Janet I. Tu, The Seattle Times

Janet I. Tu

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Janet:

Watch what happens when star soloist Ray Chen’s violin string breaks while performing with Seattle Symphony

Violinist Ray Chen was onstage at Benaroya Hall performing a concert with the Seattle Symphony when a string on his violin snapped right in the middle of his solo. Here's how he and the orchestra handled it. → Read More

Pandemic Project of the Week: A sculpture made for longtime partner

After we put out a call for Seattle Times readers to tell us about personal projects they've been working on during the pandemic, we received a flood of submissions —... → Read More

Seattleites encouraged to make ‘joyful noise’ tonight in appreciation of front line workers in coronavirus pandemic

Seattleites are being encouraged to open windows, go to their balconies, yards or porches at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 26, to clap, sing, etc. in appreciation of health care and other workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Meredythe Glass, Mercer Island resident who was in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ dies at 98

Meredythe Glass, the Mercer Island resident who was a green lady in "The Wizard of Oz" and who worked as an extra in a number of films starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, died Sept 1. → Read More

Cool off with some traditional Taiwanese desserts at Meet Fresh in Bellevue

This location of Taiwanese dessert chain Meet Fresh, located in Lake Hills Village in Bellevue, was opened late last year by Elaine Song, owner of dumpling restaurant Jiaozi! in the Chinatown International District, which closed last year when its lease... → Read More

10 plays to see this fall

From Tony Award-winning musicals and acclaimed plays to a one-man show, here are the theater productions to put on your calendar this fall. → Read More

Local Seattle preservation groups nominate Showbox theater for landmark status

A trio of local historic-preservation groups has nominated the imperiled Showbox theater for landmark status, trying to get ahead of the developer who has filed plans that may result in the theater’s demolition. → Read More

Watch an interview with Kehinde Wiley, who painted President Obama’s official portrait

Both Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, who painted the Obamas' official portraits unveiled Monday, were featured in recent local exhibitions: Wiley at Seattle Art Museum in 2016 and Sherald at Tacoma Art Museum in 2017. → Read More

TICKET ALERT: Here’s how to buy tickets for ‘Hamilton’ at Paramount Theatre

Tickets for "Hamilton," which will play at Seattle's Paramount Theatre Feb. 6 through March 18, are going on sale. → Read More

Village Theatre names new artistic director

Director and actor Jerry Dixon will become artistic director of Village Theatre in June, following the retirement of longtime Artistic Director Steve Tomkins. → Read More

Classical KING FM names Brenda Barnes as new CEO

Classical music radio station KING FM 98.1 has named Brenda Barnes as its new CEO, starting Jan. 8. Barnes is currently president of the University of South California Radio Group,... → Read More

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood adding Tacoma Dome shows

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have added more Tacoma Dome dates, with concerts on Nov. 3, 4, and 5. → Read More

PCC rebrands to emphasize its local roots

With the big conventional grocers carrying more and more organics, and competitors including Portland-based New Seasons and now Amazon-owned Whole Foods encroaching on PCC’s traditional domain, the local consumer-owned grocery co-op is renaming itself PCC Community Markets. → Read More

Costco reports strong sales for August

Costco continued its run of strong performance on a key sales metric in August, and posted significant growth in its small but expanding e-commerce efforts. → Read More

Mall owner Simon sues Starbucks over Teavana chain’s shutdown

Simon Property Group, owner of shopping centers across the country including the Tacoma and Northgate malls, is suing Starbucks over the coffee company’s decision to close its Teavana stores. → Read More

Nordstrom has strong online growth, while brick-and-mortar sales lag

Nordstrom shares were climbing in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported positive sales growth and a better-than-expected anniversary sale. → Read More

Memorial for Costco’s Jeff Brotman at McCaw Hall

A memorial service for Jeff Brotman, Costco’s co-founder and chairman, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCaw Hall. → Read More

Starbucks in White Center aims to be launchpad for youth job skills

In the seventh such store Starbucks has opened around the country, it will partner with community organizations such as the YWCA to help young people who aren’t working prepare for jobs either at the company or elsewhere. → Read More

Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman dies at 74

Jeff Brotman, Costco’s co-founder and chairman of its board, died early Tuesday morning, the company said. → Read More

Starbucks closes Teavana stores, doubles down on China coffee shops as quarter’s sales growth misses forecasts

The company is closing all 379 Teavana retail stores, saying that they’re struggling and would likely continue doing so. Starbucks said sales for the quarter grew to $5.66 billion, up 8 percent from a year ago but still short of Wall Street analysts’ expectations → Read More