Artist Ticket Picks: Seattle Women In Jazz, Joseph’s Sweetheart show at Fremont Abbey and more!

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Thursday, February 13 I Seattle Women in Jazz Festival presents: Clave Gringa featuring Ann Reynolds & EntreMundos QuartetoSeattle, Washington

Seattle Women in Jazz is the first organization of its kind locally to specifically highlight some of Seattle’s best jazz artists and bands, led by and/or comprised of women. Seattle Women in Jazz also works to engage youth in the art of jazz, to honor our elders of jazz, and to reach out to potential new audience members and those who would not otherwise get to attended a jazz concert. The organization produces an annual festival, workshops and a quarterly music series.

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318921-250Friday, February 14 I Joseph (formerly Dearborn) release party, with The Local Strangers (duo), Benjamin Doerr (St Paul de Vence)Seattle, Washington

A special Valentine’s Day SWEETHEARTS SHOW featuring Joseph (formerly Dearborn) release party with The Local Strangers (duo) and Benjamin Doerr (St Paul de Vence).

Reserved candlelit tables are available with advance tickets. Dessert, fizzy drinks, etc. will be available for purchase. All are welcome though, this isn’t a specifically couples event!

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322226-250Starts Thursday, February 20 I LungFish Productions’ The Last Five YearsSeattle, Washington

Book, music, and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown with EmilyRose Frasca and James Frasca.

Direction: Kyle James Traver
Music Direction: Kim Strathdee Dare

Lungfish Productions re-envisions the story of the last five years of relationship between characters Cathy Hiatt, aspiring actress, and Jamie Wellerstein, successful novelist.

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Starts Thursday, February 20 I The Minstrel Show RevisitedSeattle, Washington317201-250

This production is a reworking of Artistic Director Donald Byrd’s award winning 1991 production The Minstrel Show – a satirical look at the often derogatory song-and-dance tradition of minstrelsy.

With traditional and popular music from the minstrelsy period by Scott Joplin and Stephen Foster, this updated show for the Company’s 2013/4 season also includes original music from renowned composer Mio Morales.

Byrd, in a January 1992 Los Angeles Times interview, said his motivation in creating the original work was “not to authentically or historically recreate minstrel shows, but to make something that has a feeling of minstrel shows and is structured somewhat like them with more contemporary sensibility.”

In The Minstrel Show Revisited, he writes, “while the racially-motivated slaying of Yusef Hawkins was the impetus for the creation of the original piece, in light of the recent Trayvon Martin slaying and George Zimmerman acquittal it seems necessary and timely to revisit it.”

This production is part of Spectrum Dance Theater’s 2013-4 America: Sex, Race & Religion season, exploring three quintessential preoccupations of the American psyche.

Presented in collaboration with Seattle Repertory Theatre.