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Our weekly round-up of arts and culture news in the Greater Seattle area.

Region’s arts groups rake in the NEA grants

The Seattle Times, Melissa Davis

SIFF, Bumbershoot, the Tony Awards…lots of nominations and announcements coming out this week. Now it’s the National Endowment for the Arts’ turn: of 817 nonprofit groups’ nationwide receiving Art Works grants, 31 are from Washington.

priesterpic26Seattle Jazz Musicians honored Jazz Journalists Association

The Seattle Times, Paul de Barros

Two Seattle jazz musicians were honored today with awards from the Jazz Journalists Association, based in New York. Bill Frisell was named Guitarist of the Year and trombonist Julian Priester was chosen as one of 26 “Jazz Heroes” on regional scenes around the country. Priester, 77, received the award at a ceremony Tuesday night at Tula’s nightclub. Priester recently retired from his position as instructor at Cornish College for the Arts and is a veteran of the bands of Duke Ellington, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock and Max Roach, among others

With home turf and the city’s blessing, VAG now begins the search for $350-million in funding for a new facility. (DARRYL DYCK FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)City Land Deal Gives Green Light for a new Vancouver  Art Gallery

The Globe and Mail, Marsha Lederman

Emotions broke out at Vancouver City Hall late Wednesday afternoon, after council voted unanimously to support a new Vancouver Art Gallery.

Happy 10th Anniversary, West Seattle Community Orchestras! Celebration Concert in 2 Weeks

West Seattle Blog

Tuesdays are rehearsal nights for the West Seattle Community Orchestras, and tonight they are continuing to get ready for a very special event that is just two weeks away. If you haven’t seen it on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar yet, here’s the official announcement…