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african american film festival
Now in its 11th year, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival features films from around the world and by local filmmakers. From an 18th century epic tale to a black Western, sci-fi, animation, and environmental films, catch these and a lot more at the festival focused on films by and about African Americans.
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film: time to go
An elderly man receives a visitor from above in this animated short by Vancouver Film School student Arian Rahimian.
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bellingham theatre guild
The Bellingham Theatre Guild is one of the oldest continuously operated community theatres on the West Coast. PIE goes backstage with the volunteers who break a leg to keep community theatre thriving in the 21st century.
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lion dance
The LQ Lion Dance group performs at Lunar New Year Celebrations in Seattle's International District.
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film: after the rain
This short film by Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Kylee Kitchens and Seth Orza, performing on a rainy day. Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, with pianist Allan Dameron and violinist Michael Lim.
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ReScene: suquamish totem
An old picture of a totem pole leads us to Suquamish, a quiet reservation by the sound steeped in Native history.
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city arts editor leah baltus
Meet Leah Baltus, editor-in-chief of City Arts, and hear how the local arts community is evolving to adapt to changing times.
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art seen: a day at the frye
PIE visits the Frye Art Museum on Seattle's First Hill. This dreamy peek into the galleries of the free museum features director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and highlights community programs.
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film: the recurrent one
This animated short by Andres Tapeton of the Vancouver Film School takes a nighttime journey through peril and domestic tranquility.
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vanishing ice
Art historian and curator Barbara Matilsky has created an exhibit for the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham called "Vanishing Ice," that looks at climate change through the eyes of painters and photographers.
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seattle asian american film festival
Molly speaks with Kevin Bang, Co-Director of Seattle Asian American Film Festival. The 2014 festival February 6-9 at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City.
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film: history of greed
In this animated short from Vancouver Film School student Mauricio Dal Poggetto, a man disovers a fruit which is stolen by some monkeys only to leave some seeds.
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a world of paper
A profile of a current exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum. Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave recreates exquisite, life-size historical costumes and fabrics entirely out of paper.
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hall's halls
A look inside the home of Seattle artist and engineer Kim David Hall. It's chock-full of captivating and imaginative sculptures and contraptions.
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film: donutini sprinklestein and his inconvenient destiny
A sweet animated short created by Vancouver Film School student Vera Kobelkowsky Vidrio through the VFS Digital Character Animation program. Talk about reinvention!
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lelavision's physical music
Lelavision, a Vashon Island-based movement and theater company, performs Physical Music with large metal objects.
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film: shedding
"Shedding" is a clever play on the history of industrialization by Stefano Marrone, a 2013 graduate of the Vancouver Film School.
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drunken telegraph
Megan Sukys and Tad Monroe are so passionate about storytelling, they have started a "storytelling show" in Tacoma. At Drunken Telegraph (named from a famous quote by author Rudyard Kipling when he visited Tacoma) anyone can learn how to tell a story and practice it before a live audience.
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writerly resource
The Richard Hugo House in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of the greatest resources for writers and storytellers in the Northwest. Molly Spurgeon interviews Executive Director Tree Swenson and Writer-in-Residence Peter Mountford.
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the african artist's journey
Local artist Marita Dingus always wanted to be a visual artist, but didn't discover her path until a trip to Africa. Now she uses her art to keep African and African-American culture alive. Her work is being shown at the Northwest African American Museum.
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film: saturday the 14th
Vancouver Film School graduate Kristjan Lyngmo's animated short shows us that the day after Friday the 13th can be just as frightening for the man behind the mask.
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music: touché
Seattle band Touché is influenced by Django Reinhardt and the French gypsy jazz that became every popular in pre-war Paris. Featured song: "Minor Swing" by Django Reinhardt.
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film: wasabi guy
A 3D-animated introduction to that hot green condiment wasabi created by Vancouver Film School student Chris Ushko.
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art seen: first thursday
PIE visits First Thursday in Pioneer Square, the ever-evolving monthly staple for Seattle artists and art-lovers.
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jet city improv's blak cloud
Experience Jet City Improv's take on the Salem witch trials, where the audience decides whether someone burns at the stake or is set free.
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music: triaxe
Brian Hunsaker, George Varghese and Sergio Ortega are Triaxe, Seattle's very own instrumental rock band. Joined by Jay McAllaster on drums and Gus Apostol on bass, these "shredders" are wowing audiences with high energy music and amazing guitar play.
