He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.
Traditional weaving has become an endangered art because, as stated in a Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture press release, in the past 150 years,
Recession, mortgage crisis, unemployment. These words have been thrown around a lot since 2008. The economic downtown has affected many aspects of our society
What descriptive expressions come to mind when the word art is mentioned? Beautiful, moving, avant-garde, magnificent, shocking?
Do you think of the home to the Persian civilization? Do you see news clips containing Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and protesters in the streets? Does your mind conjure up images of women wearing black chador?
Among the riders were Japanese American couple William (Bill) and Ruth Akiyoshi of Whittier, Calif. On the doors of their car were two placards that said, “Welcome Home, Bill Akiyoshi.”
Do you know what the soundtracks of the sci-fi show “Battlestar Galactica” and the video game “Sonic Unleashed” have in common with certain works of classical music composers John Cage and Lou Harrison?
They all contain the haunting, bell-like sounds of gamelan, an Indonesian musical ensemble.
It was a warm evening on Saturday, July 18. Outside the Seattle Buddhist Church on South Main Street, a large circle of diverse people, many wearing colorful summer kimonos, were dancing to Japanese folk music and the beating of a big drum. Others looked on, snapping pictures while enjoying Japanese-style shaved ice.