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March 31, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils budget proposal

Medicaid expansion will aid Seattle’s art scene You can’t walk more than a few blocks in Seattle without passing a coffee shop. Local art covers the walls, and sometimes you can hear neighborhood bands playing. Seattle is an art destination, with monthly art walks in neighborhoods across the city. Our artists and musicians are valuable culture…


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March 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Avalon Ballroom to be demolished

A premier venue for true ballroom dancers Dancerse and musicians are seen at the Avalon Ballroom, in this photo, most likely taken in the 1940s. The building on the corner of Boren Avenue and Stewart Street, will be demolished later this year to make room for hotel and office space. (INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS, LOCAL 104) A…


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March 7, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Arts fundraiser, Poncho, will cease operations, establish legacy fund

Thanks to Poncho It is with sadness and deep gratitude that we note the loss of Seattle’s longtime friend Poncho [“Pioneering arts patron Poncho to fold into larger fund,” NWSunday, Feb. 24]. Organized exactly 50 years ago, Poncho’s philanthropic volunteers stepped up to help the Seattle Symphony erase debts incurred in its 1962 production of Verdi’s…


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March 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Patti Smith plays the Neptune Theater

References to age are unnecessary, misguided Patti Smith performs at the Neptune Theater in Seattle on Feb. 27. (NICOLE BRODEUR/THE SEATTLE TIMES) I was appalled by the recent review of the Patti Smith concert, written by Charles R. Cross [“Ageless Patti Smith soars at Neptune Theater show,” NWFriday March 1]. It began, “Patti Smith is 66…


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March 3, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Native American images at Wilson-Pacific school may disappear

Original art should be preserved Artist Andrew Morrison stands in front of his murals of Chief Seattle, left and Cheif Joseph, right, at the Wilson-Pacific campus in North Seattle. Wilson-Pacific is to be replaced with two new schools and the fate of the murals is unclear. (BETTINA HANSEN/THE SEATTLE TIMES) The pictures of the magnificent murals created…


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May 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Public-arts funding

Support bill and local artists Concerning The Seattle Times’ May 22 editorial [“Bill to limit public art should be vetoed,” Opinion, May 2] regarding proposed legislation to make artists residing outside of Washington ineligible to compete for public-arts funding for two years: Stating it is shortsighted is the opposite of what really will occur. Enacting this legislation…


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May 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Seattle’s waterfront

Appreciate the parks we have The mayor of Bremerton should take a walk — to the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park and on to Myrtle Edwards Park — before he spouts off about Seattle’s lack of public waterfront space [“Harnessing the potential of Seattle’s waterfront,” Cary Bozeman guest commentary, Opinion, April 29]. — Anne Fontaine, Seattle


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April 5, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Jimi Hendrix childhood home torn down

<img src=”” width=”345″ class=”pic” /> Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times The house that Jimi Hendrix grew up in is destined for a Renton mobile-home park. Could have been an inspirational museum Editor, The Times: It’s an eyesore [“Love, money can’t save Hendrix’s old home,” page one, March 31]. I think ghettos and German concentration camps are a bit of an eyesore,…


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April 1, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Peter Donnelly

He championed art that existed on the margins I realize how difficult it must be to fill an obituary column with all the virtues of one who has passed on [“Champion of the arts put Seattle on the map,” page one, March 30]. However, in the case of Peter Donnelly, it feels as though the surface…


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March 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Peter Donnelly

Truly one of a kind The Seattle Art Museum family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Donnelly on Saturday [“Champion of the arts put Seattle on the map,” page one, March 30]. Peter did a superb job leading the Seattle Repertory Theater and more recently ArtsFund. A steadfast and passionate supporter and advocate…


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