Arts & Culture

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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.

Seattle South Asian Film Festival founder Rita Meher. (Photo by Shikha Jain)

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Tasveer's Rita Meher has touched countless lives and made the Northwest a global center for South Asian feminism.

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When traditional talk therapies fall flat, more and more Northwest military veterans suffering PTSD are turning to art therapy.

Eeshan Tripathi, Dhruv Lohumi, Adam Dow, and Preeti Singh of Improv Comedy Mumbai — the first improv troop in India. The Mumbai crew was started by Dow and is in Seattle this month for a string of special performances. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Improv Comedy Mumbai, a group founded by Seattle native Adam Dow, is in town this week for "Bollywood themed" improv performances.

"Space Gospel" artist NorvisJr performs at Moshka. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

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Moksha, a hybrid clothing store and venue on the Ave, is showcasing genre-bending black musicians.

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Seattle-based transgender activist, producer, and artist Aneesh Sheth, launched a Kickstarter and filmed a pilot of original webseries "CRAVE."

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A new documentary, "Kenbe Fem," featuring David Pierre-Louis' efforts to rebuild his family's hometown in Haiti debuts this Thursday, June 25.

A Legong Balinese dancer. (Photo from Flickr by Jorge Dalmau)

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Watching white Seattleites’ adopting Indonesian culture taught me that I can fit in here without giving up my identity.

​Kyle Matthews, 21

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I set out with my camera down Rainier Ave to see if I could capture what it's like to live in a "bad neighborhood."

Alia Marsha (third from right) and her family celebrating Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia in 2011. "Every year, the younger siblings of the family would make visits to the older ones. Since my father is the youngest of 8 siblings, we would go to so many houses which was a curse because traffic but a blessing because food!" (Courtesy photo)

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With Seattle Muslims drawing their traditions from around the globe, there’s more than one way to break a Ramadan fast.

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'The Unicorn Files' fights the sexist notion that girls can't be geeks with a Tumblr blog and a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring women in geekdom.

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The English language should take a cue from these five Mandarin Chinese phrases.

Artistic director John Murphy, left, rehearses EZID, which opens June 20th. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Choreographer’s recent trip to Northern Iraq inspires latest dance performance from The Cabiri nonprofit troupe in Seattle.

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Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Latino poet laureate of the United States.

Iranian pop singer Amitis and Snoop Dogg, united by green screen. (Photo via YouTube)

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Am I the only Iranian American excited about this new Snoop Dogg cameo?

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Artist George Tsutakawa's fountain sculpture at Seattle Central College has been revived, after a volunteer campaign. "Fountain" has a vital place in Seattle's Asian American history.