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March

2012

The latest Northwest Stories: All Ages Music & Arts ready for viewing

Northwest Storiesis a series of eight videos exploring communities that have long been a part of the annual Northwest Folklife Festival. What happens when thousands of music lovers in a musician’s Mecca can’t go to shows? Seattle and Olympia recount the birth of their famous all-ages scenes. The latest Northwest Stories installment explores this question, featuring interviews with The Vera Project and The Olympia All Ages Project, with music from Meowtain, Tender Forever, The Hive …

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28

February

2012

Next “Northwest Stories” Installment Premieres at Northwest Film Forum

Join us next Monday, March 5 at 7pm at Northwest Film Forum for the world premiere of our latest “Northwest Stories” short documentary, about the all-ages movement in the Northwest. What happens when thousands of music lovers in a musician’s Mecca can’t go to shows? Seattle and Olympia recount the birth of their famous all-ages scenes. Featuring The Vera Project and The Olympia All Ages Project, with music from Meowtain, Tender Forever, The Hive Dwellers, …

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29

December

2011

Northwest Stories: Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

Seattle is not only a music city, it’s a dancing city.  Waltz, swing, tango, Cajun, lindy hop, contra, and almost every other kind of dance you can think of—Balkan, Scandinavian, English Country, East African, Native American powwow, Morris. And one kind of dance that almost everyone has done—usually back in elementary school—is square dance, but until recently people were hard-pressed to find a square dance in Seattle. In the 1970s and 80s, square dancing’s popularity …

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