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Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Welcome back to the Multiverse. If the most recent Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Everything Everywhere All at Once, stoked your interest in compelling alternate realities, then the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe merits your attention, too. This movie has intelligence, humor, relatable themes and dazzlingly crafted animation. Continue Reading Reeder’s Movie Reviews: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
New guitar composition evokes formation of the Grand Coulee
The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington couldn’t be further away from waterfront property. But at the end of the last ice age, the area was, at times, underwater. Torrential flooding cascaded through the area and created the current landscape, including the Grand Coulee.
Some 15,000 years later, that geological gravitas has inspired a composition for guitars.
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More Than Music: The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (LHJF) is a jewel among the rolling Palouse hills. Held for 56 years at the University of Idaho in Moscow, this festival has gathered on stage such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and the man of note, Lionel Hampton, who has the U of I School of Music named in his honor. This festival is a grand event that brings together jazz greats and students to create something unique. Continue Reading More Than Music: The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
Badger Mountain Challenge: A unique running community, a changing landscape
Badger Mountain Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQTyTxkMOS0&list=PL6pHcbVJ2q0GlWFInFMhze7AALPhxA-zs&index=42The annual Badger Mountain Challenge brings together an extraordinary community of people who celebrate running and support each other on this unique, treasured and threatened ultramarathon course… Continue Reading Badger Mountain Challenge: A unique running community, a changing landscape
Pacific Northwest poet revisits social injustices
Five years since it was first published, Maps, a collection of poems by Tacoma writer Christina Vega, is still relevant today as a response to social injustice, they said.
“I’m asking readers to return to the work,” Vega said. “Let’s look at it again, these issues are still here.”
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The Results Are In! Classical Countdown Spring 2023 Playlist
You voted for your favorite classical works. See how they are ranked in the countdown. Continue Reading The Results Are In! Classical Countdown Spring 2023 Playlist