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March 24, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Critics’ verdict: ‘Aladdin’ on Broadway

From Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic: The Disney musical “Aladdin,” based on the hit animated movie, opened on Broadway last week. The show debuted at 5th Avenue Theatre in 2011, and in 2013 a revamped version had a pre-Broadway run in Toronto.  On both occasions, “Aladdin” received mixed reviews. However, the revised Broadway rendition…

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March 21, 2014 at 9:50 AM

4 funny, frosty, fuzzy things to do this weekend

Looking for some off-the-beaten-track entertainment this weekend? How about a show featuring an “acrobatic archer”? Or a cask beer festival? Or an evening spent with Miss Piggy and friends? Here are just a few ideas for interesting outings. Feel free to share more with other readers on the comments thread.

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0 Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Modern Home Tour, Moisture Festival, Washington Cask Beer Festival

March 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM

‘Butterflies,’ expats and more at SSO

Seattle Symphony has a busy weekend coming up: –On Thursday, the orchestra will present an all-Russian program: the U.S. premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s “Night Butterflies,” along with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite from “The Snow Maiden” and Tchaikovsky’s famous “Pathetique” Symphony — the composer’s last, and he led its debut just nine days before he died in 1893….

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0 Comments | More in Arts news, Weekend preview | Topics: Alexander Raskatov, Night Butterflies, Russian composers

March 18, 2014 at 3:14 PM

‘The Sixth Extinction’ – the radical pace of species destruction

 Elizabeth Kolbert’s “The Sixth Extinction” is one of those books that will alter your view of the world. Kolbert, a New Yorker staff writer, documents with devastating effectiveness how humans are  causing changes to the planet that will eventually imperil most species. Already, we are living in an age of mass extinction, with creatures from amphibians…

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March 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Sandra Jackson-Dumont leaves SAM

From Pacific NW magazine staff writer Tyrone Beason: Sandra Jackson-Dumont, who spearheaded Seattle Art Museum’s popular Remix parties and curated some of its most engaging recent exhibits, has been named to lead education programs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since joining SAM in 2006 as community outreach coordinator as well as adjunct modern…

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0 Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Remix, Sandra Jackson-Dumont

March 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Calling film directors: Enter 2014 3-Minute Masterpiece contest

 UPDATE, April 15: Entries for the 3-Minute Masterpiece contest are closed. You needed to have submitted your entry by 11:59 on April 14 to be considered for judging. If you entered on April 14 and don’t see your entry, it’s because it is still going through the approval process. ORIGINAL POST: So you think you’re a…

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