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Category: Arts & Entertainment
November 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Catchy tune on emergency-preparedness video stays with you

What could be more boring than yet another public-service announcement reminding you how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters? Especially one with a crudely drawn cartoon? But Bellevue’s Office of Emergency Management is sending that familiar message in the form of a video that jumps out of the usual ho-hum genre. The words, delivered by a Sasquatch family…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Government, Health, Video, Weather Beat | Topics: Bellevue, emergency preparedness, Inness Pryor

November 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Cobain mural planned for downtown Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A new mural in downtown Aberdeen will commemorate Kurt Cobain and his time growing up around Grays Harbor. KBKW reports artist Erik Sandgren told the city council Wednesday night he was excited about the project. The Cobain mural will be on the side of a building at the corner of Wishkah…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: Aberdeen, Kurt Cobain, mural

November 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Macklemore says join the ACLU to preserve freedoms

“If you like being free like me,” says rapper Macklemore, join the American Civil Liberties Union. The Seattle-based superstar has launched a video on his Facebook page and promoted via his Twitter feed urging people to join the ACLU to protect precious personal freedoms. In the 50-second spot, the rapper tells people to get the ACLU…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Politics | Topics: ACLU, gay friends, Macklemore

October 14, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Tribute set today for Seatle Chamber Music Society founder

Seattle lost one of its great cultural leaders when Seattle Chamber Music Society (SCMS) founder Toby Saks died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 1. To celebrate her accomplishments and her life, more than 60 top-flight musicians are gathering from around the country to pay tribute to Saks at 5 p.m. today in a free public memorial at…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment | Topics: Benaroya, Saks, Seattle Chamber Music Society

September 24, 2013 at 5:58 PM

‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye injured on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

LOS ANGELES — Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is also the injured guy. “Dancing With the Stars” producers say the TV personality is receiving medical attention today after he was hurt during his most recent performance. No other details were provided. Nye and his professional dance partner performed a paso doble routine on Monday’s episode that received…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Homepage | Topics: Dancing with the Stars

September 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

You’re invited to a live chat with author Jamie Ford

Author Jamie Ford grew up in Seattle, where he used our city’s history as a backdrop for his best-selling novel, 2009′s “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Ford has once again set a work of fiction in Seattle, his just-released novel “Songs of Willow Frost,” the story of a young Chinese-American woman…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment | Topics: chat, Jamie Ford

August 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM

Brace yourself for Bumbershoot 2013

The 2013 edition of Bumbershoot  – Seattle’s annual arts and music blowout – begins Saturday at Seattle Center and continues through Labor Day. Headliners include Heart (Saturday); fun. and Death Cab for Cutie (Sunday); and  MGMT and Bassnectar (Monday). For last-minute ticket updates, look here. The weather forecast for Seattle is reasonably…


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August 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Giraffe born at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo is a boy

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | The giraffe born at Woodland Park Zoo Tuesday night is a boy, zoo officials announced today. The unnamed calf stands is 6 feet tall and weighs 144 pounds. The youngster was born August 6 at 7:03 p.m. to 6-year-old Olivia after a gestation period of just over 15 months. The calf is…



August 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Festival to offer circus training, life lessons

Teaching circus skills to young people as a way of preparing them for many aspects of life is the goal of the five-day American Youth Circus Festival to be held in Seattle later  this month. The event, Aug. 14 to 18, is organized by the nonproft, Brooklyn-based American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and is being hosted…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: circus, training, young people

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