Olympia, Washington

What is Olympia, Washington known for?


band

; *The 90s riot grrrl feminist punk movement, which included bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile, originated in Olympia. *Kurt Cobain wrote most of Nirvana's ''Nevermind'' album while living in Olympia.

, Inc. accessdate 12 September 2013 *Calvin Johnson (Calvin Johnson (musician)), of the band Beat Happening and founder of Olympia-based record label K Records, lives in Olympia. *Kimya Dawson, American-singer songwriter and member of The Moldy

independent record label K Records is legendary in indie music circles. Olympia was the heart of the '90s punk (punk subculture) riot grrrl movement, and to the band Sleater-Kinney which hailed from that scene. The band Hole (Hole (band)) wrote and recorded a song called "Olympia" (aka "Rock Star") on their album ''Live Through This'' (1994). Olympia was also the heart of the '90s queercore scene, with bands such as the Mukilteo Fairies and Team Dresch


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-as-in-frank-or-neil.html date August 15, 1993 first Degen last Pener On her full-length CD of 1998, ''Milkman (Milkman (album))'', she is joined by Steve MacDonald (Steven Shane McDonald) of Redd Kross, who plays bass. Her most recent releases, including ''Milkman'', appear on her own independent record label (independent record labels), Phancy Records. * In Maine, Time Warner Cable (formerly Adelphia Cable) carries CBMT in Bangor; cable viewers along


art events

and performance. To the former, he studied literature, mythology and mysticism, including a summer program at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied with poets Allen Ginsberg and Philip Whalen. He engaged in all manner of performance-oriented endeavors, from stage design to participation in and study of Fluxus-style art events of the sort pioneered by John Cage and Joseph Beuys. During this time period, Dahlquist had his first experiences as a rock drummer, playing with the bands Flowers for Funerals and Dungpump. Yard Birds Yard Birds was originally a surplus store started in 1947 in Centralia, Washington. There were also Yard Birds stores in Chehalis (Chehalis, Washington), Olympia (Olympia, Washington), and Shelton (Shelton, Washington). While originally selling war surplus, Yard Birds became more of a discount store with many departments including hardware, toys, shoes and clothing, automotive, pets, sporting goods, furniture, a full-service grocery, and more. Yard Birds stores had a logo that featured a black bird with a yellow beak, reminiscent of the cartoon characters Heckle and Jeckle. International Playback conferences have taken place in Sydney, Australia (1992), in a village north of Helsinki, Finland (1993), Christchurch, New Zealand (1994), in Olympia, Washington USA (1995), Perth, Western Australia (1997), York, England (1999), Shizuoka, Japan (2003) São Paulo, Brazil (2007), and Frankfurt, Germany (2011). headquarters 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E. Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), United States latd latm lats latNS - 195 align "left" Olympia (Olympia, Washington)-Lacey (Lacey, Washington), WA UA 143,826 238.1 91.9 603.9 1564.2 -


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Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington, heralded the emerging riot grrrl phenomenon. Billed as "Love Rock Revolution Girl Style Now", the concert's lineup included Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, L7 (L7 (band)), and Mecca Normal. Raha (2005), p. 154. The riot grrrl movement foregrounded feminist concerns and progressive politics in general; the DIY ethic and fanzines were also central elements of the scene. Jackson (2005


video education

an 80-acre sculpture garden and art gallery. Each year the Olympia Film Society (OFS) produces a film festival and fosters film and video education in Olympia. It also shows independent, classic and international films year-round at the art-deco Capitol Theater. A mostly volunteer-powered organization, OFS supports and presents a variety of culture events, including ''All Freakin' Night'', an all-night horror film screening with a cult following. On the fourth Saturday in April


