WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1: NATION'S LARGEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Profile America — Saturday, September 1st. North America's largest urban arts festival opens today and runs through Monday in Seattle. The festival's name — Bumbershoot — is an old slang word for "umbrella," and refers not only to Seattle's reputation for rain, but the festival's goal of presenting the widest possible range of art and performances. This is Bumbershoot's 42nd annual festival, and 100,000 people are expected to sample its unique blend of music, film, comedy, dance, and theater. Performers range from Tony Bennett to local favorites. The festival fills the 74-acre Seattle Center in the heart of the city of just over 600,000 residents. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 428
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 27
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau