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Jherek Bischoff and the Rise of the New Composer

Dec 18, 12 Jherek Bischoff and the Rise of the New Composer

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Our species seems wired for alarmism, especially among conservative individuals. An ignorance of history and a lack of perspective for the present combines to make people think all change is a sign of their downfall, even if what is being changed was not long ago suppressed and feared. One defining characteristic of true artists is...

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Moment Magnitude: Home is Where the Hurt is

Dec 12, 12 Moment Magnitude: Home is Where the Hurt is

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The Frye’s Moment Magnitude exhibit has an open curatorial approach that allows the pieces to be treated and examined in numerous ways. It is not a closed narrative, and there are no doubt many threads that one may miss even after repeat visits, but one salient thread includes themes of home, community and personal and private...

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Jordi Savall’s “Musical Europe” at Town Hall

Nov 11, 12 Jordi Savall’s “Musical Europe” at Town Hall

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Seattle’s Early Music Guild has brought enormous talent to Seattle for years, and the devoted donors have ensured that even in austere times the quality and quantity of works presented have not dwindled. Attendance certainly hasn’t dwindled either, as a full house attended last night to see Jordi Savall direct Hesperion...

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Unnatural Color: Jeremy Mangan at Linda Hodges

Nov 02, 12 Unnatural Color: Jeremy Mangan at Linda Hodges

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Linda Hodges Gallery consistently shows artworks that are technically exquisite, but many are also united by a thematic thread—humanity’s relationship with (the rest of) nature. I like this consistency about the gallery, especially as it becomes evident through many shows that it is a subject that can never be exhausted....

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Art and Fashion: Miguel Chevalier Teams With Hermes

Nov 02, 12 Art and Fashion: Miguel Chevalier Teams With Hermes

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There is no art form more capricious and changeable than fashion. This inclines some people to regard fashion as not an art form at all. Certainly a lot of clothing is merely pragmatic, and a lot of middling ready-to-wear garments attempt to capture trends and imitate haute couture and street fashion in a mediocre, poorly...

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Arts Snooze: October 26, 2012

Oct 26, 12 Arts Snooze: October 26, 2012

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Aerial View of Di Shu taken from a video by filmmaker François Chastanet. It seems harder and harder to find (or at least find time to read) articles that are not about the upcoming election, but there is a lot happening that doesn’t involve art and the nightmarish circus that is the 2012 Presidential Election. The...

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