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Sixth episode of Tacoma’s ‘artTown’ TV show now available

31 May
Umi Wagoner and Perris Wright of eTc

Umi Wagoner and Perris Wright of eTc

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office – in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Department’s Arts Program – has begun airing a new episode of “artTown,” a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacoma’s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Monkey gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Monkeyshines

Ms. Monkey gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Monkeyshines

In this episode:

  • Explore the robust theater education programming at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Youth Theatre, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous group of artists have been spreading joy and a sense of community through Monkeyshines.
  • Hear how Tacoma Jazz Association and JazzClubsNW are bringing world-class live jazz performances and education opportunities to Tacoma.
  • Learn how eTc, FameTakers, and Ryan Loiselle are all doing their part to spread local pride through their lines of Tacoma-themed apparel.
  • Painter and sculptor Asia Tail opens her studio at 1120 Creative House and finds inspiration in the natural world and her Native heritage.
  • Theatrical producer Aya Hashiguchi shares the inspiration behind some of the plays she writes and produces for Dukesbay Productions.
Aya Hashiguchi of Dukesbay Productions draws inspiration from her daily coffee

Aya Hashiguchi of Dukesbay Productions draws inspiration from her daily coffee house experience

Launched in October 2013, the series has earned numerous awards and features diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. Offering a more holistic look at creativity in Tacoma, “artTown” stretches beyond what people might traditionally think of as “creative” – such as fine art, music or dance – to spotlight other creative areas of interest that have flourished in Tacoma like fashion, innovative education practices, architecture and more.

Online viewing:
Watch “artTown” anytime at cityoftacoma.org/artTown

YouTube:
Watch the full episode anytime: https://youtu.be/XGWYvNBmWNw

Kareem Kandi of Tacoma Jazz Association and Danny Kolke of JazzClubsNW

Kareem Kandi of Tacoma Jazz Association and Danny Kolke of JazzClubsNW

TV Tacoma air times:
Mondays at noon
Tuesdays at 1 a.m.
Wednesdays at 8 a.m.
Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 5 p.m.
Sundays at 5 a.m.

TV Tacoma is aired on both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma city limits and on Channel 21 in Pierce County. TV Tacoma is not on the Comcast system in University Place, but is accessible anywhere on the Internet at tvtacoma.com.

 

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Catch “A Christmas Carol” today through Sunday

20 Dec

“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”
from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Well, bah humbug! Get into the holiday spirit with Tacoma Youth Theatre‘s (TYT) production of A Christmas Carol, opening today. TYT is presenting the Christmas ghost story in Dickens’ original language and adapted for Tacoma Youth Theatre actors by Maggie Knott. Support this talented young cast of 20 actors, ages 5 – 16, and enjoy a timeless tale the whole family can enjoy.

tyt xmas carol12 Web PosterPerformances last 45 minutes, and all tickets are pay what you can, and available at the door. Address: 206 North J. Street in Tacoma (inside the Center for Spiritual Living). Tacoma Youth Theatre is an independent theatre company with no religious affiliation.

Showtimes:
Thurs., Dec. 20th at 3 pm
Fri., Dec. 21st at 3 pm
Sat., Dec. 22nd at 3pm
Sat., Dec. 22nd at 7pm
Sun., Dec. 23rd at 3pm

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Tacoma Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating high-quality theatre entirely produced by young artists. The company strives to build community by emphasizing core values of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors that lead young people through the exploration of multiple theatrical disciplines. This process works best in a nurturing atmosphere where individuals can discover the impact and joy of theatre for themselves.

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