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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…

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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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April 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Announcing the 2014 Steinberg/ATCA prizes

From Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson: Lauren Gunderson’s play “I and You” has earned the $25,000 top award in the 2014 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award competition, honors given annually to plays that premiered at theaters outside of New York City.Receiving  two other 2014 Steinberg/ATCA citations, and awards of $5,000 each,…

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April 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Updated: Free SSO concerts

Update from Seattle Symphony: The SSO has stopped taking RSVPs for tickets to the free May 2 concerts because of overwhelming response. That said, there might be no-shows, so the orchestra will give away those seats to walk-ups on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis on the night of the performances. Why: Seattle Symphony has been chosen…

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April 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

SAM acquires Ai Weiwei work

Seattle Art Museum is now the proud owner of its first work by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei: “Colored Vases,” (2010), a cluster of earthenware vessels covered with industrial paint. You can see it starting April 5 at Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. From SAM: “By covering the surfaces with new paint, what is…

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