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SIFF PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY ON PRISON BASKETBALL TEAM

Produced in part by NBA All-Star and former Seattle Super Sonic Kevin Durant, Q Ball profiles a handful of men whose crimes range from domestic abuse to gun possession to murder. While many of their crimes are severe, Q Ball paints a picture of at-times broken people in real need of love, support and rehabilitation. Prison, after all, is a place where people should reform and at San Quentin, for many, that reformation happens through sport and competition.

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SONGWRITER MEKLIT HADERO RECONNECTS WITH SEATTLE AT THE COLUMBIA CITY THEATER

San Francisco-based singer, Meklit Hadero, considers Seattle a second home — or a third home, or maybe a fourth. For the soulful, jazzy singer-songwriter, who was born in Ethiopia and raised in the United States, the Emerald City is a place where she can reconnect with family and with a part of the world in which she lived for more than a year. And Hadero will do just that on Nov. 30 at the Columbia City Theater, when she graces the stage to perform songs from her immaculate and expansive catalogue. To preview the gig, we caught up with the songwriter to ask her about her beginnings as an artist, how she honed her writing style and what she looks to, when the world can seem too much.

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GRAMMY WINNER LISA LOEB BRINGS HER MUSIC FOR “GROWN UPS” TO THE COLUMBIA CITY THEATER

If you’re over 30, chances are you know the name Lisa Loeb. Better yet, chances are you know her hit song, “Stay.” But, in case you aren’t familiar with the talented and prolific songwriter, who will play Seattle May 11th at the historic Columbia City Theater, let us say this: Lisa Loeb is the consummate professional. She writes music for “grownups,” as she calls ‘em, as well as kids and the entire family. She is a Grammy winner.

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SHE’S MIGHTY, MIGHTY: BRIQ HOUSE AND HER SUNDAY NIGHT SHUGA SHAQ

Ms. Briq House—a burlesque performer, sex work advocate, professional cuddler, stripper, educator, and entertainer—wants you to see the light. Raised by her grandparents as a Southern Baptist Christian, House was an active member of the church as a youth. She worshiped. She spread the word. But, at twenty-five, she sought a divorce from her then-husband (with whom she remains in amicable contact), and that is when, “We saw people’s true colors,” she says.

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TROMBONE SHORTY BRINGING SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS TO SEATTLE

Trombone Shorty, playing Seattle on Sunday, August 20 as part of the annual Woodland Park Zoo series, is well known for his prowess on brass instruments. Famous for his skills on the trumpet, trombone and as a bandleader, Trombone Shorty (aka New Orleans’ Troy Andrews) has been fronting groups since he was a child. An affable, thoughtful and generous fellow, the musician recently began a summer tour showcasing the music from his hometown, including cuts off his new record, 2017’s Parking Lot Symphony. We had a chance to catch up with the virtuoso to ask him about the Big Easy, how his musical ear developed, his thoughts on his lineage and much more.

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