Entertainment http://nwpr.org en Everyone’s a Comedian? Not At Improv School http://nwpr.org/post/everyone-s-comedian-not-improv-school <p>Improvisational theater isn’t just for aspiring comedians and performers anymore. Improv classes and workshops are popping up in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Spokane and Eugene. Companies and business schools are taking notice. Reporter Julia Flucht is in one of these classes and reports on how the improv mindset can produce creative results beyond the stage. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:37:56 +0000 Julia Flucht 16646 at http://nwpr.org Everyone’s a Comedian? Not At Improv School In Moscow, Actor Bill Fagerbakke Says The Arts Are A Neccessity http://nwpr.org/post/moscow-actor-bill-fagerbakke-says-arts-are-neccessity <p>MOSCOW, Idaho -- The actor Bill Fagerbakke is perhaps best known for his comedic roles on the television series Coach and Spongebob Squarepants. But in Moscow, Idaho, last week, he was also talking about serious issues, like the role of the arts in our culture. Northwest Public Radio&rsquo;s Glenn Mosley reports. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:46:51 +0000 Glenn Mosley 6332 at http://nwpr.org WSU Alumna, Producer of "NCIS," Tells Students to Follow Their Passion http://nwpr.org/post/wsu-alumna-producer-ncis-tells-students-follow-their-passion <p>Hollywood is not looking for copycats, but new and interesting ideas. That&rsquo;s according to Nicole Mirante-Matthews, the co- executive producer of CBS television&rsquo;s NCIS. She spoke at Washington State University in Pullman on Thursday. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:59:57 +0000 Glenn Mosley 6246 at http://nwpr.org WSU Alumna, Producer of "NCIS," Tells Students to Follow Their Passion Washington Man Directs New Japan Disaster Documentary http://nwpr.org/post/washington-man-directs-new-japan-disaster-documentary <p>An Everett, Washington, man is excited for the U.S. premiere Friday of his documentary about last year&rsquo;s devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan. The first-hand account will also get its Canadian premiere in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday night, almost precisely one year after the disaster. Correspondent Anna King has his story.</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 01:33:59 +0000 Anna King 4616 at http://nwpr.org Washington Man Directs New Japan Disaster Documentary