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Smack talk? How about a smack drawing Sep 9, 2009

Smack talk is getting more creative - we recently received this outfit rendering from our friends at 4Culture:

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[Art by Sara Edwards and Paige Weinheimer]

Fellow contestants - if you have uniforms and/or official colors, let us know in the comments!

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Start placing your bets Sep 4, 2009

The official Badminton Royale bracket has been made:

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Click on the image to see the full size AND make your own predictions about who will make it all the way.

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A guide to the arts smackdown happening on Sep 22 Aug 31, 2009

THE TOURNAMENT

We currently have 25 teams signed up to play and have created a tournament bracket of 4 rounds (similar to the NCAA).   As a result of our huge response, we will need to begin our tournament a bit earlier than anticipated and hope this is not an inconvenience. This is what we have proposed:

Round 1 (3:30pm – 5:30pm): Teams will play the best 2 out of 3 games (games to 11).

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Updated - Badminton Royale participants Aug 19, 2009

We've got a new and improved list of all Badminton Royale participants:
  4Culture
5th Avenue
ACT
Artist Trust
Central District Forum
EMP/SFM
Frye Art Museum
Giant Magnet
Henry Art Gallery
Intiman
Meany Hall
NW Film Forum
OtB
Pacific Northwest Ballet
the Rep
SAM
Seattle Opera
SIFF
Seattle Theater Group (The Moore &  The Paramount)
The Stranger
Tacoma Art Museum
Town Hall

Official bracket coming soon!

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Badminton Royale: Arts Smackdown! Jul 29, 2009

As a fun addition to our annual Tailgate Party, OtB invited our peer arts-focused organizations to each submit a team to participate in Badminton Royale, a badminton round-robin tournament.

Well, it seems that the arts community is far from the touchy-feely portrait we have painted in the past and our peers are hard-asses with competitive badminton in their pasts.

Due to the high volume of smack-talking and request by some participants for things like  “rules, ” we have set up this blog to facilitate conversation about this exciting  “community building&

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Are you a NW dancer? Would you like $10,000? Mar 19, 2009

I think the answer is probably "yes." If so, apply now to participate in The A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! 2009: Seattle.   APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31ST.

AWARD show ad

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Intermission Impossible - Thu morning round up Feb 19, 2009

A couple things landed in my inbox this morning that ought to be shared.

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The Stranger suggests (or would have suggested)... Feb 16, 2009

...that you come to Intermission Impossible this Friday. Here's the SLOG post saying so.

Get your tickets here.

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Watch Art Zone tonight on the Seattle Channel Feb 5, 2009

OtB is getting a little love for Intermission Impossible: A Party Celebrating 30 Years  on this week's episode of Art Zone in Studio. It'll be streaming online tonight starting at 8pm.

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Intermission Impossible | cabaret in pictures Feb 4, 2009

Sometimes words just don't do an event justice. The following folks will all be part of the cabaret happening before the karaoke madness begins:

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