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January 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM

New Kurt Cobain documentary on HBO this spring

A new Kurt Cobain documentary, made with support of members of Cobain’s family, will appear on HBO on May 4. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” dives into the late Nirvana frontman’s home movies, recordings, artwork, journals and more ­– including material never-before-seen by the public, according to HBO. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer…

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January 6, 2015 at 3:51 PM

One to watch: JBLM’s Desireé Flores on ‘American Idol’

Today The Seattle Times heard from Desireé Flores, a 22-year-old singer who lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her family. Flores recently auditioned in San Francisco for “American Idol”; here’s a snippet of her moment in front of the judges: A self-described “army brat,” Flores says “music has gotten me through the rough patches of always…

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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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Comments | More in Arts news, Ticket alert | Topics: All the Way, Robert Schenkkan, Seattle Rep

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 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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December 4, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Arts news: New Century season, Kirkland actor in ‘Peter Pan’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: New Century’s first shows at 12th Avenue Arts New Century Theatre Company, one of the three theater companies in residence in the new 12th Avenue Arts building, has announced its first two-show season in the Capitol Hill housing and cultural complex. The company’s initial production in the space will be…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 12th Avenue Arts, Alanna Saunders, New Century Theatre Company

December 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Café Nordo opening postponed until March

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: Café Nordo has postponed the opening of the Culinarium, its new dinner-performance show place in Pioneer Square until March 5, 2015. Construction of the new quarters, in the historic 1890s-era Globe Building where Elliott Bay Book Company was formerly located, is well underway. But according Café Nordo co-founder Terry Podgorski,…

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