Wayne Horvitz turned 60 this fall, and he’s celebrating the way any jazz musician worth his salt would—by playing an epic ton of gigs. The illustrious composer, pianist, and local jazz booster (he opened The Royal Room in 2011) released a new album in July, called Some Places Are Forever Afternoon.
Nearly 4,000 people turned out for last Saturday’s Pawsitive Alliance’s 4th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House, an effort that helped find homes for 417 homeless cats and dogs in Washington. It was the largest turnout to date, with 32 animal shelters—including Auburn Valley Humane Society, Benton County Animal Control and Blue Mountain Humane Society—in attendance. “We are thrilled with how much this event has grown each year,” Yolanda Morris, board president and co-founder, said.
Aesthetically, painter Chandler Woodfin and sculptor Todd Jannausch couldn’t be any more different. Woodfin creates colorful, sprawling pieces on pristine white backgrounds while Jannausch is often sanding down hunks of metal, his weathered face shielded from flying sparks. But process-wise, the two are joined at the hip.
It’s been in the air, the trees and the wind—also the news. Twin Peaks, the surreal crime drama about a small-town murder, is back for a new season and is again filming here in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps I don’t have the right to write this article. After all, die-hard fans of the ‘90’s cult television show have had to wait 25 years for this new season, and I haven’t even lived that long. I can’t imagine the pain of such anticipation.
There are points in a season where everything can turn. Monday night, Detroit Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson (a.k.a. "Megatron") provided one of those moments when he fumbled what would have been a sure touchdown, thanks to former holdout Kam Chancellor's defense.
As Johnson was about to score, Chancellor punched the ball from his hands and K.J. Wright knocked it out the back of the end zone (a borderline illegal move but no penalty was called) with just over a minute remaining in the game. What a gift of a play.
Bipartisanship in Seattle usually means a Democrat and a Socialist posing for a selfie, but it used to be different. Seattle used to have Republicans, not only Republicans, but progressive urban reformers—think of city council members like Tim Hill who rode his bike on the campaign trail, Bruce Chapman and John Miller, who launched the city’s neighborhood P-Patch system, Chris Bayley who cleaned-up corruption in the prosecutor’s office.
When she was 7 years old, Meagan Grandall, lead singer and songwriter for the Seattle-based dream pop band Lemolo, would wade into the ocean and push little boats out into the waves. They say what you did when you were young is what you’re meant to do when you’re older, and while it’s true that Grandall doesn’t work with actual boats per se, this adage remains true for the silky-voiced singer who frequently finds herself treading in musical depths and letting her compositions float away.
Tickets for this thing will likely go quick.
Seattle comedian Brett Hamil, who writes for City Arts magazine and hosts a regular politically charged YouTube video series, has amassed a star-studded lineup for the inaugural episode of his new monthly talk show, The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil, debuting October 21 at 8 p.m. at the Northwest Film Forum.
Seattle Superheroes is a regular series on seattlemag.com wherein artists depict standout people in our community as superheroes. While we've taken some artistic license with the narratives, the sentiment behind them is very real.
Lego is NOT just for kids: The 14th Annual BrickCon is this weekend at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). It’s a convention put on by passionate Lego hobbyists featuring hundreds and maybe even thousands of models made of Lego. Still not convinced? Look at this Lego model of the Titanic—it’s incredible.
More secure credit card chip readers are supposed to be installed in stores by Thursday, although only 27 percent of retailers have the new machines, KIRO 7 reports. Cards with chips will no longer be swiped, but dipped into the new readers that provide an added level of security by creating a unique code for every transaction and not transmitting personal information.
At last, October is here. String up the ghost lights, deck your mantle with pumpkins and add faux spider webs to all surfaces with wild abandon because it's time to get in the Halloween spirit.
To kick off the season of tricks and treats, I've compiled 31 days worth of scary movies—old ones, new ones, campy ones, disturbing ones. It should be noted that these are my picks and I tend to leave out films like Hostel, Human Centipede, Hills Have Eyes for obvious reasons. I'm also not super into vampire films, so I only have one representative from the genre.
The Seahawks’ 2015 season will be remembered as their Return of the Jedi year.
Allow us to explain. Two seasons ago was the team’s A New Hope year with young Russell Wilson playing the role of Luke Skywalker and leading the upstart rebel team to a universally surprising victory.