Just Believe and Receive It; Love will Perform It Today

On a Thursday afternoon, over 100 teens gathered in the theater of Kentridge High School. Sitting in clusters throughout the audience seats, they chatted amongst themselves, occasionally rowdy, occasionally subdued. A well-loved baby grand piano sat onstage with a few adults checking in with each other, reviewing documents, watching the time on watches and phones and keeping their eyes on the door as stragglers continued to enter.

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Kentridge High School Drama Teacher Jennifer Grajewski with students from Kentridge and Kent Meridian High School. Photo credit Tracy Martin

The gathering of young people represented the full spectrum of the student body with emissaries from A.S.B. (Associated Student Body), G.S.A. (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), L.E.A.P. (Latino/a Educational Achievement Project), M.S.A. (Muslim Student Association), Men on the Move (for young men of color), Y.E.L.L. (Young Educated Ladies Leading for young women of color), and more in attendance. Adding to the excitement to the buzz in the room were students from Kent Meridian High School making their way in. This was a gathering of students participating in a rally in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January—one of the first meetings where the kids were getting on their feet, leaving the brainstorming stages behind them. Continue reading “Just Believe and Receive It; Love will Perform It Today”

Spotlight Night Remix: A Celebration of RAGTIME and Community

Ragtime is a musical that inspires each and every one of us to imagine a more hopeful future: a story about people of different backgrounds, cultures, and ideas united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow. And in this spirit of togetherness and community, on Wednesday, October 4, The 5th Avenue Theatre and the Northwest African American Museum partnered to put on an event that would celebrate Ragtime and history of our region and diversity: an evening of music, dance, poetry, conversation and remembering. Continue reading “Spotlight Night Remix: A Celebration of RAGTIME and Community”

“Southern Rock” Cocktail Inspired by Janis Joplin

This cocktail was inspired by the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, Janis Joplin, and was created by our restaurant sponsor, Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe.  A Night With Janis Joplin runs until April 17, 2016 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Downtown Seattle.

“Southern Rock”
You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
  • Southern Comfort
  • Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Mixed Sweet/Sour
  • Top with Sierra Mist

Instructions:

  1. Start with ice in your glass
  2. Pour in 1 oz of Jack Daniel’s and Southern Comfort
  3. Pour in 1/2 oz of Chambord and Smirnoff
  4. Top it off with a sour mix of your choosing (made from scratch at Hard Rock Cafe!)
  5. Briefly shake the mixture in a cocktail shaker
  6. Finish it off with Sierra Mist
  7. Add a lemon wedge for garnish

…or enjoy the “Janis Joplin” and drink Southern Comfort right out of the bottle!

Thanks to Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe! Please enjoy responsibly.

To learn more about A Night With Janis Joplin or to buy tickets, visit https://www.5thavenue.org/show/janis-joplin