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Things to do in Seattle this July

We Seattleites, survivors of Juneuary 2022, speak from experience: Moments of dry, sunny skies here are fleeting — enjoy ’em while you can. And what better way to carpe a summer diem than by enjoying art in the park?. In Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, a lineup of...
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Former KING 5 anchor Lori Matsukawa receives one of Japan's highest honors

SEATTLE — Former KING 5 news anchor Lori Matsukawa received one of Japan's highest honors on Wednesday. Matsukawa is the recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in "recognition of her contributions in promoting friendly relations between Japan and the United States." She received the award during a small ceremony hosted by Japan's consul general in Seattle.
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Elvis alive in '85?

AUBURN, Wash. — What if Elvis had never "left the building?" "What would have been if he didn't die in 1977?" Steve Unger asked, "What would his show have been like if he lived on into the '80s?" Unger and his band, "Alive 85," set out to answer that...

30 Years Ago: ‘Singles’ Soundtrack Creates Grunge Time Capsule

Cameron Crowe’s sheen as a cinematic tastemaker may have waned over the years, but the filmmaker’s reputation as a rock insider was once unimpeachable. While undoubtedly indulging in a bit of self-mythologizing about his time as a real-life teenage writer for Rolling Stone, Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous remains a resolutely lived-in portrait of mid-level rock success. And while 1992’s Singles proved a moderately affecting, pre-Friends tale of love among young, attractive, coffeehouse-loving Gen X folk, that film’s soundtrack became an irreplaceable signpost in the birth of Seattle’s music scene.

Rock on this weekend with rock band 'Ween' - What's Up This Week

In the new series "The Terminal List," Lake Stevens' own Chris Pratt plays a Navy Seal Commander who's trying to get to the bottom of a conspiracy that's left a trail of bloodshed throughout his life. The show premieres Friday on Prime Video. Ween / July 1 / Marymoor Park.

‘Weird Al’ Rocks With A President In Seattle

"Weird Al" Yankovic is taking his "Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" all across the United States, but only in Seattle was he able to be joined on stage by presidential royalty. "Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour" If you've never heard of Al's...

PNW Concert Guide: July 2022

Welcome to our monthly concert guide so you won't miss your favorite artist when they come into town! Obviously, we have to consolidate this list for the sake of time and space — but if there is an artist you think should be on it, please let us know at!
The Suburban Times

The Gallery at TCC Celebrates 20 Years of Local Art and Artists

Tacoma Community College announcement. Reception: July 14, 4-6 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on days the college is open. TCC Gallery Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Olson started a juried exhibit for local artists in 2002. Twenty years later the annual exhibit is still going strong, a celebration of local art and a chance for local artists to be awarded Juror’s Choice and Honorable Mention awards.

Lucius Performs For KEXP

Lucius stopped by KEXP a couple of weeks ago to perform songs from their new album, Second Nature. The session at the Seattle independent radio station also included an interview with the group’s co-leaders, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe. Laessig and Wolfe were joined by drummer Dan Molad, guitarist...
Flying Magazine

Aviation as Sketch Art

“The Museum of Flight's B-17 used to be in storage but would be brought to the lawn in front of the Museum each summer for tours. That is where these were done. It's such an historic aircraft. And I admire so much our museum volunteer, Dick Nelms, who piloted one in combat during World War II. He tells stories about his experiences to visitors.” -- Artist Kate Buike. [Copyright MK Buike 2022. Sketch drawn June 11, 2014]

Seattle Opera Announces New Chorus Master & Head of Music

Seattle Opera has announced that Michaella Calzare will be the company’s new Chorus Master and Head of Music. Calzare will prepare the Seattle Opera Chorus for the upcoming season, where it will appear in productions of “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “Tristan und Isolde,” “Samson et Dalila,” and “La Traviata.” Calzare will succeed John Keene, who is headed to San Francisco Opera this January.

ArtSEA: An update to Volunteer Park’s long history of live music

In the historic photos (see a few fascinating shots on Historylink), the concert grove looks like a lovely place to listen to music on a summer evening. But local musicians — who apparently held more infrastructural sway in that era — complained that the space was too small and requested a proper bandshell. They got one in 1915, just north of the reservoir, in the spot most of us here in the 21st century know as the amphitheater.

Kirkland Teen Artist’s Salmon Preservation Project Expands

Austin Picinich, a local teen artist, recently completed his largest mural to date — a 112-foot mural at Spud Fish & Chips in Kirkland. The mural is part of Picinich’s mission to raise awareness for local salmon and encourage salmon preservation — hence the mural’s name, Save Our Salmon.

Public is invited to resident artist Lisa Bulmash exhibit “Intersections”

City of Edmonds Creative District anchor Graphite, is pleased to announce the residency of artist Lisa Myers Bulmash. Lisa is an important link to support “Intersections,” the current show in the gallery located within Graphite. Meet Lisa and see “Intersections”. Saturdays Noon-4:00pm through the end of the...

A ‘quiet space for communal mourning and personal contemplation,’ Ribbon of Light the last piece of Capitol Hill’s AIDS Memorial Pathway

The final installation of art to complete the AIDS Memorial Pathway between Cal Anderson Park and Capitol Hill Station will be marked with a ceremony Thursday night. Organizers are inviting the community to gather with artist Horatio Hung-Yan Law as the fences come down and the Ribbon of Light sculpture is fully unveiled with remarks from the artist, Gay City, and the Office of Arts and Culture. The event will take place Thursday from 8 to 9 PM on the north end of Cal Anderson.

Book Suggestions for Summer Reading from Nancy Pearl

Our longtime colleague Nancy Pearl joins us on ST to share some can't-miss summer reading suggestions: fiction, non-fiction, history, biography, and so forth. A bestselling author and retired librarian, Nancy (who's based in Seattle and is a former Tulsan) has been making occasional recommendations to book-loving KWGS listeners for decades. Here's the list of titles that she tells us about today --

Burien Art Walk & Burien Burlesque is TONIGHT

Discover Burien’s Burien Art Walk (formerly B-Town Music & Art Walk) and the Burien Burlesque show will be held TONIGHT – Friday, July 1, 2022. The Art Walk will run from 4 – 8 p.m., and the Burlesque show from 8 – 10 p.m. “The art...

Bruce Lee exhibit opening at Wing Luke Museum

The life and work of Bruce Lee are celebrated in a new exhibit at Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum. “Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee,” opens July 9 and will feature digital interactives and quotations. The exhibit tracks Lee’s journey as he developed his personal philosophy of mind, body and spirit.