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Monday, September 13, 2021

Peek behind the scenes as some Seattle performing arts groups prepare for fall 2021 — their first in-person shows in over a year by Crystal Paul and Moira Macdonald

After months of canceling shows, finally, some Seattle-area performing-arts groups are welcoming in-person audiences this fall. Three artists show us what it takes to bring stages back to li…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

How Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera plan to reopen for live performances this fall by Moira Macdonald

The announcements of live, in-person fall seasons from Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera represent an optimistic leap into the unknown, and an example of how local arts organization…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 03:01PM
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Chadwick Boseman is incandescent, Viola Davis remarkable in August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ on Netflix by Moira Macdonald

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman (in his final movie role) and the ensemble cast give masterful performances in Netflix's stellar version of playwright August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Many arts groups pivoted to virtual galas this year to raise funds. How did that work out? by Moira Macdonald

Many nonprofit arts organizations, which depend on annual fundraising galas to draw big donations, instead hosted virtual galas this year. But can entirely virtual events generate the kind o…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, September 11, 2020

6 months after COVID restrictions began, how are music venues, arts groups and musicians doing? by Michael Rietmulder, Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Megan Burbank

How are local arts groups and musicians holding up and what do they have planned this fall, despite the restrictions? Here, they tell us in their own words, offering a snapshot of how some a…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, August 7, 2020

‘Thin Skin,’ inspired by Seattle musician and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo’s stories, will debut at Bentonville Film Festival by Moira Macdonald

The film, based on Ahamefule J. Oluo's autobiographical one-man musical show "Now I'm Fine" and by his "This American Life" story "The Wedding Crasher," will stream for 24 hours beginning at…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 07:27PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Coronavirus shutdowns lead to layoffs at SAM, ACT, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Space Needle by Moira Macdonald

The coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate Seattle's arts and entertainment community, with Seattle Art Museum, ACT Theatre, Chihuly Garden & Glass and the Space Needle all experien…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:37PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

How ban on gatherings, to slow coronavirus spread, is affecting Seattle-area arts and music groups by Michael Rietmulder, Brendan Kiley, Moira Macdonald and Janet I. Tu

Gov. Jay Inslee has banned event gatherings of more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. King and Snohomish counties went further, prohibiting events under 250 people, unl…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 03:16PM
Friday, February 28, 2020

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for March 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Bikini Kill's comeback tour kickoff to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Sweat," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Go backstage at ‘Frozen’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and see how an actor becomes Sven the reindeer by Moira Macdonald

For the musical “Frozen,” an actor, by means of a nearly 50-pound design so elaborate that it’s called a puppet rather than a costume, is transformed into a four-legged, hoofed and ant…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, January 31, 2020

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for February 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From country star Blake Shelton's tour stop at the Tacoma Dome to the return of Dani Tirrell's "Black Bois," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and en…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, December 27, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for January 2020 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From Oscar-bait movie "1917" to the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, November 29, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for December 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Yasmeen Wafai

From Deck the Hall Ball to "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and many holiday shows, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, October 25, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for November 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From concerts by Olympia-born Sleater-Kinney to a celebration of a new book by local author Lindy West, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and enterta…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are Other People, with their cellphones and noises, stopping you from going out for entertainment? Here’s what we need to do. by Moira Macdonald

This is a call to action: Let’s go out and experience art and entertainment together, whenever and wherever we can. And let’s just, when we do that, think about the person next to us.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for September 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Elton John's farewell tour to the "Downton Abbey" movie, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, July 26, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for August 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From The Rolling Stones and THING music festival to Seattle Art Fair, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, June 28, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for July 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From the Capitol Hill Block Party to "Spider-Man: Far From Home," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Thursday, June 20, 2019

It’s not easy becoming green: How the witch in ‘Wicked,’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, gets so green by Moira Macdonald

If you've seen "Wicked," you know how very green the witch Elphaba is. Here's a backstage peek at how the face, neck and hands of the actor who plays Elphaba become the color of very, very c…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, May 31, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for June 2019 by Moira Macdonald, Brendan Kiley and Michael Rietmulder

From Brandi Carlile at the Gorge to "Toy Story 4," our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, April 26, 2019

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for May 2019 by Brendan Kiley, Moira Macdonald and Michael Rietmulder

From the Seattle International Film Festival to Fisherman's Village Music Festival, our Seattle Times arts writers dish on next month’s most buzzworthy arts and entertainment events.

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Friday, March 22, 2019

‘Marie, Dancing Still’ at 5th Avenue Theatre is a rarity: a ballet musical by Moira Macdonald

Why have there been so few ballet-themed musicals? The biggest challenge is finding performers with a strong background in classical ballet who can also sing — while on pointe! — and act…

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM
Monday, March 11, 2019

Isaac Mizrahi comes to Seattle for a stylish song and dance down memory lane by Moira Macdonald

A fashion designer who founded his own company more than 30 years ago, Isaac Mizrahi recently penned "I.M.: A Memoir." His cabaret show “I&Me" is like a companion piece to “I.M.” …

SOURCE: www.seattletimes.com at 09:00AM

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