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32 Executive Level decision-makers who answer to no one other than the voters in the Washington State Greater Seattle area; this includes the Governor. the Mavor of Seattle. the KinE! Countv Executive. 2 Senators. 9
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te residents of Seattle 'ashington and the Greater .attle area have long ought of this region as Leof the most diverse .d tolerant places to live the nation. We proudly .hibit our "multi-cultural" nnper stickers and our ected officials appease us ith important sounding ograms such as the "Race .d.Social Justice Initiatives" the "Office of Arts & iltural Affairs". But take closer look and you may . surprised at what you find It about equality and-equal presentation in the Emerald ty. anyway? Let's take a look "Seattle has a very. ' for the "party favorite" year want a gravel mine Derating at two communities and two on their little slice 0 heaven. after year WIthout taking time progressive leadership base. very different 'outcomes in the ' There seemed to be no time to to research each candidate What may be seen as a lack curious cases of South Park ' waste as our holiticians leapt on their own; often ignoring of ethnic diversity in our' and Vashon Island. into action, s utting down . the more qualified candidate leaders is made up in other the mining comJiany, and ' simply because he or she is ways such as the strength of finding the fun mg necessary For decades the Hishanic 'notwearinf. the party's stamp the LGBTQ communities on Community in Sout Park to purchase the intended land of appro va . both the City and the County has dealt with two major and build a park on the very Councils. Openly ga council spot which was in question: problems: a toxic riverbed , members such as Sal y Clark, A great examSle the and a life-line bridge that campaign of cattle's Tom Rasmussen, and Joe ' was in need of repair. In Two very different results legendary Civil Rights leader" McDennott identify with the for two very different . 2010, after a decade of Aaron DIXon, who was not issues that Blacks, Jews, and warnings and requests for communities calling out allowed to participate in the other historically 0hiressed bridge repairs the DOT for help. One community 2006 U.S Senate candidate gr0ili_s have gone tough. declared the bridge unsafe relegated to isolation: its debate ar.ainst Maria ' It's. ose common struggles and permanently closed economic lifeline cut off, its Cantwel , because he had not that allow us insight into children playing on the shores met the "requirements" of how to best represent those it, isolatin~ the primarily of a toxic river, while the either raising a minimum of communities.' - Brendan K. Hispanic ommunic7e' hurting busmesses, and hin ering . other community continues $1 million for his campaign, access of clean-up crews to to enjoy the good life in the or being the candidate-of a Still, others feel that if we iere are 32 Executive , the toxic Duwarnish, new park provided at the tax party that won 10 percent are to truly live up to our .vel decision-makers who payers' expense. of the vote in the previous potential as a great melting election, swer to no one other than Immediately after its closing . pot of ideas, ethnicities, . cultures, and communities, we ;: voters in the Washington many of the same Eoliticians likes its Despite having an army of must allow our beliefs to be ate Greater Seattle area, who had ignored t e problem , diversity to be ' supporters, Seattle's cultural reflected in our actions as well for the past decade' announced ~ludin~ the Governor, the as our words. Edward D. had ayor 0 Seattle, the King . they were ready to fi~ht for icon was excluded from fair . wrapped in white this to say: nmty Executive, 2 Senators, funding for the new ridge. media.coverage because he 'skin: " .. Ed D. didn't have $1 million and ::;ongresspersons, 9 Seattle Photo-d:s followed with wasn't the candidate of one of . "It's not enou~ to say: I'm ty Council members, and cheers at there may be a And $0 we ask the question in ' the major parties. liberal in my t inking and \.ing County Council new bridge in the next 2-3 a region with such a diverse embers. years. A few months ago will vote for the best person, racial make-up, why aren't these same leaders had a Has Greater -Seattle become but then turn around and vote there more non-whites in ' "ground-breaking ceremony" blindly forthe person your a place where. a person's ould it s:f,rise you to Executive Leadership roles? rrn that on v 3 of the 32 for the bridge: giving , history, ex~enence, Ideas, and P~tells you to; the same What is the criterion that must .ecutive Level Public speeches and patting each cultural re evance have no J oe- erox candidate that . be met before Washington's' fices in the Greater Seattle other on the back and telling value if the king-makers deem seems to have been in office "king-makers" decide to back you unworthy? . ~held by non-Whites? the community it's time to for years. The sad truth is ~ a non-white candidate? celebrate the new bridge Seattle likes :its diversity to .be wrapped 111 white skin." . ies it matter? Does the fact However, not all residents which will be rea~ mId-20l4 And although the finger can - Edward D, . see the lack of non-white It our African American, - a full four lears om the beJ0inted at the Democrat time the bri ge closed. ' executives as a problem. . .ian, and Hi,sLanic an Republican parties for Brendan K. states that he is pulations ho d only 1I10th I hope he's wrong, but the offering us the same cookieMeanwhile, the residents very happy with leadership in Executive Leadership numbers say he's right. cutter candidates, the voters of the primarily Caucasian sitions? Don't all residents Washington State, and Seattle must also acce~t their portion 11have an equal voice in particular: Earadise known as Vashon of the blame w en they vote d equal representation sland .decided they did not
Volume 1, Number 1
Youth ArlS Compendium
UNIFIED OUTREAClI 12345 Lake City Way NE #132 Seattle, WA 98125 www.UnifiedOutreach.com . UnifiedOutreach@hotmail.com Printed @ Pacific Printing Made possible with a grant from The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Small Sparks program and funding .from the Unified Outreach non-profit Youth Arts Program .. Contributors: All articles are written by youth ages 12-17. To protect privacy of minors each article is published with the artist's/journalist's first name and single initial of last name. Contributors were not paid for their submissions. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are those of the individual writer, artist, or illustrator and do not necessarily reflect the views of Unified Outreach. We believe in promoting youth creativity and have encouraged youth expression' and free speech to be on display. As such we have allowed for free use of expression with minimal guidelines for submissions. We are currently collecting articles/artwork for issue number #2,. Please email unifiedoutreach@hotrnaiLcom for details.
"It's a West Seattle thing. You wouldn't understand." -West Seattle Fair
Dean MolleJ - Soul Cat Guitars West Seattle Fair
Dian Ferguson, Shawn Kemp, Larry Gossett
Leonarte - Original Art Tiles WS Fair 2011
Kate Larsson - Fine Art - WS Fair
Fremont Zombie Walk
Viichaei Taylor-JUdd J4th District Softball Dian Ferguson at the West Seattle Hiyu Parade.
July 4th Burien Parade
D~ana ole' o's innovative plan to bring Arts back to Public Schools
safe learning environment, Currently, our children's Principals do not receive a designated amount for Arts funding in K-12 King County Public Schools. Instead, each school Principal must sacrifice Math, English, or Technology programs in order to cover the cost of bringing Arts back to their school. that a public school teacher is. Nor are these instructors required to receive the same certification, education, communication, and conflict resolution training that a public school teacher does. If our children's school is lucky enough to have one of these programs teaching Arts onsite, the program and the instructor quality cannot be guaranteed. We must bring Arts back to the Public School curriculum! Bring Art Teachers Back To .Public Schools! I believe that exposure to Arts at an early age helps build a bridge across racial, cultural and economical barriers. I believe providing Arts programs in our' public schools allows and . encourages children to interact with others, make new friends, break down stereotypes, and receive positive feedback from their peers in a safe environment. Sadly, we've seen Arts in Public Schools nearly eliminated over the past few years; even as millions upon millions of dollars in taxes go to fund elitist public art projects. Ascutbacks in our public schools result in teacher lay-offs and Art program eliminations, taxpayers are forced to fund the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the King County 4Cultural Affairs Offices, and the City and County Government's 1% for public arts programs. Housed in the beautiful Seattle Municipal Tower; .the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs share a floor with several other Executive Departments. with duplicate management and administrative staff. Dissolving the agencies and putting those funds ($20 million) into public school Arts programs would eliminate the massive administrative staff fees and free up a larger amount of .funding to make it to the children. Although I love the Arts; I recognize it is not the responsibility of the government or the taxpayers to fund adults who choose the artist-lifestyle. Adult artists should be held to the same standard as accountants, bricklayers, or other working-class heroes; they must be able to compete in the marketplace based on .providing a desired service. We must instead use our limited funds to educate and expose our youth to the Arts; and the public schools are the . best place to do this. I believe that funding of the Arts with the aim of increasing children's creativity.is appropriate; and that the best way to expose children to the Arts is to do scithrough the Public School system. We can no longer afford to fund the lifestyles of a few elites at the expense . of our children's education. It's time to cut this waste and invest our tax dollars in our children. ADDENDUM: The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs recently released a .letter citing several studies supporting our belief that "greater involvement in the arts in middle and high school associates with higher level of achievement and college attainment, volunteerism and political participation." James Catterall The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs document supports my argument that we must return Arts to the Public 'Schools. However, I disagree that the money must first process through their office. I don't believe that we should filter millions in tax payer money through the bureaucracy of the OACA office so that we can eventually squeeze a few thousand dollars to the Public Schools. Let's eliminate the middle man and get the money directly to the Public School Arts programs.
