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February 25, 2015 at 3:27 PM

ArtsPage blog has moved

With the launch of our website design, our blogs have moved. We’ll still be posting Arts news items, but now you’ll find it all in the Entertainment channel. Same content as always, just a different home for it. You can leave feedback about the site changes here.



February 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Seattle Times Peeps Contest 2015

It’s time to get your ducks in a row: The Seattle Times’ 2015 Peeps Contest is underway.  How it works Make a picture or diorama crafted mostly from marshmallow Peeps, suitable for publication in a family newspaper. Take a digital photo and upload it below (start by clicking on the dark orange button that says “Upload”). When…


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February 1, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Winning — and losing — 2015 Super Bowl commercials

A score of self-styled critics gathered at a Super Bowl party in Seattle’s Central District and pronounced judgment on this year’s crop of commercials. Here are their collective picks of winners and losers in a handful of hastily defined categories. FUNNY BUSINESS Winner: Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel poke fun at themselves and late adopters everywhere with…


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January 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Obituary: Christopher Zinovitch, former ArtsWest head

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The Seattle theater community is saddened this week by the Thursday, Jan. 29, passing of director, actor and arts administrator Christopher Zinovitch,  the former artistic director of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in West Seattle. Mr. Zinovitch died  in Bismarck, N.D., where he was artistic director of Dakota Stage Limited. The…


| More in Arts news | Topics: ArtsWest, Christopher Zinovitch, obituary

January 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Annex Theatre opens 28th season with ‘Zapoi!’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: How time flies when you’re making theater. Now in its 28th year, Annex Theatre just keeps on trucking along, on an eternal mission to present offbeat new works with an emphasis on scripts by Seattle playwrights. Annex’s 2015 mainstage season kicks off Jan. 30-Feb. 21 at the company’s lovably scruffy, two-flights-up…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Annex Theatre, Quinn Armstrong, Zapoi

January 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

ACT receives 5 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

The fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards for Seattle theater excellence have been announced, with the most honors (5) going to ACT Theatre. This year the two top prizes for 2014 productions,  awarded by a group of blog and freelance print critics, went to ACT for a dramatic work  (“The Invisible Hand” by Ayad Akhtar) and for a…


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January 20, 2015 at 8:52 AM

National Book Critics Circle finalists for 2014 announced

The National Book Critics Circle has announced finalists for six prizes given to the best books of 2014. They include fiction by Marilynne Robinson, a graphic memoir about caring for her aging parents by cartoonist Roz Chast and one book, “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine, that’s a finalist in two categories, poetry and criticism. The NBCC…



January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Seattle Symphony’s Stilian Kirov in big Euro competition

Seattle Symphony associate conductor Stilian Kirov is one of the 24 conductors chosen for the Malko Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. Open to conductors ages 20-35, the Malko requires competitors to lead the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in front of a panel of conductors, musicians and other arts figures. The prize is worth the anxiety: 20,000…


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