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September 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Authors David Laskin and Daniel James Brown, plus where to find the best fall book

The fall literary season is heating up, and events next Monday and Tuesday offer face time, in person and online, with people who love to talk about books: *At 7 p.m. Monday at Seattle Public Library’s downtown branch, two of Seattle’s finest authors – David Laskin, author of “The Family,” and Daniel James Brown, author of…

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September 11, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Seattle Fringe Festival offers 22 inexpensive shows

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson reports: As if the Seattle theater calendar wasn’t already crammed to the gills, here comes the Seattle Fringe Festival with 88 performances of 22 shows.  Performances take place at several Capitol Hill venues (Annex Theatre, NW Film Forum, Eclectic Theatre and the new Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts) from Sept. 17-21. As with most…

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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

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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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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…

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September 4, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Seattle filmmaker parodies Amazon’s drone program

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s an Amazon drone. Local filmmaker Michael Stusser of “Sleeping with Siri” fame has released his latest pièce de résistance —a video parodying the proposed Amazon Prime Air program. It riffs on the software giant’s own video about the program that is awaiting FAA approval, which promises deliveries within…

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August 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For sale: One slightly used staircase

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch: You expect to see price-tags on paintings, drawings, sculptures and even the odd video installation in an art gallery. But a sign saying “THIS STAIRCASE IS FOR SALE!” is a tad more unusual. The staircase in question is at Davidson Galleries, and it’s a handsome, sturdy, fir-and-welded-steel affair. So why…

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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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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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