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While Carla Körbes saying goodbye to Pacific Northwest Ballet was a bummer, there were still plenty of great moments in 2015.

MUSIC

  • Chastity Belt created quite the national buzz with the band's midtempo rock tunes loaded with unenthusiastic frustration.
  • Bill Frisell took us on an interstellar guitar journey via Guitar in the Space Age!.

THEATER

  • Come From Away at Seattle Rep proved that despite sounding initially cringeworthy, a 9/11 musical could actually be an uplifting ode to the power of humanity.
  • The actors in New Century Theater Company's The Flick made two and a half hours about the tedium of life in a movie theater seem anything but tedious.
  • Yussef El Guindi continued to turn out through provoking plays with ACT Theatre's Threesome.
  • Justin Huertas's Lizard Boy proved that superhero musical could exist in a much less disastrous way than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

DANCE

  •  Alice Gosti explored durational dance in St. Mark's Cathedral with How to Become a Partisan. 

COMEDY

  • Patton Oswalt discussed his film addiction, comedy, and his new book Silver Screen Fiend.
  • Amy Schumer decided to close out the biggest year of her career in KeyArena.
  •  The hilarity of its comedy cult hit call-in radio program The Best Show came to Neumos.
  • Jen Kirkman brought style and fearlessness to her latest standup special and live set at the Vera Project.

FILM

  • Brett Morgan let us feel what it was like to be inside the brilliant, violent, and troubled mind of Kurt Cobain with his documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

VISUAL ART

BOOKS & TALKS

  • Jonathan Evison took readers on another emotional journey in This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!.
  • Ernest Cline created another video game rich sci-fi adventure with Armada.

SPORTS

POLITICS

VIDEO GAMES

CLASSICAL & MORE

OTHER

  • Dan Savage discussed the current state of gay culture in anticipation of Seattle Pride.
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