Spring Arts

Paula Madrigal teaches young Latinx musicians via her Young String Project Outreach. Photo by Ted Zee

Ballard Civic Orchestra Gives Seattle a Latinx Orchestral Voice

Led by immigrant Paula Madrigal’s strong vision, the group reaches audiences both young and old.

 

Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno

Re-Presenting Black History in Art

Seattle museums look to foster a conversation with their spring visual art exhibits.

 

Photo Courtesy Chuff Media                                Lorde.

Spring Arts 2018 Critics’ Picks

Plan out your calendar with our selections for the season’s best entertainment events.

 

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier

The Bleeding of Ballet

Technique and transgression fill stages this spring as two styles become one.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier
The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan

The Sunset of Masculinity

Hir at ArtsWest gives trans voices a stage to dismantle the normative.

The family of <em>Hir</em>. Photo by John McLellan
Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree

Working It Out

Evan Flory-Barnes is finally stepping into the theatrical spotlight. All it took was some therapy.

Evan Flory-Barnes (center) preps for On Loving the Muse and Family with his therapist. Photo by Shasta Bree
40 Things You Must Do This Spring

40 Things You Must Do This Spring

Our critics pick the best of the season, from the stage to the club to the gallery to the concert hall.

40 Things You Must Do This Spring
Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me

Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me

At 81, the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt walks his own quiet path, but has captivated the world into following him.

Arvo Pärt: Timeless to Me
At the Frye’s Archipenko Exhibit, What’s Present Is as Revealing as What Isn’t

At the Frye’s Archipenko Exhibit, What’s Present Is as Revealing as What Isn’t

You’ll have to mind the gaps, both in the work and its curation, to get the full picture.

At the Frye’s Archipenko Exhibit, What’s Present Is as Revealing as What Isn’t
Porter Ray. Photo by Jay Scroggins

The Color Spectrum of Porter Ray

After experiencing high highs and tragic lows, the rapper is gearing up to release his lush magnum opus.

Porter Ray. Photo by Jay Scroggins
The Multimedia Flight of K.T. Niehoff’s “Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds”

The Multimedia Flight of K.T. Niehoff’s “Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds”

Incorporating dance, virtual reality, installation and audio, the complex piece explores other bodies.

The Multimedia Flight of K.T. Niehoff’s “Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds”
Robert Lashley. Courtesy Tall Firs Productions

The Top 5 Local Books to Look Forward to This Spring

Don’t miss new books from Robert Lashley, Leyna Krow, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Jess Thomson and Ghosts of Seattle Past.

Robert Lashley. Courtesy Tall Firs Productions
Taylar Elizza Beth. Photo by Annisa Amalia

The Top 5 Local Records to Look Forward to This Spring

Don’t miss new albums coming from Taylar Elizza Beth, Mount Eerie, Bujemane, Dude York, and Sisters.

Taylar Elizza Beth. Photo by Annisa Amalia
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