August 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM
If you’re heading out for Seafair air show or hydroplane events today, here’s a list of what’s happening and when:
Friday August 2, 2013
|10:40 a.m. Boeing Air Show: Red Eagle Air Sports presented by PPG Aerospace|
|10:50 a.m. Boeing Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection|
|11:15 a.m. H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Session|
|12:00 p.m. Formula One PROP Tour Autograph Session|
|12:15 p.m. Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Vintage Exhibition|
|12:30 p.m. Boeing Air Show: Lucas Oil Air Show|
|12:30 p.m. H1 Unlimited Autograph Session|
|12:45 p.m. Boeing Air Show: Warbird|
|12:50 p.m. Boeing Air Show: Red Eagle Air Sports presented by PPG Aerospace|
|1:05 p.m. Boeing Air Show: Air National Guard Aerobatic Team|
|1:30 p.m Boeing Air Show: Clay Lacy Lear 24|
|1:45 p.m. Boeing Air Show: Patriots Jet Team|
|2:35 p.m. Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Vintage Exhibition|
|2:45 p.m. H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifying Session|
|5:00 p.m. Formula One PROP Tour Qualifying Session|
|6:00 p.m. Gates Close|
July 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM
Capitol Hill Block Party — the annual music blowout in the heart of the Pike/Pine neighborhood — gets under way at 4 p.m. today.
The gates open at 3 p.m. on East Pike Street and 12th Avenue. More than 100 bands are slated to play on a half-dozen stages before the festival closes Sunday night, and some tickets are still available.
For live coverage throughout the weekend, go to the SoundPosts blog and follow @SoundPosts on Twitter.
July 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Editor’s note: Seattle Times Sports Editor Don Shelton, who grew up listening to The Beatles, attended Friday’s Paul McCartney concert, and filed his impressions:
Paul McCartney’s show Friday night in Seattle, part of the “Out There Tour,” was surreal for me in almost every way.
I grew up on The Beatles, from the first “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” on the “Ed Sullivan Show” as I watched on my parent’s black-and-white TV to buying “Let It Be” – vinyl and 8 Track, of course – as a high-school sophomore.
Yet Friday was the first time I’ve seen a Beatle live, I’m embarrassed to admit. To hear all those iconic songs from a 71-year-old ex-Beatle was surreal enough, truly one of those where-did-all-those-years-go moments. Making it even stranger, I’m a sports editor who saw Sir Paul at Safeco Field. This was the first public rock concert at the baseball stadium where I’ve watched so many games over the years. (Insert outdrawing-the-Mariners joke of choice here).
Surreal or not, I loved every minute of it.
Actually, by my count, there were 169 minutes – just short of three hours. Paul and his band played 38 songs, and even a lifelong Beatles and Wings fan like me had a hard time coming up with more than a couple of songs I wish he had played. Virtually every great one he has written, with or without John Lennon, and sang was in the set list, from “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to “Let it Be” and “Get Back”. My wish list might have included “Penny Lane” but there were some unexpected gifts, like “Long Tall Sally” and a couple of other songs with Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smears, and George Harrison’s “Something” on ukulele.
I left with new respect for McCartney, who I’d viewed in recent years as a shadow of the superstar I grew up idolizing. Not true. He was amazing. His voice was better than I’d imagined – a little ragged here and there, but like most of his aging audience, still going strong despite the high mileage.
I spent a near-perfect Seattle summer night taking it all in, including singing along while watching and listening to fans, young and old. A girl in front of me who couldn’t have been 25 confessed that she’d marry Paul in a heartbeat and that she hoped to hear “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da” (she got one of her wishes). The 20-something guy next to me knew an astonishing amount about the Fab Four, and the two teen girls behind me seemed to know every word of every song. That gives me new faith in the next generations.
It was a great night to sit back and let one of rock’s icons take me (and 47,000 others) back. None of us can be sure McCartney, at 71, will be back this way again. But near the end of a night I’ll never forget, he promised to return to Seattle.
And on that surreal night, I believed every word out of his mouth.
July 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM
The Chelan County coroner has identified a 21-year-old Des Moines man who died after a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington.
Coroner Wayne Harris said late Monday afternoon that autopsy results were not yet available for Patrick Witkowski. The coroner said Witkowski was a Washington State University student.
Authorities said dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at the two-day Paradiso Festival, which featured dozens of electronic-music performances. More than 25,000 people attended the event.
Witkowski died Sunday at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was one of seven people from the festival who were taken to that hospital.
A hospital spokeswoman says three remain in serious condition.
July 1, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Award-winning Seattle author Tim Egan has collected another major writing award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The American Library Association gives the award for “the best of the best” books for adult readers published in the U.S. Egan won in nonfiction for his book “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” See more on his award in a post by Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn.
June 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM
The Seattle Art Museum’s first fashion exhibition, “Future Beauty,” looks at how innovative Japanese designers have altered the way we think about clothing.
Seattle Times reviewer Moira Macdonald says the show is a knockout. It opened today and runs through Sept. 8.
June 20, 2013 at 9:29 AM
TACOMA (AP) — A new park taking shape on a former slag heap on the Tacoma waterfront could be named for science fiction author Frank Herbert, known for the “Dune” novels.
The News Tribune reports Herbert was a Tacoma native who explored Puget Sound.
His son and biographer, Brian Herbert, says the environment theme in “Dune” emerged from living in Tacoma in the 1950s when the city was polluted by the Asarco smelter.
Workers are now covering smelter slag with clean dirt at what Metro Parks Tacoma informally calls Peninsula Park.
Park Commissioner Erik Hanberg and city Landmark Commissioner Daniel Rahe have started a campaign to name the park for Herbert. Metro Parks will make the final decision.
June 19, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Kim Thompson — co-publisher of the influential Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics Books known for celebrated alternative comics, graphic novels and comic-strip anthologies — has died.
Fantagraphics announced Thompson’s death Wednesday, four months after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was 56.
Fantagraphics has been publishing since 1976, beginning with literary and comics, journalism and essays, and then comics, graphic novels, anthologies and translations of works from other languages. Many of its titles are some of the best known among readers and collectors of graphic novels and books, with works like “Love and Rockets” by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Daniel Clowes’ “Ghost World” and the “Acme Novelty Library.”
Thompson was born in Denmark and moved to the U.S. when he was 21 in 1977. Soon after arriving, Thompson met Gary Groth and Michael Catron, who founded Fantagraphics. He began contributing to “The Comics Journal” soon after. (more…)
June 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM
“What About Those Promises?” an original historical stageplay by the Lummi Nation, is back by popular demand this Sunday, in an encore performance at the Lummi Nation’s Silver Reef Casino. The play opened to a packed house at Bellingham High School June 1, with a sell-out performance to more than 800 people.
The play asks — and answers — tough questions about the meaning of the treaty of 1855, signed by the tribe with the U.S. government and the tribe’s relationship today with not only the feds, but the rest of us in America’s ongoing contact experience. Challenging, uplifting, the play features a native songs, dances and regalia and native players as well as powerful performances by nationally-eminent legal scholar Charles Wilkinsen, who explains the history as it unfolds.
Here’s a trailer offering a peek at some of the highlights of the performance coming Sunday.
May 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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