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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How might Seattle’s live performance scene come back post-coronavirus shutdowns? by Brendan Kiley

Performing arts organizations were among the first to close their doors in the pandemic shutdown and will likely be among the last to reopen. Even when they are allowed to turn on the light…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Pipe dream or intriguing blueprint? Here’s a quick look at Greg Lundgren’s ‘One Half a Football Team’ proposal by Brendan Kiley

How do we rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic? Do we try to reestablish the status quo of January 2020, or should we take this enforced pause — triggered by the twin forces of coronaviru…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Could the coronavirus reset society? Questions we should be asking about post-pandemic life by Brendan Kiley

The twin pressures of the coronavirus pandemic and economy-snarling lockdown have dramatically changed just about every aspect of life. As the country begins to emerge from stay-home orders,…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Seattle-area cultural organizations projected to lose up to $135 million in revenue because of coronavirus by Brendan Kiley

ArtsFund on Monday announced new projections about pandemic-related losses in regional arts, cultural and scientific nonprofits, as well as its first round of coronavirus-related relief gran…

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Washington Attorney General’s Office looking into complaints about Brown Paper Tickets owing artists money by Brendan Kiley

Earlier this year, clients of the Seattle-based online ticket broker — many of them artists and small-business owners — said they haven't been paid for events, some dating back to last y…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Petra Karr, who dedicated herself to church, theater and taking care of those in need, dies at 60 of coronavirus disease by Brendan Kiley

Petra Karr, who with her husband, Chris, founded what became the theater company ACT 1, died on April 7.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

9 of the most intriguing streaming and online arts events April 24-30 by Brendan Kiley

From the Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival to a virtual benefit for "unconventional venues and the gig and production workers that make them possible," here are the streaming and…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

King County Executive Dow Constantine proposes additional $57 million for coronavirus response by Brendan Kiley

The emergency-spending package is expected to get a council vote on May 12.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Frantic fundraising, relief that can’t meet demand: Artists and arts groups scramble amid coronavirus crisis by Brendan Kiley

The coronavirus-shutdown crisis has ripped through Seattle’s arts and culture scene, guillotining income for individual artists and organizations while they scramble to cut expenses.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Brown Paper Tickets, facing claims by many artists who are owed money, says coronavirus pandemic led to systems failure by Brendan Kiley

Artists and arts groups say money they expected from Seattle-based Brown Paper Tickets either didn’t arrive, or the checks bounced, or money was deposited, then got sucked back out of bank…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Emergency relief funds launching for Seattle-area arts organizations and artists by Brendan Kiley

ArtsFund, along with a coalition of arts organizations, is working to launch an emergency relief fund for arts organizations in King County. Artist Trust is launching a relief fund to help i…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

City announces $1.1 million and rent relief to support arts organizations in the coronavirus economic crisis by Brendan Kiley

On Tuesday, the City of Seattle announced a $1.1 million, arts-specific recovery package and rent suspension for cultural organizations, designed to help an arts sector heavily hit by the co…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

How to help arts and culture workers in the middle of the coronavirus crisis by Brendan Kiley

Whatever comes of the novel coronavirus tumult, the economic crisis is happening now. The needs for arts workers — gigging artists, teachers, staffers at arts institutions — are piling …

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus fears hit arts groups hard, even before ban on gatherings by Brendan Kiley

Even before the ban, concern about the novel coronavirus fed into steep drops in ticket sales and canceled fundraising galas, school performances and corporate gigs. Now, arts organizations …

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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…

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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.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

John Cameron Mitchell comes to Seattle 20 years after ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ rocked Re-bar by Brendan Kiley

As John Cameron Mitchell comes to Seattle's Moore Theatre Feb. 27, we revisit why his "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" was such a phenomenon at Re-bar 20 years ago.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Virginia Wright, art collector and philanthropist who changed Seattle’s cultural landscape, dies at 91 by Brendan Kiley

Virginia Wright, along with her late husband Bagley Wright, created the region’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art and donated much of it to Seattle Art Museum.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Seattle Rep’s ‘True West’ and Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s ‘Our Country’s Good’ wrestle with creation vs. destruction by Brendan Kiley

You might not think “True West” and “Our Country’s Good” have much in common besides being written by white authors at either end of the ’80s. But the accident of them running in…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

‘Hamilton’ returns to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in 2021 by Brendan Kiley

The hugely popular musical “Hamilton” will return to Seattle as part of Broadway at The Paramount's 2020-21 season.

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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…

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

In ‘Dance Nation,’ a teen competitive dance team (portrayed by adults) invites us into the secret world of tweendom by Brendan Kiley

The 13-year-old girls (and one boy) of Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation,” produced by Washington Ensemble Theatre, live and sometimes nearly die for competitive dance. And there’s nothin…

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A new dance work, ‘Drama Tops, this is for you,’ takes on athleticism, masculinity and transgender identity by Brendan Kiley

Elby Brosch's “Drama Tops, this is for you," running Jan. 28-30 at Washington Hall, was largely built in minutes-long segments for nightclubs and drag shows.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

‘Reparations’ uses a sci-fi premise to explore knotty issues by Brendan Kiley

With a dash of science fiction, Darren Canady's thought experiment of a play at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute explores reparations.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

5 Seattle-area arts events to look forward to in 2020 by Brendan Kiley

From the reopening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum to the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Sweat," here are five arts events to put on your calendar in 2020.

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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.

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10 notable developments in Seattle’s arts and culture scene in the 2010s by Brendan Kiley

From the creation of Seattle Art Fair to the opening — and closing — of various arts venues, here are some of the memorable developments of the past decade in the local arts and culture …

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

7 unforgettable Seattle theater moments of the 2010s by Brendan Kiley

From the wider effects of "Hamilton" to a show that was an empty stage with six naked people and zero words, here are the theater moments of the past decade that stuck with theater reviewer …

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

A ‘Die Hard’ spoof, and a mashup of The Go-Go’s and 16th-century romance, bring holiday cheer by Brendan Kiley

"A Very Die Hard Christmas" just might be another Seattle Christmas theater tradition in the making, while “Head Over Heels" pairs an epic, 16th-century romance with songs by The Go-Go's.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ahamefule J. Oluo’s earlier show played off-Broadway and was made into a film. Now he’s back with ‘Susan,’ a new show about his mom. by Brendan Kiley

Musician and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo's earlier show, "Now I'm Fine," played at On the Boards, the Moore, New York City's Public Theater and beyond, and was made into a film co-written by …

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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.

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