VOLUME 28 NO. 12 | MARCH 14- MARCH 20, 2009


Last updated 3-12-09 at 1:21 p.m.

Off to Washington
Rep. Jay Inslee’s photos from President Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 20

From left to right:
1. “Standing at the podium below the flag-bedecked Capitol, the inauguration of Barack Obama put a smile on my wife, Trudi’s, face.”
2. “The Funny Hat Caucus Members”: Jay Inslee, Jim McDermott, and Rick Larsen.
3. “When he walked by me, he looked both confident and humble, a rare feat. He is a person perfectly suited for the moment.” 
Photos provided by Jay Inslee

Introducing ...

Left: Gov. Chris Gregoire and former Gov. Gary Locke
Right: New Washington state commerce secretary and former Microsoft Corp. executive Rogers Weed

On March 10 at the Washington Athletic Club Crystal Ballroom, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Prosperity Partnership, and Washington Roundtable hosted a special event with Gov. Chris Gregoire.

In front of 200 people, Gregoire introduced the new Washington state commerce secretary, Rogers Weed, who was formerly a Microsoft exec. Weed said he was “fired up” to take on his new role and touted the advantages of the state’s diversified economy. Reed will direct the department formerly called Community, Economic, and Trade Development (CTED).

Weed earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.

Also in attendance was Gary Locke, President Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary.

Theatrics in the ID

Lucia Neare and the Alchemist Cats (Naomi Russell, Hendri Walujo, Lila Hurwitz, and Phil Lacey) perform in Lullaby Moon V at Hing Hay Park.

Lucia Neare’s “Lullaby Moon V” is the fifth in the Lullaby Moon series of public art performances celebrating community and the power of possibility. On Feb. 25, there was a performance held at dusk in Hing Hay Park.

The piece featured an eclectic ensemble of dancers, musicians, and other performers, with theatrical direction by Cathy Madden, musical direction by Matt Goodrich, and technical direction by David Verkade.

The free, durational performance takes place on each new moon for an entire lunar year, which began in October 2008.

Lullaby Moon is supported by 4Culture’s Site Specific Performance Network, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and private donors.


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