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Special-effects maestro Stan Winston dies at 62

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects maestro responsible for bringing the dinosaurs of "Jurassic Park" and other iconic movie creatures to life, has died. He was 62.

TV newsman Tim Russert dies of heart attack

David Morgan Reuters UK 14.06.2008
TV newsman Tim Russert dies of heart attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tim Russert, who became a household name in American political discourse as host of NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday talk show, died on the job of a heart attack on Friday, the television network said. He was 58.


Top Seattle chefs share recipes, honors

Rebekah Denn Seattle Post-Intelligencer 14.06.2008
Top Seattle chefs share recipes, honors

The 2008 "Best New Chefs" issue of Food and Wine has hit the stands, and Seattle's got it. Ethan Stowell made the list of superstar chefs this year, praised for applying "his exceptional home-cooking skills to Pacific Northwest seafood and produce...

Choice Puts a Damper on Seattle Troupe's Program

Sarah Kaufman The Washington Post 14.06.2008
Choice Puts a Damper on Seattle Troupe's Program

The first impression is everything for the nine ballet companies in town for the Kennedy Center's "Ballet Across America" program. They're dancing just one work apiece in the Opera House this week, so you'd expect they would choose choreography th...


Silent film "In the Land of the Head Hunters" returns to Moore after 94 years

In 1914, a unique Northwest film made its world premiere simultaneously at the Moore Theatre in Seattle and the Casino Theatre in New York. A vision of life among the Kwakwaka'wakw tribal communities in British Columbia, it played briefly in theat...

Local documentary debuts at Seattle International Film Festival

Sue Frause Seattle Post-Intelligencer 05.06.2008
Local documentary debuts at Seattle International Film Festival

Local award winning filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young of Moving Images will debut their latest documentary, Good Food, at the Seattle International Film Festival this week.


Agnes Ingarra: An undiscovered gem in the Seattle music scene

Travis Hay Seattle Post-Intelligencer 03.06.2008
Agnes Ingarra: An undiscovered gem in the Seattle music scene

From Ear Candy's musical/photographical correspondent Steven Friederich: Who knew that Sony-BMG had a presence in the Philippines? I sure didn't. But apparently Seattle writer and musician Agnes Ingarra has a huge presence in the Philippines and i...

Mimi Gates Announces Retirement as Director of the Seattle Art Museum

SEATTLE.- Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Director Mimi Gates announced today that she will step aside on July 1, 2009, after fifteen years of visionary leadership. Gates, who joined the museum in 1994, will remain in her position through the end of June...


The new Seattle sound is pretty, pastoral and mellow

Jonathan Zwickel The Seattle Times 02.06.2008
The new Seattle sound is pretty, pastoral and mellow

Appearing in this article about the sound of Seattle will be only a single instance of the g-word. Here it is, in a quote from Mat Brooke, front man of the band Grand Archives: "It seems like Seattle is finally realizing that we don't have to be ...

New Wing Luke Museum offers layers of history

KATHY MULADY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01.06.2008
New Wing Luke Museum offers layers of history

Cian Chew, 13, didn't have to think hard about his favorite part of the new Wing Luke Asian Museum that opened Saturday. It's a spot toward the top of the staircase, engraved with his name, and the name of his brother, Kino Chew.


Director of Northwest African American Museum to retire

Jack Broom The Seattle Times 29.05.2008
"I have to pull back," says Carver Gayton, 69.

Now that the seemingly impossible has been accomplished, perhaps mere mortals can take over. With slight exaggeration, that was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by some connected with the Northwest African American Museum when executive director ...

Seattle Museum Launches Contemporary Art Program

The Seattle Art Museum is launching a new contemporary art exhibition program entitled SAM Next. The program will present a series of three exhibitions each year introducing audiences to emerging or underappreciated artists working in the Northwes...


Seattle jewelry maker earns $10000 Artist Trust award

Artist Trust, a nonprofit organization supporting artists in Washington, has announced jewelry maker Mary Lee Hu as the eighth recipient of the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

Wing Luke's vision lives in new museum

Marc Ramirez The Seattle Times 25.05.2008
Wing Luke's vision lives in new museum

Wing Luke wanted to show that people weren't all that different, no matter what their background. So the museum that bears his name, with its universal tales of immigrant struggle and achievement, would likely have made him proud.


Loni Anderson's new husband a Seattle-born folk singer

Monica Guzman Seattle Post-Intelligencer 22.05.2008
Loni Anderson's new husband a Seattle-born folk singer

In case you missed it ... Loni Anderson married yet another guy over the weekend. This time, Burt Reynolds' blond bombshell ex tied the knot with a Seattle native.

Top radio host plays Dead Kennedys song for Sen. Ted Kennedy

Following the announcement that Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage opened his May 20 show by interspersing audio of Kennedy singing "Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes" with...


Seattle filmmaker detained in Nigeria to speak at forum Monday

A Seattle-based filmmaker who was detained in Nigeria in April while shooting a documentary about the oil industry's impact on the people of the Niger Delta will be among those participating in an interactive forum Monday, "Lives and Truth at Stak...

'Seattle's biggest cult band' wraps up a 26-year career

ROSS SIMONINI Seattle Post-Intelligencer 17.05.2008
'Seattle's biggest cult band' wraps up a 26-year career

In the world of experimental fringe music, the Sun City Girls sit alongside The Boredoms and The Residents as nobility. Their influence on modern music is unquantifiable, rippling through new-folk music, improvisational music and, on a broader lev...


Mark Morris dancers will perform a celebrated work at the Paramount

R.M. CAMPBELL Seattle Post-Intelligencer 16.05.2008
Mark Morris dancers will perform a celebrated work at the Paramount

Mark Morris doesn't like to think of "L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato," which his dance company will perform this weekend at the Paramount Theatre, as the masterpiece of his career.

'Namaste Man' Directd by Sher Premiers in Seattle

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the world premiere of NAMASTE MAN, an autobiographical play written and performed by actor Andrew ...



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