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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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Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend, Boyhood, Capitol Hill Block Party

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 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 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Seattle-area musicals figure big in NY festival

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: It’s been clear for a while that Seattle theaters are incubating a lot of shiny new musicals, some of which wind up on or off Broadway after a try-out or workshop at a theater here. Further evidence of the city’s skin in the game: Four works out of the eight…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Beautiful Poison, Festival of New Musicals, Great Wall

May 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM

3-Minute Masterpiece 2014 winners announced

DIY-film fans may recall that last week, we announced the 12 winners of this year’s 3-Minute Masterpiece digital-filmmaking contest. Today, at a well-attended public screening of all the winners, two top-prize winners were also revealed. Director William Schlepp was recognized as a grand-prize winner for “Day of the Living Statues,” a short crime thriller with…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 3 minute masterpiece, Day of the Living Statues, Go Fish

May 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Seattle’s most polarizing pieces of contemporary architecture

Seattle’s most extreme example of contemporary architecture, the Central Library, turns 10 this month.  (Learn more by reading Erik Lacitis’ anniversary story and perusing Mary Ann Gwinn’s list of related events.) Tourists love the library; locals love to argue about it. In that contentious spirit, here’s a list of the five most hotly debated,…

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Comments | More in List | Topics: Bellevue Arts Museum, Central Library, EMP Museum

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