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Category: Arts news
January 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Obituary: Christopher Zinovitch, former ArtsWest head

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: The Seattle theater community is saddened this week by the Thursday, Jan. 29, passing of director, actor and arts administrator Christopher Zinovitch,  the former artistic director of ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in West Seattle. Mr. Zinovitch died  in Bismarck, N.D., where he was artistic director of Dakota Stage Limited. The…


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January 29, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Annex Theatre opens 28th season with ‘Zapoi!’

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: How time flies when you’re making theater. Now in its 28th year, Annex Theatre just keeps on trucking along, on an eternal mission to present offbeat new works with an emphasis on scripts by Seattle playwrights. Annex’s 2015 mainstage season kicks off Jan. 30-Feb. 21 at the company’s lovably scruffy, two-flights-up…


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January 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

ACT receives 5 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards

The fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards for Seattle theater excellence have been announced, with the most honors (5) going to ACT Theatre. This year the two top prizes for 2014 productions,  awarded by a group of blog and freelance print critics, went to ACT for a dramatic work  (“The Invisible Hand” by Ayad Akhtar) and for a…


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January 20, 2015 at 8:52 AM

National Book Critics Circle finalists for 2014 announced

The National Book Critics Circle has announced finalists for six prizes given to the best books of 2014. They include fiction by Marilynne Robinson, a graphic memoir about caring for her aging parents by cartoonist Roz Chast and one book, “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine, that’s a finalist in two categories, poetry and criticism. The NBCC…



January 16, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Seattle Symphony’s Stilian Kirov in big Euro competition

Seattle Symphony associate conductor Stilian Kirov is one of the 24 conductors chosen for the Malko Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. Open to conductors ages 20-35, the Malko requires competitors to lead the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in front of a panel of conductors, musicians and other arts figures. The prize is worth the anxiety: 20,000…


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January 8, 2015 at 4:26 PM

‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,’ the movie version

Bainbridge Island writer Jonathan Evison’s bittersweet 2012 novel “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving” is about to get a much wider audience – it’s being made into a movie starring Paul Rudd, an actor best known for his roles in comedies such as “Knocked Up” and “Clueless.” Evison’s book told the story of Ben Benjamin, a young…



January 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM

New Kurt Cobain documentary on HBO this spring

A new Kurt Cobain documentary, made with support of members of Cobain’s family, will appear on HBO on May 4. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” dives into the late Nirvana frontman’s home movies, recordings, artwork, journals and more ­– including material never-before-seen by the public, according to HBO. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer…


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January 6, 2015 at 3:51 PM

One to watch: JBLM’s Desireé Flores on ‘American Idol’

Today The Seattle Times heard from Desireé Flores, a 22-year-old singer who lives on Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her family. Flores recently auditioned in San Francisco for “American Idol”; here’s a snippet of her moment in front of the judges: A self-described “army brat,” Flores says “music has gotten me through the rough patches of always…


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