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

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
CHS Pics | First in a series, Boxed Up installation unveiled on 15th Ave E | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
Jseattle, August 9, 2013


The effort to transform a demolition-bound restaurant into an active art installation was unveiled Thursday night at 15th Ave E and E Mercer.

(Image: Alex Garland for CHS)



Latest project on Capitol Hill’s Big Red Wall — ‘Community Supported Vertical Agriculture’
Jseattle, August 7, 2013

Earlier this summer, we noted the addition of microhousing nobody could object to on the large red construction wall surrounding Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Station. Thursday, the artist responsible for the latest addition to the wall will be on E John to unveil her work — and do a little watering:

Central District News
Teens to perform original musical “Keys to Fame” this weekend at LHPAI
Megan Hill, August 7, 2013


“Keys to Fame,” a musical written, produced, and performed by 45 teens, runs this weekend at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Academy (LHPAI). LHPAI’s Summer Teen Musical Program is also celebrating its 15th anniversary.






Seattle Times
Another dance honor for Seattle’s Zoe Scofield | ArtsPage | Seattle Times
Melissa Davis, August 7, 2013


Seattle modern-dance choreographer Zoe Scofield is among the winners of Special Project Awards from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a nonprofit founded by Prince Rainier III of Monaco that supports emerging artists. Special Project Awards vary in amount, according to the project budget submitted by the winners, and money is distributed at the beginning, halfway mark and completion of their projects. This is Scofield’s second award from the foundation; in 2011 she won (as did Seattle dancer/choreographer Olivier Wevers) the Princess Grace Award for choreography.

(Image: Jennifer Zwick)

Director search is on at ArtsWest | ArtsPage | Seattle Times
Melissa Davis, August 3, 2013

The board of directors of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery has appointed a three-person artistic transition team to oversee the hiring of directors for productions in ArtsWest’s 2013-14 theater season: “Little Women, the Musical”; “The Little Dog Laughed”; and “Hair.”

Step up to the microphone at Langston Hughes | ArtsPage | Seattle Times
Melissa Davis, July 31, 2013

Friday (Aug. 2) is the first in a series of open-mic nights called Expresso, put on by Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Freshest Roots. Expresso nights are at 6 p.m. the first Friday of each month, through Dec. 6, at Langston Hughes….EXCEPT the first one, which will take place at Judkins Park in Seattle, as part of the Umoja Festival. (Go here to learn more and sign up for open slots.) Freshest Roots was established in 2009 “to connect the community to our roots through music, art, and fashion. We aim to protect traditions and culture by remembering and reinventing,” according to organizers.