Performing with a vocalist isn’t something the Tacoma Concert Band usually does — but for the season’s final concert Saturday in the Pantages, director Bob Musser wanted to do things a little different. The soloist is Eugenie Jones, a singer just named Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year, while the program ranges from big-band standards to Ella Fitzgerald songs and even one of Jones’ originals.
If you watched the trailer for “Keanu” — starring Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key of Comedy Central’s beloved series “Key & Peele” — and wondered “is this a real movie?” you’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the auto-searches on Google. It’s understandable, as most know “Key & Peele” as a veritable factory of genre-bending viral sketches that engage with the tropes of Hollywood. But yes, “Keanu” is a real movie, a real funny one at that.
The 14th annual Tacoma Jazz and Blues Festival, slated for July 30, is in financial trouble and needs help to keep going. The annual event with indoor and outdoor stages along South Tacoma Way has lost several of its sponsors, says Rich Wetzel, who will postpone the event if he doesn’t find more by early May.
The 46th annual Bumbershoot music festival will include acts such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Idol, Fetty Wap, KYGO, Tame Impala and Halsey. Organizers announced the 2016 festival lineup Monday night in Seattle.
Virtual reality, oddly enough, isn't immune to the problems that arise in practical reality. Just ask would-be fans of the Oculus Rift headset, many — possibly most — of whom are still waiting for their $600 gadgets more than four weeks after they started shipping .
Skateboarding isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind to pair with bonsai. But with "Decked Out" the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way combines an ancient Japanese art with contemporary American street art in an unexpected - and groundbreaking - way.
VIDEO: Decked Out -- When bonsai meets skate art
VIDEO: 25 years of song with Tacoma Youth Chorus
VIDEO: Duane Hulbert- 30 years of piano at Puget Sound