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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.
Four years ago Damien Escobar was a shell of himself. Humbled by homelessness and depression, Damien had to fight through his fear of failure and reemerge as a confident, positive, thriving artist. Today he has arrived. An unprecedented story of triumph, Damien Escobar can look back at his days playing the violin for change on the subway platforms of New York to playing for Presidents in the White House. Unpretentious yet confident, Damien makes no secret of the determination necessary to gain the recognition he has obtained while becoming one of the few commercially successful mainstream violinist. Damien Escobar is a musical pioneer dominating an industry that’s ready for change. The future of the music industry rests in his hands – and he’s ready.
Damien will perform 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets and Information 425.275.9595 or http://www.ec4arts.org
Friends of Waterfront Seattle has announced its 2018 waterfront summer event lineup, featuring free live music, performance, and sports for all ages. Family-friendly performances occur every Saturday and Sunday from July 7 through September 2 at Hot Spot, the event stage on Pier 58, located at 1401 Alaskan Way.
Awesome local bands kick off the Hot Spot season with the third annual KEXP Rocks the Dock concert hosted by KEXP 90.3, Seattle’s non-commercial independent radio station that produces an award-winning, innovative blend of music for a worldwide audience.
Live music by Stas Thee Boss and Nappy Nina, Misundvrstood & Gypsy Temple, Breaks and Swells, and DJ & Emcee OCNotes Summer make up the season kickoff Saturday, July 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Other weekend events include reggae and surf music, soccer and music with the Seattle Sounders FC Rave Foundation at the Soccer Octagon, site-specific dance performances, K-Pop music and dance, a hip hop tournament-style competition, Blues music, Central and South American music, dance parties and competitive dance battles, and the Americana Festival. For details on the full Hot Spot schedule of waterfront events this summer, visit www.friendsofwaterfrontseattle.org/events.
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.
SPANAWAY LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Spanaway Lake High School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a riotous ride, complete with audience participation. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
Spelling Bee is directed by Chris Serface, co-directed and choreographed by Rico Lastrapes, and musically directed by Zachary Kellogg.
Spelling Bee will run Friday, May 4, 2018 until Sunday, May 13, 2018. Friday & Saturday showings are at 7:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. There will also be a special Thursday show on May 10th at 7:00pm. This show is recommended for all ages.
Tickets are $7.00 with ASB and $10.00 for all others. Tickets may be purchased in person at the auditorium.
All performances are held at Spanaway Lake High School, 1305 168th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387
Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are excited to announce a new, three-year youth and family initiative, Our Big Neighborhood. Inspired by Northwest Folklife’s annual Seattle Children’s Festival, Our Big Neighborhood expands on Northwest Folklife’s vision to bring people together to share and sustain folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations.
Our Big Neighborhood offers families and people of all ages opportunities to discover Northwest communities and cultures through participation and hands-on learning. Throughout 2018, in addition to the Seattle Children’s Festival in September, Our Big Neighborhoodencompasses two new event series – Movin’ Around the World in April and Global Playground in August and a one-day launch event atSeattle Center Winterfest in November. More information is available at www.nwfolklife.org/our-big-neighborhood.
Building on a long history of community-focused cultural programming, both Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are expanding their programming for children, youth and families. Bringing together live music, storytelling, dance and other multi-cultural art forms in one place will offer Our Big Neighborhood participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, cross-cultural exploration and intergenerational exchange. All Our Big Neighborhood programs are designed to spark curiosity, deeper appreciation and understanding for the uniqueness and differences that make our region so vibrant.
“Seattle Center has been an integral partner and supporter of Northwest Folklife and we are extremely delighted to not only be deepening that relationship with our partners and the City of Seattle, but to join together to launch a three year commitment to accessible, intergenerational and cultural exchange for all ages through the Our Big Neighborhood program,” said Northwest Folklife’s Executive Artistic Director Kelli Faryar.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Northwest Folklife to present fun, all ages programming that provides participants a window into the diverse cultures who inspire and influence creative expression in our region,” said Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams.
The 2018 Our Big Neighborhood initiative includes:
Movin’ Around the World: Celebrating the Cultures of the World through Movement and Song (April 7-13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at Seattle Center Armory
This program encourages kids and their families to experience cultures of the world through seeing and doing. Get moving by dancing alongside experienced teaching artists and learn some new moves!
Global Playground (August 4, 11, 18, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.) at Seattle Center Artists at Play
Set in Seattle’s most unique playground, this outdoor program mixes cultural connectivity with outdoor play.
