Posts tagged City Arts
Buddy Bolden on the Brink of Madness

No one knows the story for sure, but let’s proceed with this version: 
In the spring of 1898, a procession of musicians strode down a New Orleans city street swaying their trumpets to a tune. Blocks away, a young cornet player tapped his horn against the curb, put it to his lips and began to blow so loud and so powerfully that the parade stopped. Spellbound, it detoured toward his sound.

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Waxie Moon Rising

With his gentle voice and expressive blue eyes leveled over a cup of coffee, Marc Kenison radiates loving warmth. The man best known as burlesque star Waxie Moon expresses a sincere desire to help people feel more comfortable with who and where they are. Kenison—who’s also a teacherObamacare spokesperson and Seattle landmark—talked about his return to the stage as an actor for the first time in seven years, his recent burlesque accolades and exciting upcoming theatre projects, and why he thinks Seattle is such a supportive city to queer arts.

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Q&AJake UittiCity Arts
Meet Lena Dunham’s Local Opener

Mindie Lind, champion of Cripp Culture and smoky-voiced singer in the band Inly, found out about a month ago that, out of the hundreds of videos submitted to an open call, she had been selected as Seattle’s opening musical act for Lena Dunham when she comes to town on Oct. 18 to promote her new book. Since then, the provocative news outlet Gawker out-ed Dunham, writer and director and star of HBO’s Girls, for “not paying” the opening artists, after which Dunham reversed course and decided she would compensate the performers opening the readings for her new memoir Not That Kind Of Girl. While we wait for the big day to arrive, Mindie chats with us about her love for Lena, her Girls dreams, the recent Gawker controversy and more.

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Q&AJake UittiCity Arts
Telenova

Telenova has lied to me. She smiles while she would have me believe in love. She has sent me notes to tell me how she likes my stride, how I walk across a room like an elephant. She has spent the night.

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EssayJake UittiCity Arts