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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute Namesake – Click here to see a biography of Langston Hughes.
Mayor Mike McGinn Ribbon Cutting
May 1, 2012
Facility Re-opening
LHPAI Post renovation tour
Nancy Guppy – ArtZone
Interview LHPAI Artistic Director – Jacqueline Moscou
African American Film Festival 2012

Seattle Times
June 30 party to christen Langston Hughes center’s improvements

A look inside the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in Seattle’s Central District, which is already busy with community arts activities after undergoing some renovation and seismic reinforcement work. An open house is June 30, 2012.
By Misha Berson
Seattle Times theater critic

Editorial: New vision for Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center is a cultural legacy Seattle leaders are right to protect.
By Seattle Times Editorial

Northwest Asian Weekly
Children from around world visit Seattle to foster togetherness and unity

For the fourth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival in Seattle, children from 31 countries united in one room, representing their cultures and fostering unity.

 

Artist In Residence

Jennifer Johns – Artist In Residence – Inaugural Artist/Artivist
2012 Concert

 

Theater

The AFrican ConeXion Project and eSe Teatro, Seattle Latinos Takes Stage teamed up to present The Devil’s Dance Parade (El Son De Los Diablos) at the Seattle Center’s Next 50 Celebration.
Dancers from the de Cajon Project rehearse for the De Inga y Mandinga performance of Afro-Peruvian dance, music and poetry, at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Paul Toliver interview with Jackie Moscou, Artistic Director, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center about Langston Hughes’ relationship with AFFRM and the movie “I Will Follow”.

 Seattle Times
“Bobbie and Jerome” is a powerful tale, rough edges and all

Theater review: “Bobbie and Jerome,” a new play on stage at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, delivers fine performances, with Marcel Davis creating an especially searing character. It plays at the Seattle performing arts center through Oct. 26, 2008.
By Richard Wallace
Special to The Seattle Times

Playbill.com
Yes, They Did: Obama on My Mind, the Musical, Will Get American Premiere Oct. 15

By Kenneth Jones

Seattle Gay News
Obama musical entertaining, if uneven

By Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid – SGN A&E Writer


 

Dance

INCEPTION

INCEPTION seeks to express art and artists in an open, vibrant, powerful collaborative manner. Using a strong classical, technical base boundaries will be pushed musically, choreographically and thematically. INCEPTION will tell stories, using dance to express and connect with the human within. Original music by world-class composer Rob Deemer, Chair of Composition at SUNY Fredonia, and others melded in stunning harmony with movement by thoughtful, innovative choreographers seeking not to talk to or at the audience and community, but with, a true discussion of what is, what has been, what could be.