Seattle Children’s Festival (September 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion and Armory
This intergenerational, multi-cultural exchange aims to develop minds and bodies through movement, rhythm, song, and hands-on activities. For more information visit www.nwfolklife.org/seattlechildrensfestival/
Seattle Center Winterfest Launch Party (November 23) at Seattle Center Armory
Joining the tradition that is Seattle Center Winterfest, Northwest Folklife will support the opening weekend with student and cultural performances and activities that bring families together.
Coming up first in April, Movin’ Around the World is a week-long Our Big Neighborhood program that will feature a new cultural community from the Pacific Northwest each day. Running Saturday, April 7 through Friday, April 13, from 11am to 3pm each day, these programs are scheduled over Seattle Public School’s Spring Break to better involve Northwest families. Youth, parents, and families are invited to participate through dancing, music-making, and hands-on activities in the Seattle Center Armory, learning directly from and being inspired by master tradition bearers and youth ensembles. Kids can learn a dance, make crafts, sing a song, and get better acquainted with some of the cultural communities that make up Our Big Neighborhood.
Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center work with models of cultural exchange that directly involve Northwest communities and community leaders in the creation and curation of programming. The Our Big Neighborhood initiative plans to deliver programming that will have a positive impact on children and families, provide early childhood cultural understanding, encourage families to stay active and learn together while building stronger communities. To make this vision possible, Northwest Folklife partners with local organizations to create a truly co-curated and community program. If you would like to learn more about Our Big Neighborhood and other public programming at Seattle Center, click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.
Photo by Erinn Hale
About Northwest Folklife
Northwest Folklife is an independent arts organization that celebrates the multigenerational arts, cultures, and traditions of a global Pacific Northwest, 365 days of the year. For 47 years, Northwest Folklife has been deeply committed to celebrating the diversity of our Northwest communities and to de-mystifying our differences together, under one roof. Northwest Folklife believes that arts and cultures build stronger communities. Northwest Folklife is committed to access for all and works to unite our communities by offering all of our programming with no admission charge by raising funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and the public sector. www.nwfolklife.org
About Seattle Center
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center – an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in area business activity, 18,621 jobs and $631 million in labor income in King County.
Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 Kilworth Memorial Chapel
Celebrate Winter? Brrrrrrrr. The cold. Clouds. Dark evenings. Taking refuge by the fireplace. A cup of hot cider. And that brisk “wake-up” feeling when you step outside in the first snow.
Hmmm. Yes—let’s do it! And why not also stir in some music, song, poetry, and fellowship by attending some of the five winter concerts and services at University of Puget Sound.
Winterfest: A Celebration of Winter in Music and Poetry brings the much-loved Adelphian Concert Choir and Voci d’Amici to Kilworth Memorial Chapel with a performance of music and poetry from many traditions, cultures, and lands. Two concerts will be held, on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., in the chapel on campus at N. 18th Street. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, military, students, and Puget Sound campus members.
Steven Zopfi will conduct the choirs and Symphony Orchestra members in works from England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Israel, United States, Norway, and Spain. The styles cover Renaissance, Baroque, modern, a cappella, carols, and gospel music. Some special features: There will be sing-along carols, music from local composer Andrew Jacobson, and a Sufi song set to a text by Islamic scholar Abu Abdillah Muhammad.
TUBACHRISTMAS will be the first concert of the season, on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A brassy collection of song will be performed by student musicians in Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center—just inside the University of Puget Sound entrance at N. Alder Street and N. 15th Street. The event is organized by affiliate faculty artist Ryan Schultz.
Festival of Lessons and Carols, a popular evening service, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, in Kilworth Memorial Chapel. Rev. Dave Wright ’96 and campus members will provide readings. The Adelphian Concert Choir will lead sing-alongs of traditional carols, accompanied by the Bethel Schneebeck Organ. The festival is a traditional candlelight worship celebration of Christmas, based on the famed A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, performed each year by the King’s College Choir at Cambridge University. Attendees are invited to bring canned food, dry food, or cash donations for St. Leo’s Food Connection.
Tis the Season, a free concert featuring two more Puget Sound choral groups, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Kilworth Memorial Chapel. Chorale, conducted by J. Edmund Hughes, and the Dorian Singers, conducted by Kathryn Lehmann, will perform music including works by Christopher Aspaas, John Rutter, David Eddleman, Dan Forrest, and Keith Hampton.
