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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,…


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

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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Ferguson, Frye Art Museum, Galanin Brothers

September 4, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Taproot Theatre reveals 2015 season

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes: A classic horror story of blood lust, an invaluable British servant, and a joint campaign by a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist are all in the mix of the 2015 mainstage season at Taproot Theatre. The Greenwood district theater’s subscription season offerings will begin next  January with “The…



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…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Amazon Prime Air, drones, Michael Stussen

September 1, 2014 at 5:45 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, plus 3 other TV marathons

The FXX channel “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon wraps up today. How’d the Bartapalooza do? Fledgling network FXX figured that forking over $1 billion for the rights to “The Simpsons” would pay off, and it looks like it did: according to The Hollywood Reporter, episodes of the round-the-clock marathon that aired during prime time averaged…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, FXX, NCIS

August 31, 2014 at 6:30 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 11: How come you’re not at Bumbershoot? D’oh!

We’re honored that our colleague (OK, boss)  at ArtsPage HQ chose the Every Simpsons Ever marathon (showing on FXX) thread to be part of the “Weekend Preview for Bumbershoot Haters” post. Not that we advocate hating Bumbershoot (although some readers do; check the comment thread on the festival guide.). Rather, we advocate…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, Bumbershoot

August 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 10: 3 best guests

Can “real” people be guest stars on an animated TV show? Sure! “Scooby-Doo” did it (Phyllis Diller and Don Knotts, for example) and “The Simpsons” does it really, really well. Some celebs got to appear solely as voices, while others were on screen as themselves. (How is your animated self different from your physical self?…


Comments | More in Television | Topics: 12 Days of Simpsons, Aerosmith

August 29, 2014 at 11:11 AM

A weekend preview for Bumbershoot haters

Bumberhaters, you know who you are: You avoid Seattle’s annual three-day music and arts festival because it’s too crowded, too loud, too expensive. So here’s a look ahead to the weekend tailored just for you. These suggestions are specially selected to help you finish out a beautiful Northwest summer with a final round of outdoor…


Comments | More in List | Topics: "The Simpsons" marathon, Bremerton Blackberry Festival, Fremont Outdoor Movies;

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