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February 17, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Seattle Times Peeps Contest 2015

A winning entry from 2014 by reader Gretchen Crossley. It’s time to get your ducks in a row: The Seattle Times’ 2015 Peeps Contest is underway.  How it works Make a picture or diorama crafted mostly from marshmallow Peeps, suitable for publication in a family newspaper. Take a digital photo and upload it below (start by clicking on…


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February 1, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Winning — and losing — 2015 Super Bowl commercials

A score of self-styled critics gathered at a Super Bowl party in Seattle’s Central District and pronounced judgment on this year’s crop of commercials. Here are their collective picks of winners and losers in a handful of hastily defined categories. FUNNY BUSINESS Winner: Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel poke fun at themselves and late adopters everywhere with…


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January 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Obituary: Christopher Zinovitch, former ArtsWest head

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The Seattle theater community is saddened this week by the Thursday, Jan. 29, passing of director, actor and arts administrator Christopher Zinovitch,  the former artistic director of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in West Seattle. Mr. Zinovitch died  in Bismarck, N.D., where he was artistic director of Dakota Stage Limited. The…


| More in Arts news | Topics: ArtsWest, Christopher Zinovitch, obituary

January 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Annex Theatre opens 28th season with ‘Zapoi!’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: How time flies when you’re making theater. Now in its 28th year, Annex Theatre just keeps on trucking along, on an eternal mission to present offbeat new works with an emphasis on scripts by Seattle playwrights. Annex’s 2015 mainstage season kicks off Jan. 30-Feb. 21 at the company’s lovably scruffy, two-flights-up…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Annex Theatre, Quinn Armstrong, Zapoi

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…


Comments | More in Arts news, Television | Topics: HBO, Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck

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…


Comments | More in Arts news, Television | Topics: American Idol, Desiree Flores

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: “All the Way” is a co-production of Seattle Rep and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, pictured here. Photo: Jenny Graham. 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…


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: 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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