Arts in Nature is Seattle at its finest

Pastor Pat Wright of the Total Experience Gospel Choir will lead two performances at Arts in Nature before retiring later this year. Photo courtesy Northwest Folklife.

This weekend’s festival at Camp Long in West Seattle features headliners Nikkita Oliver and Total Experience Gospel Choir.

Seattle Opera’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ is a cornucopia of vocal and visual riches

'Porgy and Bess' at Seattle Opera, featuring Marlette Buchanan (Lily), Martin Bakari (Peter The Honeyman), Mary Elizabeth Williams (Serena), Alfred Walker (Porgy), Cheryse McLeod Lewis (Annie), Nicholas Davis (Jim), and Judith Skinner (Maria). Photo by Philip Newton

The current production is a lively, well-knit, colorful and moving story and production well worth seeing.