The Must List: Woody Sez, the Music of David Bowie, Finding Neverland

By Seattle Magazine Staff

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January 5, 2017

Must Get Jacked
Jack Quartet
(1/10) The Boston Globe called the quartet “superheroes of the new music world,” and violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards and cellist Jay Campbell seem to be on a mission to serve and protect classic music. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Meany Hall, University of Washington campus, 4140 George Washington Lane NE; 206.543.4880; meanycenter.org

Must Remember
Seattle Symphony Presents: The Music of David Bowie
(1/10) On the anniversary of Bowie’s death, The Voice star Tony Vincent, who also starred in Green Day’s Tony- and Grammy-winning Broadway rock opera American Idiot, sings the Thin White Duke’s tunes with the Seattle Symphony and a rock band. Guest conductor Brent Havens has conducted 13 classic-rock/symphony adaptations, including 90 nights of a Led Zep tribute last year. He’s got this. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, downtown, 200 University St.; seattlesymphony.org

Related: Band of the Week: Star Anna (She performs the entire Bowie album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust with a band and orchestra at the Neptune Theatre this Sunday.) 

Must Find the Moonlight 
Stellaluna
(Through 1/15) Internationally renowned artists at Speeltheater Holland adapted Janell Cannon’s beautiful picture-book classic about a megabat who learns about friendship and celebrating differences. Times and prices vary. Seattle Children’s Theater, Seattle Center, 201 Thomas St.; 206.441.3322; sct.org

Must Fly Straight on ‘Til Morning
Finding Neverland
(Through 1/15) In Broadway’s 2015-2016 hit, playwright J.M. Barrie discovers Peter Pan through his meeting with a beautiful widow and her four sons. Times and prices vary. Paramount Theatre, downtown, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414; stgpresents.org

Must Kill Fascism
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
(Through 1/29) Woody Guthrie look-alike and sound-alike David Lutken uses anthems (“This Land Is Your Land,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad”) to tell the colorful story of the folk hero who came to the Columbia River in 1941 and wrote 26 songs about “the misty, crystal glitter of that wild and windward spray” at Grand Coulee Dam. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Center, 155 Mercer St.; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org

See our interview with local DJ and author Greg Vandy, who wrote a book about Guthrie published last year

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

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Seattle Celebrates Black History Month

A guide to events happening throughout the city in February

From the Northwest African American Museum to the Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle residents have an abundance of opportunities to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in February during Black History Month. The annual celebration began in the United States in 1976. Countries around the world also celebrate the month. Here’s a guide to events…

Photography by Tyree Harris

Book Excerpt: Marmots May Be Running Out of Time

New book explores endangered species in Pacific Northwest

In her debut as a book author, Josephine Woolington turns back the clock to examine events that have shaped Pacific Northwest wildlife in an effort to provide a deeper sense of place for those who call this unique and beautiful region home. Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific Northwest sheds…

Illustration by Arthur Mount

Seattle Artifacts: The Mystery of Chief Seattle’s Death Mask

Is it real? Where did it come from?

In different parts of the world, and throughout the course of history, death has been memorialized in a variety of different ways. One of the more intriguing was death masks. Typically, a wax or plaster cast was made of a deceased person’s face, which then served as a model for sculptors when creating statues and busts.  …

Photography by Sage Chen

The Art of Weathering Winter: Foraging, Bathing, and Gold Dust

Two Seattle Chefs on the Soothing Hobbies that Get Them through the Winter

Though I’ve lived in Seattle nearly my entire life, the early winter sunsets, which fall like a set of blackout curtains over the world, never fail to feel like a curse. This year, though, I wanted to challenge myself to find a better way to get through it. Could it be an opportunity to surrender…

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Hip-Hop Healing in Seattle

Rapper Carter Costello’s house is more than just a venue for artists

The last time I was at Seattle rapper Carter Costello’s house was under the cloak of night. I had been invited to an art and music show — featuring Seattle photographer and artist Baby Claypool, a duo of fire dancers, rapper Nobi and Costello — by local photographer James Gerde. Once I set foot on…