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Category: Arts & Entertainment
February 17, 2015 at 4:39 PM

Foo Fighters offer up Studio 606 time to help musician’s mom

Many in the Seattle music community have rallied around Mike Squires (Loaded, Alien Crime Syndicate, Harvey Danger) and his mother, Charlotte, who is fighting cancer. But The Foo Fighters just stepped up in a big way, donating two days of studio time in their private Studio 606 for auction on eBay. The auction ends on Monday, February…

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January 3, 2015 at 12:12 PM

So, Macklemore’s going to be a father

If his taste for thrift shops is any indication, Macklemore will look right at home in dad jeans. The Seattle rapper, also known as Ben Haggerty, and his fiancee, Tricia Davis, announced they were expecting in a YouTube video that looks more like a movie trailer than a home video. Producer Ryan Lewis, ever Macklemore’s right-hand…

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December 5, 2014 at 7:04 PM

CBS and Dish Network reach deal

Update, 11 a.m.: CBS Corp. and Dish Network have reached a deal after a brief blackout of Seattle’s CW Network channel. View full story here. Original post: CBS Corp. has blocked Dish Network customer access to its owned-and-operated local channels, including Seattle’s KSTW-TV, because of a disagreement between the two companies regarding program fees. Seattle’s channel, the…

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November 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Sketchbook ‘in style of Picasso’ brings $112,500 at state auction

A sketchbook with drawings in the style of Picasso was auctioned for the Washington State Department of Revenue for $112,500. The sketchbook has not been authenticated as the work of the famous artist. The department did not want to spend the money to have it examined by an expert. The department says it was auctioned Thursday at…

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October 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Macklemore speaks at 20-year celebration of King County Drug Court

The audience at the King County Courthouse knew the man standing in front of them as Macklemore, the award-winning rapper whose songs like “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love” catapulted him into superstardom. But the man who had casually walked in and sat down on the front bench in courtroom E-942 on Tuesday introduced himself in…

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October 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Police continue search for missing ‘August: Osage County’ actress

Auburn police said Monday they are continuing the search for Misty Upham, an actress known for her roles in “August: Osage County” and “Django Unchained” who has been missing for one week. Upham, 32, was reported missing by her parents Oct. 6 after she disappeared from the Auburn area, according to the Auburn Police…

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October 10, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Auburn police: ‘August: Osage County’ actress missing

An actress known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” “Frozen River” and “Django Unchained” is missing, Auburn police said. Misty Upham, 32, hasn’t been heard from since Sunday, after she was at her parents’ apartment in South Auburn, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police received a call with a report of a suicidal person…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

2 teens arrested in burglary at South Seattle pot dispensary

Two teens were arrested for investigation of burglary after they were caught in a marijuana dispensary at 4:30 a.m. Monday with a backpack stuffed full of marijuana products, including more than 50 joints, Seattle police say. According to police, officers responded to a reported burglary at the dispensary near 42nd Avenue South and South Brandon Street in South Seattle….

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April 29, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Shows with Seattle ties nominated for Tony Awards

Seattle’s theater community is abuzz this morning thanks to the just-announced nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards. Seattle’s Robert Schenkkan, who already has a Pulitzer in his pocket, learned his LBJ bio-drama “All the Way” is up for best new play. (Bryan Cranston is packing ’em in as the president on Broadway). “Aladdin,” which warmed…

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April 15, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Dish Network agrees to reimburse ‘Washington surcharge’

SEATTLE (AP) — Dish Network will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state Attorney General’s Office. The Colorado-based company also will give existing customers who were charged the fee cash credit or access to free…

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