Upstream Music Festival Looks to Promote Local Talent

On May 11-13, Upstream will conduct its inaugural festival, bringing together acts from all over the Pacific Northwest to showcase their talents. In a phone interview, Executive Producer Jeff Vetting shed some light on what to expect for attendees. IMAGE COURTESY OF UPSTREAM MUSIC FEST + SUMMIT Upstream Music Fest + Summit takes place on […]

Critic’s Corner: “Colossal” Differs from Expectations

Kaiju, a popular Japanese film genre, typically features a giant monster attacking a city (think Godzilla and King Kong). Earlier this month, director Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo’s latest film Colossal starring Anne Hathaway put a fresh face on this straightforward science fiction concept, straying away from the action and gore of its predecessors. VIA TOY FIGHT […]

Hawaiian Club Prepares for 55th Annual Luau

In just a few days, the Campion Ballroom will be exploding with music, delicious smells and excited energy as the HuiO Nani Hawaii Club hosts their 55th annual Lu’au. PHOTO COURTESY OF HUI O NANI HAWAI’I Hui O Nani Hawai’i’s annual Lu’au features traditional Hawaiian kahiko dances as well as more contemporary auana dances. Tickets […]

Las Cafeteras Visit Seattle from East LA

Strobe lights focused on the tarima, which was placed at the center of the stage. VIA RAFAEL CARDENAS The tarima is a wooden platform that is used in traditional Son Jarocho music. Typically, one dances on the rectangular tarima wearing heeled shoes or boots. This zapateado dance, creating a percussive sound, adds to the music. […]

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