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For Today

The Music Industry's Perilous Future 

Where's the music industry headed? That's the question journalists like Stephen Witt are trying to answer after digital music sales overtook worldwide CD sales for the first time ever this year.

Join him Wednesday with The Stranger's Sean Nelson as they discuss digital pirating and how it's changing music sales, for better or for worse. 

The Music Industry's Perilous Future, Wed, June 24, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

Challenges to China's Economic Future

A recent economic downturn in China has economists questioning how long the county will remain a superpower. Join former U.S. Treasury secretary and Dealing with China author Henry Paulson as he examines the history of the country’s rapid economic rise, how it’s maintaining its status, and why its current economic system has an expiration date. 

Challenges to China's Economic Future, Thu, June 25, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for July 6

Back 'Crave,' Aneesh Sheth's Original TV Series 

With actresses like Laverne Cox and award-winning shows like Transparent making waves in television, transgender representation in media is on the rise. But Aneesh Sheth, who broke through as the first South Asian trans actress on TV in Outsourced, still believes her experience is underrepresented in the media.

That's why she's producing her own Seattle-based original series, Crave, which with a Seattle cast and crew focuses on the lives of three people: Bobbi, a gay man stuck in an abusive relationship and a job he hates; Karen, a military housewife who finds her marriage crumbling after her husband's return from a year away in Afghanistan; and Maggie, a trans actress trying to make her mark in show business. 

She needs help to produce a full season—check out the pilot episode and help her raise $35,000 for a full season before July 6.

Back 'Crave,' Aneesh Sheth's Original TV Series, Kickstarter available online through July 6 

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