2019/2020 Season

ECA Presented Events

All performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Performancs with ** have an Artist pre-show talk from 6:00-6:40 pm.
Artist pre-show talks are free to attend.

Youth/Student Pricing available on ECA Presented Events.
10% Discount for Seniors 62+ & Military on ECA Presented Events.

Edmonds Center for the Arts

ECA Presents India.Arie | Saturday, September 21, 2019 | $44-$79

INDIA.ARIE is known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians as a poet, songwriter, producer, musician, singer, advocate, friend, and a philanthropist -- but she is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide.     

Sponsored by Ruth & David Arista, Alicia Crank,
Loughrin & Company CPAs, Wendy & Mike Popke

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ECA Presents Naturally 7 | Thursday, September 26, 2019 | $24-$59

Naturally 7 is a band without a band and what they do is far more than a-cappella.  They have multiple ways of making music using only their voices and their repertoire is a mix of their own compositions and cover versions. This year they are celebrating their 20th anniversary which will be accompanied by new releases and remixes of famous hits. 

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

Sponsored by Ralph & Doreen Boy, Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora, Julie Long, Jack Loos

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ECA Presents Los Lobos | Thursday, October 03, 2019 | $39-$74

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. They have consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Los Lobos will be exploring the depths of their catalog in both acoustic and electric form in their 45th Anniversary Tour!

Sponsored by Carla & Dean Nichols, Jan & Benny Teal 

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance, or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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ECA Presents Kelly Hall-Tompkins, “The Fiddler Expanding Tradition” | Saturday, October 12, 2019 | $19-$49

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated Broadway “Fiddler”/Violin Soloist, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, is the first violin soloist to bring an entire program of ALL NEW solo arrangements from the beloved musical through her new album The Fiddler Expanding Tradition.

Sponsored by Margaret & Tom Mesaros, Marla Miller & Al Huff, Bob & Sylvana Reinhart, David Schaefer & Pat Moriarty  

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ECA Presents Jake Shimabukuro | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | $34-$69

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro first came to the world’s attention with his deeply beautiful and original take on George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in a viral video that dominated YouTube in 2005. Since then, the Hawaiian-born Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.”

Sponsored by  Linda & Alan Freyd

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ECA Presents Jeremy Dutcher | Saturday, October 26, 2019 | $19-$44

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist. Jeremy takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new.

Pre-Show talk from 6:15 pm - 6:40 pm

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning and Laura Ellis. Additional funding provided by the Edmonds Diversity Commission.

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ECA Presents Keller Williams' PettyGrass ft. The Hillbenders | Thursday, November 07, 2019 | $19-$49

Keller Williams has established a reputation as a creative force with his unmatched ability to collaborate and evolve in a career spanning more than 20 years. His Tom Petty-inspired project, titled PettyGrass, finds him performing select covers in a rollicking bluegrass style alongside eclectic quintet The Hillbenders.

Sponsored by Susan & Peter Knutson, Sharon & Jim Wilson

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ECA Presents Rodney Crowell | Friday, November 15, 2019 | $19-$54

Known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music, Rodney Crowell has released twenty albums in four decades, with five consecutive number-one hits. His honors include two Grammys and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Sponsored by Ruth & David Arista,
The Cheesemonger’s Table

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ECA Presents Seattle International Comedy Competition | Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | $19-$39

The 40th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition is the real Last Comic Standing.
33 comedians from all over the world competing for over $15,000 in cash prizes. It’s America’s biggest touring comedy festival.

Sponsored by Mike & Leslie Foley, Salt & Iron

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ECA Presents CeCe Winans' Christmas Show | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | $39-$74

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history.

Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career.

Sponsored by Loughrin & Company CPAs

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ECA Presents Mavis Staples | Thursday, January 16, 2020 | $39-$74

Mavis Staples is one of the greatest rhythm & blues and gospel singers of all time. From the traditional gospel music of the 1950s to the 1960s protest songs that underscored some of the decade’s most dramatic social changes, from the self-empowerment anthems of the 1970s to the soulful love tunes and mature Americana of more recent years, Staples and her family have consistently created some of the best and most inspirational music of the past half-century.

