There are plenty more concerts and events coming in 1999, in addition to the ones listed in our cover story. Here's some more that are, or may be, heading our way.
Bruce Springsteen will probably bring his E-Street Band reunion tour here in late summer or early fall. Madonna's proposed 1999 tour should include a Seattle date, because she bypassed us last time. Barbra Streisand's possible tour will probably leave us out, since it will reportedly visit only a few major cities. Kirk Franklin is set to bring his hip-hop gospel Nu Nation Tour to KeyArena Feb. 15 ($28.50-$32.50; 206-628-0888).
Van Gogh's Van Goghs: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdan, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Jan. 17-April 4. These choice paintings rarely are seen outside of Amsterdam. Tickets are available in advance; 206-628-0888. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, March 4-May 9, at the Seattle Art Museum. Modern Masters of Kyoto: Transformation of Japanese Painting Traditions, Nihonga from the Griffith and Patricia Way Collection comes to the Seattle Asian Art Museum in the fall, Aug. 19-Feb. 13, 2000. Inside Out: New Chinese Art opens at the Henry Art Gallery and the Tacoma Art Museum in mid-November. It's a provocative show of contemporary art from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
"Hilary and Jackie," Jan. 15. A brilliantly acted biography of the cellist, Jacqueline Du Pre, played by Emily Watson.
"Affliction," Jan. 22. Nick Nolte has been gaining in the Oscar race with his outstanding performance as a burnt-out small-town policeman. "Rushmore," Feb. 5. The National Society of Film Critics picked Bill Murray as the year's best supporting actor for his sly performance as the surrogate father of an ambitious teenager in this comedy from writer-director Wes Anderson. "The General," Feb. 5. John Boorman's best movie in a decade is the true story of Martin Cahill, an Irish folk hero played by Brendan Gleeson. Also: A new print of "The Bicycle Thief," opening Feb. 5. "October Sky," opening Feb. 12 or 19, Joe Johnston's fine new film of the memoir "Rocket Boys."
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which comes to the Paramount as part of UW's World Dance Series, is also the kick-off for the Paramount's new Dance 99 Series. Other companies in the series: Ballet Nacional de Cuba's student dancers perform "Giselle" under the direction of Alicia Alonso, Feb. 19-20. Dwight Rhoden's New York-based "Complexions" create dances in a collaborative process, April 10. Northwest Afrikan American Ballet performs original choreography inspired by traditional dances of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and West Africa, June 4.
Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform "Cinderella" with music by Serge Prokofiev, choreography by Kent Stowell, sets by Tony Straiges and costumes by Martin Pakledinaz. Opens Feb. 4. Merce Cunningham Dance Company returns to Meany Theater this spring, April 29-May 1. The Meany World Dance series continues with the popular Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company, March 4-6. Spectrum Dance Theater will perform "The Hottest Thing This Winter" at Meany Theater, Jan. 15 and 16.
At On the Boards Pat Graney will revive "Sleep (Making peace with the angels)," Jan. 28-30. Also at OTB, Rennie Harris Pure Movement presents "Rome and Jewels" a '90s version of Shakespeare's story using urban dance, May 6-9.