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Some people might say that after notching ten No. 1 singles, 13 Grammy Award nominations, a New York Times best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out, coast-to-coast arena tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point….and he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon.
Wilson’s latest album, In It to Win It (P Music Group/RCA, Feb. 17 2017), includes a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Made For Love,” his enchanting duet with Lalah Hathaway. In 2018 Charlie was also nominated for three 2018 NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Album.
The set boasts two number one singles which hit two different Billboard charts in April, 2018. “Chills” was #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart and “I’m Blessed” ft. T.I. was #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs (and stayed in the top 5 for 65 weeks). This is the first time an artist has had two different #1 songs on these charts at the same time. “I’m Blessed” was also nominated for a 2018 Billboard Top Gospel song.
World Premiere Theatrical Adaptation
of Seattle Author Tom Robbins’ Classic Novel
Don your Mardi Gras beads and indulge your senses through story, food, music, and song
Café Nordo is proud to present its first ever solo adaptation, Jitterbug Perfume at Café Nordo’s Culinarium in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The show runs from March 14 – May 12, 2019. Set during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras, Jitterbug Perfume titillates the senses as it immerses you in the experience of living each day to its fullest; great food, passionate love, great sex, and passionate living.
THE ADAPTATION“This was the first time we’ve had to obtain the rights to anything,” said Café Nordo’s Artistic Director and Executive Chef Erin Brindley. “As luck would have it, a friend of mine penpals with Tom Robbins, so I asked for an introduction. I pitched the adaptation, and after a few weeks, I had a snail mailed letter from him, in his signature flowery language, he said, ‘the very audaciousness of the idea is what most appeals to me’ .”
The show is an adaptation of Jitterbug Perfume, Robbins’ 400-page novel that spans thousands of years. This daunting task was a theatrical challenge that co-adapters Stephan Robinson and Café Nordo’s co-Artistic Director Terry Podgorski were eager to accept.
The Café Nordo creative team met with Robbins at his home in La Conner, Washington, in the summer of 2018. “He answered the door with a cupcake [for Brindley’s birthday] and lit a candle,” said Brindley. “He showed us his home. We had a lovely time.” After meeting for two and a half hours, Robbins offered advice and words of wisdom as he gave the company adaptation rights to Jitterbug Perfume.
“There’s so much inspiration to pull from in Robbins’ writing, it’s a goldmine,” said composer Annastasia Workman. “Mardi Gras and New Orleans are central to the plot of the show, where I’ve drawn from Dr. John’s bluesy style piano, Terence Blanchard’s score for A Tale of God’s Will, and the bands Galactic and Michot’s Melody Makers. The music for this show is all over the space-time continuum, with other influences coming from Bollywood scores, György Ligeti, Marconi Union, and Hildegard von Bingen.”
This three-hour immersive experience is complete with an original score arranged and composed by Workman. Infused with the sounds of New Orleans jazz, Workman, along with Matt Manges and Beth Fleenor, transport audiences deep into the revelry of Mardi Gras.
THE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Those familiar with Café Nordo’s style of integrating theater, food, and drink into a multi-sensory experience can anticipate that Jitterbug Perfume takes that adventure further than ever before. Playing off the dueling perfumiers in the story, Café Nordo’s award winning Chef Brindley uses aroma to create a theatrical culinary experience. “The obvious will not be on the menu,” said Brindley with a smile. “This epic tale gave me the opportunity to think deeply about aroma, how it enhances flavors and how it changes the experience of eating.” The menu merges New Orleans and Seattle cuisines with choose-your-own-adventure olfactory decisions that create a unique, individualized experience.
To enhance the festivities, beverages intentionally selected to pair with the food include specially selected Wine Steward, Wine Sommelier, and Cocktail Flights, or, a specially-made Jitterbug Perfume wine from Chad Stock of Minimus Wine, an avant-garde Oregon winemaker. Beverages are not included in the ticket price.
JITTERBUG PERFUME by Tom Robbins
Copyright © 1984
Available in Bantam Trade Edition
Adapted by Terry Podgorski & Stephen Robinson
For Café Nordo
Director: Erin Brindley
Chef: Erin Brindley
Actors: Priscilla – Helen Roundhill
Alobar – Brian Picheu
Kudra – Marie Bolla
Pan the Goat God – Matt Manges
Ensemble: Chris Shea, Mara Palma, Lisa Viertel, Ronnie Hill, Opal Peachey, Madison Jade Jones.
