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Art Inspired by Social Justice

By Dr. James R. Gore  Art can provide a platform of expression for social commentary. Poet, author, academic, and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Elizabeth Alexander’s new book, The Trayvon Generation, is a reflection from the perspective of an African American mother and professor, expressing concern for her… [ Keep reading ]

The Voice of Jazz In Literature

by Dr. James R. Gore American literary giants such as Langston Hughes, Tony Morrison, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin utilized Jazz as literal and metaphorical perspectives of African American life in literature. An essay by Mohamed Schir Syad stated: In terms of the black/white dichotomy, Langston Hughes explained in his… [ Keep reading ]

Artists at the Center 2023 Offers FREE Arts Experiences on the Seattle Center Campus

Continuing for 2023, Artists at the Center offers a year-long slate of performances at Seattle Center featuring up-and-coming artists. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle Center, along with funders Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken, have partnered to produce Artists at the Center 2023 — an opportunity… [ Keep reading ]

Culture Inspires Art

By Dr. James R. Gore Art can communicate cultural perspectives based on an artist’s experiences in society. A period in American history which expressed a unique cultural perspective was the Harlem Renaissance (1918-1937), where African American artists communicated their cultural worldview through artistic platforms of literature, poetry, visual arts, music,… [ Keep reading ]

Jazz As Part Of The African American Cultural Diaspora

By Dr. James R. Gore, Executive Director, Jackson Street Music Program Jazz can mean many things to many people musically; however, for the purpose of this article, the African American cultural perspective is from the focus of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, who in his book, “Entertaining Race” states: Jazz for instance,… [ Keep reading ]

Totem Star offers online music programs to youth in response to COVID-19

The idea for the youth-focused nonprofit was formed in 2010 when Daniel Pak and fellow co-founder Thaddeus Turner hosted a summer program at Rainier Community Center for 10 youth recently released from Juvenile Detention. Over the summer, Pak and Turner spent 240 hours with the youth creating and recording music…. [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Summer Sounds 2019

Produced by DSA and presented by Virginia Mason, Downtown Summer Sounds brings free local music to downtown Seattle throughout July and August. Formerly the Out to Lunch concert series, Downtown Summer Sounds continues a 42-year DSA tradition of supporting free live music for Seattle workers, residents and visitors. New this… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Summer Sounds: noon concert series at City Hall

New Name, New Venue as DSA’s Concert Series Turns 40 Downtown Summer Sounds – formerly Out to Lunch For the 40th consecutive year, the Downtown Seattle Association is producing Downtown Summer Sounds, a free outdoor concert series featuring shows across eight venues including City Hall throughout the summer. The City… [ Keep reading ]

Wanted: Musician/Composer for Fremont Bridge Residency

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks a practicing composer and/or musician to be an Artist-in Residence in the northwest tower of the Fremont Bridge. The selected composer and/or musician will undertake an in-depth exploration of the historic bridge’s… [ Keep reading ]

Out to Lunch Concerts are back this summer!

Kicking off its 39th year, the Out to Lunch (OTL) concert series is back and bigger than ever, with live concerts every day of the week! This highly anticipated outdoor series is bringing free, live music to downtown Seattle for everyone to enjoy. Both up-and-coming and renowned local, Pacific Northwest… [ Keep reading ]