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What We’re Reading This Week – February 18

A weekly round-up of arts and culture news in Seattle.

The Fussy Eye: Salvage Art

Seattle Weekly, Brian Miller

At the center of the atrium at MOHAI, newly relocated to the Naval Reserve Armory in South Lake Union, is a permanent new sculptural installation that helps anchor the museum to our maritime past. From 1897 into the ’40s, the schooner Wawona carried cargo on Puget Sound. Then it was moored for decades, rotting, near the Center for Wooden Boats (now MOHAI’s neighbor).

Not just another night at the opera: La Boheme is back in Seattle

Crosscut, Thomas May

There will always be cynics who roll their eyes at mention of “La Bohème.” But for the rest of us who are defenseless against its attractions, the only thing that can make Giacomo Puccini’s turn-of-the-century opera about young love and loss grow tiresome is a lack of conviction. Even mediocre performances don’t seem to dampen the “La Bohème” effect. Yet any hint of auto-pilot, of relying on routine, tends to break the spell.


Marvin Hamlisch, who died at age 68 last year, was Seattle Symphony’s principal pops conductor.

SSO mounts Marvin Hamlisch tribute

Seattle Times, Tom Keogh

Composer-conductor Larry Blank will lead the Seattle Symphony orchestra in a selection of Hamlisch hits in a series of concerts Feb. 21-24, 2013.