The jazz sensation returns to his hometown for a concert series later this month.

For all intents and purposes, Kenneth Gorelick enjoyed a typical Seattle childhood. He grew up in the Seward Park neighborhood, attended Franklin High School and eventually enrolled at the University of Washington. At age 10, he began playing the alto saxophone – and the rest, as they say, is music history.

From Rose Bowl champion to Oscar winner.

Ed Cunningham has enjoyed a truly distinguished football career. His achievements include five seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL (one with the Seahawks), a 15-year network broadcasting career and a 2011 Academy Award for producing the high school gridiron documentary, Undefeated. But before all that, Cunningham was beloved by Seattleites as the

Meet the man behind many of our city’s most exciting sporting events.

Name any local sports team, and chances are homegrown entrepreneur Pat Walker has worked with them. For more than a decade, this UW alum has produced a multitude of sporting events, from lacrosse matches to women’s basketball games. His latest venture is 3 Point Productions (3PT), a company he co-founded with two longtime associates, Todd Albright and Matt Heuer, in January 2012.

The world-renowned glass artist discusses his fascinating medium — and surfing.

Though he has dabbled in business management, art education and pro surfing, Jean-Pierre Canlis is considered one of the most prolific glass artists working today. An alumnus of the famed Pilchuck Glass School and a former protégé of legendary glass artist Dale Chihuly, the Hawaii native is best known

Seattle’s other hot beverage scene, according to a homegrown expert.

In 2007, Jeannie Liu decided to open her own teashop. Her family already owned and operated a pair of teen-friendly bubble tea hangouts, and she wanted to strike out on her own. So she and her husband found some property in downtown Ballard–and five years later, Miro Tea is one of the most popular teashops in Seattle.