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film: dodgeball
It's David versus Goliath on the dodgeball court in this animated short from the Vancouver Film School, directed by student Nicolas Torres.
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the coffinmaker
The wheel of life. It stops turning for all of us. Filmmaker Dan McComb brings a tender look at a Vashon carpenter who makes earth-friendly caskets.
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ReScene: capitol hill
The show producers bike through the colorful streets of Capitol Hill to recreate a neighborhood scene from a 1930s photograph.
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high flight w/jet city improv
A dramatic reading of John Gillespie Magee, Jr.'s magnificent poem, High Flight, with interpretive acting courtesy of Jet City Improv. [Jet City Improv]
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theremin demo
The musical mainstay of sci-fi movies, the theremin is an electronic instrument that creates some out-of-this-world sounds. 98.1 KING FM’s Bryan Lowe shows us this unique instrument, and how it is played without even touching it. [98.1 Classical KING FM]
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film: space bar
What really happened when man first landed on the moon? Find out, as told in this short film from Nicholas Hogan and the Vancouver Film School. [Vancouver Film School]
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ghost town
Rock/electronica group Ghost Town finds a worldwide audience through social media.
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you're speaking shakespeare
Vancouver BC's Bard on the Beach Artistic Director Christopher Gaze delivers his witty monologue showing how we all are quoting Shakespeare every day without knowing it.
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chinatown strut
Here's a piece of advice—never get into a jazz danceoff with a Chinese dragon. Produced by Good Co. and filmed at the Columbia City Theatre in Seattle.
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art seen: paige barnes
A journey into the desert with dancer and choreographer Paige Barnes, as she reflects upon her new solo Coyote Adapted.
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native art
Curator Katie Bunn-Marcuse brings us examples of the Burke’s collection of colorful handcrafted Native American dancing masks, plus rare and beautiful baskets, and other ethnological artifacts.
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chihuly's collections
The world’s most famous glass artist draws inspiration from his eclectic art collections.
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twisted flicks
Twisted Flicks – Jet City Improv actors bring their overdub magic to the PIE studios and give us a new take on some of our favorite shows. (Downton Abbey 3.1, anyone?)
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vince garbarino
Vince Garbarino plays a live piano soundtrack for PIE and tells us how he composes movie scores.
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lynn shelton
Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton catches up with Enrique Cerna before her new film, Touchy Feely, premieres in her hometown. Lynn talks about the glass ceiling that still exists for women in Hollywood.
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young artists
A profile of young musicians in the KING FM Young Artists contest. The winner gets to perform on King FM.
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rezene
Meet a young and gifted portrait artist dedicated to immortalizing the faces of his community in South Seattle, and his brother who creates a film to capture his work.
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cheap wine and poetry
Every few months, poetry fans gather on Capitol Hill for a night of cheap wine and poetry, hosted by the Richard Hugo House.
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nffty
Young filmmakers from around the world converge on Seattle for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
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the art of art
PIE talks to comic artist Art Spiegelman about the evolution of his work from bubble gum cards to biting social commentary, now presented as a retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery .
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welcome to doe bay
Guest interviewer John Keister chats with the filmmakers behind "Welcome to Doe Bay," a Reel NW Season 3 film about a fast-growing music festival in the San Juan Islands.
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art seen: toddler boogaloo
Local toddlers learn how to breakdance from one of the country's top crews - the Massive Monkees. [ go to a Mini Breaks class ]
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lucky kitty
A visit to the new Bellevue Arts Museum exhibit shows how maneki neko cats became an icon of good fortune.
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what's the word
Our host Bill chats with the artists of “Hedgebrook Rising,” a night of poetry and performance at Town Hall Seattle.
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poetry in action
Spoken word artist Rose McAleese fires up the PIE studio.
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what is a "masterpiece"
Visit Seattle Art Museum's exhibit of masterworks from a real-life "Downton Abbey"
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you’re speaking shakespeare
You don't have to be Bard on the Beach Artistic Director Christopher Gaze to talk like Hamlet. Gaze's riveting monologue reveals how we are all speaking Shakespeare without knowing it.
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the magic flute
How can the "Timeless Coast Salish Realm" and an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart be one and the same? The Magic Flute becomes a critically acclaimed "opulent theatrical experience" set in the Northwest.
