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March 10, 2017

Sub Pop Artist Jesca Hoop Performs At Fremont Abbey

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Musician Jesca Hoop will perform at her CD Release concert at Fremont Abbey on March 17th.  Photo provided by Fremont Abbey

Musician Jesca Hoop will perform at her CD Release concert at Fremont Abbey on March 17th. Photo provided by Fremont Abbey

On Friday, March 17th, at 8p, the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Jesca Hoop will perform works from her new album, ‘Memories Are Now.’  Featuring breathless depth and staggering thoughts and memories, the album, released on Sub Pop Records, contains on-spot bass, strings, and vocals.

“It’s still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it,” Hoop said regarding the album, “The recordings are quite raw, human, and sparse, even unsettling.  What I like to call quick fire recording forces you to work in an incredibly focused and instinctive type of way, no second guessing.”

Find more information about this exciting, emerging artist, and her upcoming show with special guest Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond, on Facebook.   If you’ve never been to a concert in the all ages, informal setting of the Fremont Abbey, seating (on standard chairs and some tall chairs,) is first come, first serve, and doors open at 7p.  Purchase tickets, for $12 in advance / $15 day of show, through EventBrite.

 

Less Than A Week To (Buy Tickets To) Moisture Festival!!

Kirby Lindsay Laney
The 14th Annual Moisture Festival returns to Fremont to make us all laugh a lot more, on March 16th, 2017.  Photo provided by MF

The 14th Annual Moisture Festival returns to Fremont to make us all laugh a lot more, on March 16th, 2017. Photo provided by MF

On Thursday, March 16th, Moisture returns to Fremont, and Hale’s Palladium, with a Festival full of exciting, inspiring and engaging acts!  This vaudeville and burlesque showcase only arrives at the Center of the Universe for a month each year, and if you haven’t gotten tickets yet, you may just once again miss out…

Don’t be that guy!

Check out the Moisture Festival.org website, to see the calendar of shows and find the nights (or matinees) you must see!  Ordering tickets in advance guarantees that you won’t miss out on all this outrageousness, before it disappears for another year.  See jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists, tight-rope walkers, slack rope walkers, hula hoop dancers, clowns, bubble blowers, chanteuses, contortionists, sword swallowers, singers, rope spinners, and other, indescribable performers – all accentuated by live music!

In addition to nine performances each week at Hale’s Palladium (plus burlesque shows at the Broadway Performance Hall and, this year only, special floating burlesque on The Islander Yacht,) Moisture Festival always produces some seriously educational events.  Check out these one-of-a-kind opportunities:

Iman Lizarazu will lead a workshop at West of Lenin on creative problem solving, as part of 2017 Moisture Festival.  Photo provided by MF

Iman Lizarazu will lead a workshop at West of Lenin on creative problem solving, as part of 2017 Moisture Festival. Photo provided by MF

  • Workshop with professional puppet-maker Annett Mateo – Let’s Make Puppets! – on Monday, March 20th from 7:30p – 9:30p at Hale’s Palladium.  Make the most amazing sock puppet ever!  This workshop is great for adults and children alike, although warm glue guns will be used.  Cost $20 per person, pre-registration recommended.
  • Talk with Matthew ‘Bob’ Stull – The Bobs:  The Most Influential Acapella Group You’ve Never Heard Of – on Monday, March 27th from 7:30p – 9:30p in Hale’s Ales Pub.  Following the very last Moisture Festival appearance ever of ‘The Bobs’, Stull will share stories and history of the 35 year run of this Northwest group, now on its farewell tour!  Hear about this singing sensation from one of its members, and ask questions!  FREE for all ages – no registration required.
Matthew 'Bob' Stull will give a talk, at Hale's Pub, following The Bobs final Moisture Festival performance in 2017.  Photo provided by MF

Matthew ‘Bob’ Stull will give a talk, at Hale’s Pub, following The Bobs final Moisture Festival performance in 2017. Photo provided by MF

  • Lecture with Paul Magid – The Circuit Chautauqua Movement and Vaudeville – on Monday, April 3rd from 7:30p – 9:30p at Hale’s Palladium.  Examine the history of the Chautauqua movement, from its beginnings to its near demise during the depression.  Magrid will talk about how this mixing of education and entertainment moved across the U.S. and functioned commercially, on a day-to-day basis.  Magrid will also share information on some of the great vaudevillians of the time that traveled the rails among the great circuit of chautauquas.  FREE for all ages – no registration required.

Every Moisture Festival show is a grab bag of eclectic performance.  To see a list of when performers will be appearing, check the index of vaudeville and burlesque artists on the Moisture Fest websitePurchase your tickets now to get a seat for this singular showcase of spectacular performances – or contact volunteers@moisturefestival.org to find out how to get in for free!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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