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REVIEW: ‘Odysseo’ offers a magical equine ballet

Posted February 25th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
There is perhaps no better way to celebrate the Year of the Horse than by attending a performance of “Odysseo,” the $30 million international touring extravaganza blending equestrian arts, theater, music, stage craft, daredevil acrobatics and high-tech wizardry.
Extended through March 30 at the white big top at Marymoor Park in Redmond, “Odysseo” is [...]

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Vivacious Maneula Horn headlines Monroe’s Oktoberfest celebration

Posted September 17th, 2013 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Manuela Horn, dubbed the “Austrian Amazon,” is the headliner of the 2013 Oktoberfest celebration Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe.
Horn has been described as “a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic force of nature.” In 2002, she appeared at Seattle’s Teatro Zinzanni show as a yodeling dominatrix. In 2009, [...]

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Buenos Aires’ 34 Puñaladas quintet draws from tango’s dark past

Posted March 14th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
Seattleites know that there’s much more to Argentina than the new pope.
Notably, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra rang out 2012 with a program that paired Beethoven’s Ninth with “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires,” written in the years 1965-70 by tango legend Astor Piazzolla. (The dancers were from Cirque de Soleil, another area favorite.)
Conversely, [...]

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Leni Stern’s new CD, ‘Smoke, No Fire,’ was recorded in war-torn Mali

Posted February 7th, 2013 by genestout

By MIKEL TOOMBS
“My last album before this one, ‘Sabani,’ was a really happy album. Times were good in Mali,” Leni Stern explained in a November press release for her current album, “Smoke, No Fire,” which was partly conceived (with the help of singer and griot Ami Sacko) and recorded in the capital of the war-torn [...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: World music star M.I.A. live at Showbox at the Market

Posted October 18th, 2010 by genestout

Seattle photographer Christopher Nelson snapped these photos of avant-garde British singer-songwriter M.I.A., who performed a colorful blend of hip-hop, dance, electronica and world music Sunday (Oct. 17) at Showbox at the Market. Rye Rye opened the show.
Backed by a dance troupe and accompanied by a dazzling light show, M.I.A. performed a short, tight set that [...]

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