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, Shonen Knife began receiving lucrative offers from a range of US labels. By this time, many alternative rock groups had begun citing Shonen Knife as a favorite of theirs, and the resulting word-of-mouth created significant exposure for the band. On March 26, 1987, the trio's songs begin receiving spins on BBC radio from the legendary English (English people) disc jockey John Peel. After spending some time concentrating on their live performances, they had the opportunity to join Sonic Youth as guests at the Muse Hall in Shinsaibashi, Osaka. The two bands even shared a jam session as an encore. They then embarked on their very first gig abroad, playing at 2nd Coming in Los Angeles with the support of Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth and Jeff (Jeff McDonald) and Steven McDonald (Steven Shane McDonald) of Redd Kross. Shonen Knife's popularity with alt-rock musicians was perhaps best expressed in 1989, when over twenty different bands came together to record renditions of their favorite Shonen Knife songs for a tribute album entitled ''Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them''. Career His first job, after graduating from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, was at Will Vinton Studios in Portland, Oregon, where he learned the art of stop-motion animation. Bartlett moved to Los Angeles in 1987 to animate the Penny cartoons, with assistance from Nick Park for ''Pee-wee's Playhouse'' on CBS. Opinions on U.S. policy toward Iran On February 18, 2005 Scott Ritter told an audience in Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)) that George Bush (George W. Bush) had signed-off on preparations to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, and that these preparations would be completed by June 2005. On the same occasion, he also made reference to the Iraqi elections, saying that the United States had manipulated the 2005 parliamentary election (Iraqi parliamentary election, January 2005), changing the percentage of United Iraqi Alliance votes from 56% to 48%. United for Peace of Pierce County, Washington — We nonviolently oppose the reliance on unilateral military actions rather than cooperative diplomacy The '''Olympia oyster''', ''Ostreola conchaphila'', is the native oyster of the Pacific (Pacific Ocean) coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico. The name is derived from the important 19th century oyster industry near Olympia, Washington, in Puget Sound. thumb left November 2006 flood, Granite Falls on the Stillaguamish River (File:Granite Falls 26428.JPG), Washington The Puget Sound region from Olympia, Washington to Vancouver, BC received several inches of rain per day in November 2006 from a series of successive Pineapple Express storms (Global storm activity of 2006#November 5–7) that caused massive flooding in all major regional rivers and mudslides which closed the mountain passes. These storms included heavy winds which are not usually associated with the phenomenon. Regional dams opened their spillways to 100% as they had reached full capacity due to rain and snowmelt. Officials referred to the storm system as "the worst in a decade" on November 8, 2006. Portions of Oregon were also affected, including over 14 inches (350 mm) in one day at Lees Camp (Lees Camp, Oregon) in the Coast Range, while the normally arid and sheltered Interior of British Columbia received heavy coastal-style rains. headquarters 3000 Pacific Avenue S.E. Olympia (Olympia, Washington), Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), United States latd latm lats latNS - 195 align "left" Olympia (Olympia, Washington)-Lacey (Lacey, Washington), WA UA 143,826 238.1 91.9 603.9 1564.2 -


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such as Bikini Kill,


partnership program

(originally known as William Winlock Miller High School), Capital High School (Capital High School (Washington)), and Avanti High School. In the 2007-2008 school year, Olympia began the new Parent Partnership Program, which provides more opportunities to homeschooling families. Olympia's online high school, Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), is also part of the same program. Private elementary schools include Olympia Waldorf School, Olympia Community School, St. Michael School, Holy


culture events

an 80-acre sculpture garden and art gallery. Each year the Olympia Film Society (OFS) produces a film festival and fosters film and video education in Olympia. It also shows independent, classic and international films year-round at the art-deco Capitol Theater. A mostly volunteer-powered organization, OFS supports and presents a variety of culture events, including ''All Freakin' Night'', an all-night horror film screening with a cult following. On the fourth Saturday in April


stage design

and performance. To the former, he studied literature, mythology and mysticism, including a summer program at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied with poets Allen Ginsberg and Philip Whalen. He engaged in all manner of performance-oriented endeavors, from stage design to participation in and study of Fluxus-style art events of the sort pioneered by John Cage and Joseph Beuys. During this time period, Dahlquist had his first experiences as a rock drummer, playing

Olympia, Washington

'''Olympia''' is the capital (Capital (political)) of the State (U.S. state) of Washington (Washington (state)) and the county seat of Thurston County (Thurston County, Washington). It was incorporated on January 28, 1859. The population was documented as 46,478 in the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The city borders Lacey (Lacey, Washington), to the East, and Tumwater (Tumwater, Washington) to the South. Olympia is a major cultural center of the Puget Sound region.

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