Selector Records adds new stop on Hill-proximate vinyl tour

(Image: Audrey Frigon for CHS)

(Image: Audrey Frigon for CHS)

By Audrey Frigon, CHS Fall Intern

In the digital age of music streaming, vinyl records just won’t die. With record sales reaching their highest revenue level since 1988, Capitol Hill and the nearby have sustained a few shops that have survived long enough to cash in on the resurgence. And sometimes, something new comes along.

Selector Records and Apparel opened earlier this month off the beaten track on E Madison.

After eleven years DJing in Hawaii, Seattle native Sherman Crawford moved back home with the goal of opening a record store business. “I always had a dream of having a record store and that opportunity fell into my lap with this building,” he said. This building, located on 23rd and Madison, previously housed Looters Records. Crawford stumbled upon the store and moved in upstairs. When the record store closed, Crawford took over.

A music lover his whole life, Crawford first began collecting records and cassettes when he was eight years old. But the real beginning of his music addiction came in 1992 when he attended a rave and discovered the world of underground techno and dance music. “I was enthralled by the energy of the music and became obsessed,” Crawford said. As his fascination and love of the music grew, so did his record collection.

That music became the inspiration for his store. “When I came back from Hawaii I saw a void. There were no other stores focusing on underground techno music, especially new releases, and I wanted to fill that void,” said Crawford. Continue reading

Seattle Girls Choir Presents Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels

 

Seattle Girls Choir Presents Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels

December 13, 8:00 PM
St. Joseph Church
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Seattle Girls Choir invites you to an elegant and reflective concert celebrating the holiday season.
The program includes Benjamin Britten’s stunning choral masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols for harp and treble voices. You’ll also hear beautiful new setting of ancient carols by John Rutter, Paul Carey, and Sarah Quartel. Featuring Prime Voci of Seattle Girls Choir, Juliet Stratton on harp, and Susanna Valleau on piano.
Visit our website for more information: www.seattlegirlschoir.org.

Historic Seattle and Seattle Theatre Group step up with bid for The Showbox

Nonprofits Historic Seattle and Seattle Theatre Group, the operator of The Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres, have made their bid to purchase downtown Seattle music venue The Showbox.

The groups announced their bid Tuesday night but did not disclose the dollar amount of the offer.

“We are thrilled to have such a strong partner as STG in our effort to purchase The Showbox,” Eugenia Woo, director of preservation services at Historic Seattle, said in an announcement of the effort. “As we continue our due diligence and look forward to the opportunity to negotiate with the property’s owner, Historic Seattle will not back down in our fight to protect The Showbox.” Continue reading

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