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Cirque du Soleil coming soon to Marymoor Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s all over but the shouting.
Like many Redmond residents, John Cartmell wears multiple hats.
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.
Saturday, May 24
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.
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.
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.