March 9 Concert To Benefit Central Area Senior Center


The Central Area Senior Center has operated from its home on the Leschi Bluff for more than 35 years, providing countless services, including hot meals, exercise programs, computer classes, and wellness services, to more than 1,600 seniors each year. To help The Central continue to provide its wide range of services and to relieve some of its debt, the board will host a benefit concert Sunday, March 9 at the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center at Rainier Beach High School from 3:00-6:00 pm.

The Rainier Beach High School jazz ensemble will kick off the event, followed by other participating artists Funke Fusion Band, Darrius Willridge, Debbie Cavitt, Sheila Kay, Leo Camo, Butch Harrison, IFE, Rachel Foxx, Celestine, J Charles, Deems Tsutkawa, C T Thompson, and Felicia Loud and the Surround Sound Band. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

Tickets are $50 each and are available through Brown Paper Tickets or from The Central.

Rainier Beach High School is located at 8815 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.


Madrona Area Then & Now

Madrona HistoryThe Seattle P.I. has featured several Seattle neighborhoods with a photo shoot of then & now pictures of local buildings.  Recently they featured the “Madrona and Mann Neighborhoods.”  To be honest, I have lived in the area my whole life and I did not know exactly where the Mann neighborhood was – but I looked it up and determined that the Mann neighborhood is part of what is commonly known as the Central District.  No matter what you call the area, there are some cool old photos of Seattle real estate.  I was personally disappointed because none of the pictures are what I consider Madrona – but it is still interesting nonetheless.  The photos I found the most interesting are the photos of the old Madrona Theatre which was located near the corner of Cherry and Martin Luther King Jr Way – although back when the building was still in existence Martin Luther King was still called Empire Way.

Note:  If you click on the link to the Seattle P.I. and hover over the pictures in the film strip below the large photo, descriptions will pop up about each building.  Enjoy.