Erik Neumann http://www.kplu.org en Southern vocal music comes to Mercer Island http://www.kplu.org/post/southern-vocal-music-comes-mercer-island <p>For Sacred Harp singing, the Pacific Northwest is home to <a href="http://pnwshs.org">a small but dedicated following</a>. The unique vocal style comes from the south, originating in rural parts of Georgia and Alabama. This weekend, singers from around the northwest will be gathering on Mercer Island.</p><p>Stanley Smith, from Ozark Alabama, says the music grabbed him at a young age.</p><p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:50:00 +0000 Erik Neumann 3997 at http://www.kplu.org Southern vocal music comes to Mercer Island Blind in Seattle take strolls in a (nearly) secret garden http://www.kplu.org/post/blind-seattle-take-strolls-nearly-secret-garden <p>At Ethel L. Dupar&rsquo;s Fragrant Garden a collection of plants is growing for visitors to experience through smell and touch, senses that usually come second to our primarily visual take on plants. The garden is a part of Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit serving Seattle&rsquo;s blind community.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:33:14 +0000 Erik Neumann 2641 at http://www.kplu.org Blind in Seattle take strolls in a (nearly) secret garden Pro skateboarding comes to KeyArena this weekend http://www.kplu.org/post/pro-skateboarding-comes-keyarena-weekend <p>This weekend some of the world&rsquo;s best skateboarders are competing at Key Arena for nearly half a million dollars in the Street League Skateboarding Pro Tour.&nbsp;</p><p>Competitors at the event will be judged on the style, difficulty and originality of their tricks and stunts.&nbsp; The organizer is Rob Dyrdek, a former pro-skateboarder, who says he&rsquo;ll also be giving $75,000 and materials from this weekend&rsquo;s competition to Roxhill Park in West Seattle.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 May 2011 09:11:59 +0000 Erik Neumann 1552 at http://www.kplu.org Pro skateboarding comes to KeyArena this weekend