Three things we love this week
Three things Seattle Times writers love: the TV show “Nashville,” a dance film “Choros” and the food truck Snout & Co.
Image and score are in perfect sync in this stunning 13-minute dance film. As Steve Reich’s minimalist classic “Music for 18 Musicians” chimes away, solo dancer Terah Maher melts, multiplies and becomes a ghostly chorus to herself. Her collaborator Michael Langan creates this visual magic via computer manipulations that feel like a liquid blend of stop-motion and fractal animation. You can see other terrific shorts by him on www.langanfilms.com. But to catch “Choros,” you’ll need to go to “Next Dance Cinema,” which also features work by Adam Sekuler, Joan Laage and others, 7 p.m. Monday, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., Seattle; $6-$10 (206-829-7863 or www.nwfilmforum.org).
Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times arts writer
The predictable plot lines are going a bit “Dynasty,” but the scenes of people writing and making music in this show about country music feel so real it’s all worth it, not to mention watching expressive Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) as midcareer country star Rayna James and button-cute Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes,” “Ally McBeal”) as her rocked-out nemesis Juliette Barnes. It airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic
Snout & Co.
Never mind the sunshine. What I missed most as a Florida transplant was a traditional Cuban sandwich — pressed, with pork, ham, mustard, pickles and cheese. My prayers have been answered in the form of the Snout & Co. food truck. Twice a week it’s parked within a 10-minute walk of The Seattle Times in South Lake Union (check snoutandco.comfor other locations, hours, menu and updates). I came yearning for old-school Cuban food, and I also love Snout’s black beans and tostones (fried plantains). But my favorite sandwich is now the tradition-tweaking Seattle Cuban: pork, red-onion relish and chimichurri mango sauce. Delicioso!
Agnes Torres Al-Shibibi, Seattle Times desk editor