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Archive for August, 2017

I Am Seattle Center-Julio Moran

JULIO MORAN, Plumber.  Originally from Cuba, Julio has worked for Seattle Center’s Technical Facility Maintenance crew for 25 years. “When I left Cuba I left first [in my family]. I landed in Miami where one of my uncles lived. He took me in for a couple of weeks, but I was destined to go to […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Barbara Bryant

BARBARA BRYANT is in charge of the Customer Service unit at Seattle Center and markets our Festál series.  After 30++ years, Barbara is retiring this month, and shares below how her time here has inspired her and changed her, for the better.  We wish BB the best in her next chapter of life! “Seattle Center […]

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Festál: Live Aloha Festival, Sept. 10

A truly festive festival, Seattle Center Festál: Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival, 11am-7pm, Sunday, Sept. 10, at Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, attracts enthusiastic crowds with Hawaiian music, food, hula and hands-on learning that provide a glimpse into the rich Hawaiian history and a sense of belonging to ex-Hawaiian islanders now living […]

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I am Seattle Center-Sharlese Metcalf

SHARLESE METCALF is a DJ and event producer at KEXP, where she hosts the weekly radio show Audioasis.  For nearly a decade, Sharlese has also booked bands for Concerts at the Mural, presented by Seattle Center and KEXP. “I knew I wanted to work in music, I just really liked music a lot. And I […]

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Festál: Tibet Fest, Aug. 26 & 27

Explore the distinct religious and cultural heritage of the Tibetan people at Seattle Center Festál: Tibet Fest, 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 26 and 27, in Seattle Center Armory and on Fisher Rooftop. Festival organizers share their history and arts-along with messages of love, compassion and kindness-to entertain, engage and educate younger Tibetan generations and […]

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Festál: BrasilFest, Aug. 20

Follow the drumbeats to Seattle Center Festál: BrasilFest, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20 in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof. The festival celebrates Brazil’s African, Portuguese and indigenous roots with classical guitar, samba rhythms and the percussive beats of traditional folk music. Brazilian immigrants brought this high energy event to […]

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I am Seattle Center-The Mendonças

ANAPOLA and EDUARDO MENDONҪA started BrasilFest in 1999 and have been its producers ever since. They have a company called Show Brazil, which also brings Brazilian music and performances of all types to the greater Seattle area. Eduardo: “I found Seattle to be a place that embraces cultural diversity.  I’ve stayed here for twenty-plus years […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Mike Winters

MIKE WINTERS, an officer with the campus Emergency Services Unit, has worked security at the Seattle Center for the past 20 years.  He is a popular fixture on campus. “I come here with a smile on my face every day, and I always give a helping hand to those in need. All the vendors know […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Ebony Arunga

EBONY ARUNGA has been working at Seattle Center for eight months, bringing her baby Acello with her every day. She produced Festál’s 20th Anniversary Fete. “We moved here from Kenya when I was seven. In Kenya my mom designed clothes– she had a sewing studio in her garage with four or five tailors who would […]

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