Florangela Davila http://kplu.org en Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene http://kplu.org/post/heres-taste-new-album-salutes-seattle-s-forgotten-funk-and-soul-scene <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158067822&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Back in the day — we’re talking the&nbsp;1960s, '70s&nbsp;and&nbsp;‘80s&nbsp;— local Seattle bands played funk and soul music in the city’s dance clubs.</p><p>The music was the soundtrack of a black-owned radio station operating out of the Central Area called&nbsp;KYAC.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:30:16 +0000 Florangela Davila 17660 at http://kplu.org Here's A Taste Of A New Album That Salutes Seattle’s Forgotten Funk And Soul Scene Seattle Gilbert And Sullivan Society Celebrates Composers' Enduring Popularity http://kplu.org/post/seattle-gilbert-and-sullivan-society-celebrates-composers-enduring-popularity <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157178790&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 6-foot-3, Garry </span>Webberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is a towering figure with a head of white hair and a matching </span>mustache<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 76-year-old Webberly's&nbsp;musical tastes run from classical to classic rock. But for the past 48 years, he’s taken to the stage to perform in volunteer productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s good music, great </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. I love it all,” </span>Webberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said about the operettas that are known for their wit, their absurdly complicated plots and technically-challenging songs.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17563 at http://kplu.org Seattle Gilbert And Sullivan Society Celebrates Composers' Enduring Popularity Author Alex Tizon Examines What It’s Like To Be An Asian-American Man http://kplu.org/post/author-alex-tizon-examines-what-it-s-be-asian-american-man <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154212809&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As a boy growing up in the 1960s and ‘70s,&nbsp;Alex Tizon was well aware of a racial hierarchy that existed, a hierarchy that put him, a Filipino immigrant, at the bottom.&nbsp;</p><p>His parents admired white Americans and all things western. Tizon once caught his father massaging and pinching his nose to make it sharper and narrower, and less round and Filipino-looking.</p><p>“I took it a step farther,” Tizon said. “I used to put clothespins on my nose.”</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17109 at http://kplu.org Author Alex Tizon Examines What It’s Like To Be An Asian-American Man Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist http://kplu.org/post/film-tells-story-how-90-year-old-jazz-icon-became-friends-young-pianist <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153062715&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Justin&nbsp;</span>Kauflin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a young </span>twentysomething<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pianist who, at age 11, lost his eyesight.</span></p><p>Jazz legend Clark Terry —&nbsp;the revolutionary&nbsp;flugelhornist&nbsp;who played with Count&nbsp;Basie&nbsp;and Duke Ellington, and mentored Quincy Jones and Miles Davis — shares something with Kauflin. Diabetes claimed his eyesight.</p><p>But that’s not the only reason the two musicians, who are separated by nearly 70 years, became close friends. The story of the bond between teacher and mentee is told in the new documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On,” which is being shown at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The film also celebrates Terry, who, even from his hospital bed, coaches&nbsp;Kauflin&nbsp;as he sets out to forge his own jazz career.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17002 at http://kplu.org Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist Voices From The Street, Part 2 http://kplu.org/post/voices-street-part-2 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149384592&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 16535 at http://kplu.org Voices From The Street, Part 2 A Millennial Lives Without Religion And He Says Life Is Just Fine http://kplu.org/post/millennial-lives-without-religion-and-he-says-life-just-fine <p> <iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148426754&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p> When it comes to religion, young adults feel a lot differently about the subject than previous generations.</p> <p> People in their 20s are less likely to be affiliated with organized religion. They’re also more likely to say they don’t believe in God. So what’s it like to be a young person navigating life without faith?</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:25:50 +0000 Florangela Davila 16450 at http://kplu.org Voices From The Street, Part 1 http://kplu.org/post/voices-street-part-1 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143406981&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 15731 at http://kplu.org Voices From The Street, Part 1 Once Hub Of Seattle's Jazz Scene, 100-Year-Old Washington Hall Continuing Arts Tradition http://kplu.org/post/once-hub-seattles-jazz-scene-100-year-old-washington-hall-continuing-arts-tradition <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/141422818&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Seattle had more than two dozen jazz clubs at the height of the jazz era. Only one of them is still catering to live music: the 100-year-old Washington Hall.