"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
One of the most popular and endearing comic personalities around, Bill Cosby has led a legendary career with efforts in the realms of stand-up comedy, books, film and television. After performing for years as a stand-up comedian, he first began getting television and film roles in the 1960s and eventually landed his own sitcom. The Cosby Show, a 1980s show revolving around an affluent African-American family living in New York, would put him on the map a one of the world's most renowned entertainers. The sitcom ran for eight years and was groundbreaking in the effects it had on African-American portrayals in the mass media. Now into his 70s, Cosby continues to tour the country promoting his books and gathering support for socio-political causes.
The Wailin' Jennys are a Canadian music group. They have released several albums and received a Juno Award. The group has been featured on the American Public Media program, A Prairie Home Companion and their album, Firecracker peaked at number two on the Billboard Bluegrass charts, in 2006.
The Seattle Rock Orchestra, or the SRO, is a volunteer community orchestra that performs contemporary and classic rock/pop in an orchestral setting. Led by freelance classical musician Scott Teske, the Seattle Rock Orchestra has become an almost iconic fixture on Seattle's live music scene, and has become a place where both freelance classical and pop musicians can perform some of the more popular tunes they've come to know and love. From Radiohead and Arcade Fire to David Bowie, the Seattle Rock Orchestra selects some of the more acclaimed works and albums from rock music history for audiences who may have never had the opportunity to hear their favorite songs played by an exceptionally powerful symphony orchestra.
Sir Mix-A-Lot is a rapper and producer from Seattle who rose to recognition during the golden age of hip-hop. Establishing his style with unexpected elements like a David Bowie sample or a Black Sabbath cover, he captured the attention of Def American records, who went on to released his most acclaimed record, 1992's Mack Daddy. The album featured the iconic, Grammy Award-winning hit "Baby Got Back" and catapulted Sir Mix-A-Lot onto the national stage. Though his old school style was eclipsed by more experimental hip-hop in the 2010s, he continues to expand his horizons through various projects, including a collaboration with the Seattle Symphony in 2014.