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Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the Greater Seattle area.

“I don’t think I’ve mellowed,” says Eyvind Kang. “ ... I feel more rooted. ... But I still don’t feel obliged to accept rules.”Eyvind Kang: Prolific musician searches for spiritual sustenance

The Seattle Times, Paul de Barros

“I’m very against the grain,” says 41-year-old violist and composer Eyvind Kang, sipping homemade soup in the sunny living room of the Wallingford home he shares with his wife and sometime collaborator, vocalist Jessika Kenney.

Spring Film Calendar

The Stranger, David Schmader

Everything Happening in Film This Season.

APRIL 13–21

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

Lighting up the freshly renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute for nine days straight, the 10th anniversary of the African American Film Festival opens with a 30th-anniversary screening of John Sayles’s indie sci-fi classic The Brother from Another Planet, closes with the newest work by the legendary Robert Townsend, and crams a whole bunch of good stuff in between. See for the full schedule.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, 684-4758,

Pacific Northwest Ballet founding artistic director Francia Russell with company dancers rehearsing Concerto Barocco, choreography by George Balanchine © New York City Ballet.

Concerto Barocco’: A dancer’s life’s work in one ballet Crosscut, Alice Kaderlan

“Ballet is woman,” choreographer George Balanchine is famously quoted as saying. None of his ballets embodies that sentiment more than “Concerto Barocco.”


Dollar deal: See the Rep’s ‘Good People’ for a buck

The Seattle Times, Melissa Davis

Seattle Rep, currently staging David Lindsay-Abaire’s popular play “Good People,” is offering a Dollar Store Deal for patrons. Starting Wednesday, the theater is making 25, $1 tickets available for each performance until the show ends on March 31.

mad_art_1.jpgCulture in South Lake Union

The Stranger, Jen Graves

On Tuesday I snuck into the gleaming construction site you see above. That’s your first glimpse when you push open the door of the charming caramel-brick storefront at 325 Westlake—a site promising to become a big, beautiful, new contemporary art exhibition and residency space in South Lake Union, going under the name Mad Art.