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Art is in the eye of the beholder and the passion thereof time and limitless. The same can be said about Brad Twaddle’s immeasurable energy and passion for Dancing and the Arts.

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Commercial/Editorial Portraiture

Commercial photography is the genre within our business that most often means you are photographing someone or something for the purpose of selling the product or person or disseminating information about it/them! As I have often said, if you are shooting for a publication, you need first to know the publication, how it uses images and what types of images it needs. When I go on assignment for any publication, and I know who the subject is...


New Choreography by Julie Tobiason

Julie Tobiason choreographed a new contemporary ballet piece for the Seattle International Dance Festival. Set to music by Philip Glass and danced by local artists Alice Cao and Joshua Crouch, Tobiason’s piece combines dance technique from both classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Julie Tobiason has been a guest teacher, dancer, choreographer, and dance educator at...


Mother Duck: Sculptor Nancy Schön still loves her ducklings

As it celebrates its 75th anniversary, Robert McCloskey’s Caldecott Award-winning book Make Way for Ducklings continues to be a favorite bedtime story around the world. In Boston, where the charming tale of a mother duck’s efforts to escort her ducklings to their new home is set, lovers of the story gather each year on Mother’s Day and on nearly every other day to visit the set of sculptures of Mrs. Mallard and her...


Talman Welle performing Saturday March 26

Talman Welle will be performing at on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Steinway Gallery in Downtown Seattle. On the program will be "Carnaval," by Franz Schumann, op. 9. Talman said with most programs, he would warm up with gentler works. "[With] The 'Schumann Carnaval,' you just have to come out and be ready with all of that energy.” He will also be playing a set of contemporary pieces by British composer Cyril Scott, including a...


Finding Refuge in Song

“If you say you drive, nobody compares you to a Nascar racer. If you say you can cook, nobody expects you to be a chef. But if you say you’re a singer, you’d better be a professional,” says Kelly Armor, a northwestern Pennsylvania folklorist and musician. “Our culture believes that true singers are a chosen and blessed few.”

Kelly’s engineer father and computer programmer mother encouraged her early interest in music. Her father...