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October 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Something’s up with ‘Something Rotten’

From Misha Berson, theater critic: The theatrical news website playbill.com has reported that Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Smash”) played the character of Shakespeare in a private industry  workshop of the new musical “Something Rotten!” held recently in New York City. “Something Rotten!” is set in the sphere of Elizabethan drama and will have its world premiere…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: 5th Avenue Theatre, Casey Nicholaw, Christian Borle

October 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Live theater (and Benedict Cumberbatch) from London, in Seattle

From theater critic Misha Berson: It’s not like sitting in an audience, breathing the same air as the actors and watching them close-up and personal. But the ongoing series of filmed live productions from London, screened at SIFF in Seattle and Landmark theaters, are the second-best thing.  And they give you access to some thrilling performances…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Benedict Cumberbatch, film, Landmark

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…

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

September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Eastside news: Stroum Center cultural arts lineup

The Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island has announced its fall lineup of cultural arts events — music, film and a night with both: –Mezcla: Jazz All-Stars from Cuba: 5 p.m. Sept. 21: a night of culture and music from the Caribbean island. –“The Zigzag Kid” and “B-boy”: 3 p.m. Oct. 12: two films. “Zigzag”…

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Comments | More in Season announcement | Topics: Judaism, Mercer Island, Stroum Jewish Community Center

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,…

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

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