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 […]

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 […]

iLead Seeks to Redefine Student Leadership

As the March for Science brought out community leaders from across the country, Seattle University ushered in new leaders of its own. The annual leadership conference called iLead returned with new material and direction but remains centered on the cultivation of sustainable leadership. ANNIE CHANG • THE SPECTATOR A combination of staff and graduate assistants, […]

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. […]

Shedding Light on Minorities

Whether or not you consider yourself involved in media, there is a high chance that you have been involved in a conversation about it. In film, controversial releases like “Ghost in the Shell” and “The Great Wall” have driven conversations on whitewashing, while Oscar-winner “Moonlight” was almost not awarded. CECI ESTALA • THE SPECTATOR Meanwhile […]

British Blossoms Play on American Soil

Tom Ogden looked up from his guitar between songs. “This is the most intimate show we’ve done in a long time,” the singer said coyly to the crowd of roughly 40 people. ELISE WANG • THE SPECTATOR England’s rising band, Blossoms, performs at the Vera Project during their first stop in the U.S. “Intimate” is certainly […]

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