Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery announces summer concert series lineup

Every time a live music press release enters my inbox, I nearly shed a tear. It's been a long time without live music, and seeing it slowly but surely return to the Seattle area is nothing short of magical. Iconic Woodinville winery Chateau Ste. Michelle is among the most recent venues to announce a series of concert events taking place throughout the summer. The lineup includes:
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File this under “It had to happen”

Previous cultures have left behind stone sculptures or pyramids. Those monuments stand as tributes to long lost or abandoned cultures lost in the mists of millennia. We, as a culture will, like every culture before us, leave a physical legacy of art, architecture and literature. Or will we?. In music,...
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Scene in Edmonds: The art of storytelling

Dogs and fashion was the focus of a visit by Edmonds author Kizzie Jones to Sound Styles during the Edmonds Art Walk Thursday night. The Sound Styles window display features Jones’ book, A Tall Tale About Dachshunds in Costumes: How More Dogs Came to Be, with a spread “Dogs on Parade.” It also includes a Giclee art piece by the book’s illustrator, Scott Ward. The artwork will be available to the public in a free drawing: Sign up via the QR code posted in the shop window or on the author’s website, now until July 10. You can purchase the book at either The Edmonds Bookshop or the Neverending Bookshop — each will have 10 copies signed by the author and with illustrator Scott Ward’s unique dachshund doodle. Illustrator Ward will visit outside the shop on Sunday, July 11 and announce the random drawing winner at 1 p.m.

11 Local Reads for Kids and Young Adults

Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn (1967) The author of this treasure of a children’s book lived and worked in the 1950s and ’60s on Waldron Island, where she was liberated from many of the creature comforts we take for granted, like electricity and running water. The island’s community inspired this story of an unappreciated boy inventor who sets out to create a child’s utopia by building forts for his friends in a meadow. Her pen and ink illustrations convey the light and shadow of the Pacific Northwest like your most cherished childhood memories. Burn’s The Summerfolk is equally spellbinding and deserves to be back in print.—Ryan Boudinot.

Cirque du Soleil makes its grand return to Marymoor Park on January 18th, 2022

SEATTLE, JUNE 18 – Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce that its acclaimed production Alegría will be opening in the Greater Seattle area next winter. Starting January 18, 2022, audiences are invited under the Big Top at King County’s Marymoor Park to experience the pure theatrical magic of Alegría; an entirely redesigned fan favorite.
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North Bend Film Festival Announces Hybrid Edition for 2021 Event

The North Bend Film Festival is set to return this summer with a mixture of hybrid events!. The festival will take place virtually and in-person from July 15 to the 18 in North Bend, Washington. The festival will feature the 20th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko with director Richard Kelly, along with the first annual Dulac Vanguard Filmmaker Award to be presented to Jane Schoenbrun.
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Wilson, Ciara tour Des Moines School

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his famous singer wife Clara just made their first visit to the school they teamed up to found in Des Moines. Their Why Not You Academy is set to open this September. It is a charter public high school. "We dreamed and talked about...

9’s | Pine at Bellevue

The premise of a look at Capitol Hill around the clock — 9 AM and 9 PM — takes on a different tone on a Pacific Northwest summer night when the sun never really settles. The corner of E Pine and Bellevue Ave, home to Kizuki Ramen, also watches a flow of traffic and activity matching the sunlight as people travel up and down the Hill to and from downtown Seattle. With the city reopening, things will get only busier. And, for a few more weeks, the light will last a little longer, too.

Passing The Baton: Puget Sound Professor Of Violin Dr. Maria Sampen

From the teaching studio to the concert hall, musicians are uniquely poised to create community through their work. For Dr. Maria Sampen, inspiration comes from her camaraderie with fellow performers and her students. Sampen is a professor of violin and chairs the String Department at the University of Puget Sound...
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Class of 2021 | Benson has a passion for performing, making music

A brilliant sun slipping over purple-crested mountains, chasing dark green shadows to the shoreline of Quilcene Bay. That’s how Olivia Benson has seen her world. It’s one she’ll leave soon, but as she departs, the Quilcene High Class of 2021 graduate is happy to have left her mark at the school.

VIRTUAL: Juneteenth Week at NAAM -2021 Artist Collective

Juneteenth honors and celebrates the emancipation of the enslaved people in the United States. The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity Committee of the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass, alongside the Northwest African American Museum, One Vibe Africa and Wa Na Wari, are celebrating this day by raising the voices of Black and African American artists in an Artist Collective broadcast premiering on Friday, June 18.

Feel Good Friday: Alpacas, Awards, and Art

Learn downward dog with alpacas. At Firwood Farm in Fife, you can take a yoga class with rescue alpacas. Proceeds from the yoga classes go toward the farm’s rescue mission. To date, 70 alpacas have been saved since 2012. More here. Drive-In Movies are Back. It just wouldn’t be summer...
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Cohen and his book Coffee for Dummies

Major Cohen spent 25 years at Starbucks as a senior project manager. He got opportunities to travel back in his office days, which made him come across coffee and brew from all across the globe. He had egg coffee, coffee beer in Taiwan, filter coffee in India, and many more.
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Joseph Parker

Everything I have is yours' book review!

Everything I have is yours, is a book by Eleanor Henderson. The book is a memoir of a love story and a medical story of her husband. The book is a chronicle of her husband's battle with his unidentified illness and how it took a toll on their relationship and family.

WSU Everett building sets the gold standard for campus design

The Washington State University Everett building is setting the tone for the brand-new WSU branch campus. The new campus will expand access to STEM-focused programs, and the new building truly pays homage to this field of study. This is the building that will define the campus. Paired with Everett Community College across the street, the campus creates an entire education district where students can seek higher learning of all types.

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

“Hopped Up”: Watch the award-winning documentary “Hopped Up: How Yakima Valley Changed Craft Beer Forever” by Everett filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas via the Ellensburg Film Festival through June 30. Watch all 32 films for the 16th Ellensburg Film Festival or just “Hopped Up” — it’s up to you! Once you begin watching, you will have 72 hours to complete the film(s). Watch the documentary for $6.99. Festival passes are $25-$35. Go to for more information.

Woodinville's Chateau Ste. Michelle announces 2021 summer concert dates

Big names like John Legend, Fitz & the Tantrums, and Train are once again returning to Woodinville this year for the resumption of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s annual summer concert series. The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the much-anticipated, sold-out John Legend concert in 2020, along with all other scheduled performances. As Washington...

Seattle Five-Piece AVOID Sign To Newly Launched Thriller Records Releasing New Single “HostAge At A BeAch PArty”

AVOID, a hard hitting five-piece from Seattle, has recently signed to Thriller Records releasing their first single on the freshly launched label, “HostAge At A BeAch Party”. The band created a ton of momentum and noise with their November 2020 release Burner, securing a partnership with NASCAR placing two of their songs on the video game NASCAR Heat 5. The band also landed three tracks on SiriusXM channels Octane and Liquid Metal. AVOID plans to release new music in September along with festival appearances and US touring with a full album release slated for February 2022.
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'The Sparks Brothers' documentary celebrates your favorite band's favorite band

TACOMA, Wash — Sparks has been called your favorite band's favorite band. “Throughout all the years that I've been making music, if you get on a tour bus with a bunch of musicians, eventually the conversation will go to Sparks,” Beck says in The Sparks Brothers, a documentary directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun of the Dead).