Sponsored by Mike & Leslie Foley

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first served basis.

 

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ECA Presents SheshBesh | Saturday, January 18, 2020 | $19-$49

SheshBesh, an Arab-Jewish Ensemble searching for an elusive balance of East and West in music, embodies two cultures living together in harmony. Three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra play alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community.

There will be a Pre-Show talk from 6:00-6: 40 pm

Marni Muir, Wildland Adventures

Additional support for Shesh Besh’s appearance at Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) has been generously provided by Martin Selig.

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ECA Presents Hiplet Ballerinas | Thursday, February 20, 2020 | $19-$39

Specifically designed to make Ballet accessible by all, Hiplet™ is a fusion between classical pointe technique, hip-hop, and a variety of other urban dance styles. After going viral on Homer Bryant’s Instagram in 2016, Hiplet™ has received recognition worldwide.

There will be a Pre-Show talk from 6:00-6: 40 pm

Sponsored by Barclay-Shelton Dance Centre, Steve & Leanne Shelton

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ECA Presents Tom Papa | Saturday, February 29, 2020 | $19-$39

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio, and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom just signed on as Head Writer and regular performer for the legendary radio show, Live From Here, and is a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan.

Sponsored by Heidi, Royce, & Stella Napolitino, Rock & Maggie Peterson

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ECA Presents International Guitar Night's 20th Anniversary Tour | Wednesday, March 04, 2020 | $19-$49

Each year, International Guitar Night’s founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar. The 20th special Anniversary Tour features guest host Mike Dawes, joined by German Lopez and his sweet, high-pitched timple from the Canary Islands, electrifying jazz virtuoso Olli Soikkeli from Finland, and Hawaiian slack key master Jim Kimo West.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning

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ECA Presents Masters of Hawaiian Music with George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Jeff Peterson | Saturday, March 21, 2020 | $19-$54

Three Masters share Hawai‘i’s unique folk styles. Featuring four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr.; talented multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Aweau, who has been part of such award-winning groups as HAPA, Ka‘eo, and The Ali‘I ; and virtuoso Jeff Peterson, who has received multiple Awards for Best Slack Key Guitar and has five songs featured in the award-winning George Clooney film The Descendants.

Sponsored by Kim & Gary Griffiths

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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ECA Presents Joan Osborne & The Weepies | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | $29-$64

Joan Osborne first came to prominence in 1996 with the Grammy-winning record Relish, which featured the controversial hit “One of Us.” In the decades that followed, she has explored nearly all facets of American music and has proved herself as versatile as a vocalist as she is powerful. Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met and soon formed American indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their distinctive songwriting and harmonies, The Weepies quietly sold more than a million records. Their original songs appear across the media spectrum, including movies, TV shows, commercials, and original education programming on PBS Kids.

Sponsored by Rick & Charlotte Canning,
Laura Ellis, Barb & Pat Fahey, Joe & Jamie

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MEOW MEOW | Thursday, April 02, 2020 | $24-$59

International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime performance to ECA. This spectacular queen of song will create an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and much mayhem.

Sponsored by Mike & Catherine Meeks 

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ECA Presents Boogie from the Bayou: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience and BeauSoleil avec Michel Doucet | Saturday, April 18, 2020 | $19-$54

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience — two dynamic performances, fronted by two legendary artists, whose distinct American roots music have thrilled and fascinated audiences around the globe!

Sponsored by Mike & Leslie Foley, Bruce & Elaine Nickolson

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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ECA Presents Derina Harvey Band | Friday, April 24, 2020 | $19-$44

Celtic rock group the Derina Harvey Band offers a fresh take on traditional folk songs offering a rocky, rhythmic undertow; layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina Harvey’s powerful voice. 

Sponsored by Barb & Pat Fahey

Please note: There may be points in this performance that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.

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ECA Presents Holly Near with Jan Martinelli & Tammy Hall | Friday, May 01, 2020 | $19-$44

Holly Near has been singing for over 45 years. Gifted with a powerful voice and a love for entertaining, Holly puts on a great show reflecting on the world in which we live, the complexities of love and integrity. Singing with Holly is Tammy Hall, a remarkable force on keyboards. The third member of this trio of talented women musicians is bass guitarist Jan Martinelli.

