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Twenty years ago this June, the Olympic Pipeline in Whatcom Falls Park spilled over 275,000 gallons of gasoline, which exploded into a fireball reaching into the Bellingham the sky, killing three boys playing and fishing innocently along its banks. In their inaugural concert entitled "Innocent," the Choir of the Salish Sea, a select, men’s choir just starting in Bellingham, commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the explosion with an awe-inspiring program of upbeat, inspirational and heart-wrenching songs. Songs such as “Consider Yourself” from the musical “Oliver,” and Seize the Day” from “Newsies,” have been chosen to honor the memory Wade King, Steven Tsiorvas and Liam Wood, who died in the pipeline catastrophe, and the lives of other locally celebrated boys and men, including Saturday market juggler, acrobat and magician Caleb Kors, and mountain biker Greg Jones. The climax of the program is a thought-provoking and timely oratorio entitled “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.” This 15-minute tour-de-force for male voices and strings, takes the literal last words spoken or written by seven unarmed Black men killed by police or other authority figures, and sets them to soaring melodies and visceral rhythms. These men, including Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, have become icons in the struggle for racial justice in America.