FOR TICKETS: Tickets for the two Winterfest concerts are available online at tickets.pugetsound.edu, or at Wheelock Information Center, 253.879.3100. Admission is $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (55+), students, military, and Puget Sound students, faculty and staff. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. For directions and a map of the campus: pugetsound.edu/directions
– Tickets on sale Oct. 16 at HondaBattleoftheBands.com
– Voting now open to help decide which HBCU marching bands will perform
– “March On: Dream Together” theme for 2018 invitational showcase celebrates HBCU culture and community
Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) will make its highly-anticipated return to Atlanta on January 27, 2018, when eight marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography and pageantry. The polls are now open for the public to vote for their favorite marching bands to perform in the 16th annual HBOB Invitational Showcase.
Beginning today, fans can visit http://www.
“For more than 15 years, Honda Battle of the Bands has provided a stage for exceptional marching bands—a hallmark of HBCU culture,” said Stephan Morikawa, Vice President, Corporate Relations & Social Responsibility for Honda. “Honda is honored to celebrate these student musicians and their teamwork, and we look forward to their dynamic performances come January.”
This year’s theme, March On: Dream Together, highlights the distinctive culture of HBCUs—both on and off the field. It is a culture that impacts and inspires far beyond its community. In addition to music education, HBOB celebrates everything from the rich history and traditions of HBCUs to the life-long connections that fuel future leaders.
In the last two years, the HBOB Invitational Showcase has attracted a combined audience of nearly 120,000 fans via the live show and online livestream. Tickets for the anticipated event start at $10 and will be available for purchase on October 16 at HondaBattleoftheBands.com.
In addition to the marching bands, the 2018 Invitational Showcase will also feature the fourth-annual HBCU Power of Dreams Award. Honda established the award to honor extraordinary individuals who are positively affecting the lives of others and moving the HBCU community forward. Members of the HBCU community will have the opportunity to nominate an exceptional individual who is making a difference in the community. Honda will recognize the winner in a ceremony during the event.
For more information on Honda Battle of the Bands and to buy tickets, visit www.HondaBattleoftheBands.com.
NW 17th will be happening First Thursday October 5 with a block party featuring live music, a mini-brewfest, food booths and local businesses. This is the second annual Slabtown-themed Block Party, but it’s also a party thrown by Mt. Hood Meadows to celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary season.
The party will run from 5 – 9 PM when 17th street will be closed between Overton and Northrup. Food booths featuring local Slabtown restaurants as well as delicious selections from Mt. Hood Meadows culinary team will make for a unique and tasty dining experience. There is also a beer and wine fest to celebrate 1st Thursday Slabtown style.
Featured artists are Seda – a flamenco guitar duo playing true to flamenco rhythms and latin grooves, and The Brothers Jam with their rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves.
More than a dozen local Slabtown businesses will be featured to re-familiarize Block Party attendees with the Slabtown area and remind them that this entire neighborhood is teeming with life. Many will be donating prizes for drawings occurring throughout the evening. As part of Meadows 50th anniversary celebration, a Golden Ticket will be given away at the Block Party – which is an entry to win a 50 year season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows.
Businesses at the Slabtown Block Party:
Friendly House, Inc.
Cascadia Coffee Roasters
G Mayfield Skincare
Slabtown Tours: Custom tours of historic Slabtown
Urban Waxx: Nose waxes
Rose City Physical Therapy
Vintner’s Cellar: Custom Winery where you’re the wine maker
Western Bike Works
Steel Door Gallery
Mt. Hood Meadows Culinary
Brews and Food at the Slabtown Block Party
Popular local brewers Backwoods, Double Mountain and Laurelwood will serve up a mini brew fest and food will be sold or sampled from Boke Bowl, the Food Front Grill, Vintner’s Cellar and Mt. Hood Meadows.
Entertainment at the Slabtown Block Party
Seda Flamenco Guitar Duo
Seda – Translates Silk in Spanish and Sound in Farsi. Former founder and guitarist of Toque Libre Mehdi Farjami, in collaboration with flamenco guitarist and dancer Brenna McDonald, combine traditional flamenco, latin, and afro cuban music. They collaborated and found chemistry in working together with the common goal to be true to flamenco rhythms and latin grooves. Together they showcase sounds of Flamenco, Latin and even Argentinian Tango.
The Brothers Jam
Blending rootsy rock and deep rhythmic grooves, the Brothers Jam takes their audience on a sonic journey every time they hit the stage. Drawing from a songbook that originates with their love of the Grateful Dead in their heyday in the 70’s and 80’s, to a broad palette that now spans Talking Heads, Phish, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Allman Brothers, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan… The Brothers Jam is an American Band with a plan: to entertain audiences and wring beauty from any song that crosses their path.