Arts Listings

Writing a Life Story with Esther Altshul Helfgott

Writing a Life Story with Esther Altshul Helfgott

  Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Poetry Local author Esther Altshul Helfgott, Ph.D., will lead an afternoon of poetry and reflection. Helfgott will read from her most recent works, “Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary & Poems” (2013) and “Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer’s” (2014). A longtime literary activist, 2010 Jack Straw poet, and(…)

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Kisses to the Children

Kisses to the Children

  Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Film Five Greek-Jewish children, who were saved by Christian families during the German occupation, “hidden children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Offering a glimpse into the past, “Kisses to the Children” depicts the life of Greek Jewish communities before the war, complemented with rare images of(…)

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Lazer Lloyd

Lazer Lloyd

  Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. Concert Known as Israel’s “king of the blues,” American-born Lazer Lloyd croons soulfully about those classic blues topics and about his own spiritual journey and life, which led him to Israel 20 years ago. Influenced by blues, southern rock, and gospel, Lazer Lloyd grew up listening to B.B.(…)

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The Touré-Raichel Collective

The Touré-Raichel Collective

Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. Concert Dreadlocked Israeli superstar Idan Raichel returns to Seattle with his latest experiment, collaboration with Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré. The duo took their improvised recording sessions and created a masterpiece of an album, The Tel Aviv Sessions, which shot to the top of the world music charts.(…)

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In Sleep The World Is Yours

In Sleep The World Is Yours

Saturday, October 11 at 2 p.m. Concert Music of Remembrance opens its tenth Sparks of Glory concerts-with-commentary season with Lori Laitman’s 2013 song cycle “In Sleep the World Is Yours,” inspired by the poetry of Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger. Selma died in a Ukrainian labor camp in 1942 at the age of 18, but her powerful poetry(…)

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