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Town Hall Seattle: Arts & Culture Series

The Arts & Culture series enriches our community with imagination and creativity. Whether reinventing the classics for a new audience or presenting an innovative new art form, these events are aimed at expanding horizons. From poetry to music to storytelling, this series leaves our audiences inspired, encouraged, and seeing the world with new eyes.

Checkout our new bi-weekly podcast "In the Moment"

Highlighting big ideas from both recent and soon-to-come events. A rolling Town Hall timeline, with you at the center. Every two weeks, hosts Steve Scher and Jini Palmer rewind through the recent past and fast-forward to the near future, catching you up on events you may have missed and offering a glimpse into the weeks ahead.

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Town Hall is a gathering place where ideas are planted and movements grow. It’s where we come together as a community to listen and be heard—to ask and answer the big questions facing our city and our world. Annually, we present hundreds of artists and scholars, and collaborate with more than 150 grassroots groups in our self-produced programs. Rooted in the belief that we all deserve a voice, our programming reflects—and inspires—our region's best impulses: creativity, empathy, and innovation. With our podcast series, we take one more step towards making our programming accessible to all. 

Sep 14, 2017

Join NPR’s illustrious music critic, Ann Powers, as she examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideals and beliefs. She’ll make the case that through our music, we communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race. Her new book, Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, deftly argues that popular music has become America’s primary erotic art form.

In a survey spanning more than a century of music, she’ll take us from nineteenth-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York, to the cutting edge adventures of today’s web-based pop stars.

Powers will be in conversation with Riz Rollins, AKA DJ Riz, one of KEXP’s most beloved DJs.

Recorded live at The Summit from Town Hall Seattle Friday, September 8, 2017