The Man Behind the Music

Santiago at SXSW earlier this year. Photo by Estelle Hage.

Entrepreneur, impresario, organizer, DJ—Austin Santiago is many things. But mainly he’s a fan.

Logic Amen and the Power of Storytelling

Logic Amen. Photo by Tanisha Frazier.

The rapper, producer and educator behind the Griot Party Experience performs his ‘One Person Show: God morning. Good Mourning’ Saturday night at Columbia City Theater. 

What Legacy Is Left?: Kristen Ramirez + Angelina Villalobos

Kristen Ramirez (left) and Angelina Villalobos recently worked together on this stairway-painting project in Cheasty Park, which was funded by the Seattle Department of Transportation. Photo: Bruce Clayton Tom

Muralists Kristen Ramirez and Angelina Villalobos on the politics, problems and pleasures of public art in Seattle.

Some People Got the Glow: Vitamin D + D’Vonne Lewis

D’Vonne Lewis (left) and Vitamin D outside the Jackson Street Grocery Store on 28th Ave. S. Photo: Zorn B Taylor

Producer and DJ Derrick “Vitamin D” Brown and drummer D’Vonne Lewis on their shared treasury of knowledge, insight and humor about music in Seattle.

Hidden Gem

Elan Wright, left, and Nima “Skeemz” Abbassi at the Ruby Room’s compact mixing desk. Photo by Steve Korn

The Ruby Room lies at the center of Seattle hip-hop supremacy.