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The Addams Ancestors surround Morticia Addams in a song about keeping secrets in the musical comedy “The Addams Family,” running at Burien Actors Theatre from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1, 2015. 

“The Addams Family,” running at Burien Actors Theatre from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1, 2015. 

by Aya Takechi

Okay, let’s get the Addams Family cliches out of the way right now: They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. (Insert theme music and snapping fingers here.) Need a hand with that opening number? Why, yes. Thank you, Thing.

The Addams Family has been a household name for at least three generations of comedy lovers. If you’re not familiar with the wonderfully dark cartoons by Charles Addams in the New Yorker magazine, then you probably know them from their 1960’s sit-com or the series of movies from the 1990’s.

But now, add a Tony-nominated musical score and a chorus of dancing ghostly ancestors, and you get the general idea of the finger-snapping fun in store for you at Burien Actors Theatre.

Opening their 2015-16 season with a ghoulish evening of song and silliness, BAT has brought us the latest adventures of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Fester, Grandmama and Lurch to the stage.

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Alley art moves inside at Burien Arts Gallery in October

Their work is the focus of an excitingly different October exhibit at the Gallery, 826 S.W. 152nd St. in Olde Burien.
Sneke One is a fixture in Seattle’s graffiti art and hip-hop scene. He and his crew have left an indelible mark on the Pacific Northwest and cities throughout the world including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Geneva and Paris.

Known for “style writing” Sneke has been delivering dynamic, aerosol murals for over 20 years. He transforms a variety of shapes, symbols and letters into colorful bursts of abstract magnificence.

In the past several years, Sneke has moved to a multimedia platform, creating contemporary urban-inspired pieces with canvas, vinyl foam core and layered wood.

They Drift (Carlos Aguilar and Ksra) are a couple of daydreaming drifters that have been collaborating for many years through their public art campaigns and mural painting across the globe.  
A new story comes to life with each large-scale whimsical mural. They Drift is constantly finding new ways of letting everyone feel at home.
Artists United also presents a photography exhibit featuring Tom Fletcher and Chris Gonvers.

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King County Council Proclaims “Search and Rescue Volunteer Recognition Week”

The King County Council issued a Proclamation this afternoon announcing October 5-11, 2015 as “Search and Rescue Volunteer Recognition Week.”

The King County Sheriff’s Office and The King County Search and Rescue Association (KCSARA) have had a long term partnership spanning decades. KCSARA currently has approximately 500 trained volunteers that respond to missions in King County and outside areas when requested

The volunteers work under the direction of the Sheriff’s Office which has one full time Search and Rescue deputy and small group of deputies on call to assist in coordinating the search and rescue volunteers.

“Our volunteers are the backbone of our search and rescue efforts”, said Sheriff John Urquhart. “They help provide leadership in the field and are also the ones on the ground. They look for the lost or missing people in both urban and backcountry environments as well as help rescue and carry the injured out of the mountains.”

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