Arts & Culture

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From Olympia to Mukilteo, Bremerton to Snoqualmie, Western Washington museums have banded together for Museum Week Northwest, a celebration of museums beginning May 16. The...

The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

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When a friend invited me to the World Dance Party a couple weeks ago, my first thought was, "Is this going to be a bunch of hippie white people dancing off-beat to Putamayo CDs?"

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The presence of international dance competition R-16 is a sign that the Seattle Break-dancing scene has made its mark in the global B”boy” world. #seattle #R-16

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The Seattle Globalist's GiveBig Variety Show on May 6th brought together some of the best talent in our community. If you missed it, catch all the highlights below from travel tips to Ethiopian cooking to DNA experiments.

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On Saturday, El Centro de La Raza celebrated Cinco de Mayo by welcoming over 700 people to their Beacon Hill headquarters. A large tent set up outside...

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?

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In a large corner office lined with bookcases at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Film Center, Carl Spence is busy gearing up for the...

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Former Microsoft programmer Kirt Debique wanted to build a new kind of record label to supported Seattle musicians. So far, so good.

Sonora Jha, journalism professor at Seattle University, shines light on the issue of farmer suicides in India with her first novel, "Foreign." (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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While Seattle has its reputation for suicides, across the globe in India, rain and gloom are hardly to blame for rising suicide rates. Last year...

The Mixed Plate at Chamaole Pino in Everett. (Photo by Melody T. via Yelp)

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If you're a Chamorro who's relocated to Seattle, there's more to miss about home than the weather. Back home, we get together to eat...

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I begin to sleep. My body is music. I will never have a home. - from ‘Concession’. City of Rivers. McSweeny’s (2012). Technically, Zubair Ahmed does have a...

Dede Adhanom's son King holding family photo in a still from "Unified Struggle." (Courtesy of Guerrilla Films)

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Giday “Dede” Adhanom is a mother of three living in Seattle, who has devoted most of her life to activism. She’s worked on issues...

Still from "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border"

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“Latin America is the region of open veins. Everything from the discovery until our times has always been transmuted into European — or later,...

Mailarie Muñoz, age 16 (center) and Jennifer Bravo, age 16 (right), during the intermediate Mariachi class program at Wenatchee High School. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A high-school program called Mariachi Huenachi in Wenatchee is not only producing fine music, it’s helping students do better in school.

Laura Wachs with her brother.Laura Wachs with her brother.

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"I am a walking anomaly trying to find out what makes me ignite". My name is Laura Wachs. I'm a spoken word poet from Seattle....

Students Mandela, Emanuel, Vladamir, Maxim and Jacky playing the Villagers in Making Peace in Old Village, August 2012. (Photo by Lea Wulferth)

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“First time you can sit, but second time you gotta spit.”

"American Dresser," 2014 by Thuy-Van Vu. Image courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery.

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While some artists seek to capture the extraordinary, Thuy-Van Vu is more concerned with the mundane — but just as revealing — objects of...

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Expectations are both high and low for tonight’s release of “Cesar Chavez.” Some are thrilled to see the story finally told on the screen. But others are worried that the film is just the latest example of Hollywood pandering to a fast-growing population of Latino moviegoers.

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Author Leilani Nishime explains what motivated her to write about multiracial Asian-Americans in her new book, "Undercover Asian."

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Go from novice to pro with these 7 ways to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

The author's daughter, Ditti, showing off her colors for Holi last year. (Photo by Padmaja Ganeshan-Singh)

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The best way to know how well you’ve celebrated Holi is to dress in white. If there’s not a trace left by the end of the day, you’ve proven you know how to celebrate!