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SUBJECT: Luna Park, Northwest news photography, on-air arts marathon and questions for the City Council on Seattle Channel

8/30/2012  12:23:00 PM
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Luna Park, Northwest news photography, on-air arts marathon and questions for the City Council on Seattle Channel

It's your turn to question the City Council

CIO Council EditionWill the proposed Sodo sports arena become a reality? What are the Council's 2013 budget priorities? How will the voter-approved library levy impact services? What does the Council's recent vote on the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace mean for the neighborhood? Councilmembers Sally Clark, Tim Burgess and Jean Godden join host Brian Callanan to touch on these topics and more on the September episode of City Inside/Out: Council Edition. Get in on the conversation.
Get us your questions by noon, Thursday, Sept. 6.

Tune in to Seattle Channel cable 21, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11 to hear the councilmembers respond. Watch past episodes of City Inside/Out: Council Edition.
Access to our streaming video down over Labor Day weekend
A partial shutdown of the city of Seattle's data center will impact noncritical information technology systems, including streaming video on the Seattle Channel's website from Friday, Aug. 31 to Tuesday, Sept. 4. The shutdown is due to scheduled maintenance work on a portion of the electrical system serving the Seattle Municipal Tower, which houses many city offices. For more information about the maintenance work and its impacts, visit the city's alerts blog. In the meantime, tune in to Seattle Channel cable 21 where you can catch our programming on the airwaves.

New Programs on SEATTLE CHANNEL, Cable 21

Luna Park
Seattle was once home to the "Greatest Amusement Park on the West Coast." Luna Park, a major West Seattle destination from 1907 to 1913, offered a Coney-Island-like experience on Elliott Bay. We rewind a century to offer a peek at Luna Park's history and its attractions from the Great Figure Eight Roller Coaster to the longest and best-stocked bar in town. And find out how you can catch a glimpse of the fun-filled past of Luna Park. Produced in partnership with HistoryLink. Watch it now!

Joshua RomanLabor Day weekend arts marathon
8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1 to 11:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3

Soaking up the arts is among the biggest Labor Day traditions in Seattle. Bumbershoot, the city's famed music and arts festival, draws thousands to Seattle Center. September also kicks off the city's fall arts season. To mark the occasion, we've reached into our archives and put together an inspiring block of arts programming. Tune in and meet the artists behind Seattle's public art. Learn about Latino artists in the city. See "classical rock star" cellist Joshua Roman in concert, look back on the first 30 years of Bumbershoot and much more.

American PodiumAmerican Podium
Photographer Barry Sweet's Split Seconds
Premieres Tues., Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
with additional broadcast times
Seattle-based AP photographer and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Barry Sweet shares his new book of photographs, Split Seconds: Four Decades of News Photography from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond, which chronicles his 30-plus-year career. In photos and text, Sweet tells stories of the most memorable people he's covered including Northwest artists Jacob Lawrence and Dale Chihuly, politicians Robert Kennedy and Gary Locke and business magnate Bill Gates. Watch it now!

Christopher Hitchens2012 Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremony
Premieres Tues., Sept. 4, 11 p.m.
with additional broadcast times
Mayor Mike McGinn and emcee Nancy Guppy, host of Art Zone, honor recipients of the 2012 Mayor's Arts Awards at a public ceremony at Seattle Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the award with 10 recipients: theater organizations Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio and Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders; dancer-choreographers Li Hengda and Olivier Wevers; nonprofit literary organization Seattle Arts & Lectures; public artist Buster Simpson; LGBT film organization Three Dollar Bill Cinema; and TilibSedeb (Singing Feet), the Duwamish Tribe's youth performance group; all-ages arts venue The Vera Project; and alternative radio station KEXP 90.3 FM. Watch past Mayor's Arts Awards coverage and previous recipient profiles here.

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