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 15297 at http://kplu.org Once Hub Of Seattle's Jazz Scene, 100-Year-Old Washington Hall Continuing Arts Tradition Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music http://kplu.org/post/meet-city-seattles-new-director-film-and-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine getting a job — but in doing so, replacing a friend whose firing prompted more than</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;1,200 people to sign</span><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/ed-murray-re-appoint-james-keblas-as-director-of-the-city-of-seattle-office-of-film-and-music?recruiter=18650264&amp;utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_source=share_petition" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> a petition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;calling for his return.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14574 at http://kplu.org Meet The City Of Seattle's New Director Of Film And Music UW Launches Minor In Arctic Studies http://kplu.org/post/uw-launches-minor-arctic-studies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Curiosity about what’s happening in some of the coldest places on Earth has prompted the University of Washington to launch its first Arctic Studies minor.</span></p><p>The program is the first of its kind offered by a university in the lower 48.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14575 at http://kplu.org UW Launches Minor In Arctic Studies Listen: At UW, A Science Fair For Schoolkids Features Human Brains And Spinal Cords http://kplu.org/post/listen-uw-science-fair-schoolkids-features-human-brains-and-spinal-cords <p>Each March, scientists around the world host open houses to get people thinking about the brain.</p><p>The events are all part of Brain Awareness Week.</p><p>At the University of Washington, that means the mother of all science fairs in a room decked out with human brains, spinal cords, finch chirping and flying fruit flies.</p><p>Take an audio tour of an event that drew more than 650 elementary and high school students.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14436 at http://kplu.org Listen: At UW, A Science Fair For Schoolkids Features Human Brains And Spinal Cords Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Launching Clothing Line http://kplu.org/post/seattles-union-gospel-mission-launching-clothing-line <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is getting into the fashion merchandising business with</span><a href="http://others-like-us.myshopify.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the launch of a clothing line called OLU</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Others Like Us.</span></p><p>The line will include T-shirts, a hoodie, a baseball cap and a beanie featuring a logo that looks like a face.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">One T-shirt design will also feature a photo of a homeless person.</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14382 at http://kplu.org Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Launching Clothing Line 5 Steps To Overcoming Trauma, As Explained By Nobel Peace Prize Winner http://kplu.org/post/5-steps-overcoming-trauma-explained-nobel-peace-prize-winner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There comes a time in people’s lives when an event changes everything in their world.</span></p><p>For Jerry White, that moment came when he was 20, while studying abroad in Israel. That’s when he lost his leg.</p><p>White was hiking with friends when he stepped on a landmine.</p><p>“Suddenly, I was hiking, and boom! I have no foot,” he said.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 14290 at http://kplu.org 5 Steps To Overcoming Trauma, As Explained By Nobel Peace Prize Winner USDA Proposes New Standards For Marketing Of Foods In Schools http://kplu.org/post/usda-proposes-new-standards-marketing-foods-schools <p>Schools should take note of how food is marketed to children on campus, according to&nbsp;<a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-04100.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">new guidelines</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for school wellness policies proposed by the Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.</span></p><p>The guidelines are the latest step in a process that began four years ago under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.</p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:56:09 +0000 Florangela Davila 14107 at http://kplu.org Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize http://kplu.org/post/adjunct-faculty-seattle-u-seeks-unionize <p>The local chapter of the Service Employees International Union has filed a petition on behalf of adjunct faculty members at Seattle University.</p><p>The adjunct faculty members, which include part-time, temporary and other contingent instructors, want better teaching conditions, including higher pay.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:19:53 +0000 Florangela Davila 13898 at http://kplu.org Adjunct Faculty At Seattle U Seeks To Unionize