Seattle Office of Film + Music


HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR TUNES
October 29, 2010, 12:05 pm
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Columbia City Theater
Looking to catch some live music in your finest, spookiest Halloween get-up this weekend? Head over to Columbia City Theater tonight, tomorrow and Sunday for a chance to show off your digs and receive discounted tickets. A costume earns you a discount for any of the weekend’s shows, which are featuring Seattle bands like Mash Hall and Butts (Friday), Hey Marseilles and Fences (Saturday) as well as Baby Gramps and Bad Things (Sunday). Shows are at 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, 7 pm on Sunday. So put the finishing touches on your Lady Gaga garb, grab a costumed friend and head over to Columbia City Theater.

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LOCAL FILM SIGNS INDIEFLIX DISTRIBUTION DEAL
October 29, 2010, 12:02 pm
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The Day My Parents Became Cool
It’s always exciting to see a local film have lots of success at festivals across the country. It helps promote our city’s industry, represents Seattle to the rest of the US and encourages other local filmmakers to keep making their art. Steve Edmiston’s short film The Day My Parents Became Cool is one such success story. The film recently returned from New York (Brooklyn’s WilliFest) and continued its run around the regional film festival circuit this past month, including the Snohomish Carnegie International Film Festival (Best Film Grand Prize), Gig Harbor Film Festival (Best Short Film First Runner Up) and the Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings Festival. The 16-minute film has also been picked up for distribution as part of the new IndieFlix Film Festival in a Box program. To check out the film’s official site, follow the link! Congrats!

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LIGHT IN THE ATTIC RECORDS SEEKING INTERN
October 29, 2010, 11:50 am
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Light In The Attic
Light In The Attic Records is currently looking for some music lovers to come in and intern, helping out around the office and on special occasions. A great opportunity for anyone who has ever been curious about the independent side of the music industry, this internship would help you get an insider’s look at all that goes on behind the scenes. You should be available one day during the work week, and usually no more than 5 hours at a time is needed. If interested, please send a little information about yourself and a resume to info@lightintheattic.net.

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BLACK WHALES WRAP UP 2010 DOE BAY SESSIONS
October 28, 2010, 11:55 am
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Sound on the Sound
The Black Whales commune with nature and capture the essence of Doe Bay with their vintage stylings in the final installment of this year’s “sessions.” Says Sound on the Sound: “[The band] was able to take the idea of doing sessions in the unconventional setting of Doe Bay and run with it, […] seizing the moment and setting the bar for next year. This is what we were thinking of when we cooked this idea up.” Check out the video, and be sure to catch the Black Whales November 5th at Columbia City Theater for their Ragged Bones release party.

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DOE BAY SESSIONS – BLACK WHALES, posted with vodpod

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP AT NWFF
October 28, 2010, 11:54 am
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum seeks an outgoing, responsible and detail-oriented Volunteer Coordination Intern. This position will act as the liaison between the volunteer corps and staff of the organization and will work with the administrative and events staff to fill volunteer positions (including admin support, box office/concessionaires, projectionists, other interns, street team and special events). Interns will help design an effective structure for hiring new volunteers and managing existing ones. Volunteer coordination is an essential skill for anyone interested in nonprofit management. This position is hands-on and will provide many opportunities for leadership. Candidates should be able to work independently, be personable and enjoy meeting new people, be comfortable and organized answering email and be an excellent communicator. This unpaid internship requires 10-20 hours a week, and the deadline to apply is November 1.

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“ART ZONE” OPEN STUDIO
October 28, 2010, 11:50 am
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Seattle Channel
Last week’s “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy” was the show’s “all-performance” episode. The Open Studio featured Jim Bartz and his StringStation, Darragh Kennan performing “Hamlet,” jazz flautist Bernie Jacobs Jr., Steve Fisk on the new film, I Am Secretly An Important Man and hip-hop artists Fresh Espresso. You can watch the show online at the link above, and be sure to stay tuned for upcoming episodes of “Art Zone” on Seattle Channel 21. This Friday’s show will feature filmmaker Dale Goodson, Mayor’s Arts Award recipient Velocity Dance Center, highlights from the 2010 Gregory Awards and groovy tunes from Mt St Helens Vietnam Band.

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ILLUMNI MEN’S CHORALE IS HOLDING AUDITIONS
October 28, 2010, 11:48 am
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Illumni Men’s Chorale
The Illumni Men’s Chorale, one of the Northwest’s newest choral organizations, is holding auditions for their 2010-2011 Season. Hot off a series of debut concerts, the Chorale is now focusing their energies into developing a stellar season for this upcoming fall/winter session. On top of this, the group also plans to embark upon its first-ever recording project. All voice parts are encouraged to audition– Bass through Counter Tenor–but Solo level Baritones are especially needed. Female soloists are also free to audition for Guest Soloist positions. For more details on how to apply, follow the link.

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ARTS EDUCATION FORUM WITH MAYOR MCGINN
October 27, 2010, 12:19 pm
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City of Seattle
The sixth annual Arts in Education Forum is a student-directed community forum about creative learning and student success. A panel of Seattle students will lead a discussion with Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Public Schools’ Susan Enfield about how the arts engage, challenge and motivate young people. Bring your own questions for the panel of students and policymakers and learn more about how the city and Seattle Public Schools are partnering to help ensure arts learning can be a part of a basic education for all students. Continue the conversation over light refreshments at a post-forum reception. The panel will take place on Monday, November 8 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Seattle University. For more details, check out the link.

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INTERN WITH THE VERA PROJECT
October 27, 2010, 12:13 pm
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The Vera Project
The Vera Project, Seattle’s all-ages music space, is looking for a new intern. The Booking and Promotions Intern assists The Vera Project’s Booking Manager with all aspects of booking and promotions. This position provides an excellent opportunity to become familiar with an integral part of Vera’s programming operations. The booking and promotions assistant will distribute posters once a week for upcoming shows. They also will work on new and interesting ways of promoting and staying on top of the promotions that already put Vera in the public eye. Promoting shows is very important to Vera and will be an integral part of this position. Priority for this internship will go to someone 16 to 24 years of age. For more information, follow the link.

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GHOST VIEWING WITH BRANDI CARLILE
October 26, 2010, 11:52 am
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The New Yorker
In a recent issue of The New Yorker, the recipient of the 2010 City of Music Breakthrough Award, Brandi Carlile, speaks about ghosts. In a very Halloween appropriate article, the singer-songwriter visits a haunted house with her band mates, Phil and Tim Hanseroth aka “The Twins.” After touring for years together, the three are like family, a bond that shows in their music. This kind of aura that has developed amongst the musicians has helped fuel the band’s interest in the supernatural (hence haunted house visits while on tour) as well as their latest album title, Give Up the Ghost. The article states, “the band has been trying to unravel the mystery of its live performances: what is it that makes a show good, and how can it be captured on a record?” To read more about Carlile’s music and her spooky pastimes, follow the link above.

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