Sponsored by Cheryl Carlson, Lorna & Dennis Lowenthal, Sarah Mixson & Oshuna Oma, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas

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ECA Presents Brubeck Brothers Quartet | Friday, May 15, 2020 | $19-$49

2020 marks the Centennial Year of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. To celebrate his life and legacy, Dave’s sons Chris and Dan Brubeck, who performed and recorded with their father since the 1970s, curate a multimedia show with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Through stories told by his sons and music performed by the Quartet, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave’s extraordinary life and career.

Sponsored by David & Susan Earling, Irwin Zucker, Age 17 

Please note: This performance will be CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) captioned for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Please reserve an iPad in advance or the day of the performance at the ECA Box Office. iPads are available on a first-come, first served basis.

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ECA Presents: Jacob Jonas The Company’s CRASH ft. Okaidja Afroso & other works | Thursday, May 21, 2020 |

CRASH is a collaboration between Jacob Jonas The Company and Okaidja Afroso, who composed and will perform an original score live. The piece is inspired by the formation and patterns of waves — a source of inspiration for both Santa Monica, CA-based choreographer Jacob Jonas, and Afroso. “The ocean is never still. Waves crash continuously. While observing from the shore, we expect to see waves on the horizon. One never crashes the same as another. Never the same height, pressure, distance or rhythm. Waves transmit energy, not water. Once crashed, a specific whitewater formation appears, then disappears. I have taken a series of still images of these whitewater formations from the Santa Monica Pier to inspire and imitate the patterns and directions choreographically.” Jacob Jonas

There will be a Pre-Show talk from 6:00-6: 40 pm

Sponsored by Barclay-Shelton Dance Centre, Matthew & Nicole Cox, Ray Liaw & Joseph Gregory

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Film Cabaret

ECA Film Cabaret: Casablanca (1942) | Thursday, October 10, 2019 | $20 Cabaret + Film | $10 Film Only

CASABLANCA (1942) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Providing live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) are Max Hatt / Edda Glass, appearing in a trio configuration.

In CASABLANCA, Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history. Rick Blaine (Bogart--The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa Lund (Bergman--Gaslight, Notorious) walks through the front door of Rick's club--Rick must now choose between a life with the woman he loves and becoming the hero that both she and the world need.

Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a "unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR) that's taken them across the county from NPR Mountain Stage to NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival. Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass's voice ultimately "one of a kind... you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz and classical with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco). Together with Glass's literate lyrics, this Jazz Americana evokes the grandeur of the western landscape, telling intimate stories of little people on great plains, and leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep. For more information, visit maxhatteddaglass.com. Max Hatt / Edda Glass’s appearance is made possible with funding from IMTour.

ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.

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ECA Film Cabaret: Funny Girl (1968) | Thursday, November 14, 2019 | $20 Cabaret + Film | $10 Film Only

FUNNY GIRL (1968) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Films are screened on ECA’s state-of-the-art digital cinema system and preceded by a cabaret-style happy hour (6:30 pm) featuring live performances by local artists. 

 

One of the most popular movie musicals ever made, FUNNY GIRL (1968) follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later, Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."

 

ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.

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ECA Film Cabaret: Some Like It Hot (1959) | Thursday, February 13, 2020 | $20 Cabaret + Film | $10 Film Only

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Providing live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) are Sundae + Mr. Goessl. 

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Two down-on-their-luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women - yet. Armed with some dodgy wigs and wobbly falsettos, Joe and Jerry manage to join the Syncopators, where they meet Sugar Kane: a hooch-swilling, ukulele-playing knockout with a soft spot for bad boys saxophone players. Barely able to believe their good fortune, things start to go off the rails for the pair when they begin to attract unwanted attention from lecherous millionaires and some familiar faces show up at their hotel for a gathering of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

Sundae + Mr. Goessl features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss (Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year, two-time Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess) and Seattle's most versatile virtuoso guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming husband/wife duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and serious chops in their act. Awarded Best Jazz Act of 2017 from Seattle Weekly, this industrious couple has produced 5 albums since their inception in 2014 and enjoys "living the dream" as full-time musicians performing 250+ shows a year! Bringing back the sounds from a by-gone era and spreading the joy of jazz like Johnny Appleseed, this act can be described in a single word: delightful. 

ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.

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ECA Film Cabaret: Pink Panther (1963) | Thursday, April 23, 2020 | $20 Cabaret + Film | $10 Film Only

ECA Film Cabaret: THE PINK PANTHER (1963)

 

THE PINK PANTHER (1963) is presented as part of ECA’s Film Cabaret Series – screenings of classic films whose stunning cinematography and iconic music was made to be experienced on the big screen. Providing live entertainment during Cabaret happy hour (6:30 pm) is the Jake Bergevin Quartet.

 

Interpol's Inspector Jacques Clouseau has been so obsessed with catching a notorious jewel thief nicknamed ”The Phantom" for the past 15 years that he is not even aware that the thief's lover is Mme. Clouseau! After meeting a princess in possession of the famous “Pink Panther” gem whilst vacationing at an Alpine ski resort, The Phantom sets his sights on acquiring the priceless bauble. But in order to get it, he will have to fend off competition from his own ambitious son and the bungling Clouseau. "The Pink Panther Theme" was composed by Henry Mancini, and subsequently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

 

Jazz artist and bandleader Jake Bergevin has been an active player in the Seattle Jazz scene since he won his first Downbeat Award in high school. He has attracted attention as a singer and trumpeter as a guest artist with the Everett Symphony, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra and leader of his 8-piece mini-big-band the Javatown Swing Orchestra.  In addition to performing, Mr. Bergevin is a successful band teacher in Edmonds, where he has helped Edmonds-Woodway High School become a nationally-recognized organization with its five-time participation in the Essentially Ellington Festival in New York. For more information, visit www.jakebergevinmusic.com or check him out on Spotify or iTunes.

 

ECA’s Film Cabaret Series is generously sponsored by Cheryl Foster & Carl Zapora and Jack Loos.

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Saturday Matinee

ECA Saturday Matinee: White Christmas Sing-Along | Saturday, November 30, 2019 | $10

Get dressed up in your snazzy best and sing along with Bing Crosby,
Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, and the film’s remastered soundtrack at our special holiday screening of the classic 1954 film White Christmas, presented with lyrics on the big screen.

Sponsored by Frank & Marilla Sargent  

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Dan & Claudia Zanes | Saturday, January 11, 2020 | $10

Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury. During this highly interactive show, the audience is invited to dance and sing along in what might be called a casual — and subversively educational — party atmosphere. This performance is designed to be sensory-friendly and accessible to young people on the autism spectrum.

Sponsored by Fahey Family Foundation

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ECA Saturday Matinee: The Adventures of Prince Achmed | Saturday, March 14, 2020 | $10

The oldest existing animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was created in 1926. The film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician’s plan and soars headlong into a series of wondrous other adventures. Musicians Miles and Karina were commissioned 10 years ago by the Northwest Film Forum to compose a new score for this classic film, and will accompany the film, live!

Sponsored by Tanya Sharp & Morgan MacRury, Terry & Laura Vehrs - Windermere

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ECA Saturday Matinee: Creole for Kidz | Saturday, April 18, 2020 | $10

Created in 2000, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience’s Creole for Kidz program shares the history of Zydeco in an innovative, high-energy performance that has reached over 500,000 people of all ages around the globe. Centered on the history and evolution of American roots music genre Zydeco – the traditional music of the black and mixed race, French-speaking Creoles of south Louisiana – Creole for Kidz started with a conversation Terrance had with his good friend and ethnomusicologist, Taj Mahal, who encouraged Terrance to tell his story through song. Simien has received countless awards, grants, and recognition for his work and artistic contributions as a respected Cultural Ambassador for his state and country, and in 2009 collaborated with Randy Newman on the soundtrack for the Academy Award-nominated film The Princess & The Frog.

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Sponsored by Dennis & Lorna Lowenthal

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