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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Top Seattle-area arts and culture happenings of 2023 by Margo Vansynghel, Michael Rietmulder, Moira Macdonald and Gemma Wilson

From the return of Bumbershoot and Cinerama to the Swift Quake and "Boys in the Boat" premiere, relive the biggest moments in Seattle arts & culture this year.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

King County OKs sales tax increase for ‘transformative’ cultural funding by Margo Vansynghel

The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved a temporary new levy that will provide hundreds of millions in funding to arts, heritage, science and historical preservation nonpro…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

To thaw the freeze? Yes, and: Why improv is having its moment in Seattle by Margo Vansynghel

After years of COVID-era remote work, improv is emerging as a popular way for Seattleites to break our infamous freeze. Local theaters are feeling the impact.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

$10 million in grants coming to WA’s arts sector  by Margo Vansynghel

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and ArtsFund plans to grant $10 million to local organizations in the second round of its Community Accelerator Grant.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Meet Gülgün Kayim, the new director of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture by Margo Vansynghel

Gülgün Kayim, a policy whiz and artist from Minneapolis, is the new director of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, tasked with reinvigorating the city's creative economy.

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Seattle’s arts scene: Why fall 2023 starts a season that will be crucial by Margo Vansynghel

Since the pandemic hit, people haven’t returned to theaters, concert halls and museums as before. But some are betting on this season to turn the ship around.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre to close after 33 years by Margo Vansynghel

The nonprofit theater company said Tuesday it is ceasing operations after its current production of "Solaris" ends July 9.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

How Seattle-area arts organizations are trying to be more accessible by Margo Vansynghel

From "relaxed performances" to touch tours, the initiatives are welcomed by accessibility advocates, but they say much more needs to be done.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards