Torres Ignacio, Leah Mitts, Manny Golez, and Pia Rivera.This event repeats on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See event for individual performance details. 

Time: 6 p.m.
Where: ARTS at King Street Station — 303 S. Jackson St (top floor) Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE (RSVP)

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — ART OF SOUL Gallery Opening, Up From The Table, “Young, Gifted, and Black” Closing Exhibit Party, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Sept. 26:

RainierAvenueRadio.World’s ART OF SOUL Gallery Grand Opening

“You are invited to the Grand Opening of the RainierAvenueRadio.World ART OF SOUL Gallery!

“Art of Soul Gallery is dedicated to showcasing individual creativity and artistic expression for beginning, emerging, and experienced artists. Art of Soul Gallery artist exhibits explore and discover the unique ability to inspire deeper meanings.This event starts at Rainieravenueradio.world and then moves to the Art of Soul Gallery at 5250 Rainier Ave S.

Time: 5–8 p.m.
Where: Rainieravenueradio.world — 5256 Rainier Ave S.
Cost: FREE

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THIS WEEK IN SOUTH SEATTLE — Queen Street, Love Train Back to School Play Street, Sunday Sunday Sunday, and More!

by Emerald Staff

Thurs., Sept. 19:

Emerge: a movement based healing intensive

“You’re invited to (E)MERGE: a movement based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond.

“(e)merge: a movement based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond+ is an intensive sponsored by What’s Poppin’ Ladiez? x 206 Zulu x Moonyeka that will be exploring: How to honor ourselves and the histories we stand on in Street Style Culture; Addressing appropriation through dance/movement (based in Black/Latinx, Street/Club Styles practices); Healing through somatic body-based practices.

“Folks who are holding this space include Stacy Torres, devon de Leña, Dani Tirrell, Naomi Macalalad Bragin, and Moonyeka.Registration required; register here

Time: 12–8 p.m.
Where: Washington Hall — 153 14th Ave
Cost: $75 for 21+ ($25 under 21)

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