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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ will come to Marymoor Park on April 24 and will run until May 25. The above picture is from the Chandeliers act

Eye-popping entertainment

Cirque du Soleil coming soon to Marymoor Park

  • May 30, 2008
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ will come to Marymoor Park on April 24 and will run until May 25. The above picture is from the Chandeliers act
Max Levin and Margaret Stepaniants placed first in the Latin category at the SnowBall Classic

Dancing to the top

Margaret Stepaniants doesn’t watch TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She’s too busy tearing up the dance floor with her own partner, Max Levin.

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Max Levin and Margaret Stepaniants placed first in the Latin category at the SnowBall Classic
Einstein Elementary fifth-grader Stone Cao won an Award of Excellence in the Musical Composition category at the Washington State level of the National PTA’s Reflections program.

Redmond students win music awards

Three students from Redmond have won Awards of Excellence in the Musical Composition category at the Washington State level of the National PTA’s Reflections program.

  • May 30, 2008
Einstein Elementary fifth-grader Stone Cao won an Award of Excellence in the Musical Composition category at the Washington State level of the National PTA’s Reflections program.

Gill to step down as SecondStory Rep artistic director

SecondStory Repertory, the professional theater company at Redmond Town Center, has announced that its founding artistic director, Stan Gill, will retire at the end of this current season.

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Christian rockers

BRIEFLY

Australia’s Newsboys have hit the road again for their first full-on United States rock tour in five years. The “GO” tour coincides with the release of “GO,” their first pop record release in four years.

  • May 30, 2008
Christian rockers

SoulFood to hold art celebration

Don’t let the office buildings fool you. Redmond is a town full of surprises. Its population of artists, musicians, poets, storytellers and dreamers has been growing steadily, and for the past two years, SoulFood Books and Cafe, 15748 Redmond Way, has had the privilege of housing a part of this growing community.

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Redmond resident Sarah Allen Pella will be a guest drummer with folk trio Rebecca Riots at SoulFood Books April 30.

Redmond drummer to perform with Rebecca Riots

Former Microsoft sound designer Sarah Allen Pella will be a guest drummer with the Berkeley, Calif.-based folk trio Rebecca Riots (www.rebeccariots.com) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 at SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way; (425) 881-5309. The performance is free.

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Redmond resident Sarah Allen Pella will be a guest drummer with folk trio Rebecca Riots at SoulFood Books April 30.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Local teen band Shotty, who are among four finalists for the May 9 Classic Rock-a-Thon at the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond, will be featured in a “Read and Rock” event at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothwell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.

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Book signing event at Borders slated for May 4

Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St., invites the community to a book signing with Sarah O’Leary Burningham, author of “How to Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4. The witty book tells teen girls how to help their parents through “the difficult years.” Readers will learn how to negotiate like a pro, steer clear of parents’ hot buttons and gain a little insight into what the world looks like from their point of view. For more information about this free event, call (425) 883-0272.

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ABOVE: Kevin Bush plays the trombone with the Overlake Jazz band as they perform “Beyond the Sea” in the fieldhouse during Founder’s Day at The Overlake School last week. RIGHT: Rae Parks watches band director Steve Mraz as she sings with the Overlake Jazz band as they perform “A Foggy Day.”
ABOVE: Kevin Bush plays the trombone with the Overlake Jazz band as they perform “Beyond the Sea” in the fieldhouse during Founder’s Day at The Overlake School last week. RIGHT: Rae Parks watches band director Steve Mraz as she sings with the Overlake Jazz band as they perform “A Foggy Day.”
SHOTTY

SHOTTY

Pat Birney, left, and Jeff Fairbanks… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2008
SHOTTY

Lineup set for season of Concerts at Marymoor

The full 2008 season of Concerts at Marymoor Park has been announced. Some tickets have already been available through Ticketmaster and others go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10. Call (206) 628-0888 or visit www.concertsatmarymoor.com. Ticket limits may apply.

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Mike Huckabee

Huckabee to headline benefit concert at Teen Center May 22

Former 2008 presidential primary contender Mike Huckabee will headline at “Rockers, Suits, the Kids Jam,” a Music Aid Northwest benefit concert in support of music programs in the schools.

  • May 30, 2008
Mike Huckabee
Bass guitarist/back-up vocalist Jesse Willard and the The Rain Dogs won the 2008 Classic Rock-a-Thon.

The Rain Dogs reign supreme at Rock-a-Thon

It’s all over but the shouting.

Bass guitarist/back-up vocalist Jesse Willard and the The Rain Dogs won the 2008 Classic Rock-a-Thon.
Nutritionist John Cartmell is a featured performer on Ourstage

Finding harmony in health and on stage

Like many Redmond residents, John Cartmell wears multiple hats.

Nutritionist John Cartmell is a featured performer on Ourstage

Red Truck documentary comes to Redmond

Imagine a school without a music class, or even a paintbrush. Students of these schools, all across the nation and the world, have no experience with something as simple as a school play.

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REDMOND TV

Saturday, May 24

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Mayors discuss regional issues

Redmond Mayor John Marchione and Bellevue Mayor Grant Degginger discussed their cities’ overlapping problems and priorities at the April 16 lunch meeting of the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce.

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Program looking for volunteer host families

EF Educational Homestay Program is looking for volunteer host families for French and Spanish teens for one month this summer. Students will arrive on July 9 and depart on August 6.

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Dr. Gregory Aeschliman says limiting your sun exposure can prevent skin cancer.

Staying cool and healthy during hot summer days

Can there possibly be a downside to the time of year when it’s sunny and warm more often than not? Yes, if you throw away common sense.

Dr. Gregory Aeschliman says limiting your sun exposure can prevent skin cancer.