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Katie Kuffel "Ritz Cracker" – The Round, May 2020, Seattle WA @ Fremont Abbey, Seattle

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The 180th edition of The Round, streamed worldwide on June 18, 2020 from Seattle, WA, was filmed in May 2020.

With musicians Shaina Shepherd (Bear Axe), Katie Kuffel, Dravus House,
and spoken word poet Kayla Kim, painter Suzi Spooner

*Note: This edition of The Round was recorded in May 2020, and was originally scheduled to air on May 31, 2020.

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We postponed the show in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and other members of the music industry who participated in an industry blackout to create more space for BIPOC voices.

100% of all donations Abbey Arts receives for this show are going to the local artists featured, and to Creative Justice, an organization that serves “youth most impacted by the school-to-prison-(to-deportation) pipeline.” Some of the artists have also chosen to donate their proceeds to:

The Loveland Foundation
The Seattle Artist Relief Fund
Black Farmers Collective

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SUPPORT THE ARTISTS:
100% of all donations Abbey Arts receives for this show are going to the local artists featured, and to Creative Justice, an organization that serves “youth most impacted by the school-to-prison-(to-deportation) pipeline.”

Tiered and sliding scale donation options available via Eventbrite.

Check out the performers’ work and what they are doing to support the community via:
SHAINA SHEPHERD: HTTPS://WWW.SHAINASHEPHERDMUSIC.COM/
KATIE KUFFEL: HTTPS://WWW.KATIEKUFFEL.COM/
DRAVUS HOUSE: HTTPS://WWW.DRAVUSHOUSEMUSIC.COM/
SUZI SPOONER: HTTPS://WWW.SUZISPOONER.COM/
KAYLA KIM : HTTPS://WWW.BIGWORLDTINYDANCER.COM/
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THE ROUND – www.theround.org
has been held live in Seattle, WA (USA) every month for 180 months in a row and features local and touring artists.
Music | Poetry | Visual | Collaboration
Three songwriters/bands sharing their music,
Alternating with a poet,
+ Visual artists created live
All together to create a unique evening of high quality & collaborative arts.
www.abbeypresents.org and www.theround.org for more

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ABOUT ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE:
NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005

Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.
We support low-income individuals and families, veterans, and humanitarian nonprofit workers with free event tickets. http://www.fremontabbey.org/artsconnect
Rental info & more: http://www.fremontabbey.org/rent
Respect policy: www.abbeypresents.org/respect

Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325
Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle
+ UHeights Auditorium, St Mark’s Cathedral, more

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EVENT INFO:
May 2020:
Abbey Arts will not be hosting public gatherings at our venues in Seattle until Public Health guidelines allow.
Because producing streaming music & arts falls within essential services as described in Governor Inslee’s stay-at-home order, we are able to present select events online with all standard social distancing and Public Health practices in place at all times during the production process.
We believe music and the arts are incredibly helpful for mental health, whether in a time of quarantine or not. In addition to providing a much-needed service to the community, we are also creating financial opportunity for artists whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the ongoing public health crisis.

Abbey Arts Team:
Filming: Brent Driscoll, Eric Jones, Justin Johnson
Streaming: Brent Driscoll
Emcee: Dave
PR review: Sara
Promo: Dave & Taryn
Web: Ashley
Nonprofit music & arts events for all ages and incomes in Seattle. http://www.abbeyarts.me for events
http://www.fremontabbey.org for our home venue, Fremont Abbey Arts Center – 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA

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