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August 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 2: Birth of Bart

Welcome to Day 2 of our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party in turn celebrates the FXX channel’s marathon broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy. Any “Simpsons” newbies out there? You may think Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie just sprung up, all shiny…

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August 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Join us for The 12 Days of Simpsons

Why are you reading this? The 12-day, 552-episode FXX marathon of “The Simpsons” is going on! (Full schedule here.) If you weren’t lucky enough to arrange vacation (D’oh!) around this Vital Television Event, we hope you have your DVR set. In honor of this VTE — which truly does include every episode, from No. 1,…

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August 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Cornish announces 2014 Neddy winners

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch: Painter Susanna Bluhm and multimedia artist Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes have won the 2014 Neddy at Cornish Award, Cornish College of the Arts has announced. Each artist receives $25,000 and their work will be shown at the annual “Neddy at Cornish” exhibition beginning Sept. 3, along with pieces by six…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: art, Cornish College, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes

August 21, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Globe brings ‘King Lear’ to Seattle

The famed Globe Theatre of London will bring its scaled-down production of “King Lear” to the U.S. this fall, and play three performances at Seattle’s Moore Theatre on Nov. 25-26. The production, directed by Bill Buckhurst,  features eight actors in a fast-paced adaptation.   It will be presented here with a “booth-style” stage, inspired by paintings and etchings from…

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Comments | More in Arts news, Ticket alert | Topics: Globe Theatre, Joseph Marcell, King Lear

August 13, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Help the Frye Art Museum curate its collection

Ever walk into a museum and think, “Why’d they choose THAT?,” or, “Why did they take down my favorite cat portrait? Nobody leaves until the cat comes back.” The Frye Art Museum staff feels your pain/strong feelings about art/need to free your inner art historian.  So the Frye has launched “You Be the Curator.” Here’s how…

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August 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

A dog gets his day in ‘Verona’

“I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives,” complains Launce in Shakespeare’s comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” The actor playing Launce in the current Wooden O outdoor production of “Verona” (Kevin Bordi) says it with conviction, but it’s surely hard; the pint-sized canine actor he’s toting while bemoaning is a sweetie….

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July 31, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Diane, 7:30 p.m., July 31: ‘Twin Peaks’ night at SAM

“Watch — and see what life teaches,” urged the Log Lady, who was just one of the odd/creepy/puzzling characters that inhabited the amazing TV series “Twin Peaks.” By the time the series ended, most viewers weren’t sure what they had learned, other than “Twin Peaks” was the most radical, inventive and disturbing shows on television. Feeling nostalgic…

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Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Blu-ray, David Lynch, Seattle Art Museum

July 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

President Obama honors Seattle architect

Seattle architect Johnpaul Jones is one of 10 winners of the National Humanities Medals, the White House announced. The medals will be presented at the White House on Monday, July 28. Jones was singled out for “honoring the natural world and indigenous traditions in architecture. A force behind diverse and cherished institutions, Mr. Jones has…

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