She played in Riverdance. She won the all-Ireland fiddle championships. But Eileen Ivers is far more than an Irish fiddle player.
If you think you're not familiar with Mexican folk dance and music, think again.
When Theatre Artists Olympia did "Cannibal: The Musical" four years ago, it was just one in a series of shows with themes or mentions of cannibalism.
In a tiny gallery at the back of the Washington State History Museum, a small, quiet moment in time has been captured. It's a time when the Arts and Crafts movement was still alive and when the Nisqually Flats was home to artists instead of the thundering lanes of Interstate 5.
Everyone has bad days. But when author Judith Viorst's son, Alexander, has a bad day, it's not just plain bad. It's a "Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
When the curtains open at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater tonight, there'll be one man behind the stage who's been making it all happen - the tour, the stage crew, the schedule, even the payroll. He's a guy who started off as neither a New Yorker nor even a dancer, but as a track and football star in Tacoma who discovered dance while recovering from surgery.
For a play about the end of the world as we know it, "Boom" is not only funny but surprisingly hopeful.
You might - if you were fond of bad puns - say that Solomon Douglas is a real swinging guy. Douglas of Seattle, who’ll play Tuesday in Olympia with his 10-piece big band Swingtet, isn’t just a swing bandleader and pianist. He also is a swing dancer, swing-dance teacher and swing-dance DJ.
Deborah Henson-Conant doesn't look or sound like a typical symphony soloist. Dressed in short skirts, glittery tanks and cowboy boots, with long thin braids, she merges Latin, blues, jazz and Celtic with a showstopper voice and a stand-up comic delivery. Oh, and she does all this with her instrument strapped round her shoulders - a metallic-blue electric harp.
Though it's based on the children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Broadway version of "The Secret Garden" is a musical with something to say to all ages.