Arts & Culture

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How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.

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A Euro-mazing Pride event, Filipino film fest, and a orchestra made of trash round out our top 5 things to do in Seattle this June.

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LA comic Maz Jobrani shows us how funny Iranian and Middle Eastern people are. His new movie "Jimmy Vestvood: American Hero" takes it to the next level.

Author Sebastian Junger in a photo by photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed covering conflict in Libya in 2011. (Photo via Town Hall Seattle)

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Why is it such a challenge for military veterans to readjust to civilian life? Author Sebastian Junger tackles this question in his new book "Tribe."

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The anticipated demolition of the old Richard Hugo House building on June 1 paves way for a bigger new space and programs.

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These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.

Grey Filastine, right, with Indonesian rapper Nova. The experimental activist electronic music duo are playing at an undisclosed warehouse location Saturday night. (Courtesy photo by Miguel Edwards)

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Activist musician Grey Filastine, who cut his teeth raising a ruckus during the WTO riots, returns to Seattle this weekend.

Lauren Kelley, Pickin’, 2007

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"Posing Beauty" a new photography exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum explores the perception of beauty in the black experience.

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It’s May! Time to march for your rights, eat pierogis, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo the authentic way.

Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

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Kenneth Bae, a Lynnwood missionary who spent two years of a 15-year-sentence of hard labor, is the longest serving U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea.

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Remembered for her packed, Friday night drag shows at Inay's Asian Pacific Cuisine, Atasha Alfajora, AKA Atasha Manila, opens a new chapter in her life.

"The Ladder" by Troy Gua.

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Seattle artist Troy Gua doesn't hesitate to name Prince as his biggest influence. Gua's photo series “Le Petit Prince,” which features a miniature Prince doll replicating iconic images...

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The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.

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The program will host workshops for Chinese, Ethiopian, Punjabi, Spanish-speaking, African American and Tlingit communities.

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Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.

The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

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Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.

Brushy One String (Courtesy photo by Agustin Dusserre)

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Bringing world music to American stages isn’t easy. That’s what makes the globalFEST tour in town this week so special.

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Despite it being the fifth largest religion in the world, Aman Kuar Mann says young American Sikhs like her are still fighting for recognition and respect.

Lion Dance leader Royal Tan with LED lion. (Video still by Seth Halleran)

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Royal Tan has been studying the Lion Dance since he was three. Now he's bringing the 1700 year old Chinese tradition to new audiences around the Northwest.

Irene Auma, at center, helps conduct a yoga class at Thursdayin Seattle. Auma plans to start the first yoga-in-prisons program in Kenya. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Irene Auma is in Seattle this week taking special yoga-training classes in hopes of bringing her skills back home to vulnerable people in Kenyan prisons.

Seattle hip hop artist Draze performs at the EMP's Black History Month Kickoff on Saturday. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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Seattle hip-hop's hometown hero Draze has a new mixtape filled with South Seattle anthems.