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Tama Tokuda: 1920-2013 A Bright Star and Beaming Artist Remembered

Tama Tokuda: 1920-2013 A Bright Star and Beaming Artist Remembered

Ann Fujii Lindwall September 18, 2013 0

As my cousin Wendy Tokuda Hall and I talked about our recently departed Tama, it was like seeing a totally different person than the one I knew. I wasn’t aware of all of her

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Farewell from Jagged Noodles

Farewell from Jagged Noodles

Huy X. Le September 18, 2013 0

Dear Readers, It is with mixed emotions that I announce that this will be the last “Jagged Noodles” column I write — at least for a long while. The baby has consumed my world,

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The Satsop Chronicles:  An Artist in the Nuclear Age

The Satsop Chronicles: An Artist in the Nuclear Age

Alan Chong Lau September 18, 2013 0

Left: Etsuko Ichikawa’s “Echo” series is now on display at Davidson Galleries. Photo credit: Lincoln Potter. Right: “Memory of Echoes 1, 2013” by Etsuko Ichikawa. Aquagraph, pyrograph, paper. Right: “Memory of Echoes 1, 2013”

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Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Visits API Leaders

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Visits API Leaders

The International Examiner September 18, 2013 0

From left to right: Rich Stolz, executive director of OneAmerica; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama and Beth Takekawa, executive director of The Wing. Photo credit: ICHS. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Asian American

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Makana: The Multifaceted Man

Makana: The Multifaceted Man

Yayoi Lena Winfrey September 18, 2013 1

Ask Makana about the slack key guitar music he plays and he’s liable to answer you with a dissertation on Native Hawai’ian land rights. The man is that multifaceted. Known for his complex guitar-plucking

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Fiona Dawns a Seattle Kind of C-Pop

Fiona Dawns a Seattle Kind of C-Pop

Christina Twu September 18, 2013 0

Photo credit: Dikka Vega. Singer-songwriter Fiona Dawn’s summer EP release “Tricks of the Trade” is equal portions Mandarin and English, Chinese and American. “This is kind of what you’ll get if you listen to

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Q&A: Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman on the places that shape him, from Sri Lanka to St. Louis to Seattle

Q&A: Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman on the places that shape him, from Sri Lanka to St. Louis to Seattle

Shiwani Srivastava September 18, 2013 0

It’s hard to describe the music of singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman, but a few words come to mind – soaring, haunting, folksy and clever. Others have described him as “a feast” and as “first-rate, folk-based

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Q&A: Patti Warashina on 50 Years of Creating

Q&A: Patti Warashina on 50 Years of Creating

Susan Kunimatsu September 18, 2013 0

Patti Warashina in her studio. Photo by Susan Kunimatsu “Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom,” currently on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum surveys the 50-year career of this internationally known artist and Washington native. The

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Xiaojin Wu, a ‘Keeper’ at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Xiaojin Wu, a ‘Keeper’ at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Sheenie Yip September 18, 2013 0

“I think it’s a general misconception that a Chinese young person would not be interested in Japanese art,” said Xiaojin Wu, a China-born Asian art curator with her doctorate from Princeton University in Japanese

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Meet Miles Okazaki, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist from Port Townsend

Meet Miles Okazaki, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist from Port Townsend

Jessica Davis September 18, 2013 0

Noted New York-based guitarist Miles Okazaki has toured all over the U.S., Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, but Washington state is where his interest in music began. “I grew up around a lot

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