Original Music: Annastasia Workman (keyboard, accordion)
Additional Musicians: Beth Fleenor (vocals, clarinet, electronics), Matt Manges (drums)
Costume Design: Fantasia Rose and Katrina Hess
Set Design: Terry Podgorski
Lighting Design: Ryan Dunn
Properties: Robin Macartney
Sound Design: Evan Mosher
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS
Indulge all five senses as Nordo’s first in-house adaptation takes on this cult classic from beloved local writer Tom Robbins. Don your Mardi Gras beads and revel in humanity’s search for immortality as dueling perfumiers open Pan’s bottle, causing past, present, and future to collide at your table in a soaring ode to love eternal. Tickets include a four-course meal and the performance. Recommended for adults 18 years or order. The book, Jitterbug Perfume © 1984, was written by Tom Robbins. Adaptation by Terry Podgorski and Stephen Robinson for Café Nordo.
Café Nordo’s Culinarium
109 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
March 14 – May 12, 2019
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
$99.00, includes the performance and a prix fixe menu. Beverage and cocktail service additional.
*suitable for audiences 18 years and older.
Online Box Office: bit.ly/JitterbugNordo
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About Café Nordo
Food, like theater – and to that end, life itself – is a communal experience. Routines are safe and comforting, predictable, and pleasant. Café Nordo was born to shake things up; it’s a seismic culinary event wrapped in an unpredictable theatrical experience. Erin Brindley and Terry Podgorski created Café Nordo in 2009 with their pop-up food show, A Modern American Chicken. They have since reinvented the concept of dinner theater with 10 years of original, immersive theatrical productions that have garnered critical praise and a loyal subscriber base.
In 2015, they moved into a permanent venue called “Nordo’s Culinarium” where the Elliot Bay Book Company once lived in historic Pioneer Square. Café Nordo’s menus are created through relationships with local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman; Café Nordo’s shows are born from the hive mind of inventive composers, actors, visual artists, and carpenters. While the address remains the same from show to show, every other element will be a complete surprise for both frequent guests and first-timers.
Mt. Hood Meadows Presents “SpringSational” Late Season Events
February’s ten feet of snow has given Mt. Hood Meadows one of the deepest snowpacks in North America. With a 176 inch mid-mountain base, Meadows heads into Spring with great conditions and a SpringSational line up of events.
Meadows Spring Season Pass is on sale and provides every day access for the rest of the season. It’s just $149 for adults, $99 for ages 7 – 24 and $139 for ages 65 – 74. Passes can be purchased at SkiHood.com.
“SpringSational” Event Schedule
March 9: Ski to Defeat ALS
March 10-11: 30th Annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out
March 16, 23, 30 and April 6: Sunset Snowshoe Tour
March 17: Spring Demo Demo Day
March 23: Spring Brew Fest
March 23: She Jumps presents Get the Girls Out!
March 25-27 and April 1-3: Three Day Kids, Freestyle and Adult Spring Camps
March 30: 13th Annual Full Sail Banked Slalom
April 6: Mazot Fest
April 7: HRM Appreciation Day
April 13: Pride Day
April 13: Suits and Boots
April 27-28: Toyota reVegetate presented by Ninkasi Brewing
May 4: Sno-Kona Pond Skim and Season’s End Party
For more information visit the Mt. Hood Meadows special events page at SkiHood.com/events.
Special Guest DJ Jazzy Jeff
COMEDY NIGHT AND LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY AN ARRAY OF ARTISTS
LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Unveiling a star-studded lineup, The 19th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba is jam-packed with artistic luminosity which includes musical performances by John Legend, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, H.E.R., the comedic brilliance of Deon Cole and special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff bringing the epitome of lit entertainment to the stage Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, 2019.
