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October 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Fall TV poll: ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Gotham’ are the winners

Looking over the results of our recent TV poll about new and returning shows, it was apparent that crime scored big. Poll voters simply love their crime shows — and James Spader, apparently. (“The Blacklist” beat out “The Walking Dead” by one single vote.) A lot of viewers discovered Spader and his FBI fugitive drama…

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October 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Scarecrow Video throws re-opening party

From listings coordinator and TV Picks guy Doug Knoop: Scarecrow Video is celebrating its grand re-opening as a nonprofit rental store and archive with a celebration from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 (which also happens to be the 4th Annual International Video Store Day – who knew?). The event will include 50% off all…

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Comments | More in Weekend preview | Topics: Scarecrow Video, U District, video rental

October 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Something’s up with ‘Something Rotten’

From Misha Berson, theater critic: The theatrical news website playbill.com has reported that Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Smash”) played the character of Shakespeare in a private industry  workshop of the new musical “Something Rotten!” held recently in New York City. “Something Rotten!” is set in the sphere of Elizabethan drama and will have its world premiere…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, Casey Nicholaw, Christian Borle

October 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Live theater (and Benedict Cumberbatch) from London, in Seattle

From theater critic Misha Berson: It’s not like sitting in an audience, breathing the same air as the actors and watching them close-up and personal. But the ongoing series of filmed live productions from London, screened at SIFF in Seattle and Landmark theaters, are the second-best thing.  And they give you access to some thrilling performances…

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October 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Will the new ‘Twin Peaks’ be filmed in Washington?

Update, 1:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6: TV writer Rob Owen’s full story on the “Twin Peaks” revival is now at this link. Original post, 9:35 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6: Fans of “Twin Peaks” may be baking a celebratory cherry pie this morning: A new version of the offbeat mystery series is in the making, with…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

October 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM

5 ‘only-in-the-Northwest’ things to do this weekend

This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun. (Note: You’re invited to share your own ideas for weekend amusements with other readers in the comments thread, too.)

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Amelie, Bruce Lee, Egyptian Theatre

October 2, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Seattle Art Museum acquires major artworks: The Wright Collection

 

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993 Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum Oil on canvas 94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Picture), 1993
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright
Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary
of the Seattle Art Museum
Oil on canvas
94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240cm)

Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch reports:

For more than half a century, the art collection of Bagley and Virginia Wright has been one of the privately held – though frequently shared – treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Now the collection is going public with the gift of the Wright Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art to the Seattle Art Museum.

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