Music & Culture

Classical Music Posts

Maps by Christina Vega is the third edition of Vega's poetry collection, first published in 2017. Photo courtesy of Blue Cactus Press.

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.”

Read More »
A photo of the marquee outside the Tacoma Opera's premiere of the Tacoma Method opera shows a green rimmed marquee with the word "Rialto" in large block letters. There are office buildings in the background and the signs hangs above a street. In the far background is a blue sky with bright, white clouds.

Tacoma Method Opera tells history from a new perspective

That history tends to repeat itself, especially when people don’t learn lessons from the past, is the guiding sentiment for Teresa Pan-Hosley in her work as the president of the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation. This organization is solely dedicated to reconciling the dark history of the Chinese expulsion from Tacoma in 1885.

Read More »