In the new Seattle Opera Center, a quote by the Opera’s founder, Glynn Ross, reads in part, “We are not custodians of the old order. We are not curators of establishment art. We must be oriented towards the future…”
Last spring, actor and comedian Mary Sohn landed on a network TV show after years of hard work performing on cruise ships and waiting tables. Sohn was talking to her mom who, at that point, was finally much more on board with her daughter’s unconventional career path.
The Japanese pop girl group Perfume conquered their native country, branched out to international touring, and became the first J-Pop group ever to be booked at California’s prestigious Coachella Festival. They’re also performing at the Paramount Theatre on April 10.
His museum exhibit displays sketches, photos, and imagery of Captain America — if he were a Sikh man with a turban and beard. His mission is to challenge traditional narratives about what a hero looks like, and this sort of representational storytelling is something that Singh encourages in others. His talks, given in Captain America attire and a turban, which includes comic-creating workshops, have drawn the eye of schools nationwide, including some in Seattle.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY When asked about her favorite part of Wing Luke’s new Asian science fiction exhibit, exhibit developer Mikala Woodward didn’t have to think long. The exhibit, explained Woodward, “Starts out in a teenager’s bedroom. A lot of people get interested in science fiction when they’re young, so a lot of […]
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly An exhibition of Indian art, on a scale previously unseen in the United States, is now on display at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur, India, Peacock in the Desert […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Once a year on a special night, a hundred demons and spirits come together and parade through the streets of Japan led by the powerful spirit known as Nurarihyon. The demons revel while people hide in their homes. If a human should cross paths with the parade, they will […]
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Christine Toy Johnson, actor, singer, dancer, and writer, isn’t due back in Seattle for about a month, when she’ll star in the new stage musical “Come From Away.” But she’s happy to admit that she can’t wait. “I love Seattle!” enthused Johnson, who opens in the musical at the […]
By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actress’ affinity for animals, especially those of the cute and cuddly variety. So when the people behind the new IMAX original film “Pandas’’ asked “The Good Place’’ star if […]
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly The anticipation leading up to the release of Crazy Rich Asians, based on the popular novel by Kevin Kwan, has been intense. The movie will be the first in Hollywood history to feature an all-Asian cast, and therefore an all-Asian storyline. It has been lauded as the next […]