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Seattle's Bumbershoot festival celebrates contemporary music and arts

Arts and CultureJohn LegendPanic at the Disco (music group)John Sayles

Seattle's 37th annual Bumbershoot is said to be the biggest contemporary music and arts festival in North America. About 1,500 artists -- including musicians, literary and visual artists and comedians -- entertain at more than 20 indoor and outdoor venues at the 74-acre Seattle Center. Big-name music acts include Fergie, Crowded House, Panic at the Disco, John Legend and Wu-Tang Clan. Among highlights: what's billed as the largest short-film festival, and director John Sayles will show clips and answer questions about his upcoming film "Honeydripper."

When, where: Sept. 1 to 3 at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

Admission: $35, children 10 and younger free.

Info: (206) 281-7788, www.bumbershoot.org.

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