GO Arts: Critic's Picks: Piano recital at UPS, Hawaiian heritage at the Rialto, Barefoot Dance Collective and Portland Cello Project at the Blue Mouse

Tacoma News TribuneApril 10, 2014 

Duane Hulbert piano recital at UPS

Bach, Beethoven, Granados and Liszt are all on the program of “The Passion of the Piano,” a recital by University of Puget Sound faculty member and Grammy Award-nominated pianist Duane Hulbert. Works like Beethoven’s “Appassionata” sonata and Liszt’s “Rigoletto Paraphrase” pair virtuosic technique with passionate emotion inspired by death, love and tragedy. 2 p.m. April 13. $12.50 general/$8.50 seniors, students, military and UPS community/free for UPS students. Schneebeck Hall, UPS, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-6013, tickets.pugetsound.edu

Hawaiian heritage at the Rialto

Four Hawaiian musical legends team up at the Rialto Theater this Friday for “Hawaiian Heritage.” Grammy-winning slack-key guitarist Dennis Kamakahi and Grammy-nominated acoustic and electric guitarist Stephen Inglis pair with musical duo Waipuna (Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat) to celebrate Hawaiian musical and storytelling traditions. 7:30 p.m. April 11. $19/$29/$39. Rialto Theater, 310 S. 9th St., Tacoma. 253-591-5894, broadwaycenter.org

BareFoot Collective dances “The Body Politic"

The BareFoot dance collective offers its spring show, “The Body Politic,” in three performances this weekend. Exploring the relationship between the body and society, community, personality, gender and politics, the show includes works by Katie Stricker, Michael Hoover, Faith Stevens, Celeste Reed, Sarah Kathryn Olds, Sophie Nevin and Constance Villines. 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12, 2 p.m. April 13. $10/$5 under-10. 323 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma. 206-745-0492, barefootcollective.org

Portland Cello Project with Stephanie Anne Johnson

Coming to the Blue Mouse Theater this Friday courtesy of University of Puget Sound is the Portland Cello Project, an eclectic cello ensemble that plays everything from Bach to Metallica. They’ll share the stage with Tacoma’s “The Voice” contestant, blues singer Stephanie Anne Johnson, with a cappella women’s vocal group What She Said to open. 8 p.m. April 11. $9. Blue Mouse Theater, 2611 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. 253-752-9500, tickets.pugetsound.edu

Rosemary Ponnekanti: 253-597-8568 rosemary.ponnekanti@thenewstribune.com

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