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I am Seattle Center-James Whetzel

JAMES WHETZEL, Musician.  Since 2001, James has created the bi-monthly playlist mixes for International Fountain, in addition to a vibrant career as an independent musician and social media maven. “In general, with music in the fountain, I’m trying to create an inviting atmosphere for people to interact with the water. I favor instrumental stuff, because […]

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I am Seattle Center-Chris Zhang

CHRIS ZHANG has been working for Customer Service at Seattle Center for eight years. “When I came here for my interview, back in 2009, the first thing I remember is that I saw birds flying here and then I heard people cheering, a group of students running down the stairs from Center School. And I […]

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Economic Impact Study Released

Key findings released today in An Economic Impact Study of Seattle Center in King County 2016 (click for video) reveal how Seattle Center has evolved as a vital activity and entertainment hub that contributes significantly to the economic health of surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Seattle and the wider region. The Economic Impact Study (EIS), conducted […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Tom Israel

TOM ISRAEL, Director of Finance & Administration for Seattle Center “Seattle Center uses the cultural aspects—the performances, the entertainment—as the vehicle to help give people a place to plug into and find something that speaks to them. The arts and culture and spaces that happen here provide that. So, it is an interesting and unusual […]

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Festál: Polish Festival Seattle-July 8

Join us for Seattle Center Festál: Polish Festival Seattle, 12 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, July 8, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre. The one-day celebration features authentic food and drink, live music and dance, exhibits, workshops, local merchants selling Polish items and children’s activities that highlight Polish traditions and contemporary achievements. Seattle’s long established Polish […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Kristin Ebeling

KRISTIN EBELING is the Director of Seattle’s Skate Like a Girl, an organization that promotes confidence, leadership and social justice through the sport of skateboarding. The group produces many events throughout the summer at Seattle Center Skatepark, Seattle Center’s skateboard park. “As someone who skated for five years without Skate Like a Girl and without […]

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July 4th Naturalization Ceremony

Seattle Center will play host to the 4th of July Naturalization Ceremony, 12pm-1:15pm., Tuesday, July 4. We hope you can join us for this event, which reaffirms the meaning of U.S. citizenship. The Honorable Richard C. Tallman, United States Circuit Court Judge, will swear in over 500 candidates from more than 80 countries as new […]

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Spirit of Indigenous People, June 24

The lively and colorful Seattle Center Festál: Spirit of Indigenous People provides a unique opportunity to experience a diversity of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal customs and culture as it focuses on traditional and contemporary music, dance, arts and crafts, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 24, in Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre. Spirit […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Tom Dewey

TOM DEWEY has worked at the Book-It Repertory Theatre Box Office since April 2009.  When not there, he appears as an actor on many Seattle-area stages and choreographs fights for the theatre, including for Book-It’s latest production, Welcome to Braggsville. “Last year on the education tour, we did Romeo and Juliet for the Yakima Tribal […]

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Race, Identity Culture Forum-June 16

A special noontime forum exploring cultural identity, strength, tension and celebration, Race, Identity and Culture in the Pacific Northwest, features a panel of artists, activists and historians in moderated discussion, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, June 16, in the Simons Board Room at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle Center and Seattle Public Library will present […]

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