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Category: Arts & Entertainment
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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April 2, 2014 at 9:50 PM

KING 5 wins Peabody Award for ‘Hanford’s Dirty Secrets’

KING 5 has won a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for its work on “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets,” a series that exposed revelations about nuclear-waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford nuclear reservation. The KING 5 investigative team of reporter Susannah Frame, photojournalist Steve Douglas and executive Russ Walker received the award, considered the most prestigious and…

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March 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Edward Norton, Russell Wilson top ‘We Day’ lineup March 21

Actor Edward Norton, singers Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson and four members of the NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks are among the top names slated to appear March 21 at Seattle’s second annual “We Day,” an inspirational program for students from across the state. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Derrick Coleman, linebacker Bobby Wagner and…

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December 24, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Hoquiam will declare April 10 Nirvana Day

HOQUIAM (AP) — The City of Hoquiam has decided it will honor Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by naming April 10 Nirvana Day. KXRO reports Mayor Jack Durney says the band, whose roots are from Aberdeen, have left a positive impact on all of Grays Harbor. Durney says the band members are…

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December 19, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Larry Lujack, top disc jockey at KJR-AM in the 60s, dead at 73

Larry Lujack, who from 1964 to 1966 was one of the top disc jockeys at KJR-AM, then one of the reigning Top-40 stations in the country, died Wednesday at age 73. But it would be on Chicago radio – at WLS and WCFL – for two decades beginning in the late 60s, that Lujack would gain national…

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December 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Reward offered for stolen paintings

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

This 2008 painting by artist Whiting Tennis, titled ‘Senior,” is among seven stolen last week in North Seattle. (Kucera Gallery photo)

A $1,000 reward is being offered to anyone who successfully recovers seven paintings by Seattle artist Whiting Tennis, which were stolen last week when a truck they were in was taken from a hotel parking lot.

The reward is being offered by Tennis’ gallery representative Greg Kucera.

Tennis is scheduled to open a show on Jan. 18 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Ore. and museum representatives were in town Wednesday to pick up the pieces from Tennis’ North Seattle studio.

They put the paintings in a rental truck, which was stolen overnight from the lot at a Holiday Inn Express where the museum representatives were staying.

Someone spotted the truck in West Seattle early Thursday morning, but didn’t report it to police until the weekend, after news about the stolen truck and artwork ran on TV.

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December 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Langston Hughes plans to end city subsidy by 2018

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will wean itself off its city subsidy and become a standalone non-profit in the next five years, according to a plan presented to the Seattle City Council this morning. The Central Area performing arts center, which has deep roots in the African-american community, is the only theater in town…

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November 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Catchy tune on emergency-preparedness video stays with you

What could be more boring than yet another public-service announcement reminding you how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters? Especially one with a crudely drawn cartoon? But Bellevue’s Office of Emergency Management is sending that familiar message in the form of a video that jumps out of the usual ho-hum genre. The words, delivered by a Sasquatch family…

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