Performing Arts http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Intiman Theatre cancels 2011 season, lays off all employees http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-intiman-theatre-cancels-2011-season-lays-all-employees <p>The Intiman Theatre has announced that it will cancel its 2011 season and lay off all its employees due to financial straits.</p><p>The theater&#39;s board of trustees on Saturday voted to cancel the remaining four shows of the season after the final Sunday performance of &quot;All My Sons.&quot; <a href="http://www.intiman.org/">In a statement on its website</a>, the theater said &quot;with our current income limitations there&#39;s no alternative.&quot;</p> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:53:09 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1220 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Intiman Theatre cancels 2011 season, lays off all employees Now at SAM: Art by Nick Cave that's furry and sequined http://www.kplu.org/post/now-sam-art-nick-cave-thats-furry-and-sequined <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958538.mp3</p><p>What&#39;s the new show at the Seattle Art Museum look like? Think Chewbacca painted neon yellow and bubblegum pink, without any eyes in a cone-shaped head.</p><p>There&#39;s a tiger-masked creature with a huge cage surrounding his body. The cage is made up of ceramic birds.</p><p>There&#39;s a jumpsuit stitched from hundreds of Beanie Babies. And suits that look like astronauts made entirely of mother-of-pearl buttons.</p><p>There are more than 50 otherworldy, jaw-dropping creations featured in the exhibit, <a href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/interactives/NickCave/index.html">&quot;Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.&quot;</a></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s0KLXCov9kU" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The show is the first museum tour for <a href="http://www.jackshainman.com/artist-biography9.html">the Chicago-based artist</a> (not to be confused with <a href="http://www.nickcaveandthebadseeds.com/home">that other Nick Cave</a>). It&#39;s a riot of texture and pattern that can be experienced in two major ways.</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:58:15 +0000 Florangela Davila 1032 at http://www.kplu.org Now at SAM: Art by Nick Cave that's furry and sequined A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote" http://www.kplu.org/post/horse-donkey-and-seattle-operas-don-quixote <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956091.mp3</p><p>Seattle Opera&rsquo;s latest production is <a href="http://www.seattleopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?productionID=93">&ldquo;Don Quixote.&rdquo;</a> The show is a spectacle, featuring sets that look like humongous books; computer-animated windmills; and flamenco dancers.</p><p>The cast also features a memorable pair from Bothell who is making its operatic debut: Millie, a donkey, and Desperado, a horse.</p><p> Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:27:51 +0000 Florangela Davila 933 at http://www.kplu.org A horse, a donkey and Seattle Opera's "Don Quixote"