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September 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Join our chat: Where to find the best fall book

At noon Tuesday, Sept. 16, Seattle Times books editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, reader services librarian for the Seattle Public Library, will chat live with readers. Mary Ann will answer questions about upcoming fall books (or any books, for that matter). Wright’s specialty:  if you tell him the last book you read and enjoyed, he can recommend the NEXT…

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September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Weekend preview: 5 festivals and a highbrow-arty thing

With weather like this, we’re in no rush to go indoors. So ArtsPage HQ brings you a list of five festivals that start or continue this weekend. Still, it is the official start of the fall arts season. Consider kicking it off Saturday night at Seattle Symphony’s season-opening concert and party. Don’t forget to dress…

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September 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Authors David Laskin and Daniel James Brown, plus where to find the best fall book

The fall literary season is heating up, and events next Monday and Tuesday offer face time, in person and online, with people who love to talk about books: *At 7 p.m. Monday at Seattle Public Library’s downtown branch, two of Seattle’s finest authors – David Laskin, author of “The Family,” and Daniel James Brown, author of…

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September 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Seattle Fringe Festival offers 22 inexpensive shows

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: As if the Seattle theater calendar wasn’t already crammed to the gills, here comes the Seattle Fringe Festival with 88 performances of 22 shows.  Performances take place at several Capitol Hill venues (Annex Theatre, NW Film Forum, Eclectic Theatre and the new Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts) from Sept. 17-21. As with most…

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September 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Ralph Pugay is the 2014 Bowen Award winner

Portland-based painter Ralph Pugay is the winner of the 2014 Betty Bowen Award, the Seattle Art Museum has announced. Pugay will receive $15,000 and some of his work will be on view at SAM beginning Oct. 16. Pugay is the current recipient of the Oregon Arts Commission Indivual Artist Fellowship. Also honored: Seattle artists More

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September 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM

SSO on NYT’s Top 100

There’s probably some celebrating going on over at Seattle Symphony HQ right now — The New York Times’ “Fall Arts Preview — Times 100″ lists the orchestra’s recording of John Luther Adams’ luminous “Become Ocean” at No. 27. In case you missed it: The the orchestra commissioned the work and premiered it in June,…

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September 8, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Art pulled from Bumbershoot finds home in the Frye

The Frye Museum is now home to the Michael Brown/Ferguson, Mo.-inspired  “Modicum,” an installation by the very interesting Galanin Brothers (Nicholas and Jerrod) of Sitka, Alaska. (Nicholas Galanin has works in the current Frye show ending Sept. 14, “Your Feast has Ended,” along with pieces by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nep Sidhu.) According to…

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September 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Taproot Theatre reveals 2015 season

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A classic horror story of blood lust, an invaluable British servant, and a joint campaign by a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist are all in the mix of the 2015 mainstage season at Taproot Theatre. The Greenwood district theater’s subscription season offerings will begin next  January with “The…

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