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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 6:15pm
Moulin Rouge Sing-Along, 4-course dinner at Gastropod brewpub, Sacred Hoop potlatch at Duwamish Longhouse, Reignwolf at The Showbox and more.
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Happy Holidoodles! Sit back, relax, and solve a maze

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:49pm

Enjoy some fun and games this holiday, with our holiday maze and trivia. Click on this image for a full-size, printable PDF. Or, find it in the B section of Christmas Day's printed Seattle Times. Have fun!

When you've finished the puzzle, check your answers.

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Here are the best (and worst) movies opening this weekend

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:39am

It's a big movie weekend. With Meryl Streep's "Into the Woods" singing its way into theatres, and much-debated "The Interview" making an appearance, it might be tough to pick. Here's a roundup of the movies opening Christmas weekend.

And, ICYMI, here is a favorite movies of the year list, and a movie poem by critic Moira Macdonald.

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Seven things to know about the Christmas story

Crosscut Arts - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:42pm
The Bible gives us two versions of the birth of Jesus. And they are remarkably different.
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Weekend preview: 5 ways to escape Christmas craziness

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:44am

Is the relentlessly merry-merry hustle-bustle of the season wearing you down? Here are five ways to recharge.

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Hot ticket: Seattle Rep adds a performance of 'All the Way'

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:10pm

Due to popular demand, Seattle Repertory Theatre has added a New Year's Eve performance of "All the Way," the first installment in Robert Schenkkan's two-part drama about the tumultuous presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

The Tony Award-winning play is scheduled for 5 p.m. on  Dec. 31, and seats will go on sale to the general public at noon on Sun., Dec. 21.  Tickets are available by calling 206-443-2222, online at seattlerep.org or at the Rep box office.

"All the Way" and its companion, "The Great Society," are garnering critical acclaim and breaking box-office records at Seattle Rep. They run through Jan. 4 and tickets are extremely limited. Call the box office for the most current information on ticket availability.

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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:05am
SAM Lights, Judy's Scary Little Christmas, Visual Explorations of The Book, The Moondoggies, Mexican Hangover Brunch and more.
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Madeline Albright's powerful pins coming to Bellevue

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:39pm

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright always went forth armed with diplomatic acumen and a snazzy brooch pinned to her jacket. She picked out many of them based not on their price tag, but what they symbolized; after Saddam Hussein's press referred to her as an "unparalleled serpent," she wore a snake pin to a meeting with Iraqi higher-ups. And thus a tradition was born. Her collection of more than 200 pins is coming to the Bellevue Arts Museum March 13-June 7  in an exhibit called "Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection." She takes a global approach to her collection. The snake is from the 19th century. A little model of the U.S. Capitol is a 1970 piece from renowned costume jewelry maker Monet. Another brooch in the exhibit is called, appropriately, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling," and was made in 1982.

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Books to give, books to love: Chat with the experts

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:36pm

In a panic for a holiday gift? Bookstore gift card burning a hole in your pocket? We’re here to help.

Join Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and the Elliott Bay  Book Co.’s Karen Maeda Allman for a live chat on the best books of 2014, the best books to give as presents and best books of the 21st century (so far).

The chat will take place right here from  noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.  To submit a question in advance, e-mail Mary Ann at mgwinn@seattletimes.com.

Catch up on our recent book coverage before the chat:

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Latino…err Mexican…err Chicano, or what have you–Part 2. (Warning graphic speech and imagery)

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:44pm
Sometimes you have so much to say that you can’t really figure out how to say it, for me that means sleepless nights where my mind is filled with half ideas and seemingly really good beginnings that end up being false-starts while I figure out exactly what I want to say.  Well, at this point […]
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'Something Rotten' may skip Seattle en route to Broadway

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 3:43pm

Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

Playbill.com reports that "Something Rotten" -- a world premiere musical slated for April 29 to May 24, 2015, at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre -- may bypass Seattle and go straight to Broadway in early 2015.

Reached for comment Saturday, executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong said, "There's discussion around that possibility. It's not confirmed at this point." The 5th Avenue is expected to make a complete announcement in the next few days. In the meantime, the theater is still selling tickets to the show on its website.

"Something Rotten" is a musical comedy about two Renaissance writers who, unable to compete with William Shakespeare on his own terms, invent the first musical. The show was co-written by screenwriter-film director Karey Kirkpatrick and British author John O’Farrell, with a score by Kirkpatrick and his brother Wayne Kirkpatrick.

The New York Times says "Something Rotten's" move to Broadway has been precipitated by the upcoming closure of "Side Show" -- "the fastest flop of the fall Broadway season." It reports that "Something Rotten" will take "Side Show's" place at the St. James Theatre.




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A Great Man Unravels

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:01pm
The Great Society, Seattle Repertory Theatre, playing in rotation with All the Way through January 4 By Alice Kaderlan Condensing Lyndon Johnson’s landmark presidency down to six and a half hours was a daunting task, but as Robert Schenkkan’s pair of plays “All the Way” and “The Great Society” make clear, living through those years was even […]
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Olympic Sculpture Park reschedules lights night

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:31pm

Today's weather isn't conducive to gathering outdoors by the water and looking at lights, so Seattle Art Museum has rescheduled its SAM Lights event for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. On that night, you can stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park on a path illuminated with hundreds of lights and luminarias, listen to music and snack on sweets.  SAM encourages visitors to "come wearing your best light ensemble," further brightening the festivities.

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The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

Crosscut Arts - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:18pm
One more chance at special film, 'Keep On Keepin' On.' Just in time for gift-buying: A pop-up bazaar. The genius of Maria Bamford.
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New tenant for the old doll museum in Bellevue

Seattle Times ArtsPage - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:25pm

The KidsQuest Museum, now residing in the Factoria Mall in Bellevue, just received more funding in its quest for a new home. The city of Bellevue's just-approved budget includes $2 million for KidsQuest; that puts the museum's Good to Grow Campaign at $6 million, halfway toward its $12 million goal to purchase and renovate the former Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art on 108th Avenue Northeast. (The Whyel museum closed in 2012 after 20 years of operation.) According to a news release from KidsQuest, a move-in date is sometime in 2016. Since the museum opened in 2005, annual attendance has increased to 160,000 visitors per year.

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Gargoyles Presents: Candles: A Celebration of Light December 19th, 5 – 9pm candle art by Metamorphic Perspectives

Seattle PI Arts Listings - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:19pm
   Come join us for our December Art Show and Very Special Candle Event! Come and enjoy some Holiday Cheer with us as we present: Symbiotic Featuring new mixed-media works by Dominique Cilento Beautiful floral and botanical inspired designs bringing together heart & spirit. “Through embracing our own strength we inspire ripples of universal imagination.” […]
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