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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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Miracle on 34th Street
December 4, 2013 – | Comments Off
Miracle on 34th Street

BY LINDA BALL

The concept of Broadway musicals in concert caught fire at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. said Jennifer Rice with Seattle’s SHOWTUNES.

Seattle Men’s Chorus borrows from ‘Casablanca’ with ‘Play it Again, Santa’ concert
November 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
Seattle Men’s Chorus borrows from ‘Casablanca’ with ‘Play it Again, Santa’ concert

BY LINDA BALL
For the past three years I have not missed the Seattle Men’s Choir’s holiday performance. They refer to it as “the other holiday tradition,” and I’ve certainly made it mine. I mean, how …

Making it work
August 30, 2013 – | Comments Off
Making it work

BY KEEGAN PROSSER // Fashion photos by Nate Gowdy
For the second year in a row the Bellevue Collection will present it’s Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) as part of Bellevue Fashion Week, and as the big …

Creative community shines with Fall City Art Walk
July 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
Creative community shines with Fall City Art Walk

The shiny block of stone is hard to miss, standing out against the storefronts and passing traffic in the river town of Fall City.
“River Sphere,” by Fall City sculptor and artist Steve Sandry, is meant …

Exposing dance on the Eastside
June 12, 2013 – | Comments Off
Exposing dance on the Eastside

BY GABRIELLE NOMURA
Don’t be fooled.
Seattle may be where people go to the ballet. It may be home to modern-dance hubs, Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards theater, and hip-hopper’s studio of choice, Westlake Dance Center. …

Body language
April 30, 2013 – | Comments Off
Body language

STORY BY KEEGAN PROSSER // PHOTOS BY KATHERYN MORAN
Ballroom dancing is a spectacle to watch. There’s romance and glitter. Fancy shoes and elegant choreography. Flowing dresses gliding gracefully across the floor. And while the spectacle …

Nightlife in May
April 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
Nightlife in May

Tacoma Dome
5-18: Life in Color “World’s Largest Paint Party”
5-20: Fleetwood Mac Live 2013
2727 East D St., Tacoma
Bake’s Place
5-4: DoctorfunK
5-5: Pearl Django with Greta Matassa
5-11: The Halyards
5-13: The Fig Brothers
5-14: Hans Brehmer Trio
5-18: Kalimba
5-20: The Fig …

Moments in music
March 29, 2013 – | Comments Off
Moments in music

STORY BY KEEGAN PROSSER // PHOTOS BY MAT HAYWARD
The Pacific Northwest is known for its pool of creative energy – tech start ups, entrepreneurs, stage actors, musicians. And while music has been at the heart of …

For the love of love
March 6, 2013 – | Comments Off
For the love of love

BY KEEGAN PROSSER
For far too long, romance novels have been pushed aside as fodder for lonely women – lusty tales of “salacious” sex. But despite the negative connotations, romance continues to be the best selling …

Keeping tradition alive
February 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Keeping tradition alive

BY KEEGAN PROSSER
Playing violin is cool. At least that’s what Geoffrey Castle wants you to think. And if you’ve heard – or seen him – shredding on his six-string electric violin, you’d probably agree.
A seasoned …