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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.
Former Perkins Coie attorney and current nonprofit leader Girmay Zahilay is
announcing his campaign today for Martin Luther King County Council, District 2. Girmay lives in the Rainier Valley and is a founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc., which empowers underserved middle school students by expanding their professional networks, providing them high-quality mentorship, and equipping them with leadership development training. “We live in one of the wealthiest counties of the wealthiest nation on the planet and yet too many are struggling in our region. This reality contradicts the dream we have for Martin Luther King County, and together we can change the way things are done. I’m running for Council to continue the work of those that came before us, to build on the legacy of activism in our community, to get people involved, and to fight for bold progressive policies.” said Girmay.
Born to Ethiopian Refugees in Sudan, Girmay immigrated to South Seattle as a four year old
and was raised in various housing projects including Rainier Vista and Holly Park. He watched his single mother raise three children by working double shifts, 7 days a week, on the salary of a nursing assistant. Experiences like this shaped his drive to fight for and secure the economic security of working families. After graduating from Franklin High School, Girmay became the first in his family to attend college when he enrolled at Stanford University. After graduation, he worked directly to fight hunger and poverty in Brooklyn, New York as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow, and then applied those experiences to develop better federal policy in Washington, D.C. Girmay then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and in his third year, interned in the Obama White House. After practicing law in New York, Girmay returned home to South Seattle to serve the community that raised him. Rising Leaders, Inc., under Girmay’s leadership, has expanded to serve students in Seattle, Washington, DC, and Harlem, New York. District 2 includes the communities of the Central Area, Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, the Rainier Valley, Seward Park, Skyway, University District, Fremont, Ravenna, and Laurelhurst.
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.
Transit and Environmental Leader Abigail Doerr to Run for King County Council
If elected would be the youngest member of County Council at a time when Seattle and region facing generational change and opportunity
Democrat Abigail Doerr has announced that she will run for King County Council in District 4. Doerr, an experienced campaign manager and transit advocate, led the successful Sound Transit 3 light rail ballot measure as well as the history-making Initiative 1631 to place a price on carbon.
“The County Council needs to be a stronger, more visible partner as our region faces unprecedented growth and change,” said Doerr, who at age 30 would be the youngest member of the County Council. “As a renter, transit rider, and proven advocate for progressive policy solutions, I will bring a much-needed perspective about what it means to live and work in Seattle. I will listen to and work with others and prioritize the local and regional issues that matter most: affordable housing and child care, mental health and homelessness, available and reliable transit, and a clean environment. We need new leadership and a fresh voice helping craft decisions that will affect our families, neighborhoods, and communities for generations to come.”
Doerr has an established track record of action through campaigns, policy advocacy, and government service. After managing a pair of successful Seattle campaigns in 2014 to provide permanent funding for Seattle parks and needed transportation investments, she worked as a legislative assistant for Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw. At the City, Doerr worked with many County Council District 4 neighborhoods and helped craft policies and legislation enhancing human services and improving public utilities.
In 2016, Doerr led the Sound Transit 3 campaign, which will bring seven new light rail stations to District 4 alone.
“Light rail is bringing overdue high capacity transit to Seattle neighborhoods that have suffered increasing gridlock and frustration,” said Doerr. “We need leaders committed to developing solutions to speed up the delivery of light rail projects and who will fight for highly demanded transit service that connects our community and is accessible and affordable.”
Doerr later served as the Advocacy Director at the Transportation Choices Coalition where she worked at the junction of transportation, social justice, and environmental conservation. That work led her to serve as campaign manager for Initiative 1631, a first in the nation effort to address climate change by placing a fee on carbon pollution. The measure passed in Council District 4 with 74% of the vote, and brought together an unprecedented coalition of unions, communities of color, tribes, businesses, and conservation leaders.
“Housing, child care, and transportation are the largest household costs for working families in King County. These costs are interconnected—and to make real progress, we need new ideas and bold leadership,” said Doerr. “We face an urgent need for investments in affordable housing, for clean, efficient transit serving our businesses and neighborhoods, and for leadership who will address the real threats of climate change. These are all areas where King County plays a direct role, and where I will bring needed new leadership. I’m proud of the work I’ve done leading diverse coalitions to make real progress, and look forward to this new opportunity to lead and serve.”
Doerr is an advocate for greater involvement of youth in politics and public policy. Previously an organizer with the Washington Bus, she has personally helped thousands of young people register to vote. She also aided in developing county and state policies to make voting accessible and helped lay the groundwork for 16- and 17-year-old pre-registration, same day voter registration, and the Washington Voting Rights Act. She served as a board member with the Seattle & King County Chapter of the League of Women Voters.
Doerr lives in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Council District 4 is the only County Council district located entirely in Seattle, including parts or all of the Ballard, Wallingford, Fremont, Green Lake, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Belltown, Bitter Lake, and Downtown neighborhoods. King County Council has not had a competitive election within Seattle city limits since 2003, when now Attorney General Bob Ferguson knocked on thousands of doors and defeated a 20-year incumbent.
Learn more at www.AbigailDoerr.com.