Aruba’s undeniable charm reveals the trifecta of a visually breath taking atmosphere, a multifaceted event and the energy that comes with camaraderie of people across the globe who glow up together and bask in the three-in-one experience featuring live music performances, comedy shows and beach parties. Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba, previously named #4 by USA Today readers’ choice “10 Best Caribbean Celebrations” and #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter Magazine, boasts a truly unique and unforgettable event. It’s no wonder festival goers return year after year to Soul Beach Music Festivals’ mega gathering and the cherished experience of Aruba’s paradise.
For information about ticket sales, accommodations and the latest updates, sign up for CLUB SOUL BEACH by visiting http://www.soulbeach.com. Join the Soul Beach Music Festival, #SBMF19, community: follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SoulBeachMusic and become a fan of the 2019 Soul Beach Music Festival on www.Facebook.com/
The 2019 Soul Beach Music Festival is sponsored by Aruba Tourism Authority. Other sponsors include Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, Divi Resorts, Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino, Hilton and Aruba Ports Authority.
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba—One Happy Island—is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future. Nestled in the southern Caribbean outside the fringes of the hurricane belt, the island is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Miami, and a four-hour flight from New York City and boasts year-round cooling trade winds with an average 82-degree temperature. Aruba offers beach-lovers, adrenaline junkies, relaxation-seekers, and everyone in between a slice of paradise with breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene of over 300 restaurants with 25+ located ideally on the water, world-famous festivals and events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums, sumptuous spas, championship golf, exclusive shopping, and signature experiences such as cooling off in Conchi, Aruba’s natural pool—accessible only by foot or off-road vehicle. With all-inclusive options, boutique properties in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded resorts in Palm Beach, and cosmopolitan city hotels in Oranjestad, the island of contradictions provides the perfect getaway for both first-time guests and loyal visitors. As the most “digitally-savvy destination in the Caribbean” and recipient of numerous Adrian awards, including a Platinum in 2015, Arubahas long been recognized as a leader in innovation and creativity. Engage with Aruba on Instagram via @arubatourism and on Twitter via @aruba.
New Rap Song Written by Two Black Male Teenagers to Celebrate Women’s Value and Equality in Society
The debut single “The Love We Need” from emerging rap artist K!AM and producer SoundsLikeSticky, is released today in a lyric video on YouTube as an anthem for International Women’s Day. The new song is a heartfelt tribute to women and encourages boys and men to love, honor and actively support the women in their lives.
“Now more than ever, we need a song like this that celebrates women,” said Tara Jaye Frank, women’s leadership speaker, author, co-publisher and mother of K!AM. “In a time when women are still fighting for equal respect and opportunity, and when much of the media we consume continues to portray women and girls unfavorably, two male Black teenagers have come together to create an inspiring counter-narrative.”
“The Love We Need” single also speaks to toxic masculinity in the lyrics, “And though we’re too prideful most of the time, we’ve got to stop pretending/act like we don’t ever care.”
“This song comes from the minds and voices of a demographic least expected, by some, to promote a message that values women,” said D. Keith Pigues, CEO, marketing expert, author, co-publisher and father of SoundsLikeSticky. “It’s encouraging to see these young men not only expressing their creativity and passion for music, but doing so in a way that uplifts others.”
“The Love We Need” single also is being recognized by women’s leadership groups across the nation. “This song is a timely message about the critical role male allies play in creating positive change and breaking down the entrenched behaviors and societal barriers that are preventing gender equality,” said Sarah Alter, president and CEO of Network of Executive Women.
Check out “The Love We Need” video/lyrics on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tiN0vi1KHso
Follow on Instagram: @theloveweneed2019
About K!AM – lyrics and vocals
K!AM is a 16 year-old emerging writer and artist with a passion for music and truth-telling. Born in Kansas City, Missouri but currently residing in Dallas, Texas, K!AM draws inspiration from people, places and experiences – translating everyday life and lessons learned into relatable works of art. K!AM is just beginning, but dreams of taking the world by storm with insight beyond his years, a smooth and appealing voice, and a flow that truly breaks through the noise. You can reach K!AM at email@example.com and follow on Instagram @the_kiam_sound3.
