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Critic’s picks: guitarist Michael Nicolella, Tacoma City Ballet, flamenco at New Frontier and Kopachuck trees at Washington State History Museum

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on March 23, 2012 at 5:03 am |
March 19, 2012 1:09 pm
Guitarist Michael Nicolella. Courtesy image.

Guitarist Michael Nicolella plays Grace Lutheran

Seattle classical guitarist Michael Nicolella, called “one of the contemporary guitar’s most gifted stars” by Classical Guitar magazine, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Albeniz, Elliott Carter and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco this Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church. 7 p.m. Mar. 24. $10 suggested donation. Grace Lutheran, 6202 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. 253-472-7105,gracelutherantacoma.org

Free Tacoma City Ballet preview

Get a sneak peek at the Tacoma City Ballet’s big spring repertory program tonight at a free preview. Choreographers Erin Ceragioli, Travis Goldman and Joel Myers will talk about the works they’re creating for the program, then the dancers will perform excerpts. 7:30 p.m. tonight. Free, only 50 seats. Jan Collum Ballroom, Merlino Arts Center, 508 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4219, www.tacomacityballet.com

Flamenco at New Frontier

Seattle’s Flamenco en Vivo returns to the New Frontier Lounge this week, featuring dancers Savannah Fuentes and Veronica Barrera, singer Jesus Montoya of Seville and guitarists Gerardo Alcala and Tyson Kikuo performing solea, the mother of flamenco. (also regular flamenco classes 6 p.m. Tue/Wed at Urban Xchange, $15). Workshop 3-5 p.m. Mar. 26, concert 8 p.m. Mar. 26. Workshop $45 advance/$55 drop-in; concert $20/$15. New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma. Brownpapertickets.com, savannahfuentes.com, Flamencoarteypaz.blogspot.com

“Requiem for the Trees” comes to State History Museum

The exhibit “Intertwined: Requiem for the Trees,” created by local artists as a response to the felling of diseased trees in Kopachuck State Park, has come from the Harbor History Museum to the Washington State History Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through May 6. $8/$7/$6/free for five and under. WSHM, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-3500, wshs.org, kopachucktrees.blogspot.com


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