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The Must List, featuring Damien Jurado and a Doubleheader at the Frye

MUST HEAR
Damien Jurado
Friday (2/17) - Beloved local alt-folk crooner Damien Jurado releases his tenth album this month, Maraqopa, which marks a new beginning of sorts, with songs that sound more psychedelic than ever before. It’s just more proof that Jurado’s talent runs deep—and is well worth hearing live. The album is officially released Tuesday, February 21. You can order it online here.
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5 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

Try one of RedTri.com's quick and easy, kid-approved breakfast recipes with your your munchkins, and start off the day like a champion.

 

Morning Pizzas: Here's a healthy, delicious and homemade pizza recipe for a champ's morning kick! Toast English muffin halves, drizzle with olive oil, and layer some tomato slices and hard cooked egg slices, top with some cheese and broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Read more »

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7 Reasons You Need to See Oklahoma! at 5th Avenue Theatre

1. Actually, Reason #1 shouldn’t be spelled out too clearly. Over-explaining it diminishes the palpable explosion of tension that happens in Act I (way to be a killjoy, other media!). A hint: this version of Oklahoma! has more notes from To Kill a Mockingbird  and Shane than it does Howdy Doody and the effect is complicated, confusing and truly compelling. They don’t go “full Deadwood” on the old chestnut. Read more »

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10 Best Karaoke Songs for a Broken Heart

Valentine's Day isn't always about enjoying an expensive dinner with the love of your life. Sometimes it's about cursing relationships with the best single friends in your life. Read more »

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Catching up with Drew Christie After His Sundance Success

The last time Seattle magazine spoke with Drew Christie, local animator/illustrator and one of our 2010 Spotlight Award Winners, he was screening a short film at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle – and fantasizing about doing the “most time-consuming kind of animation…maybe scrimshaw or embroidery animation.”

He still hasn’t accomplished the latter. “And for that I am bummed,” he says in perfect deadpan pitch. Read more »

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The Must List, featuring Gauguin, Vintage Fashion and Men in Kilts

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When the Space Needle was America's Covergirl and a Symbol of Hope

50 years ago today, in a major coup, a picture of the Space Needle under construction was featured on the cover of Life magazine, complemented by a seven-page, praise-filled article titled: "How to Pull Off a Fair." Jay Rockey (shown below) is the man who made it happen. He sold Seattle and Century 21 to the world, as public relations director for the 1962 World’s Fair.

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Happy 60th Birthday Frye Art Museum!

Loving the archival images that Frye Art Museum posted on its Facebook page today.

They were taken on February 8, 1952 at the museum's grand opening celebration.  Sixty years later, the museum is still bringing us great classical and contemporary art at the best ticket price: free.
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Could the NBA Make a Comeback in Seattle?

A San Francisco investor is interested in bringing the NBA back to Seattle, just a stone's throw away from Safeco and Century Link fields and immediately behind the Showbox SoDo and Seattle mag headquarters. Great news for diehard basketball fans. But  for those of us who have to function down here on a daily basis, well, could this make SoDo life even worse? Except for a few outposts of life, the neighborhood is a glorified parking lot on game days--and otherwise, just a bleak, urban desert commuters have to cross for the sake of getting somewhere else, fast. Read more »

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Why the New Gates Foundation Visitor Center Isn't Just for Kids

This Saturday, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opens its public visitor center at its swish new headquarters across the street from Seattle Center (440 Fifth Ave. N). Seattle mag editors got to tour the beautiful space on Wednesday with chief admin officer Martha Choe. Read more »

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