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I Am Seattle Center-Marika Yaplee

I Am Seattle Center MARIKA YAPLEE, is a student at Seattle University and is heavily involved in their athletics department, including the SU men’s basketball team, which plays in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Here, Marika speaks about the balance of school and sports “In almost every class, in every major, there’s going to be an athlete. And they […]

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Upcoming Meetings-Arena Redevelopment

On Sept. 12, the Mayor’s Office transmitted to Seattle City Council a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with the Oak View Group to renovate and redevelop KeyArena. The public may attend two upcoming meetings, part of the MOU process, to learn more about the project and focus on key issues: North Downtown Mobility Action Plan Kick-Off, […]

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I am Seattle Center-Tom Henning

TOM HENNING worked in broadcasting and advertising, before retiring and becoming an usher at Seattle Center’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall ten years ago. When he was a boy, he took the train with his grandmother to see operas at the Met. “The everyday job is working at an aisle, and helping people find their seats, […]

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I am Seattle Center-Ellen Norton

ELLEN NORTON, Seattle Center Armory Manager.  Ellen oversees the operations, maintenance and daily use of the historical Armory building. “I walked into the building one day, and I was walking next to a woman who looked like a tourist. She came in through the doors, and right when she got into the open area of […]

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Festál Diwali: Lights of India, Oct. 21

Seattle Center Festál Diwali: Lights of India, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in Seattle Center Armory, promotes the brilliance of Vedic culture through dazzling music and dance, tasty vegetarian Indian foods and a feast of fun, free participatory activities. The newest member of the Festál series, now in its fifth year, recognizes […]

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Festál: CoatiaFest, Oct. 1

Seattle Center Festál: CroatiaFest, 12pm – 6pm, Sunday, Oct. 1, in Seattle Center Armory, presents the rich heritage of a small European country. This larger-than-life celebration seeks to underscore the presence and influence of 40,000 people with Croatian ancestry living in our region with a day of absorbing programming, thoughtful exhibits and illuminating activities. Festivities […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Marvin Walker

MARVIN WALKER is a “resident” at Seattle Center.  He spends much of his day inside the Armory, where he is recognized by staff and patrons alike. “There was at particular time when I first started coming here where you could do what you needed to do and be by yourself for the most part. So […]

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The Italian Festival, Sept. 23-24

Seattle Center Festál: The Italian Festival, 10am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion, features plentiful music, food, displays and delight, Italian-style. The festival began in 1988 as a five-year quinquennial celebration of the Columbus voyage to the New World. However, the Italian community insisted […]

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CoatiaFest, Oct. 1

Seattle Center Festál: CroatiaFest, 12pm – 6pm, Sunday, Oct. 1, in Seattle Center Armory, presents the rich heritage of a small European country. This larger-than-life celebration seeks to underscore the presence and influence of 40,000 people with Croatian ancestry living in our region with a day of absorbing programming, thoughtful exhibits and illuminating activities. Festivities […]

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I Am Seattle Center-Dennis Caldirola

DENNIS CALDIROLA has produced The Italian Festival, part of our Seattle Center Festál series, for the past 25 years.  Here, he speaks about the roots of the festival, and how it has grown. “It’s turned into a job, a lifestyle, an identity. In the beginning, it was just that– a job. I’ve always loved entertainment, […]

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