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July 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Weekend preview: Seafair, Block Party, Bellevue arts & more

It’s the Godzilla of festival weekends: The Seafair Torchlight Parade and FanFest; Capitol Hill Block Party; and three major Bellevue arts fairs — and that’s just the top of the list. If you love music, art, street food, and guys in breeches who say “Arrr,” this is the weekend for you.

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July 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

President Obama honors Seattle architect

Seattle architect Johnpaul Jones is one of 10 winners of the National Humanities Medals, the White House announced. The medals will be presented at the White House on Monday, July 28. Jones was singled out for “honoring the natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture. A force behind diverse and cherished institutions, Mr. Jones has…

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July 18, 2014 at 12:03 PM

5 fun things to do outdoors this weekend

We may get a little sprinkle on Saturday, but Friday and Sunday are looking fine, and in the great Northwest … we’ll settle for two out of three. Here are five outdoor entertainments to take advantage of while summer lasts. Keep in mind that these are just a few suggestions, not a comprehensive list. Feel free…

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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Bite of Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Outdoor movies

July 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Seattle Opera reports healthy financial news

Seattle Opera announced at its annual meeting Tuesday it expects that its 2013-14 season will have generated a surplus. Growth in donations and ticket sales contributed to the bright fiscal picture, administrators said. Any surplus will be put back into operating reserves. The operating budget for the year was close to $28 million. Attendance for…

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July 16, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Met Opera dispute spills over into Seattle theaters

Things are getting heated between Metropolitan Opera leader Peter Gelb and the various unions that work in the storied New York opera house. Nearly all of the unions’ contracts expire July 31 but given recent developments, there seems to be little hope of amicable agreement. Gelb is asking for cuts to pay and benefits.

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July 15, 2014 at 3:47 PM

New chapter for Book-It Rep’s managing director

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Charlotte Tiencken, the managing director of the popular Book-It Repertory Theatre since 2007, is resigning her post to join the arts management faculty at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Book-It publicist Patricia Britton, the teaching opportunity came up suddenly for Tiencken, who hails from Charleston….

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July 15, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Woodside/Braseth Gallery to move across town

After 11 years in its Denny Triangle location, Woodside/Braseth Gallery will move to a new site in late September. Denny Triangle, of course, is a white-hot real estate market, and Woodside/Braseth is surrounded by high-rises on the rise. (The gallery’s home, a building owned by Cornish College of the Arts, recently sold for $16…

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