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‘Powerhouse baritone’ Western professor heads to Seattle stage

To Western Washington University students, Richard L. Hodges might be best known as the Director of Voice Studies — but to the rest of the U.S., he’s a versatile opera performer, writer, director and composer.

Described as a “powerhouse baritone” by the Wall Street Journal, Hodges’…

Music's Richard L. Hodges to perform in Seattle Opera's 'X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X' in February 2024-01-31
Langston Hughes' Poetic Genius Comes to Life in Kurt Weill's Opera, 'Street Scene,' at WWU April 14-16 2023-04-03
Kevin Woods sounds his horn

One never knows how simple acts can shape a life.

Trumpet and flugelhorn player Kevin Woods, who’s been director of jazz studies at Western Washington University since 2015, remembers making family road trips with music as an important passenger. 

“We only owned two cassette…

Collegiate concerts and canoe journeys

Music from Western Washington University students, concerts to support efforts in Ukraine, a tribal gathering, an exhibit about the history of music in Bellingham, fun at the Outback Farm, a dance concert for families and jazz tributes. Per usual, there's something for everyone this week!

Bees, music and parades

Test your trivia knowledge in a Trivia Bee hosted by Whatcom Literacy Council. Music from Western Washington University, Bellingham Festival of Music, Bellingham Music Club and Bellingham Symphony Orchestra will inspire you, Bellingham’s Sonja Lee returns with a new band, and the community is…

Bellingham’s Blue Room Finds Its Rhythm as New Downtown, All-Ages Venue

Formerly the site of the Glow and Studio B night clubs, the space above KPOP Chicken and Beer is now The Blue Room, an all-ages performance venue. Less than two months into operations, the space is bringing a diverse array of live entertainment to…

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WWU's Jeffrey Gilliam to perform with violinist Hal Grossman Oct. 10 2021-09-27
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