About SoundsLikeSticky – producer
SoundsLikeSticky is a North Carolina-based music producer. His music productions evoke deep emotion for the listeners with heart-thumping bass and intricate melodies. This young artist’s music is emerging as a fresh and unique sound – quickly becoming the distinctive SoundsLikeSticky! Although he specializes in hip-hop and rap music production, his beats are very versatile and can be used over a multitude of genres. You can reach SoundsLikeSticky at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow on Instagram @SoundsLikeSticky.
|Title sponsor, Emerald Queen Casino, and presenting sponsor, BECU have teamed up for the 34th annual Taste of Tacoma®. The three day food, beverage and live music festival takes place Friday through Sunday, June 21st-23rd, 2019, at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington.
Located in Pierce County — on the banks of Puget Sound — the Taste of Tacoma® is the perfect festival for guests who prefer to ‘experience’ a wide variety of food and beverages, while listening to live music, amidst beautiful natural settings.
The Taste of Tacoma® will feature over 40 restaurants, and artisan and specialty food booths, which will offer food lovers a variety of sweet and savory ethnic dishes to include Creole, Asian, European, in addition to American classic festival favorites like burgers, corn dogs, and roasted corn.
The Taste of Tacoma® will also feature local chefs at The Taste Cooks! interactive live cooking show, presented by Albert Lee Appliance, which will take place each day of the festival, in Restaurant Row, and will see some of Tacoma’s best chefs go head-to-head in live cook-off battles, and perform cooking demonstrations of their signature dishes. Thierry Rautureau -The Chef in the Hat- will return for his second year as emcee of The Taste Cooks!
Craft Beer & Wine Tasting located in the Rose Garden, inside the Taste of Tacoma®, will feature over 30 local Washington wines and craft beers for purchase as a tasting package, which will include a souvenir tasting glass and five tastings. Additional tasting tickets will be available to purchase onsite. Live music on the Rose Garden stage will entertain guests throughout the tasting.
For craft beer aficionados, the 2019 lineup features IPA’s, lagers, and golden ales from local breweries; Chainline Brewing, Hellbent Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing Company and Bosk Brew Works.
The 2019 wine selection features a diverse range of varietals like Vino Aquino Monkey’s Uncle Blackberry Merlot, Wind Rose Cellars Muscato Sweet White, Wynoochee River Winery Lemon Wine, Long Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, and Samson Estates Yakima Valley Riesling.
Live music at the Taste of Tacoma® spreads across three stags and will feature a diverse range of acts, spanning genres like R&B, jazz, Top 40, rock, and more: 2019 lineup to be announced.
Local handcraft and commercial goods vendors will showcase assorted items to include natural body products, artwork, clothing, jewelry, henna designs, and more.
The Taste of Tacoma® is a free-to-attend community festival, and in an effort for attendees to experience the best of the Taste of Tacoma®, we are excited to offer early bird discounted food and beverage options: Experience Taste Package which includes Craft Beer & Wine Tasting + Taste It! Food Tickets, and the new Taste It! Food Only package. Packages are on sale now.
What happens on the waterfront after the Viaduct is gone? Friends of Waterfront Seattle invites you to imagine the future park with a special pop-up umbrella performance by Kinesis Project dance theatre at Pier 58 while the public will be strolling on the Viaduct for one last time.
WAKE, a colorful, large-scale, site-specific performance on the waterfront by Kinesis Project dance theatre accompanied by music from Filthy FemCorps, Seattle’s all-female-non-binary street band, will take place Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the pier between the Great Wheel and Seattle Aquarium. Jazzy, joyful, and artful, the performance will celebrate the post Viaduct future when the city is reconnected to its central shoreline via living, dancing, powerfully beautiful art in public spaces.
Community members will line the way toward Pier 58 with breathtaking and bright umbrellas designed by Seattle artist, Celeste Cooning. The pop-up performance will have dual vantage points — waterfront visitors will be able to watch the performance from the Viaduct and the ground
Friends has been enlivening the existing waterfront since 2015 with cultural events, including live music and performances including the K-Pop Now! Festival, 206 Zulu Beat Masters hip hop beat-making competition, and site-specific dances by Kinesis Project dance theatre. Saturday’s WAKE performance is a taste of things to come with the waterfront park. To learn more about what’s coming to Seattle’s waterfront, visit www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/coming_soon.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this moment in Seattle’s history with a cultural happening representing the park’s awakening. Seattle’s future Waterfront Park will provide beautiful spaces for people to play, relax, enjoy the views, and have unforgettable experiences,” said Heidi Hughes, Executive Director of Friends of Waterfront Seattle.
