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September 16, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Town Music season ready at Town Hall

It looks like cellist/curator Joshua Roman will be delivering some tasty new-music goods for the 2014-15 Town Music season. Roman himself performs Sept. 23 with two fellow string players and a pianist in an evening of piano quartets by Brahms, Sharlat and Andres. NOW Ensemble, with its mix of electronica and classical influences and unusual instrumental…


Comments | More in Season announcement | Topics: classical music, Joshua Roman, Town Hall Seattle

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

Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: art, Betty Bowen Award, Gretchen Bennett

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,…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Become Ocean, Cantaloupe Music, John Luther Adams

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Ferguson, Frye Art Museum, Galanin Brothers

September 1, 2014 at 5:45 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, plus 3 other TV marathons

The FXX channel “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon wraps up today. How’d the Bartapalooza do? Fledgling network FXX figured that forking over $1 billion for the rights to “The Simpsons” would pay off, and it looks like it did: according to The Hollywood Reporter, episodes of the round-the-clock marathon that aired during prime time averaged…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, FXX, NCIS

August 31, 2014 at 6:30 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 11: How come you’re not at Bumbershoot? D’oh!

We’re honored that our colleague (OK, boss)  at ArtsPage HQ chose the Every Simpsons Ever marathon (showing on FXX) thread to be part of the “Weekend Preview for Bumbershoot Haters” post. Not that we advocate hating Bumbershoot (although some readers do; check the comment thread on the festival guide.). Rather, we advocate…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, Bumbershoot

August 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 10: 3 best guests

Can “real” people be guest stars on an animated TV show? Sure! “Scooby-Doo” did it (Phyllis Diller and Don Knotts, for example) and “The Simpsons” does it really, really well. Some celebs got to appear solely as voices, while others were on screen as themselves. (How is your animated self different from your physical self?…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, Aerosmith

August 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 9: Best of ‘Treehouse of Horror’

Grinch, schminch. The best seasonal animated program is surely the annual “Simpsons” Halloween special (aka “Treehouse of Horror”) full of classic film references, pop culture, obliviousness from Homer and hell-raising from Bart. (You can catch up on the “TOH” specials thanks to the FXX broadcast of  “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, which wraps up Monday.) We at…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror

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