The New Sound of Seattle

From lyrical hip-hop to garage R&B, these three acts have what it takes to deliver our distinctly Seattle sound to the world.

06/14/2013 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld


Before They Were Stars: Madonna’s Virgin Tour in Seattle

To warm up for the Material Girl’s concerts at KeyArena this month, we flash back to 1985.

09/19/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Music Fest

Slide Show: Capitol Hill Block Party 2012

We highlight some of the best moments of this year’s music fest and party on the Hill.

07/23/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld


Esperanza Spalding Plays the Paramount

Portland-born jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding plays Seattle April 24.

03/23/2012 Edited by Laura Dannen


Pacific Northwest Ballet Premiere’s a New Quixote

Don Quixote makes its U.S. debut this month at Pacific Northwest Ballet.

01/25/2012 By Laura Dannen


Seattle Summer Events Guide: Theater & Dance

A guide to the best outdoor theater and dance events all summer long.



Seattle Summer Events Guide: Concerts

A guide to the best outdoor concerts all summer long.



Fantasy Frye-land

The latest avant-garde explosion at the Frye Art Museum is courtesy of Degenerate Art Ensemble, a Seattle-based performance art group that defies definition.

02/15/2011 By Suzanne Beal


Spring Arts Preview: Top Seven Strategies Seattle Arts Should Copy

We proudly salute arts organizations around the world using creative approaches to reach new audiences.

01/21/2011 By Laura Dannen


Spring Arts Preview: Arts in a Flash

Ever since Seattle got serious about its flash mobs—they show up everywhere from Westlake Center to Seahawks games—we’ve noticed local arts organizations embracing the “shock and awe” marketing spirit. Here, videos from five recent Seattle flash mobs.

01/20/2011 By Laura Dannen


Spring Arts Preview

A primer to the spring arts season, starring Nick Cave, Marco Goecke and his upcoming Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere Contemporary 4, Catherine Cabeen and her new dance Into the Void, and more.

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen


Spring Arts Preview: 21 Can’t-Miss Events

We canvas the coming months to find the 21 best things to do. What’s on tap? Billy Elliot at the Paramount, Chop Shop Dance Festival, Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction, Hugo Literary Series’ Brief Encounters, a Jeff Bridges film fest at Sea

01/14/2011 By Laura Dannen, Clancey Denis, and Sarah Hirsch


Bring It?

The A.W.A.R.D. Show dance contest at On the Boards pits 12 top Northwest choreographers against each other for the chance to win $10,000 and major bragging rights.

12/13/2010 By Laura Dannen


Arts Crush

Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.

09/14/2010 By Alexandra Notman


A Tasting Menu of Fall Arts

The Flaming Lips, Pablo Picasso masterpieces, Lucia di Lammermoor, Daniel Handler, and more in our preview of the best fall arts events.

08/12/2010 By Laura Dannen With Tiffany Wan and Douglas Bair


Smells Like Green Spirit

Amos Lee headlines, brand-new eco-friendly music festival, GreenNote, which also features local acts Ian Moore, Rocky Votolato, and Star Anna and takes place the same weekend as the Capitol Hill Block Party.

06/16/2010 By Laura Dannen


That’s All, Folks

This month conductor George Daughetery will join the Seattle Symphony for the final live performance of the original Bugs Bunny on Broadway.



Mayor of Cirque City

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Adam Miller runs away with the circus: Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza, which sets up camp in Marymoor Park for nearly all of June.

05/18/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen


Barefoot Contrarian

A conversation with veteran modern dance choreographer Mark Morris, who this month brings his dance troupe to Paramount Theatre to play with Seattle Symphony.

04/21/2010 Edited by Laura Dannen