Seattle Office of Film + Music


CITYARTIST PROJECTS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
September 30, 2011, 12:10 pm
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Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
The CityArtist Projects offers funding for artists working in a variety of mediums. This year, those producing visual, literary and media arts will be eligible for financial awards of $2,000 to $4,000 to complete a project of their choice. Finished works will be presented betweenMay and December 2012 and can be in the form of an exhibit, installation, lecture, performance, publication, reading, recording or screening. CityArtist awarded $200,000 to 44 individual artists last year. The deadline to apply is November 1.

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NECTAR HOSTS NFFTY OKTOBERFEST BENEFIT TOMORROW
September 30, 2011, 10:40 am
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NFFTY
Didn’t get enough Oktoberfest? Join NFFTY on Saturday, October 1st from 2-6pm at the Nectar for the Audiosocket Oktoberfest Benefiting NFFTY. Enjoy local beer (Deschutes Brewery, Fremont Brewery, Paulaner, American Brewing), local indie bands (The Wandas, And And And), and Meat Muffins (you’ll have to come and try them for yourself). All proceeds from the festivities will go to NFFTY.

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REEL GRRLS SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
September 27, 2011, 10:27 am
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REELGRRLS
Reel Grrls is a Seattle-based nonprofit that strives to empower young women to realize their talent in the world of media by providing hands-on workshops related to every aspect of filmmaking. Reel Grrls is seeking an inspirational and visionary leader with a passion for film, digital media and the empowerment of young women to fill The Executive Director position. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership, direction, and guidance to Reel Grrls, oversees all organizational functions and programs and forges strategic partnerships with funding sources, governmental agencies, partner organizations and all stakeholder constituencies.

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HAPPY HOUR RETURNS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH A NEW LOOK AND STRUCTURE

Happy Hour
Miss us? We know you did. Happy Hour returns this week with a new look and format. Now the Film, Music and Interactive Happy Hour, we will continue to host our event at Spitfire in Belltown on the last Wednesday of the month from 5-7 pm. At 6:30 pm, a special guest speaker will give a presentation in the private black box theater in the back of the venue. This Wednesday, we welcome UW Associate Professor Margaret O’Mara, who wrote the tech-focused book Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. For those who want to continue mingling at the bar, we’ll broadcast the presentation on the monitors located throughout Spitfire. Join us on Wednesday, September 28 for the exciting re-launch of Happy Hour! Presenting partners of this event are Washington Filmworks, The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy, Geekwire, Art of Institute of Seattle, and Spitfire.

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UW LIBRARIES DUSTS OFF AUDIO GEMS FOR PUBLIC LISTENING AND DANCE EVENT
September 22, 2011, 11:57 am
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UW Libraries Media Center Blog
Contrary to popular belief, librarians and archivists know how to have a good time. Next Tuesday, experience a post-modern pastiche of music and sounds at the first annual UW Libraries Dance Party. Staff archivists will be on hand playing tunes and spinning vinyl from UW Libraries’ audio holdings over at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Come to dance, listen, and learn more about the Libraries’ unique holdings, such as the Crocodile Cafe and Kearney Barton collections. This event is free and open to the public.

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VIDEO FROM EMP’S NEVERMIND 20TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT SHOW

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Last night, music fans gathered at EMP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the affair, which saw performances by local bands like The Presidents of the United States of America, The Fastbacks, Ravenna Woods, The Long Winters, and many more paying homage to the album that help put Seattle on the map as a City of Music. The event was also a fundraiser for local luminary Susie Tennant, who is battling ovarian cancer. Above is a video of last night’s concert, which was recorded via livestream.

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CBS NEWS DISCUSSES NEW PEARL JAM DOCUMENTARY
September 20, 2011, 10:52 am
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CBS News
It has been two decades since Pearl Jam exploded onto the rock scene, and lately there has been a thick fog of nostalgia that has settled on the music world.  Their debut album, Ten, launched the band onto the mainstream arena and forever branded their unique sound in ears of listeners. Twenty years later, Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Singles), a long-time friend and fan, is ready to share his latest documentary that chronicles the life, accomplishments and music of the band.  Crowe blends performance footage with talking heads and narration, and the combination paints a heart-warming portrait of the musicians. The film has premiered in theaters around town and will play on PBS in October.

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STEREOGUM FEATURES FREE FLEET FOXES MP3
September 8, 2011, 9:14 am
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Stereogum
Seattle’s adored Fleet Foxes, natives of Seattle and prized for being scrupulously raw and tender in their lyrics and melodies, played a show at the Paramount Theater earlier this week.  One tech-savvy audience member caught a respectable recording with their iPhone. The MP3 highlights frontman Robin Pecknold as he shares a new solo acoustic tune named “August Night”.  Stereogum, a national MP3 and music news blog, has brought the recording online, and it is now available to download for free off of their homepage.



NEW FREE MUSIC PLAYER IS INTERNET-FREE
September 6, 2011, 2:36 pm
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New York Times
In 2010, about 95 percent of music downloads were unlicensed and illegal. A previously defunct free-music listening program, one among seemingly millions of ephemeral start-ups, has had the life breathed back into it. Qtrax offers not just free music, but refuge from the risk of viruses, poor sound quality and prosecution. Unlike players such as Pandora and Spotify that require strong internet connection, Qtrax listeners download the program from the Qtrax site, so they can curate their tunes where there is no Internet. The main catch, one that prevents a listener from granting it saintly status, is the advertisements linked to the music player.

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WOMEN IN FILM KICKS OFF FIRST TUESDAY AT NEW LOCATION
September 6, 2011, 9:57 am
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Women in Film
Tonight marks the relocation of the Women in Film (WIF) “First Tuesday” gathering to the iconic Jewel Box Theater at the Rendezvous Lounge in Belltown. To celebrate the new space, WIF will help to kick off the web launch of SmartGirls’ Way, an organization dedicated to encouraging, enabling and empowering women entrepreneurs.  Their brand new project, 100×100, will feature video vignettes of 100 women entrepreneurs from over 40 industries across the United State telling their start-up stories.  The videos will live on the web and last for the next 20 weeks.

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