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

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Along with lane markings and infrastructure, streetcar ‘art poles’ rise along Broadway
jseattle, July 12, 2013


Along with the new lines and markings on Broadway for the streetcar and its stations, you might have noticed these new poles bedecked with “sculptural beads” popping up along the line. Here’s more on Seattle artist Claudia Fitch’s designs…

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Central District News
Young Urban Authors begin Seattle Book Tour
Megan Hill, July 12, 2013


Members of the Young Urban Authors Association (YUAA) will begin their Seattle Book Tour on Sunday, July 14. Each of the members currently live in the Central District.

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Seattle Times
A new position for PNB’s Jeffrey Stanton
Moira MacDonald, July 11, 2013


Seattle’s loss is Portland’s gain: Jeffrey Stanton, long a popular principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (with the company 1994-2011) and currently a faculty member there, has accepted a position as ballet master with Oregon Ballet Theater. He’ll begin work there in August.

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Seattle Rep wins $50K Ford Foundation grant | ArtsPage | Seattle Times
Lynn Jacobson, July 10, 2013

The Seattle Repertory Theatre is one of five regional theaters selected to receive a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, which honors companies celebrating 50 years in operation.

Tonya Lockyer: ‘powerhouse personality’ turns Velocity around | The Arts | The Seattle Times
Michael Upchurch, July 7, 2013


When Velocity Dance Center hired Tonya Lockyer as artistic director in 2011, the organization was in debt and in crisis. Two years later it’s operating in the black and thriving.