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Rallies, moments of silence honor George Floyd a year later

MINNEAPOLIS – A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a death captured on wrenching bystander video that galvanized the racial justice movement and continues to bring calls for change.

Cat man’s view

The man with the cat sits on the corner, playing music for passers-by – and for pennies. On a slow day, he might make $5 in eight or nine hours. On a good day, such as Bloomsday or the day of the Lilac Parade, it sometimes takes two hours to make $50. That’s where he said he stops.

Street Music Week 2015

Street Music Week is five days, where buskers turn their tips back to Second Harvest, the regional food bank. Started by Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark and friends, it is in its13th year.

Mary Verner Sings

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner, a good sport to try something new, braved the stares of downtown crowds and sings a song with S-R columnist Doug Clark during Street Music Week Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in front of the Starbuck's on Main. She chose a song made popular by Steve Winwood and was backed up by her son, Daniel Moore, on drums. The annual weeklong event brings musicians and other performers downtown to gather donations for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Street Music Week 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011 was the start of Street Music Week, an annual event started by Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark, an avid musician and performer, to raise money for Second Harvest, the regional food bank in Spokane. Musicians are invited to come downtown from noon to one p.m. June 13-17 and collect tips for the food bank. Special guests this week will include Mayor Mary Verner on Wednesday, City Council president Joe Shogan on Thursday, and Peter Rivera, of Rare Earth fame, Friday. Rivera will sing "Celebrate" and "Get Ready", his two major hits.