Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: “On Our Way Home”

Get ready for the holidays!  Joyful! Noise community choir presents “On Our Way Home.” And, premiers a brand new piece!

Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration!   We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas — the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth.   And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a brand new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition.  Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: “On Our Way Home”

Get ready for the holidays!  Joyful! Noise community choir presents “On Our Way Home.” And, premiers a brand new piece!

Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration!   We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas — the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth.   And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a brand new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition.  Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org/concerts/

Here’s how you can help these Central District schools have bands that look more like their student populations

(Image: Jazz Up Jackson Street)

By Audrey Frigon, CHS Fall Intern

The Earshot Jazz Festival is again underway in Seattle and, included among the great performers like Cécile McLorin Salvant and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés Jazz Batá, will again be students from across the Central District and Capitol Hill performing with their Seattle Public Schools music programs. But this year’s appearance by the award winning Garfield High and Washington Middle School bands is about more than great jazz.

Along with jazz greats, the festival will be featuring Seattle students in a fundraising effort. Washington Middle School and Garfield High School students are tuning up to perform a benefit concert called Jazz Up Jackson Street. The goal of Thursday night’s performance? To raise awareness and funds for Seattle’s Central District schools’ music programs as they embark on a daunting new initiative — giving every single student an opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

Arlene Fairfield, an organizer of the event, said the music program does not reflect the diversity of Washington and Garfield’s demographics.

“School music programs in the Central District have a long history of excellence that has been recognized both regionally and nationally,” she tells CHS. “However, the student musicians in these programs have historically underrepresented the diversity in our schools.” Continue reading

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Friday night concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Saturday night concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 – Saturday matinee concert

Seattle Ladies Choir Season 17 Tickets on sale now!

Come listen to the Seattle Ladies Choir sing in perfect harmony at our Season 17 Concerts, including choral versions of songs by Janelle Monáe, Oasis, Dolly Parton, Mumford & Sons, and more!

  • Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m

Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time; tickets available at the door, subject to availability, prices may vary. Drinks and merchandise will be available to purchase before the show and during intermission. Recommend purchasing tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are on sale now! http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/

Here’s how Kurt Cobain’s big face ended up back on a Capitol Hill wall

Last summer, the replacement of a Nagle Place mural of Kurt Cobain sparked a wave of nostalgia for a Capitol Hill that never was. First, the work had only been in place for half a year. Second, the muralist was a famed London street artist promoting a show at a Pioneer Square gallery. And third, the work was replaced with another by local artist and prolific Capitol Hill muralist Weirdo.

Nevermind all that.

Now the London artist, that Pioneer Square gallery, again, credit union BECU, and Capitol Hill’s Everyday Music have teamed up for a nostalgic flipside to the removed original. Continue reading

From cannabis to clubs, Capitol Hill’s The Baltic Room has a new owner

Proud owners Rachel Keith and Rahsaan Henry (Image: The Baltic Room)

From The Ganja Mom to Capitol Hill’s new queen of clubs? Rachel Keith is a long way from creating anything like Linda Derschang’s empire just yet but with her summer takeover of The Baltic Room, she’s proud to at least be following in a few of Derschang’s earliest dance steps.

Keith purchased the Baltic, the Pine dance club Derschang first opened as a piano bar in 1997, this summer and celebrated a grand reopening last month.

“What’s the Baltic Room?,” Keith asked earlier this year as she was searching through listings for an available club. “My husband and I have always been in the nightlife scene. I decided to go check it out.” Continue reading

VELOCITY: Synthesizer Trade Show, Education, Workshops, and Live Music

VELOCITY is a brand new, all-day event revolving around modular / hardware synthesizers and the people who create with them.

11 AM – 4 PM:

DIY Workshops where attendees will learn about synthesizers through fun and engaging hands-on experiences.

Educational Presentations where speakers will speak on various subjects relating to electronic music and hardware.

Trade Show where different modular / hardware synth manufacturers will show off their latest gear and interact with the community.

5 PM – 2 AM:

Performances from local and out-of-town artists, with genres varying from house / techno, ambient, noise, industrial, and beat-oriented music.

 

Trade Show all ages, everything else is 21+.

More info and tickets at: https://www.velocityseattle.com/

Presented by Modular Seattle & Patchwerks

Sol Connection: Optimism’s Summer Shindig

Calling all optimists to Sol Connection: Optimism Brewing’s Summer Party! We’re releasing a new beer in celebration of summer and all the good Planned Parenthood has done! (All profits from the Charity Raffle and a portion of Optimism’s special beer sales will benefit Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii.)

FOR OUR FIRST 250 ATTENDEES
■ Free glass cans (show us you are following two of our social media pages!)

GET HYPED FOR
■ A new beer release (shh it’s a secret!)
■ Live music
■ Local family-owned food trucks
■ Soft serve station
■ The greatest of vibes
■ Raising funds for Planned Parenthood!

RAFFLE DETAILS
■ 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Golden Ticket Raffle
If your glass is marked, claim your raffle ticket and redeem it for some sweet merch at our merch cabinet.
■ 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Charity Raffle
$5 to enter, more details can be views in our event page (here)!