performing arts http://kuow.org en The Racial Undertones Of 'The Mikado' http://kuow.org/post/racial-undertones-mikado <p>Jeannie Yandel talks to Josephine Lee, English and Asian American studies professor at the University of Minnesota, about the checkered history of the Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:22:57 +0000 Jeannie Yandel & Amina Al-Sadi 38523 at http://kuow.org The Racial Undertones Of 'The Mikado' Working Towards A New Theater By, For And About Black Americans http://kuow.org/post/working-towards-new-theater-and-about-black-americans <p></p><p>When Tyrone Brown was a kid, just six or seven years old, his mom took him to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater for a performance of the long-running musical, "Annie."</p><p>"She actually just dropped me off at the theater and let me watch it by myself," Brown says. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:40:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman 36351 at http://kuow.org Working Towards A New Theater By, For And About Black Americans A Last Dance For Pacific Northwest Ballet's Kaori Nakamura http://kuow.org/post/last-dance-pacific-northwest-ballets-kaori-nakamura <p>Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura remembers the day she got her first pointe shoes. Thu, 29 May 2014 21:47:58 +0000 Marcie Sillman 34985 at http://kuow.org A Last Dance For Pacific Northwest Ballet's Kaori Nakamura Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winning-playwright-tony-kushners-angels-america-comes-seattle <p>Tony Kushner is the author of "Angels in America," a two-part play inspired by the tragic rise of the AIDS epidemic. "Angels" debuted on Broadway in 1993, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony award for Best Play that same year.</p><p>Seattle’s Intiman Theatre will be staging a production of "Angels" this summer, opening August 12.</p><p>Kushner spoke with writer, editor and It Gets Better project co-founder Dan Savage at Town Hall Seattle on May 10. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:07:09 +0000 John O'Brien 34580 at http://kuow.org Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle Cellist Joshua Roman Teams Up With Seattle Youth Symphony http://kuow.org/post/cellist-joshua-roman-teams-seattle-youth-symphony <p>At 22, Joshua Roman became the Seattle Symphony's youngest-ever principal cellist. With his mop of curly brown hair and his baby face, Roman was a distinctive presence at Benaroya Hall.</p><p>But just two years after the young musician took up his post, Roman decided to leave the orchestra to carve out his own career as a concert performer. Thu, 08 May 2014 22:25:20 +0000 Marcie Sillman 34042 at http://kuow.org Cellist Joshua Roman Teams Up With Seattle Youth Symphony Seattle Symphony Has No Plans For Pot Concerts http://kuow.org/post/seattle-symphony-has-no-plans-pot-concerts <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/05/050614AJ_MJSymphonySeries_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The only people inhaling at <a href="http://www.seattlesymphony.org/symphony/">Seattle Symphony</a> concerts will be the wind-instrument players. The Symphony says it has no plans to follow the lead of the Colorado Symphony and hold marijuana-friendly concerts.<p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:41:10 +0000 Austin Jenkins 34025 at http://kuow.org Seattle Symphony Has No Plans For Pot Concerts Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall http://kuow.org/post/live-tuesday-seattle-symphony-new-pulitzer-winner-carnegie-hall The great outdoors is a perennial theme in classical music, usually expressed through bucolic or picturesque works. But the Seattle Symphony knew that to appear on Spring for Music — an annual festival of adventurous programming by North American orchestras — it required a more unusual, daring take on this theme.<p>The orchestra's program — which NPR Music and <a href="http://www.wqxr.org/#!/" target="_blank">WQXR</a> will broadcast live from Carnegie Hall May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:19:19 +0000 editor 33680 at http://kuow.org Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall Public Radio's Pied Piper Ira Glass Talks Storytelling http://kuow.org/post/public-radios-pied-piper-ira-glass-talks-storytelling <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Ira Glass, host of <em>This American Life</em>, about his career and the art of radio storytelling. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:17:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 33552 at http://kuow.org Public Radio's Pied Piper Ira Glass Talks Storytelling For Oso, Returning To Normalcy Means Chainmail And Jousting http://kuow.org/post/oso-returning-normalcy-means-chainmail-and-jousting <p>Yellow ribbons are tied around each post you pass as you drive into the Rhodes River Ranch just outside of Oso, Wash., a town still recovering from the devastating mudslide on March 22.</p><p>Bonnie Rose does just about everything at the 200-acre ranch, which is spotted with horse stables, shoeing barns and a restaurant built to surround a large equestrian arena. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:23:11 +0000 Arwen Nicks 32477 at http://kuow.org For Oso, Returning To Normalcy Means Chainmail And Jousting Exploring Seattle's Vices With Cabaret http://kuow.org/post/exploring-seattles-vices-cabaret <p>Seattle has a nice reputation. We are squeaky clean, we compost and recycle, and rumor has it we have more people trained in CPR than most cities our size in America.</p><p>But a&nbsp;new cabaret show at Seattle's <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/">ACT Theatre</a> aims to show the shady past underneath that shiny image. Seattle is a port city, and like every port city, it has had its share of vice, corruption and not-niceness. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman 31255 at http://kuow.org Exploring Seattle's Vices With Cabaret Why Oscar Wilde Still Works: 'People Will Always Have Secrets!' http://kuow.org/post/why-oscar-wilde-still-works-people-will-always-have-secrets <p></p><p></p><p>Oscar Wilde is one of those people: You've heard of him, even if you've never read his novels or seen one of his plays. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:39:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman 30666 at http://kuow.org Why Oscar Wilde Still Works: 'People Will Always Have Secrets!' If These Velvet Walls Could Talk http://kuow.org/post/if-these-velvet-walls-could-talk <p></p><p>Across from the Seattle Center on Mercer Street, there’s a white, pre-fabricated, nondescript building with a couple of flags outside. The exterior is really camouflage for a 100-year-old velvet tent imported from Belgium. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:04:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29525 at http://kuow.org If These Velvet Walls Could Talk From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity http://kuow.org/post/raised-eyebrows-raised-curtains-rachel-atkins-tackles-racial-identity <p>When Rachel Atkins was 7, she and her sisters got a new stepfather. Atkins loved this man, but when she and her family went out in public, they raised a lot of eyebrows. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:35:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29338 at http://kuow.org From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity Choreographer Uses Blackface To Confront Racial Attitudes Past And Present http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-uses-blackface-confront-racial-attitudes-past-and-present <p>When choreographer Donald Byrd first presented "The Minstrel Show" more than 20 years ago, he wasn't ready for the way audiences would react. He recalls one performance in La Jolla, California, when people started yelling at each other across the theater. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:37:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29030 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Uses Blackface To Confront Racial Attitudes Past And Present Choreographer Kate Wallich Spreads Her Wings With 'Super Eagle' http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-kate-wallich-spreads-her-wings-super-eagle <p>When you ask Seattle dance insiders which young artists they've got their eyes on, 24-year-old Kate Wallich's name almost always rises to the top of the list. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 28360 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Kate Wallich Spreads Her Wings With 'Super Eagle'