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September 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Town Music season ready at Town Hall

It looks like cellist/curator Joshua Roman will be delivering some tasty new-music goods for the 2014-15 Town Music season. Roman himself performs Sept. 23 with two fellow string players and a pianist in an evening of piano quartets by Brahms, Sharlat and Andres. NOW Ensemble, with its mix of electronica and classical influences and unusual instrumental…

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September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Eastside news: Stroum Center cultural arts lineup

The Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island has announced its fall lineup of cultural arts events — music, film and a night with both: –Mezcla: Jazz All-Stars from Cuba: 5 p.m. Sept. 21: a night of culture and music from the Caribbean island. –”The Zigzag Kid” and “B-boy”: 3 p.m. Oct. 12: two films. “Zigzag”…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

What book should you read next? Recommendations for readers

Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, reader services librarian for the Seattle Public Library, talked books on Tuesday with Seattle Times readers. Wright’s specialty:  if you tell him the last book you read and enjoyed, he can recommend the NEXT book you’re going to want to read. Read their recommendations below. Also see Mary Ann’s…

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September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Weekend preview: 5 festivals and a highbrow-arty thing

With weather like this, we’re in no rush to go indoors. So ArtsPage HQ brings you a list of five festivals that start or continue this weekend. Still, it is the official start of the fall arts season. Consider kicking it off Saturday night at Seattle Symphony’s season-opening concert and party. Don’t forget to dress…

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Fiestas Patrias, Jefferson Park Jubilee, Night Market

September 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Authors David Laskin and Daniel James Brown, plus where to find the best fall book

The fall literary season is heating up, and events next Monday and Tuesday offer face time, in person and online, with people who love to talk about books: *At 7 p.m. Monday at Seattle Public Library’s downtown branch, two of Seattle’s finest authors – David Laskin, author of “The Family,” and Daniel James Brown, author of…

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September 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Seattle Fringe Festival offers 22 inexpensive shows

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: As if the Seattle theater calendar wasn’t already crammed to the gills, here comes the Seattle Fringe Festival with 88 performances of 22 shows.  Performances take place at several Capitol Hill venues (Annex Theatre, NW Film Forum, Eclectic Theatre and the new Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts) from Sept. 17-21. As with most…

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September 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Ralph Pugay is the 2014 Bowen Award winner

Portland-based painter Ralph Pugay is the winner of the 2014 Betty Bowen Award, the Seattle Art Museum has announced. Pugay will receive $15,000 and some of his work will be on view at SAM beginning Oct. 16. Pugay is the current recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Indivual Artist Fellowship. Also honored: Seattle artists More

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September 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM

SSO on NYT’s Top 100

There’s probably some celebrating going on over at Seattle Symphony HQ right now — The New York Times’ “Fall Arts Preview — Times 100″ lists the orchestra’s recording of John Luther Adams’ luminous “Become Ocean” at No. 27. In case you missed it: The the orchestra commissioned the work and premiered it in June,…

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September 8, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Art pulled from Bumbershoot finds home in the Frye

The Frye Museum is now home to the Michael Brown/Ferguson, Mo.-inspired  “Modicum,” an installation by the very interesting Galanin Brothers (Nicholas and Jerrod) of Sitka, Alaska. (Nicholas Galanin has works in the current Frye show ending Sept. 14, “Your Feast has Ended,” along with pieces by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nep Sidhu.) According to…

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