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

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

Egyptian Update: Request for proposals, Seattle media weighs in, rent and more datapoints
June 21, 2013

egyptian theater

With CHS breaking the news that the longtime operators of The Egyptian Theatre are planning to pull the plug on the Capitol Hill movie house and that landlord Seattle Central is looking for a new tenant for the 1916 building, the rest of the city is also weighing in on the future of the property. Here is the latest from CHS and some of the interesting ideas, datapoints and clarifications of misconceptions we’ve seen.

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Central District News

Seattle Quare Arts Project presenting queer youth of color performance arts showcase
Megan Hill, June 26, 2013

The Seattle Quare Arts Project, in partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) and the Pride Foundation, are presenting a free performance called “Bearing Witness” tomorrow, June 27, at LHPAI. The show starts at 7p.m. and doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Daily Journal of Commerce

Solar powers flowers in ‘Sonic Bloom’
Journal Staff, June 21, 2013

Seattle City Light and Pacific Science Center are building a $240,000 solar-powered art installation at the science center called “Sonic Bloom.”

Seattle Times

New leader for Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers
Melissa Davis, June 24, 2013


Seattle Opera isn’t the only arts group with appointment news these days. After a multiyear search following the 2010 death of former music director George Shangrow, Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers have hired Clinton Smith as music director.

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Cellist Arron: chamber music champion, Seattle chamber-fest fan
Michael Upchurch, June 23, 2013

Cellist Edward Arron, raised in the heart of New York’s classical music scene (his mother ran Carnegie Hall), expounds on his passion for chamber music and enthuses about Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival, running June 29-July 26, 2013.

Jazz Journalists Association honors Seattle talents
Lynn Jacobson, June 20, 2013

The Jazz Journalists Association has announced the winners of this year’s JJA Jazz Awards, and two Northwest names are in the mix.

Seattle Weekly

Youngstown, Saint Genet Team Up for Rad New Artist Incubator
Kelton Sears, June 25, 2013


Despite having been shot in the arm, being consistently drunk on red wine, and having his blood leeched for the Paradisiacal Rites performance weeks ago, Ryan Mitchell was cheery as ever at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Monday. The ringleader of Seattle’s most hated and loved art group Saint Genet joined Youngstown director David Bestock in announcing a new pilot “Civic Partnership Program” aimed at “incubating” local artists who need adequate space and time to create new work.

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