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THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016

I'm speaking tonight in a "Ghosts of Seattle Past" presentation. I'm one of several people mentioning "legacy" Seattle places we don't want to go away. It's all at the Center for Architecture and Design on Western Avenue. Be there. Aloha.

WEATHER

Sunny and heating up; even hotter Friday.

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MOOZIK

Paul Allen might be closing his Pivot Art + Culture gallery, but now he's announced a new Big Thing: Upstream, a music fest and "industry summit" (for what's left of the music industry), to be held in Pioneer Square next May. It already promises to be bigger, and presumably better run, than the last attempt at a Seattle SXSW, the NAMA (Northwest Area Music Association) conferences in the mid-90s. We'll see if Allen opens his vast pockets enough to, you know, pay the performers. (Slog)

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THE RACE IS ON

Another Black Lives Matter march took place Tuesday night. Once again, much of the local media preferred to talk about how the rally inconvenienced car traffic. (KOMO) (KIRO-TV)

Jerry Large sees what Obama once called "fierce urgency" as an impetus for the fight for equality.

WHAT'S PAST ISN'T PAST

Feliks Banel recalls the activists who worked in the 1970s to remember, and heal the wounds from, the WWII Japanese American internments.

AROUND THE GENDER BEND

Some of the (relatively few) people of color at last week's Gender Odyssey conference talk about what it's like to be both non-white and non-straight. (Stranger)

CITY HALL FOLLIES

Three of the City Council's five women are holding a closed-door symposium with business leaders today, to promote paid parental leave for all workers in Seattle. (Slog)

POLICING THE POLICE

At a packed City Council meeting protesters spoke out against the massive proposed North Precinct building. They called it a militarized "bunker," and a waste of city funds when so many are homeless. (KOMO) At the meeting, a budget-office rep said the cost of the precinct plan could be cut from $160 million to $148 million. The City Council may accept this revised scheme. (SeaTimes) 

The all-civilian Community Police Commission approved its final police-reform recommendations Wednesday. Most of their points have been discussed and debated for years. (Crosscut) 

O GIVE ME A HOME

"Buyer burnout" is blamed for a drop in demand for homes compared to the previous quarter, according to Redfin. (Whatever you do, don't call it a bubble, don't call it a bubble…) (KOMO)

Solving homelessness will need the involvement of everyone, including landlords, even if it needs legally prodding 'em. (Weekly editorial)

OIL'S NOT WELL

Whatcom County's put a hold on all further "unrefined fossil fuel" exports from Cherry Point, at least for now. (Bellingham Herald)

CRITTERS

"Transient orcas" have been attacking (also transient) humpback whales off Vancouver Island. (KOMO)

TWO WHEELS GOOD

SDOT will finally start construction on a bike lane between the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Fremont Bridge. (Seattle Bike Blog)

UNREAL ESTATE

Should ex-Gov. Locke have sold his suburban DC home for $1.68 million to an influential Chinese businessman, while he was the US ambassador to China? (Crosscut)

DEVELOPING STORIES

Orca Bay Seafoods wants to build a big fish processing plant on part of the soon-to-be-former Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way. (PS Biz Journal)

THE PLANE TRUTH

Boeing may cut 777 production some more, and not increase 787 production as much as previously announced. (SeaTimes)

SPORTS

The Mariners got their second straight series sweep, beating Detroit 3-1. The Ms are now 1.5 games behind a Wild Card slot. To Oakland starting Friday.

Mariners management insists they ask all lovey-dovey couples to not act too affectionate in the stands—not just lesbian couples. (KING) 

TODAY

Out to Lunch concert series presents Tacocat. (City Hall, noon)

TONIGHT

Capitol Hill Art Walk, including Sean Michael Hurley (Joe Bar); CityArts' Summer Art Walk Awards (Sole Repair); Scott Crispin's "The Well Constructed Myth" (Cloud Gallery); Paul Komada's "Summer Ice" (Calypte); Martha Dunham's "Evolutionary Epistomology" (Dendroica); the "Genderless Mother" group show (inartsnw); William Erickson Shields' "Dummer" (Two Shelves);

Summer at SAM series presents "Sculptured Dance." (Olympic Sculpture Park)

Northwest Psych Fest (that's psychedelic music, not psychic readings). (Various spots, thru Sat)

"The Crossing," "chamber musical" about Amelia Earhart. (Theater Schmeater, thru Sat) 

Nordo Food Theater Thunderdome, with five short plays and matching dinners. (Nordo's Culinarium, thru Sat) 

Trash-O-Rama Movie Night presents "Super Secret Agent Action." (Darrell's)

"All the Way to 11 Birthday Party." (Central Cinema) 

Monologue and storytelling night. (Eclectic Theater) 

The Cheap Cassettes. (Slim's Last Chance) 

"Throwing Shade" podcast recording. (Neumos) 

Diagonal Records 5th Anniversary Tour. (Kremwerk)

Nanami Ozone, DoNormaal, Paranoid Time, Versing. (Werewolf Vacation)

Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men. (White River Amphitheatre) 

Culture Club. (Chateau Ste. Michelle)

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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