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Posts for 'Seattle Center'

UP #364 – Anti-Union Policies on the Rise

March 19th, 2015

With the iconic Needle looming in the background, employees gathered to voice concern over not having received a sensible raise in 3 years.


A New Bumbershoot For 2015

January 5th, 2015

Can One Reel save the Bumbershoot Arts Festival by partnering with Showbox Presents/AEG Live?


Mayor’s 2014 Arts Awards

September 2nd, 2014

Did you catch this year’s Bumbershoot art exhibits and the Mayor’s Arts Awards?


33 Years with SIFF – Honoring Deborah Person

June 10th, 2013

The recently “retired” Managing Director of the Seattle International Film Festival was honored today with a joint Mayor-Council proclamation.


2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards

April 29th, 2013

Nominate your favorite artists or arts groups for a Mayor’s Arts Award by May 15th!


Space Needle & Seattle Center

October 29th, 2012

In 1988, Disneyland’s “Imagineers” pitched a plan to breathe new life into the Center, requiring commercializing most of the Center’s grounds. It was rejected.


Urban Politics #327: SODO Arena Vote

September 25th, 2012

The City Council voted 6-2 yesterday in favor of a revised Memorandum of Understanding for a basketball and hockey arena in SODO. Below are the remarks I made explaining my vote.


Urban Politics #326: Basketball Arena Vote

September 14th, 2012

We have to prepare for all events. We cannot count on the past as fixed guide to the future.


Happy Birthday Seattle Center

September 4th, 2012

Seattle Center began as the ’62 World’s Fair, or Century 21 Exposition, which opened well ahead of schedule – some 38 years before the 21st century.


Arts & Social Change Symposium

August 20th, 2012

Friday 8/24 deadline for artist applying to exhibit at Arts & Social Change Symposium at Seattle Center October 12th and 13th!