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November 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Cornish College turns 100 today

November is a big month in Seattle’s history: The Denny Party landed at Alki on Nov. 13, 1851; Seattle Repertory Theatre welcomed patrons for the first time to “King Lear” on Nov. 13, 1963; and on two November days, in 1949 and 2010, the temperature was  74 degrees, the highest for a November day in…

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November 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

New leadership at Olympic Music Fest

Pianist Julio Elizalde, co-artistic director of the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene, has been named the festival’s artistic director, the OMF announced. Former artistic director Alan Iglitzin, who founded the festival, will remain with OMF as executive director. “It is a profound honor to continue the vision that Alan Iglitzin has pursued for over three decades….

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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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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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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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