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Happy New Year, happy new arts in Tacoma…

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Dec. 30, 2009 at 6:41 am |
December 22, 2009 11:06 pm

Happy New Year! More than ever, 2010 seems like a number for the future: a new decade, a clean start. And to celebrate on this blog, I’ve compiled a list of all the things Tacoma’s arts community will be creating this new year. Some are technically from 2009 but have only just begun, so I’ve let them into the list. Feel free to add your own!


Tacoma Art Museum is bringing some good stuff in later in the year: luminous sky-painter Victoria Adams, a city-wide photographic portrait and some pull-outs from the collection…Gallery-wise, there’ll be a few new kids on the block. The Speakeasy Arts Co-op on Antique Row has just begun, mixing music with poetry with artists and craftspeople…Amy Reeves’ Metal ¬†Arts Center just moved in on St. Helens…And there’s a new gallery planned for the old TNT Ledger building in May…Finally, Tollefson Plaza may at long last get some art: Shaun Peterson’s 20-foot-high carved welcome figures are nearly finished and will hopefully be installed sometime this year…


Rumors are there’ll be another collaboration between the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Tacoma Symphony, since the November Mozart-and-Beethoven festival was sell-out-successful…Tacoma Opera’s doing “Marriage of Figaro” in March…


Get your history kicks at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s Shakespeare-a-thon in April…Late-night cabaret begins at Tacoma Little Theatre in late May…Theatre Northwest stage NW premiers of Agatha Christie radio play adaptations, also in May…Watch for a couple of excellent circus acts at the Broadway Center, not to mention comedians and yet another “Defending the Caveman” run…And you can bet your bottom Texas dollar that Lakewood Playhouse and TLT will join forces again come Christmas with the next in the Tuna, Texas series of two-man comedies…


With Tacoma City Ballet, Barefoot Collective and MLKBallet as intertwined as a love triangle, keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of inventive dance collaborations this year: ballet meets contemporary meets funk meets physical theater…Visiting Broadway artists include Dance Theatre of Harlem and Soul Street Dance Co…

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