arts and entertainment http://kplu.org en Fun Forest future undecided http://kplu.org/post/fun-forest-future-undecided <p>The decision about what will replace the Fun Forest at Seattle Center is still up in the air. This fall, a review panel <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012925681_chihuly18m.html">recommended</a> converting it into an exhibition space celebrating local glass artist Dale Chihuly.</p><p>That proposal promises millions in much-needed revenue. But the backers of several other ideas haven’t given up hope.</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:15:48 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 344 at http://kplu.org Fun Forest future undecided Ferris wheel plans pit Seattle Center against Pier 57 http://kplu.org/post/ferris-wheel-plans-pit-seattle-center-against-pier-57 <p>A futuristic Ferris Wheel is causing a flap in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle Center has <a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/news/detail.asp?me_medianum=1734">announced</a>&nbsp; it is planning to install an extra-tall "observation wheel" reminiscent of the British capital's London Eye.&nbsp; It will go up in April and remain for 18 months on the site of the Fun Forest for the Center's 50th anniversary, commemorating the 1962 World's Fair.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 16:43:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 337 at http://kplu.org Ferris wheel plans pit Seattle Center against Pier 57 Seattle making a big showing at Sundance http://kplu.org/post/seattle-making-big-showing-sundance <p>It's a strong year for independent films – and for indie movies from the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp; Four feature films that were shot in the Seattle area have been selected to screen at the <a href="http://www.sundance.org/festival/">Sundance Film Festival</a> in January.&nbsp;</p><p>"<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433207/">The Details</a>" is a dark comedy&nbsp; shot in Kirkland with a cast including star actors Laura Linney, Elizabeth Banks and Tobey McGuire.&nbsp; It's in the line-up for the high-profile "Premieres" series.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:02:56 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 280 at http://kplu.org Seattle making a big showing at Sundance