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Word on the Street and Music at the Fountain start Wednesday

July 15, 2014

Contact: Meghan Pembroke, communications director, 425-257-8687

EVERETT – Look for a bit of nostalgia coming to downtown Everett this week. “Word on the Street,” an interactive art project, will bring 10 vintage typewriters to Everett sidewalks starting Wednesday, July 16.

The manual typewriters, which range from 40 to 70 years old, will be installed on classic typewriter tables decorated by local artists and placed outside downtown businesses. Passersby are invited to take a minute to type out a response to the “question of the day,” posed by Everett Public Library staff.

“This is a fun way to be a part of a local art project, and try your hand at using a manual typewriter,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager. “We’ll post some of the answers in downtown storefronts and on social media.”

The 10 typewriters were donated to the city or found in dusty back corners of thrift shops. They got a tune-up from David Austin, who inherited an Everett typewriter repair store from his father.

The typewriters will be on display from July 16 to Aug. 5, when Street Tunes will roll into downtown. Visit www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=2209 for artist details and typewriter locations.

Music at the Fountain
Get a midweek pick-me-up with a new music series kicking off this Wednesday, July 16, at 5 p.m. Swing by after work for free shows featuring a lineup filled with cover and tribute bands.

“The Music at the Fountain series is our version of happy hour – catch up with friends after work and enjoy some of your favorite tunes,” said Thomas. “We’ll have a wine and beer garden and food trucks available, so bring a chair or blanket for a relaxing evening.”

Music at the Fountain runs from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 16 to Aug. 27:

• July 16: 20 Riverside – funky rock with a hip-hop twist
• July 23: WIRED! – high-energy rockin’ blues
• July 30: Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond tribute band
• Aug. 6: Dysfunksion – fun disco-funk-rock-fusion
• Aug. 13: Ventura Highway Revisited – America tribute band
• Aug. 20: Dudley Manlove Quartet – the most original cover band
• Aug. 27: Creme Tangerine – greatest hits of the Beatles

For Music at the Fountain details, visit www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=2204. For the full Music in the Parks schedule, visit www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1124.

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