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Tag: Pacific Lutheran University

Nov.
2nd

Critic’s picks: Warhol at TAM, Raymond Turner at Museum of Glass, Tacoma art studio tours and PLU’s “Magic Flute”

Andy Warhol’s flowers come to TAM

In 1982, Tacoma almost became famous – for an Andy Warhol flower mural splashed right across the Tacoma Dome. It didn’t happen, but Warhol’s photographs, paintings and illustrations of flowers that inspired the application are coming to Tacoma Art Museum in “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 3-Feb. 10, 2013. $10/$8/free for under-five and 5-8 p.m. third Thursdays. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-4258, tacomaartmuseum.org

Raymond Turner at Museum of Glass

Former Tacoman Raymond Turner exhibits his thickly brushed paintings on glass at the Museum of

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July
20th

Critic’s Picks: Gig Harbor Art Festival, Click Flick at the Grand, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Choir of the West at PLU

Gig Harbor arts fest

Gig Harbor arts it up this weekend with the 28th annual Summer Art Festival. More than 130 artists and artisans will show their wares along Judson Street in the historic waterfront district, plus live music, food and chalk art on Saturday. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. July 21-22. Free. Judson Street, Gig Harbor. Free shuttle service from Gig Harbor Medical Center, 6401 Kimball Drive. peninsulaartleague.com/artFest.html

Click Flick: “Nanny McPhee”

This months’ free Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema in downtown Tacoma is “Nanny McPhee,” the 2005 comedy starring Emma Thompson as a quirky,

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April
20th

Critic’s Picks: Illumni Mens Choral at PLU, Harriet Tubman song at B2 gallery, Click Flick at The Grand and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre of Tacoma

Illumni Mens Chorale sing basso profundo at PLU

It isn’t often you get to hear real basso profundo singing in Tacoma, but this weekend you can: the Illumni Mens Chorale will be joined by Glenn Miller to sing an evening of Russian folk, sacred and soldier songs, including Chesnokov’s Memorial Service, Kalinka and Song of the Volga Boatmen. 8 p.m. April 22. $10. Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, 868 Wheeler St. S., Parkland. 206-659-5894,  illumnimenschorale.com

Harriet Tubman and freedom songs at B2 Gallery

Karol Brown plays a 92-year-old Harriet Tubman in “Sweet Freedom’s Jubilee,” a performance of Negro spirituals and stories to celebrate the 99th anniversary of this famous abolitionist’s death. Art includes quilts based on the underground railroad by Mary Johnson and sculpture by Mar’zil Davis. 7 p.m. April 21. $15. B2 Gallery, 711 Saint Helens Avenue, Suite 100, Tacoma. 253.238.5065, b2finearts.com

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Dec.
2nd

Critic’s picks: Cantus at Urban Grace, Vashon studio tour, UPS holiday concerts and Shakespeare at PLU

Cantus sings a World War I Christmas

All-male a cappella vocal ensemble Cantus recreates Christmas of 1914, when a young German soldier initiated a one-night truce of music and peace by singing “Stille Nacht” (“Silent Night”). Presented by the Broadway Center. 3 p.m. Dec. 3 (pre-show lecture 2 p.m.). $42/$52. Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St., Tacoma. 253-291-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour

Over 40 studios open their doors this and next weekend for the annual Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour. With media including fiber art, glass, jewelry, wood, candles, pottery, tile, mosaic, paper

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Aug.
17th

Tacoma’s Pacific Lutheran University takes out first and second place in choral division of the American Prize

Choral Union. Courtesy photo.

Choral Union, a choir based at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, has just won first place in the 2011 American Prize in choral performance (community chorus division), and PLU’s student choir Choir of the West has won second place. The annual prize, created in 2009 to recognize excellence in performing arts around the nation, includes cash prizes and national recognition on the American Prize website (www.theamericanprize.org).

Conducted by Richard Nance, Choral Union is an 80-voice ensemble made up of PLU faculty, staff, alumni

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May
3rd

Pacific Lutheran alumnae and rising opera star Angela Meade sings tonight at PLU

Ten years ago, soprano Angela Meade graduated from Pacific Lutheran University. Since then, she’s made her debut at The Met Opera in New York (in a dramatic last-minute substitution), hobnobbed with Placido Domingo and has just won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, supporting opera artists on the threshold of a major international career. Tonight, she’s back at PLU to perform with the symphony orchestra.

Meade, who will sing again at The Met this October, will be performing Alban Berg’s “Seven Early Songs” with the PLU symphony orchestra in its final concert of the year.

The concert begins 8

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