Art Fundin2 For Youth~Not Cultural Elites! . King County Council candidate Diana Toledo is calling for Mayor' McGinn and KC Executive Constantine to dissolve the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the 4Culture agency and put that money into Arts programs in the Public Schools. Diana states that as a mother of three beautiful children she is concerned that our youth do not have the same access to A.rt:sprograms that she had growmgup. Here are portions of her letter (edited with permission for space reasons). The early years of .development is,it crucial that . our children are engaged in the creative processes that allow for the expression or originality, development of individuality, and the building of positive self esteem in a
"Providing Arts programs in our public schools allows and encourages children to interact with others, make new friends, break down stereotypes, . and receive positive feedback from . their peers in a safe environment." -Dlana
One way schools have found to work around this problem' is by partnering with local community Arts programs; allowing use of the school classrooms and grounds to outside groups who offer Art related activities. Although some of these programs are very nice, the quality of programs, volunteer instructors, and classroom . environment is not always consistent. And although most of these groups are funded by our tax dollars they are not bound by the' same rules and regulations
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Artist Communitv stands with Diana Toledo - Savs lund Public School Arlsl
A group of Seattle artists has come together to support Diana Toledo's call to dissolve the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the 4Culture agencies and put that money into Arts programs in the Public Schools. The group "Seattle Artists United (SAU)" has an impressive list of members including over 100 established artists from the Seattle area, including previous winners of the Mayor's Arts Award, youth Arts advocates, published authors, and awardwinning musicians, as well as painters, sculptures, dancers, cartoonists, poets, actors, and writers; community leaders in all artistic mediums, genres, ages, and ethnicities. The group says that there has always been a split within the artist community between philanthropic artists and those that see art as a way of making money. Arts advocates must understand that there are two groups of artists in the world and that the two groups have very different outlooks on life.
"The money shifts from unregulated programs and artists to certified programs and artists within the safety of the Public School system."
Seattle Artists United says those supporting the idea of moving Arts funding to public schools tend to be more altruistic: "We believe that we have God-given gifts that we should share, especially with the kids. I don't fault anyone for wanting to make money off their talent, but I'm not comfortable with giving them tax dollars to fund their choice of living an "artist lifestyle." - Bobby C. (SAD) "Artists are free spirits who long to be free from other obligations such as a full time job. Free to do what you want, when you want, ,
as creativity calls. In the old days that lifestyle was funded by parents, today it's on the ' back of tax payers." He goes on, "There's nothing wrong with wanting to live "the artist lifestyle", but don't ask me to support you with my tax' dollars. Especially since I am an artist myself and am quick to call bullsh*t on your - claim that artists shouldn't be expected to hold down a real job. " ,
Bobby also says that talk , about defunding Arts in Seattle is a false debate. Under Diana Toledo's plan the money would be used to pay for Arts programs and art teachers in Public Schools. In other words, the money shifts from unregulated programs and artists to certified programs and artists- within the safety of the Public School system. If anything, this means MORE money for Arts as we reduce the administrative costs of operating the OACA and 4Culture.
Hotel Tax Levy so that it is no longer hostile towards public' schools. We wanted to see Arts and art teachers back in public schools, but sadly the current plan prohibits that.
"l am an artist myself and am quick to call bullsh*t on your claim that artists shouldn't be expected to hold down a real job. "
Bobby says: People are. angry. Artists are angry. The Executive and the Legislature had a chance to reform the
I know that they intended . to do a good thing, but they are out of touch with what the Artist community really wants. They are taking their marching orders from members of the Arts Commission, the 4Culture Board, and others in the "old boys' network" who have
their own best interests in mind.
Toledo sUJHJorters at the 7.4.11Burien Parade.
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Artist Communitv stands with Diana Toledo [Continued)
(Continued from previous page ... ) When asked what to explain Bobby had this to say"4Culture refuses to allow Board representation from minority heavy Delridge, Burien, or White Center areas. Their "voice" on the Board lives on Vashon Island, a world away from these mainland neighborhoods. Meanwhile the Eastside has FOUR Board members dictating 4Culture policy. The OACA Youth Arts Grant Program has an approval panel that is heavy with judges who work withlfor the very group they approve tax-payer grants to. The Arts Commission rubber stamps their selections without review. Is it any surprise that the same organization is funded year-after-year? The Arts Commissioner/ Head of the Public Arts Committee has received a disproportionately large amount of City and County contracts since taking office in 2006. One project paying $159,475 to post "designer caps" on the top of poles along the Light Rail route, with another $53,000.00 to then put designer belts (called "Bangles") around the same poles. You can call it an old boys' network, cultural elite's, or star-bellied Sneetches. But' the fact is that we have a select few making all of the decisions on where the Arts money is going and it's not going to the kids." -Bobby C. RCW 67.28.180: "School' districts and schools shall not receive revenues distributed pursuant to (a)(i) of this subsection. " This. legislation has me scratching my head in wonder. To specifically state that money raised by the lodging tax is "for Arts" , but cannot be .used for Arts programs in Public Schools makes no sense .. Why do we have to jump through hoops and go through another bureaucracy in order to get Arts to our kids? That's just , badly written legislation. The Legislature can alter any legislation after it's been in effect for 2 years; They have the ability to route the lodging fund dollars to any Arts program they would like. Itwould be no problem for the Executive to meet with Legislators to discuss how to dissolve 4Culture and instead fund public school . Arts programs and the hiring of Art Teachers. Let's start the groundwork now. The Mayor has it even ' easier. The City already has contracts with Seattle Public Schools, so the infrastructure isalready in place for the funding of Arts instructors paid for by the City: Once the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is closed the Mayor would work with the City Council to provide a dedicated line . of funding to Public School Arts Programs using the money once consumed by the Office of Arts' & Cultural Affairs. Programs such as Public Works and Civic Partners should continue, but under the supervision of the Department of Neighborhoods who already engage in conimunity partnerships.
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So how do we do move the funding from these programs to the Public Schools?
Defenders ofthe status-quo are :quick to point out that 4Culture lodging-tax revenue currently cannot.fund school programs. According to
Diana Toledo at the West Seattle HiYu Grand Parade
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Congratulations to the Cast of.'·'Sing Out Seattle's - The Lion King".
Taught by theater professionals, Sing Out Seattle provides cusing on musical theater for kids 6-12 years old.
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Directed by David Hunter-Koch and starring 20 local children, the show went off without a hitch to the standing room only crowd III the Westside School's Performance Hall. Great job superstars!!!
4 Generation·s 01 B~BoI'S come OUlto celebrate 30 vears 01 Hip Hop Culture at the "Seanle Citl Breaker's Reunionl"
Nes were legendary DJs B-Mello (KUBE 93 FM), Mr. . Supreme, SoulOne, SuReal, NaNino, SeaBefore, Khazm, and OJ Tecumseh from Bamboo Beats.
a surprise to many was the attendance of Danny Molino who has been in a wheelchair since a gunshot wound to the head paralyzed most of his .body in the early 1990's ..
Seattle, WA. May 13th was a historical night in West Seattle as the Unified Outreach nonprofit Arts Program hosted the "Seattle City Breaker's Reunion" celebrating 30 years of hip hop culture in Seattle.
This event brought together some of Seattle hip hop's legendary Breakdancers and B-BoyslB-Girls.in a multigenerational event that took many through a time-warp . The star of the night (who and back to the early 80's flew in from Hawaii for the when groups such as the event) was Ziggy "Zig Zag" Emerald City, Seattle City Puaa; a breakdancer who rose Breakers, Fresh Force, 1st to stardom in Seattle during Degree Breakers, and DeRoxy the 80's and then disappeared Crew ruled the dance floor. at the height of his career. Rumors had circulated for The event featured guest years about Ziggy's demise. speaker '~Nasty" Nes during a surfing accident; only Rodriguez who was the to have Ziggy shock many first radio DJ to host an all old friends and fans when a rap music show back in video surfaced on YouTube 1983: Having the honor of featuring Ziggy breakdancing sharing the OJ booth with . in Hawaii last year. Also
The venue provided by West Other legends to appear at Seattle Chrisfian Church the event included "Seattle's featured a 600 person event first Breakdancer" Jonathan center/performance hall which . (Junior) Alefaio, as wen as quickly filled to capacity Rafael Contreras, Spencer with four decades ofB-Boys Reed, Danny Molino, Carlos and B-Girls crowdirig in to (Sir Slamalot) Barrientes, Li'a see Seattle's original break Cat (Wacky) Talaga, Michael dancers. Event organizers (Kid Wave) Gonzales, and Carlos Barrientes and David Dave "Pablo 0" Narvaez, as Toledo provided a VIP seating well as pioneering breakdance area for a group of 20 special groups such as Seattle needs youth to attend and . Circuit Breakers, Breaking participate in some ofthe .Mechanism, Silver Chain "open floor" breakdancing, Gang, and the Floor Rockers.
including Specs Wizard, Sam Sneke, KeepOne, Tyrone Dumas, FazeOne, Gerald Carpio, Curtis Tauiliili, Mr. Cool Anthony Espinoza, Vince Nguyen, Bublz, Kevin Lundeen, Kid Silly, David & Dawriy Toledo and more.
(Pink/Universal Love). The event welcomed 4 decades of breakdancers to participate on the open floor from the originals, to current hotshots like the Massive Monkeys and the Vicious Puppies; even a group of toddler B-BoyslB-Girls. It was a fun-filled family event that welcomed all ages. and something that will not be duplicated soon in Seattle as many legends and icons of the Seattle Hip Hop Community came together. for a night of reminiscing, educating, and celebrating our shared history .
It was a night to remember
The event culminated in an awards ceremony celebrating the "Heart of Hip Hop" in. which 8 "Old School" legends For more information on the received individually colored . event please visit the Seattle award plaques celebrating City Breakers group on individual achievement. Facebook. Receiving awards were Carlos Barrientes (Red! -Power), Spencer Reed (Yellow/Joy), Ziggy Puaa (Orange/Passion), Danny Clavesilla (Dark Blue/ Knowledge), Sam Sneke (Light Blue/Creativity), Danny Molino (White/Pure Style), Michael Hall (purple/ Magic), and Nes Rodriguez
Staying true to the idea of Hip Hop's "4 Elements" (OJ, MC, Breakdancer; and Graffiti Artist) the house was full of other pioneers as well,
(fSeattle is known for one thing it's music; Quincy, Jimi, Kurt, and so on - You know the list. As recently as 10 years ago the music industry was a completely. different animal than what we see today. Last decade musicians had to fight, grind, and struggle to make it. No intemet, no YouTube to get your name to the masses. 'Often it wasn't a matter of talent, or even hard work that made the difference, but mowing the right people behind the scenes - Seattle's very own star-makers. These people were, once upon a time, record store owners that stocked and sold the product, radio DJs that drove the sales, and fanzine & newsprint journalists that wrote reviews and gave fans a behind the scenes look at their favorite artists. The "machine" was especially alive and well in Seattle in the 1980's and 90's, one of its key movers and shakers was Shockmaster Glen Boyd. Glen Boyd had his hands in every aspect of artist promotion. His record and tape store "Music Menu" was Seattle's hot-spot for new music. Located just blocks from Franklin High School in Seattle, kids would travel from as far as Tacoma or Everett just to pick up new stock. Operating one of Seattle's most successful record stores may have been enough for some, but that was just the radio with his .show "Shock. Frequency." -iRadio was obviously in his blood, and Glen went on to partner with Seattle's "Godfather" of Rap Radio Nasty Nes Rodriguez as co-host of KCMU's highly rated "Rap Attack," (a partnership which they would also share as co-hosts of Seattle's "Bomb Shelter Videos").
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survive On his own, Yes, Glen has returned to his roots in . West Seattle for a more. quiet life.
fighjingfor G le'p~~ approval, . 'Mixalot's music stood out as something special. se. much in fact, that Glen began writing about the hot new artist in some of the newspapers and magazines, giving Mixalot the attention necessary to get the breaks he needed. . Glen continued working with Sir Mixalot and close friend and business partner Nasty Nes, and was a major player in the fanning of Seattle's first hip hop record label, ''Nasty MiX". Mixalot provided the talent, N es made .sure the records were getting national airplay, and Glen made sure that the albums were available nationwide. Glen's reputation as a major player in the entertainment game was so stellar that it eventually caught the eye of American Records President and founder Rick Rubin. Before Iong Glen was making major calls as part of Rick Rubin's inner circle.
newly released albums as well as old favorites are available at theglenblog.com, blogspot. com, as well as blogcritics.org and therockologist.com. But what Glen Boyd fans are most anxious about is the Unauthorized Neil Young Biography that Glen has just completed, due to hit the shelves in April 2012. So the next time you're visiting the West Seattle Junction, take a minute to appreciate that you may be walking the same stones as the Shockmaster himself. Appreciate that any restaurant or coffee shop on the strip could have been the place Glen sat while making (or breaking) your favorite musician's career.
But that doesn't mean that there isn't .still fire burning in the Shockmaster. Glen is . still putting in long hours with his longtime mistress: music. Although this time, it's a slightly different arena. Glen has (for the most part) given up rocking the airwaves, although you will still catch him from-time to time doing a guest spot with KUBE 93 DJ B-Mello, or his longtime friend Nasty Nes Rodriguez .. Instead Glen
I guess Glen didn't need . sleep, because the still found time to write reviews and news for a number of both local and national newspapers and magazines such as The . Rocket, The Source, Tower Records Pulse, and Spin. As we said before, Shockmaster Glen Boyd had all aspects ofthe star-making machine running on full throttle. .His proudest achievement? . Being instrumental in the early career of award-winning artist Sir Mixalot, It was a young and hungry Sir Mixalot that made regular trips to Glen's record store to ask Glen to critique his newes~ demo-tape.s. ~.1though
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And if you happen to bump into Seattle's favorite music scribe, take time to say hello.
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Fast forward to 2011: It's been years since Glen closed down the old record store, said "no thanks" to the late "'n-ht T",ilin ~hnws_ and left
spends the majority of his 'time focusing on his writing. You can find Glen's thought provoking articles on several
And be friendly, you might . end up being the inspiration for that next article, review, or unauthorized biography.
Delvon Lamarr (Funk, Soul, R&BI
Trying to describe the sound . and passion of Del von "Lamarr" Dumas using words alone is next to . impossible. No words could give this self taught artist any justice. If you want to know or understand Delvon you need to watch him play; as some things just can't be put mto words. He was born August 28th 1978 in Seattle, Washington, and by the age of 4 his mother & grandmother were so conscious of his musical talent that they bought him a drum set. Of course the set was quickly moved to the garage, as even themost talented 4-year old's drumming can be a little much after a while (Smile). With . the support of his mother he began lessons with Brad Smith. Brad was so impressed with Delvon's abilities after his first & only lesson he gave Delvon a trumpet. . Even though Delvon has never had any real training, he found a way' to learn on his own. Delvon plays by ear and can recreate just about anything that is thrown at him with near perfection. Remember that scene in "Good Will Hunting" where Will rattles off all sorts of information ~e~~~~~e~;:1?,_~~his J?~otographic . Delvon's mind is consumed with music almost 2417. So much so that the world around him can't help but reflect his musical aura. Just hang out with him and you'll feel like you . are a 1?art of the music he creates. It's a fascmating process to watch him go from a beat in his head to a fully composed masterpiece. His love for mUSiCgoes way beyond just playing, as daily he is onYouTube looking up artists from past to current for ideas and inspiration. His knowledge of past musicians dates as far back as the 1900's up to current times, from the instruments they play to their life's stories. . Throughout Delvon's career he has managed to Iearn and play multiple instruments including the drums, trumpet, sax, trombone, and piano. One of Del von's favorite moments in life-was when he landed a gig playing drums with organist Joe Dons. It was at that pomt that he became obsessed With playing the Hammond B3. Delvon began listening to Larry Young and Jimmy Smith records, and as with all previous instruments he quickly began gaining notoriety on the music scene for his unique sound. around the world with great artists such as Sharon Jones &'The Dap Kings, Lee Brothers, Juno What?, Budos Band, Karl Denson, ReBirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Funk Revolution. Lucky Brown & The Funk Revolution is a 7pc old school funk group who's LPs, 45s and CDs can be found on the German record label Tramp Records. Vaughn Kreestoe is a power soul/funkJjazz trio with the classic organ trio setup (organ, guitar & drums). Inthis project, Delvon writes most of the material as well arranges covers from time to time. The Vaughn Kreestoe debut album is scheduled for release in October 2011, which will feature horns and percussion from Karl Denson's Tiny . Universe & The Polyrhythmics.
Spearhead, Garage Mahal,and New Master Sounds. Delvon has also participated in numerous proj ects such as: ADD Trio, Big Baron, Megatron, Robert Walters, Olympic Sound Collective. South Side Plavars
One of the busiest and hardest working musicians in Seattle, Delvon is happy to keep producing some of Seattle's most solllful mUSIC. He's gaining notoriety and he's gaining it fast. He wants to travel the world, and I can guarantee he'll have a chance soon enough, as Delvon will undoubtedly be world-famous within the next 5 years. More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanner Jakobsen (Actor]
Seattle is known for its music, but there is also a vibrant television and movie making community as well- Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth (Lost) Mitchell, James (Star Trek) Doohan, Richard (Home Improvement) Kam, and a host of others have all called Seattle home. Now, there's a new name that may soon be added to the list of big screen stars: Tanner Jakobsen. At 11 years old, Tanner is already creating a buzz in Seattle with his recent turn as Rascal, an impish apprentice pirate in Rose Hill's recent production of 'Peter Pan in Wonderland', as well as in a number of other presentationssuch as Second Story's 'Tom Sawyer and the White Washed Fence' (where he played Spanky), a mock Expose, andas a walk-on for a Japanese television show shot in the NorthWest. For eleven year-old Tanner Jakobsen, it's all about action and humor. His six years of Tae Kwon Do training have given him much insight into how movement, balance andawareness can be combined to help a kid defend himself and cope with anything the world might throw at him. Tanner's skills in multiple forms and . weapons have won him awards and praise from his instructors. Tanner currently holds a brown belt and is working toward a black belt. Did we mention he's II? Although quickly becoming a polished actor, Tanner is not too proud to admit that there is still a lot he can learn and continues to attend actor workshops and classes includes a Combat Basics Workshop given by Second Story Repertory.
This kid is going places, be looking for Tamer to break .big in the next couple of years!
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Tamer is represented by Colleen Bell Agency (425) 649-1111.
Influenced by an era of seasoned vocalists Mycle Wastman has developed the vocal capability and styling comparative to soul/pop greats Stevie Wonder and Prince.
mind hints of early D' Angelo and the hauntingly lonely vocal performance and creepin& B3 organ on "Never Love Again' could easily pass for a long lost Muscle Shoals recording session. -. labels: Warner Brothers, Capitol, and UniversalJl\1otown. Over the last year Mycle has been working side by side with some of the best songwriters in the industry with credits that include Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Rhianna, and Chris Brown to name a few. After an extensive song selection process 12 songs were compiled to fonn Mycle Wastman's second studio album, "Hurry Down .Sunshine" . The album is due to release on - September 18th, 2011 with an incredible live performance to be held at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle. Contact: email@example.com http://www.myclewastman. comhttp://www.myspace.com/ myclewastmanhttp://www.twitter. com/myde_wastmanhttp://facebook. com/myclewastman _
Mycle conducts his music in a timeless fashion with creative Hailing as a Seattle native, Mycle melodies and distinct storytelling started his vocal training by lyrics while maintaining a commercial performing with the Seattle Boy's appeal by sustaining a pop sensibility. Choir at the ripe age of five. As he Myc1e embodies a distinct soulful. _ entered his teenage years Mycle sound that aspires to the timeless soul began his quest as a guitar player classics rejuvenating music and its and songwriter. This escalated to an -listeners to a new standard. Mycle's extensive catalog containing over debut solo album, "the Beautiful one hundred songs and a production deal to record his highly anticipated Stay", features 12 original songs that debut solo album, released m March glide from the funky and irresistible opening smash single "Found Wantin" of2008. to the poignant and moving title track With the release of the album came "the Beautiful Stay". The swinging interests from major recording "As long as I'm with You" brings to
Sonnv BODOho ,(Rap Music]
"He makes other MCs' personalities look like sputtering l G-watt lightbulbs," wrote the Seattle Weekly. One of Seattle's most unique talents; Sonny has toured with artists such as Bohagon (Black Cartel), Grayskul (Rhymesayers Entertainment), Grammy Award nominated Nappy Roots, and most recently Playboy Tre (Georgia Durt Entertainment). He's also collaborated on tracks with Money B of Digital Underground, as well as Dylan Dilinjah and Bizarre ofD12. If you haven't already seen the video for "Get Down" with Playboy Tre it is definitely worth checking out on YouTube as soon as you finish reading this! Sonny's latest album, Phonephreak, is temporarily being offered for free via download in order to give the Bublic a sample of life after 'Life ofa Back-up Singer", -,his debut album. PhoneJ;hreak reinforces Sonny s approach to dealing . with the hardships of . everyday life. "It reminds us to laugh at ourselves and in the face our struggles," says Bonoho, known to be one of the most eccentric MCs in Seattle's hip-hop scene. His videos are some of the liveliest and most creative joints to come out of Seattle, and his onstage presence is best described as controlled chaos. Whatever ids, it works! see the light bulb inside "I had a lot of stuff going on Four songs make up the after I finished Phonephreak. .' Phonephreak EP, including "I my brain," says Bonoho. "If know' featuring Playboy Tre, you think I'm weird now, I learned a lot, met a lot of yQUain't seen nothing yet." who opened forB.o.B on people and saw a lot of things that only make me tour. Check them out for free The new EP "Jermaine" was at Sonny'swebsite, www, more excited about being in , released on Aug 13,2011. bonoho.com. the music industry," . "Life isn't a joke, but if ' you don't learn to laugh at yourself, it can be very unpleasant for you and the' ones around you," says Bonoho, who knows what he's talking about. Right . before touring Sonny was in surgery for an unexpected health issue. , He came out smiling and thankful for . his family and those that' have supported him in his music career, This year he will be . working on mUSIC VIdeos to accompany the songs on Phonephreak. "It's gonna get personal. People WIll . Contact Information: www.bonoho.com www.twitter.com/ sonnybonoho , http:// sonnybonohobandcampl.com
says Bonoho. "Now I want to share with the world . what I'm capable of and if anything, give people hope that good things do happen."
Vicious Puppies (Hip HOP,Dane,e)
family than just a breakdance The group was influenced by crew. "Dan the Man" says the Massive Monkees, and "Our dreams are to blow up taught by MMmember's . one day and travel the world Jeromeskee and Tim the Pitt. doing something we love to When asked who the leader do, whether it be dancing or of the group is, they answer not." And.i'Supa Sav" says Award winning hip-hop artist . "No one man is running the and Seattle icon, Spencer crew because each member is that. "Even if we took a break Reed had this to say - "Kids from B-Boying, the bond that a BOSS." go crazy for the Vicious. . we've developed throughout Puppies. I mean, they go the years will always 'bring us CRAZY! The Puppies together as a family, B-Boys bring style, power, and just or not." straight up fun to the dance Manager and Vicious Puppy floor." He goes on, "Girls member "B-Boy Blazii" . love these guys because says the future looks bright every one of them looks like for the group who just shot a friggin' model. And every . decade's boybands N"Sync and Backstreet Boys in the way they generate intense fan frenzies at each of their performances.
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Following ill the 'footsteps of their mentors, the world- famous' Massive Monkees (seen on America's Best Dance Crew), the Vicious Puppies troop is a West Seattle based breakdance group that is being recognized as one
and maybe even the world. Last year the Vicious Puppies received rave reviews for their part in Paramount Theatre's "Dance This!" Showcase. The group has drawn. comparisons to last
be surprised at all to see a . Vicious Puppies television series or some sort of movie jumping off in the next few years. Vicious Puppies are going to be the next big thing." - Spencer Reed
individual style that make them unique, and when they come together as a group' it's a super-crew - something like a B-Boy Voltron (Google it!) B-Boy "Kid Binh" says that the group is more like a
throughout the summer, we're continuing to do commercial television work, and are teaching breakdance classes to up and coming B-Boys and B-Girls. The schedule is crazy busy but we
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Marcel Davis (Actor]
He's shared the screen with Tiinothy Hutton on ruT's "Leverage', and had the lead role in the Indie Sci-Fi film "The Last Colony", but Marcel Davis may be best mown in Seattle as the face of Carstar and ahost of other tv commercials in the Seattle area. Marcel Davis is a Seattle Native who had made name for himself on Seattle's local stage and screen before making the move to Hollywood and National' Syndication..
characters; from his comedic role in "Keep Your Day Job, Superstar" to dramatic and : jolting roles in films such. as . "Continuum" and "Son of . Terror". Marcel's star is quickly rising; catch him before his roles start demanding the six-figure salary he deserves.
For booking information contact Marcel through: (California) Premier Talent; LLC (818) 752-5911 . (Seattle) MagicHour Films (206) 443-9818
Marcel has received high praise and industry recognition for his wide range of
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SENIOR OUTRAGEICandidate "misled us"sals senior communitv
Congressman Jim McDermott In all fairness, there are been still has many seniors angry . several occasions in which Joe McDermott has ·stated about what they feel was a deliberate hoax. publicly that he is not related to the congressman. Still, he The issue? Many seniors can't argue that he benefits are frustrated, claiming from having a name with such Well, there might not be as that in 2010 they voted to familiarity to local voters. much mystery or intrigue elect Joe McDermott to .:the King County Council, . But the seniors that I have in what many see as West spoken to say that this time believing that Joe was the Seattle's "Tale of Two around they are giving both Mcfrermott's" - but the son of Congressman Jim Joe and his opponent Diana revelation thatJoe McDermott McDermott. He isnot. Toledo an equal chance to win is in no way related to Seniors are up in arms about what they feel is one of the greatest identity hoax's to be played on them since Cassie Chadwick pretended to be Andrew Carnegie's daughter. their votes.
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"I've seen Diana" said one. gentleman. "She's got heart!"
How the Deep Bore Tunnel will·destroy us
Pro-Tunnel advocates . seem to say the same thing - "It's time to do To be honest, before something". That might choosing to write about . Downtown Seattle will ·be fine when mom says be a frozen tundra of this for the paper, I to make a decision if you gridlock as thousands of had no real dog in this cars are forced onto its . want Coke or Pepsi, but fight. But after talking when "do something" streets. What once took to people on both sides I have to say I now know 10-1.5 minutes to drive ·could result in destroying, the lives of myself, my from Seattle Center to exactly where I stand. West Seattle could now friends, and my family, And where I stand is with take hours. Buses will then please make sure Seattle's commuters, run.late trying to navigate that the "some" thing transit riders, middle you choose to do is the traffic, ..I __ ~ bicyclists and __ ..I __ ••• ~111..._
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Perhaps the most talked about issue in Washington State is the multi-billion dollar deep bore tunnel option to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. .
per trip), additionally, if you are middle or low income earners the cost of building the tunnel itself and the potential tax over-run will be a crushing. weight on your . shoulders ..
·each day - pray that you are not inside the tunnel . should a massive quake hit, causing the sea-wall to buckle.
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Lauren Petrie Dance Time The Senior Center of West Seattle Wednesday, September 7 $5·-$7 donation,' BYOB & snacks, Reservations Requested 932-4044 (plan a party- tables reserved for large groups)
nbow Bingo Center of West Seattle lay, August 26 - Tropical Nights ors open 6pm, Bingo starts 7
) members $15 Non members i $5 if paying at the door! msored by Dignity Memorial @ est Lawn & SHAG Arrowhead dens
A Night in Spain The Senior Center of West Seattle Lauren Petrie Dance Time Wednesday, September 21 PaellaDinnerwith Chef Jim Yragui The Senior Center of West Seattle Waffle Dinner Wednesday, October 5 .. & Flamenco Dancers! The Senior .Center of West Seattle Cost $15 each OR $25 for two! $5-$7 donation, BYOB & snacks, Monday, November 28 Make your reservations early 932- . Reservations Requested 932~4044 . 4:00 to 5:30 pm -Muslc by 'Band (plan a party- tables reserved for 4044 ext. 1. Jam' .Strawberry Waffle'S and Sausage large groups) Sponsored by Humana Program: Waffle Dinner dinner served 5:30 pm 4:30 pm Appetizers and Wine The Senior Center of West Seattle Reservations for dinner a MUST in . Monday, October 24 5:45 pm Salad .. . ADVANCE 206-932-4044 4:00 to 5:30 pm -Music by 'Band 6:00 pm Chicken Paella Jam' 6:45 pm Dessert Strawberry Waffles and Sausage 7:00 pm Entertainment .dinner served 5:30 pm
Waffle Dinner The Senior Center of West Seattle Monday, September 26 4:00 to 5:30 pm -Music by 'Band Jam' Strawberry Waffles and Sausage dinner served 5:30 pm . Reservations for dinner a MUST in ADVANCE 206-932-4044
Reservations for dinner a MUST in . ADVANCE 206-932-4044 lauren Petrie Dance Time The Senior Center of West Seattle Wednesday, November 2 $5-$7 donation, BYOB & snacks, Reservations Requested 932-4044 (plan ~ party- tables reserved for .large groups)
10th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Concert
Holy Rosary Church . 4152 42ndAve SW West Seattle, WA 98116
$25 (206) 551~4544
3:00 PM - 9111/2011
111·'Star Event as CooioUI TV Celebrates
It's the type of thing you hear about years later and can't believe it actual happened. If you weren't in the building it's hard to wrap your head around the excitement and energy of an event like The Coolout Network 20th Anniversary Celebration (Coolout 20), and ifit wasn't caught on tape many wouldn't believe it happened at all. 20 of Seattle's premier hip hop and R&B acts performing individual sets in the same building, all on the same night, all in celebration of Coolout TV's, 20-year Anniversary. But let's take a step back for those that don't know the history of Coolout TV (Formerly known as The Coolout Network). The first thing you have to understand that in the late 80's and early 90's, before the internet, there were really only two sources of music videos, MTV and BET. The chances of a Seattle artist's video being aired 011 either of these channels was slim-to-none as scouts for these networks were focused on New York and California talent. Although Seattleite Sir MixAlot was getting national attention, other acts were having a hard time getting their music out. For' local artists such as High Performance, Six in the Clip, and Kid Sensation, the challenge was how to on public access stations broadcasting t.oSeattle and Tacoma. Finally NW hip hop acts had an opportunity to get their music out to the public at large and to receive real recognition and fame from areas outside of their own neighborhoods. As local Artist Tyrone (Dumas) states, "In an era where rappers where on the grind to become 'hood-famous' by selling , cassette tapes from the trunk of our cars, Coolout Network allowed us to put the stamp down across the state." Fast forward 20 years and Coolout TV has worked with just about every up and coming rap artist in Seattle. Their production bouse 'contains thousands of hours of video footage of Seattle rap and R&B artists when they were just cutting their teeth in the music industry.
area local internet celebrity Gene Dexter and Sacha Starr did interviews with both legends and up & coming , artists. Seen mingling behind the velvet rope were NW shot callers Shockmaster Glen Boyd, Rob (penny Pinchin' Records) Ross, David & Meredith Toledo, Nitro Fresh and Jonnie Storm, as well as Jazmyn Scott and Big World Breaks. As the night wrapped up, Coolout TV Founder and Host Georgio Brown announced to the audience that after 20 years of documenting Seattle's Hip Hop scene and hosting the annual Coolout celebration, he would be taking some time off in order to focus on several personal proj ects. 'Georgio promised that he would continue to be a part of the Community, and to return in 5 years for Coolout 25. Coolout 20 was spectacular and Georgio Brown is definitely leaving at the top ofhis game. 5 Years is a long time to wait for the next Coolout party, but we know it will be worth it.
Roc'phella and his Future Funk All-stars Tax and Reno, Mac Slug and Fresh One, Saturday Morning Cartoon featuring Julie C, Che'Real, The ARq, Tiffany Wilson, Dice, Mr. Benjamin, Young Fast, 206 Zulu, Air 2 a Bird (Amos Miller and Gabriel Teodros), Dyme Def, Parker,.
establish themselves as legitimate Artists and get their music to a mass audience . April 2nd it all came together in an age when a hot video alone could push your sales at Coolout 20 (C020). The show was hosted by to platinum status. Enter Comedian Isaiah Anderson Georgio Brown and the and DJ Roc'phella. The Coolout Network: a music lineup for the night included video program which aired
Tyrone & Fiddy, Sportin Life Records, Fly Moon Royalty, Malice and Mario Sweet, Boogie Brow, Cromagnum Man, Catherina Brown's Styles of Steppin Beyond Reality's Kylea, arid DJ Khunex. They rocked the crowd with video presentations from Coolout's 20 Year archives. The atmosphere was electric. Acts would -Perform to a screaming crowd, and then moments later appeared .among the fans in order to ' watch and cheer for a group that they admired. In the VIP
For 20 years Georgio Brown's "Coolout Network" has introduced us to hot new talent; and since 1991 the show has kept fresh and evolving. From the early days of "GlI,lb "CRQ~O\lt~' its to move to webisode format in 2007, Georgio has proven to be a man with his finger on the pulse of the City. For those of us around in "the early 90's, we remember the hot local video & dance show shot on location at clubs like the Rock Candy and DV8, and community centers such as the Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center. "Club Coolout" featured kids dancing in a "Soul Train" setting interspersed with videos from local artists.
.111.IIUUIUU.IIIIIII;;UIIThe weekly broadcast allowed viewers to get to know local musicians such as Kid Sensation, Specs, Incredicrew, D 'Armageddon, Edawg, and a number of . others; as well as hip hop . dancers such as Sam Dumas andPPIA. Georgio first caught the video production bug when he was in high school (back in . 1980 's New York), where he would film local rappers and B-Boys. This took off for him as he saw how much people enjoyed and were inspired by" the shorts he created. In 1991 Georgia found his way to . Seattle, and the rest is history. In April of that year Georgia began producing a series of
videos focusing on Seattle's Hip Hop scene. These shorts turned into the "Coolout Network" which began airing on Seattle Public Access television stations. The program ba~ not. only . been a doorway to success for dancers and musicians, but also for those artists trying to break into radio and television broadcasting such as B-Mello .and Sacha Starr. Georgia has worked with Non-Profit performance arts programs and arts education programs and his work is often used for community awareness. In the summer of 2004, Georgio Brown' . and Coolout Network were honored by the City of Seattle, receiving the Mayor's
Award for Excellence.in Hip Hop for his dedication to . create a positive contribution to the community.
..Langston Hughes African American Film Festival with a short he shot and produced about the 206 Zulu Nation. Georgio credits this film with lighting a fire in him to tell more stories about NW hip hop. Now that Georgia has announced his 5 year hiatus from Coolout, he plans on immediately jumping into his next project; a collaboration with Scott Macklin, along with NW hip hop historian Mike Clark, which will culminate in a full-length feature documentary about the evolution of Hip Hop in the Northwest. Today Coolout TV can be seen on the following sites: youtube.com/coolouttv, vimeo.com/ georgiobrown
In 2009 Georgio won local film-maker of the year at the
Scandal allhe 34th District De·mocralslid-Summer ·Classic! Saturday July 16th the 34th District Democrats held their annual picnic and first MidSummer Classic Celebrity Softball ga~e which featured Member Joe McDermott (no relation to Congressman Jim McDermott) who called it a day. In a somewhat humorous twist, Joe The Challengers; City Council candidates Maurice Clausen, Michael TaylorJudd, Bobby Forch, and Brad Meacham. King County Council candidate Diana A five inning game, the Incumbents started off hot with a 4 to 1 first inning, and stretching that to 10 to 1 by the bottom of the 5th b~hind the heavy hitting ?f
with a score of 13 to 12 for the Challengers). It wasn't until after the teams had exited the field that the crowd began to question the . The .. of
Scandal at the 34th District Democrats Mid-Summer Classic! Saturday July 16ththe 34th District Democrats held their annual picnic and first MidSummer Classic Celebrity Softball game which featured City Council and School Board members taking the field against the challengers gunning for their seats in office. Game announcer Karl De Jong, along with State Representative (and Umpire) Dave Upthegrove, got the game started at 4:45 pm. No sooner did the first batter step to the plate when the once sunny skies turned into a flash-flood rain storm. However, knowing that they were there for a good cause, (collecting food and cash donations for the West Seattle Food Bank}"most" of the candidates stayed and played, with the exception . of King County Council Member Joe McDermott (no relation to Congressman Jim McDermott) who called it a day. In a somewhat humorous twist, the challenger for Joe McDermott's seat, Diana Toledo, asked her Campaign Manager to fill the spot left by Joe McDermott's absence' in order to allow the game to continue. . The teams' rosters were as follows: The Incumbents:' Sally Cark, Bruce Harrell, Tim Burgess, Tom Rasmussen, Steve Sundquist, Joe Fitzgibbon, and Gael Tarleton; along with 34th District Chair Tim Nuse playing in place of Jean Godden, and (Challenger) Diana Toledo's campaign Manager playing in place of Joe McDermott.
The Challengers: City
Council candidates Maurice Clausen, Michael TaylorJudd, Bobby Forch, and Brad Meacham. Kirig County Council candidate Diana Toledo, and School board Candidate Marty McLaren.
A five inning game, the Incumbents started offhot . with a 4 to 1 first inning, and stretching that to 10 to 1 by the bottom of the 5th behind the heavy hitting of Tim Nuse,Steve Sundquist.. and Tim Burgess; along with the flypaper like fielding .. of Bruce .. arrell, catching H everything hit his way. Sally Clark would have brought in an additional 3 runs on .a crushing hit, if not for an amazing catch by Diana Toledo to rob Sally of what would have been the nail in the coffin for the Challengers. But showing true grit the Challengers were not . giving up without a fight. . Like a phoenix rising the Challengers went on a tear .thanks to the hot bat's of . Maurice Clausen, Dan Nolte, and game winning batter Bobby Forch (who hit a walkoff homerun to win the game
with a score of 13 to 12 for the Challengers). It wasn't until after the teams had exited the field that the crowd began to question the final score. The majority of viewers had the Incumbents ahead 12~11. Scandal? Conspiracy? You decidel Oh, I should mention that things had begun to dry out during the second inning, so by the end of the game most players and spectators were happy to spend a few more minutes socializing and enjoying the BBQ. . It was a well organized event and in addition to bringing a little fun to the lives of our favorite politicians, it also raised $400 for the White Center Food Bank. Goodjob guys!
Meacham, Forch, Taylor-Judd
. Congressman Jim McDermott and Congressman Jay Inslee made appearance as designated hitters during the game.
MAC Fashion House YOUlh·b
It's been a year since it happened, but the MAC Fashion House Youth Expose' didn't get the attention it should have from local media outlets, so we're taking another look at the 2010 Unified Outreach Showcase Eventfeaturing the launch of the Precious Casting program. This FREE resource for aspiring and established talent in the Acting, Modeling, Music, Fashion, and Performance industries provided an industry recognized database to post and store resumes, head-shots, portfolios, video clips, voice-over dips, and other items' that expressed the artist's body of work. Unified Outreach (Precious Casting program) partnered with MAC Fashion House to provide runway training to 20 aspiring youth/teen artists (ages 9-22) to plan, prepare, and deliver the 2010 MAC Fashion House YouthExpose - Fashion Show. This gala event featured a raised runway, a live musical performance by-Tyrone (Dumas), a fun catered dinner spread by Munchies, and
oSe"-shaunnaF. Here's a list of the youth who . participated in making the event a success, along with, their roles in the production:
Runway Models: Brittany B. (18), Tierra C. (22), Isis G. (10), David H. (18), Bonet' H. (9), Tanner J. (9), Kre'Shawna J (15), Kyndahl J. (14), Jada M. (13), Serenity M. (15), Kendra O. (11), Aubri R. (14), Carlos S. (18), Isabella S, (14), Corrine J. (14), Kie1 W. (9), Arielle W. (18), Javon W. (12), Justin W.~(14) Video Host and Assistant Runway Coordinator: Darrian T. (14) Assistant Facilities Personnel: Deshaun D. (16) Sound & Lighting/ Asst. Operations Supervisor: Devin P. (16) . Video Editing: Mike Blure (16) and Aaron Taco (16)
nearly 60 custom designed outfits by MAC Fashion House. Youth participated in the roles of Models, Runway Directors, Sound & Lighting, Facilities Maintenance, and more, and was attended by a Who'sWho of local celebrities including Nes Rodriguez, The Mixalot Posse,. (KDBE 93) DJ B-Mello, .and Josh Ortega. Video clips of the. event can be found on YouTube for those of you who would like to see tomorrow's fashion models getting their start.
The event took place at the new West Seattle Christian Church Performance Hall; a new state-of-the-art facility located Within walking distance of the West Seattle Junction ..
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In 2010 Carlisia's designs helped propel the Garfield High School Dance team to victory in the all-city "Bubblin' Brown Sugar" dance competition. "My style is a little . fearlessness with a little elegance," Carlisia said .. "After 10 years strong, I'm still producing garments with lots of colors, prints, and textures. This 'gives women the feeling of being sexy, sensual, and sassy, while my guys are walking around proud, handsome, and feeling GQ. After working in corporate America and fuiding it unfulfilling, Carlisia enrolled in the esteemed Apparel. Design program at Seattle Central Community College. Through this intensive twoyear program she gained the invaluable skills of pattern making, production sewing, and design presentation. Upon graduation Carlisia made her dream job a reality by starting her own freelance design company, MAC Productions . LLClMac Fashion House. Carlisia's designs have appeared· in many fashion shows and events throughout the Northwest including participation in .Vancouver Fashion Week and Seattle Fashion Week. Carlisia has. also had the great opportunity to exhibit her designs on a world stage as an American designer at an International Women's Conference in Zimbabwe, Africa. Carlisia has showcased her own designs by planning, producing, and executing her own fashion shows in Seattle. Her designs have also been carried at local boutiques in Seattle, such as Reputations and Raw Threads. Carlisia has also captured the hearts of Seattleites by lending her talents to non.profit groups such as The Ruby Rooni",F-Factor and the Unified OutreachlPrecious Casting. fashion progr~; which includes mentormg and apprenticeships of young aspiring designers. Recently Carlisia opened a new clothing boutique, Mac Fashion House, in the Green Bridge area of West Seattle/ White Center. Here she has been able to develop a better connection with her clients, as well as creating a more permanent place to showcase her designs. As for the future, Carlisia continues to make custom outfits for all occasions. Additionally, MAC Fashion House is releasing two new lines this summer, including her highly anticipated Men's line as well as something for the ladies based on her wildly popular lingerie designs. "The great thing about fashion is that there are no limitations," Carlisia says before quoting Yobi Yamada: "Intense desire not only creates its own possibilities, but talents. Don't be afraid to do something just because it's impossible. " To inquire about her designs or for more information, . please contact MAC Fashion House at macfashionhouse@ gmail.com or call (206) 322-2147 to schedule an appointment.
viAC Fashion House is leattle's premiere couture ashion house. The company's ward winning founder.arlisia Minnis - designs .nd makes all of MAC's .utfits. MAC fashions have ppeared in magazines, ashion shows, videos, and fter-parties for entertainers ike Erykah Badu and Ilaxwell. Vith a new studio" showroom 11 the White Center district of leattle, Mac Fashion House s THE spot to get up to the ninute fashion that is custom nade to fit you!
Carlisia "MAC" Minnis is a Seattle native who has been creating unique fashions. for over 15 years. She began the journey by altering the fit of her own clothes, and soon after became inspired to create her own fashions. Making funky outfits became a way for Carlisia to express her eclectic personality. Her personal style attracted family and friends that also wanted uniqueness, thus. creating a hobby that would soon become a career.
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TYRONESMUSle.COM - SeDing theNW Entertainment industrv on Firel
But you already knew that, right? If you are even remotely up on what is happening with Seattle's music scene, you know that . Tyronesmusic.com is one ofthe Northwest's premier indie-music distributors. You know that having your music available at Tyronesmusic, com means you have the eyes and ears of the world on you. And you know that . you have one of Seattle's most creative souls pushing your product. Yeah, Tyrone Dumas is doing it big with one of the largest; best run, most down-for-the-crown music distribution operations around. But you KNOW that. TYRONESMUSIC.COM·is music! But that's just the analytical .side of Tyrone's brain at work - Tyrone the businessman. Tyrone has a BIG brain, with both the left and the right side working at their full potential. Yup, it's the creative side of Tyrone that really has people talking.> Where do I start? The artistic side of Tyrone's big brain is a vast and diverse landscape of artistic mediums. This guy writes, produces, presses and distributes some·ofthe hottest R&B, Funk, and Rap in the Northwest. His CD cover? He designed it himself - Yeah, he does his own graphics. His music videos? You mean, like his video "Coolest.Bruva - the Remix", which has fans going crazy? Yes sir, he wrote the script,
Okay; now that I've given him proper homage and hopefully secured some good will, for once he's so big he forgets where he's from. Now I can start the interviewQuestion: You blew up the stage at several shows this summer, inchidingH206, Coolout, and the Breakers Reunion. At each show the crowd really woke up when . you rocked it. Your sound and style is so different from anything Seattle has seen before. How would you describe your vibe? Tyrone: Sound wise as the artist and producer I'm all over the board, I make music with blues influences, .reggae, traditional hip hop, synthesizer keyboard based, -or boom bap sample style Pretty much everything as a producer and as an artist I can spit any style and create songs to fit any feeling, it's more about what the sound bed is and what I'm trying to portray in the song .. Question: I feel thatl Just listening to your album and some of the recent . collaborations with Fiddy, Jonnie StOlID:, e Loved,· . B and the others; you are well rounded and that says .a lot and is pretty rare.
