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December 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Hot ticket: Seattle Rep adds a performance of ‘All the Way’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: Due to popular demand, Seattle Repertory Theatre has added a New Year’s Eve performance of “All the Way,” the first installment in Robert Schenkkan’s two-part drama about the tumultuous presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Tony Award-winning play is scheduled for 5 p.m. on  Dec. 31, and seats will go on…

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December 17, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Madeleine Albright’s powerful pins coming to Bellevue

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright always went forth armed with diplomatic acumen and a snazzy brooch pinned to her jacket. She picked out many of them based not on their price tag, but what they symbolized; after Saddam Hussein’s press referred to her as an “unparalleled serpent,” she wore a snake pin to…

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December 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Chat rewind: Books to give, books to love

In a panic for a holiday gift? Bookstore gift card burning a hole in your pocket? We have you covered. Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and the Elliott Bay  Book Co.’s Karen Maeda Allman got together for a live chat on the best books of 2014, the best books to give as presents and…

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December 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

‘Something Rotten’ may skip Seattle en route to Broadway

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Playbill.com reports that “Something Rotten” — a world premiere musical slated for April 29 to May 24, 2015, at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre — may bypass Seattle and go straight to Broadway in early 2015. Reached for comment Saturday, executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong said, “There’s discussion…

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December 11, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Olympic Sculpture Park reschedules lights night

Today’s weather isn’t conducive to gathering outdoors by the water and looking at lights, so Seattle Art Museum has rescheduled its SAM Lights event for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. On that night, you can stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park on a path illuminated with hundreds of lights and luminarias, listen to music and…

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December 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

New tenant for the old doll museum in Bellevue

The KidsQuest Museum, now residing in the Factoria Mall in Bellevue, just received more funding in its quest for a new home. The city of Bellevue’s just-approved budget includes $2 million for KidsQuest; that puts the museum’s Good to Grow Campaign at $6 million, halfway toward its $12 million goal to purchase and renovate…

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December 6, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Ahamefule J. Oluo: A true talent emerges at OtB

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: With his On the Boards show “Now I’m Fine,” Ahamefule J. Oluo may have just discovered a new art form. Call it standup-big band-autobiography.  Or what a collaboration between Duke Ellington, Spalding Gray and Sun Ra might have been like. But it’s not necessary to define exactly where Oluo’s  extraordinary two-hour…

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