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Company behind Seattle's iconic signs

Pike Place Market sign

Any successful organization knows a good sign is great for business. From Pike Place Market to Uwajimaya, REI to Dick’s Drive-In, learn about the more than century-old local company behind some of Seattle's most iconic signs. View a photo gallery of memorable Seattle signs from yesterday and today.

Sign of the times


Shannon Gee wins community media award for cultural diversity

Shannon Gee

Seattle Channel General Manager Shannon Gee is the recipient of a national award recognizing her dedication to foster culturally diverse community-driven content. Gee accepted the Jewell Ryan-White Award for Cultural Diversity at the Alliance for Community Media’s annual conference in Portland, Ore., July 11. 

“The community media model provides a unique opportunity to serve the public. It allows us to tell hyperlocal stories and show how the underserved and often unheard or misheard are historians, innovators and experts in our communities’ narratives,” said Gee. “I’m incredibly honored to receive this award and share in the recognition with the entire Seattle Channel team. ”



Capitol Hill Block Party prep with Art Zone

Nancy Guppy and Seattle singer Scarlet Parke

The Capitol Hill Block Party is back this weekend with another jam-packed line-up featuring more than 60 touring and local talents. The three-day music and arts festival prides itself on showcasing regional acts, many of which we've highlighted on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy.

So do your festival homework with this Art Zone playlist: soulful rock band Bear Axe; indie, Americana, country and rock & roll group Chris King and the Gutterballs; alternative folk artist Jason McCue; femme rockers Razor Clam; pop/electro-soul singer Scarlet Parke; art-punk trio Tres Leches; alternative soul from Whitney Mongé; and power-punk band Wimps!

Block Party schedule


Solo dramedy '140lbs' returns for encore

Susan Lieu

Never underestimate the power of art, especially how it can help one better understand love and loss. Susan Lieu does just that in her intense solo performance "140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother," which returns for an encore presentation starting Thursday at Theatre Off Jackson.

Nancy Guppy sat down with the talented writer and performer last winter to discuss her deeply personal show.

"Therapeutic theater"