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Seattle Presents Summer Concert Series at City Hall
August 2, 2011, 9:01 am
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Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
The sun has decided to make a glamorous re-appearance this week in the skies of Seattle. What better way to absorb your year’s worth of vitamin D than simultaneously soaking up some fabulous beats? The Seattle City Hall invites you down every Thursday at noon this month for an outdoor concert, part of the Seattle Presents summer concert series. These lunchtime music performances feature an assorted compilation of musicians and genres, from reggae to samba to funky soul. This Thursday, August 4, enjoy your lunch surrounded by some retro pop with harmony and horns as Curtains for You serenades a midday crowd. Bring your dancing shoes to work and boogie down at City Hall!

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CATCH THE CREATION PROJECT AT CITY HALL TOMORROW AFTERNOON
March 31, 2010, 12:11 pm
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The CREATION Project showcase represents the breadth and excellence of local contemporary performing arts. The showcase is the culmination of this year-long new works and professional development program created by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas for Black performing artists based in King County. A local panel selected four participants representing a range of artistic performing arts disciplines. This year’s CREATION Project artists are writer/performer Amontaine Aurore, performance artist Okanomodé (a.k.a. SoulChilde), singer/multimedia artist Cristina Orbé, and poet/vocalist Storme Webber. Be sure to check out the CREATION Project artists performing on Thursday, April 1 at City Hall in a free noontime showcase presented CD Forum with Seattle Presents.



COME SEE SEATTLE COMPOSER JHERECK BISCHOFF PERFORM FOR FREE AT CITY HALL
March 10, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Local composer Jherek Bischoff will perform at City Hall March 18 at noon, admission is free and open to the public. This composer, musician, producer and rising star of the Seattle avant-garde scene has collaborated with David Byrne and Degenerate Art Ensemble. Jherek Bischoff will debut new works with a 15-member band. His buoyant melodies bend and float over crackling rhythms and lush harmonies. Follow the above link for more information.



CAROLS, KLEZMER WIND UP SEATTLE PRESENTS’ 2009 FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

Seattle Times
The free lunchtime concert series wraps up this week. This Tuesday, the Medieval Women’s Choir sings Spanish and Italian holiday selections from noon to 1 p.m at the Seattle Municipal Tower. On Thursday, the Klez Kats offer “joyous klezmer, lilting waltzes, mysterious gypsy and Middle Eastern music influenced by Jewish tradition and culture,” from noon to 1 p.m. at Seattle City Hall. The series resumes with a luau Jan. 7, featuring Hawaiian ukulele star Taimane and local ukeleleist Del Rey.



CITY HALL CONCERTS FALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

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The fall schedule of Seattle Presents, the noontime performance series at City Hall, was recently announced. Presented by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the series showcases leading Seattle-area performers in the City Hall Lobby. The fall schedule includes acoustic Latin music from Carlos Cascante, Jovino Santos Neto’s contemporary Brazilian trio, flutist Paul Taub, jazz sextet East West Double Trio and Greg Williamson Large Ensemble, a 15-member group that reinterprets popular music from 1909 using period instruments and large-screen projections of photos from Seattle’s first world’s fair. All events are free and open to the public.