Pre-sale starts Wednesday, March 6 at 10 am and ends Saturday, March 9 at 10 am.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 9 at 10 am.
To get the pre-sale password, subscribe to the Fair’s E-Club and select Concerts as one of your interests. You’ll automatically receive an email with the password the morning of the pre-sale.
Reserved Concert Seating – $40 – $65*
Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $14 value.
Ticket required for children 2 years of age and older.
*Online orders subject to standard fees. A $4.50 service fee will be added to each ticket purchased in person at the Box Office.
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.
Centerstage Theatre Arts Conservatory is re-launching it’s education program with the class “MAKERS! Making change through making plays.” The class, for for youths ages 8-14, will be taught and lead by local Federal Way teacher Ryan Campeau. Ryan has teamed up with Centerstage to bring theatre to the children of our community.
Class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Silver Lake Elementary in room 212 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm (childcare will be available following end of school day.)
Students will collaborate with each other to write, direct, and produce their new plays, enriching communication skills while boosting students’ confidence to be boldly creative. Centerstage welcomes all students ages 8 – 14 to attend this after–school drama camp. Registration begins January 17th and ends February 1st. The total cost of the camp is $120. All students wishing to attend should have a parent or guardian email Ashley@centerstagetheatre.com for registration materials. Scholarships are available for any student in need of financial aid; please email Ashley@centerstagetheatre.com for a scholarship application.
Address of camp: Silver Lake Elementary
1310 SW 325th Pl.
Federal Way, WA 98023
Believing that theatre is an agent of challenge, change, and education, Centerstage Theatre presents and produces quality performances to enhance the lives of people and communities in Western Washington.
If you would like more information please contact Ashley at 253.661.1444 or email Ashley@centerstagetheatre.com
The tickets cost a lot less, and audiences come for the same reason – the music of Hamilton. Thursday, February 7, marks Tacoma’s opportunity to witness this phenomenon, when “Rise Up, a Hamilton Tribute Band!” performs at 730pm at the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall.. Having originated in Seattle, Washington, the ensemble is a collective of top vocalists and musicians performing the amazing music from the record-breaking Broadway musical and winner of 11 Tonys including Best Musical. Sweeping the country, Hamilton merges hip hop, R&B and Broadway, and has been sweeping the country by storm.
Rise Up delivers a performance that captures all the sophistication, detail and emotion of the music of “Hamilton”. Rise Up has performed extensively in the Northwest, delighting sold-out audiences at performing arts centers, festivals and clubs. They are on the web at: facebook.com/RiseUpSeattleBand
Tickets for the concert are $13 general admission, and available at the UPS Information Center, or through tickets.pugetsound.edu. For more information, call 253-879-3100. Presented by ASUPS Student Programs.
Zadie Smith is one of the world’s preeminent fiction and non-fiction writers. Her novels include White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and Swing Time, among others; and her many non-fiction works on a range of subjects from pop culture to politics are collected in Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays and 2018’s Feel Free.
Her acclaimed first novel, White Teeth (2000), is a vibrant portrait of contemporary multicultural London, told through the story of three ethnically diverse families. The book won a number of awards and prizes, including the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread First Novel Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best First Book). It also won two EMMA (BT Ethnic and Multicultural Media Awards) for Best Book/Novel and Best Female Media Newcomer, and was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Author’s Club First Novel Award. White Teeth has been translated into over twenty languages and was adapted for Channel 4 television in 2002.
Her tenure as Writer in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts resulted in the publication of an anthology of erotic stories entitled Piece of Flesh (2001). She also wrote the introduction for The Burned Children of America (2003), a collection of eighteen short stories by a new generation of young American writers. Zadie Smith’s second novel, The Autograph Man (2002), a story of loss, obsession and the nature of celebrity, won the 2003 Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. In 2003 she was nominated by Grantamagazine as one of 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelists’.
Her third novel, On Beauty, was published in 2005, and won the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also published two collections of non-fiction, Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays (2009) and Feel Free (2018).
Zadie Smith became a tenured professor of fiction at New York University in 2010 and lives between New York City and London. Her most recent novels are NW (2012), set in north west London; and Swing Time(2016), set in London, New York and West Africa.
4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is excited to announce their annual
grant program that supports projects for individuals and groups working in the arts,
heritage and preservation.
Here are some examples, saxophonist Gary Hammon explored the Central District’s music
history through storytelling and filmmaker Patricia Boiko recorded the stories of Women of
Color associated with the Seattle Black Panther movement.
Last year, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation hired a consultant to document Latino heritage sites for the website Revisiting Washington.
There will be workshops in January and February to ensure there is support every step
of the way. 4Culture is very interested in encouraging new applicants and working with as many
people as possible producing arts and culture in King County.
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. King was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. CST. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and disobedience.
|International Creative Artist and Entrepreneur Shyan Selah has been named as the new Education Chair Board Member for the Seattle Chapter of the prestigious and historic civil rights organization The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A grandson of Civil Rights Activists and Live Performance pioneers, Shyan comes to the NAACP with over 20 years experience incorporating Youth and Education advocacy throughout his professional entertainment career.
Taking his own personal story – first as a black student athlete growing up in the Pacific Northwest, to his experience in education and sports and his journey into Hollywood for music and business – Shyan has provided powerful sessions that have rocked college, high school, middle school and corporate audiences blending his soul-fused music style and raw personal story with high impact issues that range from bullying, gang violence, sports and entertainment, civil rights, black history and a myriad of other socially relevant topics affecting the culture at the education and corporate levels. His fusion of live performance, cultural diversity and bold testimony have made him one of the most powerful speakers/advocates in the region. Although Shyan has brought his message to countless high schools and colleges over the years, his work for youth has been most prominent in his hometown of Federal Way where he’s received the School Board award in 2014/15 and the Federal Way School District HERO Award in 2015/16 and 2016/17.
As the Founder/CEO of Brave New World, his business endeavors have given him the opportunity to work in unique and viable alliances with industry powerhouses such as Apple, INgrooves, The Orchard, ASCAP, BMI, NBA, NFL, MLB, AMAZON, Youtube, Facebook, and others. In addition to his position at the NAACP, Shyan also serves as a board member to The KING AWARDS, an official organization based on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC. Through his position at the NAACP, Shyan is looking forward to utilizing his skills and passion to further the expansion and raise awareness about the NAACP via education advocacy for all of its members and citizens in the community.
Seattle is known for its nightlife. Join us on the beach and let us show you around.
Explore Charles Richey Sr Viewpoint in West Seattle during winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. Meet us at the intersection of Beach Drive SW & 63rd SW in West Seattle. Look for signs and a Seattle Aquarium canopy, where beach naturalists will meet you.
This is a free event, so bring the whole family!
Theater on the Square
Free with registration at BroadwayCenter.org!
Ruby Bridges was the first African American child to integrate into a white Southern Elementary school in 1960. This play explores the first days Ruby might have experienced in a classroom where she was the only student because parents wouldn’t let their children attend class with her. Take a close up look at the first steps of desegregation, from the experience of Ruby, to Rosa Parks, and lunch counter sit-ins.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM