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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Arts Blowout

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

As the pullout in the center of this paper will tell you in a thousand different ways, this weekend brings Bumbershoot, the Northwest's preeminent arts and culture festival, and day one is packed with delights. Among today's top draws: the Shins, Common Market, Gogol Bordello, the Avett Brothers, the Salon of Shame, and the Moth storytelling tour (featuring Jonathan Ames, Dan Savage, and the amazing Kimya Dawson). (Seattle Center, all effing day, $35 at the gate or For complete information, including a customizable, printable schedule and reviews of everything, see



'Back of the Line' at Platform Gallery

William Powhida and his alter ego, also known as William Powhida, are artists and professional shit-talkers who make drawings of drawings and lists of enemies. In June, they declared war on Miranda July in the pages of The Stranger ("she must be stopped or she will kill me with her feelings"), and now they're coming from Brooklyn to perform parts of a book about a character named James J. Wreck. (Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808. 3 pm, free.)

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    Yesterday, twin brothers Le Ngoc Thanh and Le Duc Hai wrapped up an impressive exhibit of something called art at a Pioneer Sq. gallery. Lots of cool orange shades. No word on when they'll be back.

    "preeminent arts & culture festival"
    My Ass

    Sugjuicetion- read carefully Ari Spools snarky writing about The Trucks singer for next tuesday. "Edgy!" You bet Ari, challenge her to a catfight, and she'll rip out your eyes.

    Posted by June Bee | September 1, 2007 12:07 PM

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