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art seen: vancouver public art
An introduction to Vancouver's popular A-mazing Laughter sculptures and other public art installments around town. [ Learn the exact locations of the featured installations on the PIE blog. ]
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j.a. jance
The best-selling Northwest writer tells us about Deadly Stakes, her latest mystery novel, and drops some clues about her next book—a new JP Beaumont thriller set in Seattle. Plus, why we love turning the pages of a good mystery.
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african american film festival
2.19.3
african american film festival
film: time to go
2.18.6
film: time to go
bellingham theatre guild
2.18.5
bellingham theatre guild
lion dance
2.17.5
lion dance
film: after the rain
2.16.6
film: after the rain
ReScene: suquamish totem
2.16.4
ReScene: suquamish totem
city arts editor leah baltus
2.15.5
city arts editor leah baltus
art seen: a day at the frye
2.15.4
art seen: a day at the frye
film: the recurrent one
2.14.6
film: the recurrent one
vanishing ice
2.14.2
vanishing ice
seattle asian american film festival
2.13.4
seattle asian american film festival
film: history of greed
2.11.8
film: history of greed
a world of paper
2.11.2
a world of paper
hall's halls
2.10.3
hall's halls
film: donutini sprinklestein and his inconvenient destiny
2.9.6
film: donutini sprinklestein and his inconvenient destiny
lelavision's physical music
2.8.6
lelavision's physical music
film: shedding
2.8.5
film: shedding
drunken telegraph
2.7.6
drunken telegraph
writerly resource
2.7.4
writerly resource
the african artist's journey
2.7.2
the african artist's journey
film: saturday the 14th
2.5.5
film: saturday the 14th
music: touché
2.4.7
music: touché
film: wasabi guy
2.4.6
film: wasabi guy
art seen: first thursday
2.4.4
art seen: first thursday
jet city improv's blak cloud
2.4.2
jet city improv's blak cloud
music: triaxe
2.3.8
music: triaxe
film: dodgeball
2.3.5
film: dodgeball
the coffinmaker
2.2.7
the coffinmaker
ReScene:  capitol hill
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ReScene: capitol hill
high flight w/jet city improv
2.1.5
high flight w/jet city improv
theremin demo
2.1.4
theremin demo
film: space bar
2.1.3
film: space bar
ghost town
1.17.2
ghost town
you're speaking shakespeare
1.16.5
you're speaking shakespeare
chinatown strut
1.15.3
chinatown strut
art seen:  paige barnes
1.14.6
art seen: paige barnes
native art
1.13.5
native art
chihuly's collections
1.13.2
chihuly's collections
twisted flicks
1.12.6
twisted flicks
vince garbarino
1.12.4
vince garbarino
lynn shelton
1.12.5
lynn shelton
young artists
1.11.2
young artists
rezene
1.11.3
rezene
cheap wine and poetry
1.10.3
cheap wine and poetry
nffty
1.9.6
nffty
the art of art
1.7.2
the art of art
welcome to doe bay
1.7.5
welcome to doe bay
art seen: toddler boogaloo
1.6.3
art seen: toddler boogaloo
lucky kitty
1.6.2
lucky kitty
what's the word
1.5.7
what's the word
poetry in action
1.5.6
poetry in action
what is a "masterpiece"
1.5.2
what is a "masterpiece"
you’re speaking shakespeare
1.4.6
you’re speaking shakespeare
the magic flute
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the magic flute
art seen: vancouver public art
1.4.5
art seen: vancouver public art
j.a. jance
1.3.4
j.a. jance

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Bill Radke is the sort of person who has an entry on Wikipedia, but he's not the sort of person who makes a big deal out of it.

He is a familiar voice to the Northwest radio audience for his work at local stations KUOW and KIRO-FM. National radio audiences last encountered Bill's uniquely off-center take during his time hosting Marketplace Morning Report. Previously he co-hosted Weekend America and created the topical satire show Rewind.

In addition to his work in radio, Bill is a stand-up comic and took first place in the 1992 Seattle International Comedy Festival. He wrote essays to accompany photographs for the book "Seattle" and produced a series of podcasts, which sounds like something to do with fishing, but isn't.

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j.a. jance
lucky kitty
nffty
rezene
young artists
lynn shelton
native art
ghost town
theremin demo
music: triaxe
hall's halls
vanishing ice
lion dance