Free concert, film about native son Richard Hugo will be at Fieldhouse Oct. 11

2015-10-11-Horvitz-Hugo-promo-550x289The famed native-son poet Richard Hugo will be given a jazzy tribute on Sunday evening, Oct. 11, at the White Center Fieldhouse (1321 SW 102nd Street), sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and funded by 4Culture.

Named after one of Hugo’s poems, “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon: A Tribute in Music, Words and Film to White Center’s Richard Hugo” will begin at 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

4Culture logoHelming the show is Rainier Beach composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz, whose Hugo tribute CD, released in July, has won raves in The New York Times and more than a dozen other journals.

The White Center concert is the ninth and last of a Hugo-themed Northwest tour and the only presentation whose admission is free. To be screened at the Oct. 11 show is the hour-long 1976 film on Hugo, “Kicking the Loose Gravel Home.”

The White Center Fieldhouse in the 1950s.

Hugo (1923-1982) was an acclaimed poet who often wrote about his home. For more info on Hugo, click here.

The White Center Fieldhouse, constructed in 1938-1940 as one of five federal Works Progress Administration fieldhouses in King County, was named a King County landmark in 1984 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year.

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