Question: That's what I love about early 90's hip hopIce Cube, EPMD, Digital Undergrourid, even local Kat Sir MixAlot's early stuff was diverse, with a: definite sound ~ut allgenres of music mixed m. Tyrone: Yep, yep, that's . seems to be missing nowadays in my opinion. Question: Who is the Working Class Hero? Tyrone: The "Warkin' Class Hero" is Tyrone. He's conscious but not preachy, he's gangsta but not degrading, he's East Coast, West and everywhere in, between (laugh). It's a voice that is rarely heard in music - He's alright with being broke and living paycheck to paycheck, he's from the hood but not a product of the enviromnent, he's positive but far from a punk, he's a preacher but ain't preachin' at you, rather, letting his actions speak for him. Feel me? He's no different than any other hardworking man but he speaks from an inner city, trying to do right. Question: You handle it all from the production, writing, recording, mixing; mastering, . web design.and graphics; and
. Question: You're a fool for that one.(laugh). Is it hard? Frustrating? Tyrone: (laugh) Oh yeah, and takes terribly long to go from scratch to finish (laugh). But that's just me. There's something inside that burns, it's creativity, the idea is like a living force that wants to be manifested. It's inside me, but burning to get out.
limits of creativity. I knew fans were going to enjoy it but the response has been incredible. Question: I'm not sure how to ask this - About contacting yqu? Cats may want to contact you about the .distribution house? Someone . else may want you to score a commercial, video game, or movie? Others may want you
Question: That's deep. Do you find there are kindred spirits in Seattle? Are there others that have the drive, creativity, vision, and discipline to see things through? . Tyrone: There are a few, or should I say "there are FEW". You're right that not a lot of kat's run like I do. It's a serious pace and kids can burn out quickly. I bum out at times, get frustrated, have to step back and catch my breath. That's where a good
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to rock a show? Questions about you music, your videos, or a dozen other things. How can people get in contact with you for any and all of the .above? Tyrone: Everything you need you can find at www. TyronesMusic.Coiu, including contact information, You can also follow me on twitter @ OMGitsTYRONE. Question: Loved" the
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Are you getting the message? Tyrone is a one-man entertainment machine. Just in case it's still a bit fuzzy, let me say this as clear as possible: Tyrone Dumas will be one of the biggest names to ever come out of Seattle, period.
Tyrone: Most artists nowadays fit a sound and genre, whether its avantgarde, gangsta rap or . conscious rap', I'm not forced to stay in a lane. I do have a sound but it's unique to . Tyrone and it's a mixture of various styles.
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it's all done welL How and why? Tyrone: (laugh) it's kind of the way it is. Every part of it from the logo to the sound is relative. It's all a part of my creative ambition (laugh). I do it, and it's done right.
Question: Everyone is buggin' over the "Coolest Bruva" video. I laughed from 'start to finish. The story line is hot, the video is so-nice, and the song is bananas. I've also seen a few sneak peeks of your upcoming 'and soonto-be released videos and was blown away. Can you tell us about the video production process? Tyrone: You're right, the Coolest Bruva Remix featuring Edawg and Dj Topspin is bananas. I wrote the script, shot the basics, and then collaborated with some of the kids from Unified Outreach and we stretched the
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Candidates splitlhe 11thDistrict Democrats· Endorsemenll·-AT
. We started the campaign season with three Candidates asking to represent you in King County Council's District 8 position. They included Diana Toledo, Goodspaceguy, and Joe McDermott (no relation to Congressman Jim McDermott). As you know Diana and Joe split the Primary Election vote, and will both move ahead to the General Electionin November, What makes this election especially interesting is that these two (Diana Toledo/Joe McDermott) met last year while running for the same seat. At that time both were seeking a one-year term to fill the seat vacated by Dow Constantine's move to King County Executive. There are a number of videos from the 2010 Candidate Forums featuring Diana and Joe available on You'Iube if you would like to see the candidates in action. But what makes the race equally intriguing is that Diana and Joe started off this campaign season splitting the 11th District Democrats Endorsement. political insiders say that is a sign that this is going to be a down tothe wire race; with no clear favorite at this point.
Last year voters in King County stood against Councilmember Joe. McDermott's platform issues; voting down each of his supported .initiatives and reversing harmful legislation that he had previously passed. Voters wisely recognized that although his platform issues may have been created with good intentions, the legislation was poorly written with no safeguards protecting our elderly, lower and middle class, and minority communities. I am not afraid to stand against bad legislation and have the track record in King County to prove it. I've earned grass roots . support from concerned citizens and a diverse list of community advocates including youth and senior services, animal rescue organizations and immigrant communities. Restoring Critical Programs; .Eliminating Ineffective Departments. With this budget crisis, King County has decimated its safety net by cutting all social services, .yet we have millions of dollars to spend on ineffective and elitist programs. waste; redirecting funds to critical programs that jmpact our youth, seniors and disadvantaged citizens. Funding for our kids, not cultural elites. We spend millions funding an elite few adult "artists" while eliminating Arts programs . in schools. Dissolve 4Culture; instead fund Public School Arts. The KC Ombudsman's Office has no teeth. It must live up to . its mandates or be defunded. I'm demanding true whistle-blower protection and a safe working environment for all employees. KC Communication staff reduction. With a Communication liaison assigned to nearly every department spinning and sterilizing all information before it reaches the public; reductions would save millions and allow for better public transparency. I have 15 years of regulatory experience specific to King County, bringing a new "internal" perspective to the Council. I will use my front-line principles, insight and County expertise to make sure out-of-touch lawmakers hear YOUR voice. Visit www.VoteTOLEDO.com for endorsements.
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The Municipal League of King County is a volunteer-driven, County, Wasliington. .
nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works toward better government in King .
According to the 2011 Municipal League Candidate rating system; Diana Toledo "has been active and effective in many roles, is capable of . moving people to productive action.has strong record of participation in problem solving, shows satisfactorv commitment to tackling issues." Joe McDermott "makes significant contributions, thorough and attentive to issues." is a skilled builder of consensus, inspires confidence in the way he/she would serve, is .
It should be noted that both Candidates were also rated by the Municipal League in 2010. Candidate Diana Toledo has remained consistent in her evaluation, with no change in her rating. However, after one year in office Joe McDermott has received a lower ranking in 2011 than he did in 2010.
All Candidate statements were taken directly from the King. Councy Elections Website. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections for more. . .
King County faces challenges thatrequire seasoned, effective leadership. On the County Council, the Sound Transit Board and in my years. in the legislature, I've rolled up my sleeves and worked to get results on issues that 'matter: transit and transportation priorities; land and water protection; human services . and public safety. I look forward to continued service for our diverse and unique region. Re-Elect Joe Mcfrermctt: Proven, Effective Leadership A lifelong area resident, Joe McDermott is working hard to get King County back on track, bringing compassion and innovation to a difficult budget proc~ss arid safeguarding critical . servIces. REFORM: Together with the Executive, Joe has worked to
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implement an ambitious reform agenda that is saving millions by enlisting the good ideas of employees and efficiency experts alike-> preserving services and respecting empl()yees.
TRANSIT. and TRANSPORTATION: Joe supports needed investments in the South Park-Bridge, preserving Metro . Transit, and working to assure light rail construction in a difficult economy. . SMALL BUSINESS and JOBS: Joe supports continued assistance for workers, and help for small andemerging businesses that spur economic growth. HUMAN SERVICES: Joe is an outspoken advocate for safeguarding services for the vulnerable, including crime victims and their families. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Joe sponsored the legislation to preserve Maury Island and continues to lead on Duwamish cleanup and other priorities. Joe is proudly endorsed by the
34th Legislative District and King County Democrats; Executive· Dow Constantine; Senator Sharon Nelson; Representatives Joe Fitzgibbon, Eileen Cody and Sharon Tomiko Santos; King County Labor Council; Seattle Fire .Fighters Union, Local 27; NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and hundreds' of our neighbors!
All Candidate statements were taken directly from the King. Councy Elections Website. Visitwww.kingcounl!rgov/eleclions for more.
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