Kinesis Projects dance theatre’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Melissa Riker said, “My goal is to create a vibrant and unforgettable impression of colors, music, art, and movement. WAKE will bring the energy of Seattle’s awakening Waterfront Park right before the city’s eyes.”
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build the park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and will partner with the City to manage and program the park long-term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment. Waterfront Seattle / Friends is a founding member of the High Line Network, a movement in cities across the world to reclaim underutilized infrastructure and reimagine it as public space. Explore the future park at our project showroom, Waterfront Space, located at 1400 Western Avenue in Seattle, and open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Kinesis Project dance theatre is a non-profit organization that creates site-specific dance performances and facilitates educational programs. The company produces large-scale, space-changing, and unexpectedly intimate dances. Kinesis Project is at the forefront of the international discussion of placemaking, art engagement with diverse communities, and the cultural imperative of art in public spaces.
Civil Rights Exhibition, Events Examines Race in the U.S.
January 30-March 16 at CWU Museum of Culture & Environment
In 1955, shortly after 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists
in Mississippi, his grieving mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, distributed a gruesome black-and-white
photograph of his mutilated corpse to newspapers and magazines.
The mainstream media rejected the photograph as inappropriate for publication, but Mobley was able
to turn to African-American periodicals for support. Asked why she would do this, Mobley explained that
by witnessing with their own eyes, the brutality of segregation, Americans would be more likely to
support the cause of civil rights.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, a nationally-touring exhibition
from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEH) on the Road, will be at the CWU Museum of Culture &
Environment (MCE) from January 30 thru March 16, 2019.
Students from the Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) have collaborated with students from the Museum
Studies minor on a companion exhibit, that situates this history within the Pacific Northwest. This
exhibit will be on display from February 1 – 28 in the DEC, located in Black Hall room 105-1.
Through a compelling collection of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, the
exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil
rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.
Visitors will explore dozens of forceful and persuasive visual images, including photographs from
magazines, such as LIFE, JET, and EBONY; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show.
Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive
imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson
baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture.
For All the World to See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the
vast number of powerful images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for
Throughout winter quarter, the MCE, in conjunction with CWU’s Africana and Black Studies and the DEC,
is hosting a series of events that address themes from the exhibition to include:
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Jan. 31, 5 p.m. Opening Celebration – Music, food, and speakers to honor the opening of For
All the World to See
Feb. 19, 5 p.m. Being Black in Ellensburg – A safe space for CWU’s black students, faculty, and
Wellington Events Ctr staff and Ellensburg community members to share stories.
Feb. 21, 5 p.m. Un/Belonging: Can People of Color Call Ellensburg “Home”? – A panel featuring
the voices of people of color in our community as they reflect on living in Ellensburg.
Feb. 28, 5 p.m. Intersectionality and Solidarity: A Roundtable Discussion with Masonya
Bennett, PhD – Join Bennett along with a diverse group of students, faculty,
staff, and community members as they consider new forms of solidarity going
Also offered are tours of For All the World to See, led by CWU black student leaders from CWU’s Black
Student Union, S.I.S.T.E.R.S., Brother 2 Brother, and Scholars in Action. These tours, called “Walking in
Our Shoes,” are open to the public and will take place:
Feb. 7, 5 p.m.
Feb. 14, 3 p.m.
Feb. 21, 11 a.m.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was curated by Maurice Berger,
research professor and chief curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of
Maryland, Baltimore. It was co-organized by The Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture and the
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
For All the World to See has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the
NEH. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA). Founded in 1972,
Mid-America Arts Alliance is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the United States. For
more information about Mid-American Arts Alliance and the NEH On the Road program visit
www.maaa.org and www.nehontheroad.org.
For more information about programs at the CWU Museum of Culture & Environment visit
www.cwu.edu/museum, email email@example.com, or call the gallery at 509-963-2313. The MCE is free
and open to the public Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking on CWU campus is free after 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays.