Arts & Culture

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Your guide to celebrating 2015 Día de los Muertos in Seattle and around the Northwest.

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“No, it's not scary,” says Margaret Cho about sharing even her deepest secrets. “I think that as artists, we always use our lives in our work.”

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Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.

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Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.

Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

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Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.

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Can't quite find the right word to express how you're feeling? Try these handy Amharic phrases that just don't have an equal in English.

A member of the G.O.O.D. Girls addresses the crowd at Beautify the Block. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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They may look tough, but the B.A.D. Boyz and G.O.O.D Girls of Rainier Vista just want to Beautify the Block.

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"Waterfall" not only brings pop star Bie Sukrit to the United States in the lead role, but also crosses the cultures of Thai and American musical theater traditions.

A child contributes to an interactive art portion of the exhibit. (Photo by Mahroo Keshavarz)

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What will keep the legacy of Seattle hip-hop moving? MOHAI exhibit curators have an idea.

A note that accompanies the crosswalk paint job raises a series of somber concerns.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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The trend of guerilla crosswalk painting in Seattle continued when a Rainier Beach crosswalk was repainted with the colors of the Ethiopian flag.

Artist Keith Salmon hikes in the Scottish countryside, a key part of his process for creating impressionistic landscape paintings. The painter is profiled in the upcoming film Glen Rosa, by Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton. (Courtesy photo)

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Seattle filmmaker Dan Thornton illuminates a visually impaired landscape painter's process in the new film Glen Rosa.

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New group Au Collective centers the experiences and perspectives of artists of color, women and queer artists in dance.

Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.

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This month in Seattle: Breakfast with Singapore's ambassador, capoeira at lunch, and Caribbean jerk chicken dinner.

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On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, a Seattle teen traveled to Japan for a goodwill concert.

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Claudia Castro Luna has masters degrees in poetry and urban planning and is a K-12 certified teacher.

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With short funny skits posted to YouTube, language teachers with the Puyallup Tribe aim to boost the everyday usage of the endangered Lushootseed language.

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Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle aims to empower people with Afro-Latino heritage—often made invisible in the broader community—through art.

Ryun Yu portrays Gordon Hirabayashi. (Photo by Michael Lamont)

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Biographical play "Hold These Truths" depicting Gordon Hirabayashi's fight for civil rights sees a big sophomore year at Seattle's ACT Theatre.

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The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.

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Ky-Mani Marley brings his reggae/hip-hop/country fusion sound to Nectar Lounge tonight.