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April 23, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Seattle Dance Project’s Timothy Lynch plans his next steps

This just in from arts reporter Michael Upchurch: Timothy Lynch, artistic director of and dancer with Seattle Dance Project, will leave the company in June. He has accepted a job as academy director for BalletMet in Ohio, where choreographer Edwaard Liang recently became artistic director. Liang’s works have been prominently featured in SDP’s repertoire. Alexandra Dickson,…


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April 22, 2014 at 3:14 PM

‘Jeopardy!’ champ Tom Nissley writes the book on bibliophilia

Tom Nissley is a literate guy. He’s a “Jeopardy!” champ. He’s the author of a delightful compendium of knowledge about books and authors, “A Reader’s Book of Days.” And he’s about to be a bookstore owner – he’s agreed to purchase Santoro’s Books in Greenwood. Nissley is interviewed tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors…



April 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM

SIFF channels Jimi Hendrix for opening night

For its 40th annual edition, the Seattle International Film Festival will open May 15 with “Jimi: All Is By My Side,” a drama about the early years of Seattle rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Written and directed by John Ridley (the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “12 Years a Slave”), the film stars musician/actor André Benjamin (half of…


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April 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM

NEA awards $653,000 to Seattle arts groups

The National Endowment for the Arts announced 24 grants to Seattle-area groups this week, totaling $653,000. Thirty grants were awarded statewide in this round of funding. Some of the recipients are listed below; a complete national list is available from the NEA. –5th Avenue Theatre, $50,000, to support a production of the Lerner-Loewe musical “Paint Your…


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April 15, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Byrd Ensemble off to London

Seattle Symphony players are not the only local musicians invited out of town. The Byrd Ensemble, led by Markdavin Obenza, is one of just 16 choirs in the world selected for the London International A Cappella Choir Competition (April 21-26), and the only one from the U.S. The winning choir will receive 3,000 pounds (a…



April 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Local ties in the Pulitzer news: ‘Become Ocean,’ Jen Graves

The Pulitzer Prizes, given each year for excellence in journalism as well as arts and letters, have just been announced to the lucky crowd gathered in New York City.  A couple of local connections sprung up amid the prizes: –The Pulitzer Prize for music went to Alaska composer John Luther Adams for his work “Become…


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