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Bellevue Fire Dept., family send memorial for fallen firefighter to Rose Parade

Two years ago, around 150 Bellevue firefighters lined the halls of Virginia…

 

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Variety Plus Theater presents ‘Trial of Goldilocks’ in Bellevue

Variety Plus Theater presents an original family musical production of the “Trial…

  • Nov 15th, 2016

 

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Historic WWI flag sewn by Bellevue women conserved for future generations

A project like this doesn’t come along very often for art restoration…

 

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Bellevue veterans sell poppies for Veteran’s Day fundraiser

Between Nov. 10 and 13, veterans and volunteers will be selling poppy…

  • Nov 10th, 2016
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Will Durst’s Elect To Laugh stand-up comedy show is coming to Bellevue Oct. 12. Contributed photo

Elect to laugh with Will Durst in Bellevue

Join Drinking Liberally for this special benefit performance of Will Durst's Elect To Laugh stand-up comedy show, from 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue.

  • Oct 9th, 2016
Will Durst’s Elect To Laugh stand-up comedy show is coming to Bellevue Oct. 12. Contributed photo
Bellevue resident Katherine Chloe Cahoon at the recent Toronto Independent Film Festival.

Bellevue on the big screen

A little bit of Bellevue was transplanted into the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada for the recent finale of the annual film festival extravaganza.

  • Oct 8th, 2016
Bellevue resident Katherine Chloe Cahoon at the recent Toronto Independent Film Festival.
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All-new ballet score reinvents classic tale of love in Bellevue production

The region's oldest ballet company is taking on "Romeo and Juliet," the classic tale of love, family strife and grief with a cast of local dancers and a new score — one of the first to be produced for the play in decades.

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Frank Fritz

‘American Pickers’ seeks interesting antiques, stories

The History Channel series "American Pickers" is coming to Washington to film episodes in September, and its hosts — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and co. — are looking for people with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.

  • Aug 18th, 2016
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Bellevue arts fair celebrates 70th year | Festival will take over downtown Friday through Sunday

This Friday through Sunday will mark the 70th anniversary of Bellevue's original arts fair, which has multiplied to three events and become one of the city's biggest draws.

  • Jul 27th, 2016
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Reboot your wardrobe

The Bellevue Collection’s TechStyle Look Book features fresh trends to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Highlighting spring as a time for renewal, the trends pop with color, shape and pattern.

  • Apr 28th, 2016
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Dr. Jan Zemplenyi

5 questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon | Guest Column

As techniques become ever more state-of-the-art, cosmetic or “plastic” surgery these days is less invasive and more affordable than ever before.

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Dr. J. Susie Woo

Lifelong heart health requires awareness, commitment and action | Heart Health

As a cardiologist, I diagnose and treat heart disease — our country’s leading cause of death — across a broad spectrum of patients

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“Forbidden Fruit” porcelain show celebrates 18th century with modern twist

Chris Antemann respects certain aspects of the past. This doesn't prevent her from turning it on its head.

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Dancers rehearse part of Act 1 at the Francia Russell Center in Bellevue on Nov. 20.

Not the same old Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah, an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, has become one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

  • Nov 26th, 2015
Dancers rehearse part of Act 1 at the Francia Russell Center in Bellevue on Nov. 20.
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Vegans descend on Bellevue | Food crawlers explore Eastside options for meatless dining

A swarm of people in bright green T-shirts filled the main room of the 520 Bar and Grill in the Old Bellevue neighborhood with noise. Some were longtime vegans, while a few were carnivores looking to try something new. Altogether, the group was participating in the first Vegan Food Crawl, organized by Bellevue-based health coach and blogger Kirstin Wuhrman.

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A jury of their peers | Teen arts council chooses 20 talented teens for exhibit

Teens from across Bellevue not only submitted pieces to the Bellevue Arts Museum’s annual “20 Under 20” exhibit, they took on the challenge of judging the works and curating the exhibit.

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Artist Nathan Vincent returns to battle at the Bellevue Arts Museum | ‘Let’s Play War!’ open through Oct. 18

Though they move every night, shifting position and rising from the dead, the toy soldiers at the Bellevue Arts Museum are not alive — at least not anywhere beside the mind of their creator, New York-based artist Nathan Vincent.

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Skate King to bid farewell after 40 years

After 40 years of providing entertainment in the city of Bellevue, Skate King management announced last month that the roller rink will be closing on June 30th. Around 500 people strapped on skates on May 30 to celebrate and remember the rink during an after hours farewell skate party.

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UPAC presents Rosemary Clooney songbook April 11

The concert, performed by Laurie Clothier and accompanied by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the UPAC Auditorium located at 16330 N.E. 4th street in Bellevue.

  • Mar 26th, 2015
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Broadway talent booming in ‘Jasper in Deadland’

Eastside native Brandon Ivie, fresh off his hugely success directorial run of “A Christmas Story” late last year, is returning to The 5th Avenue next month to direct its newest musical “Jasper in Deadland” and he’s bringing with him Broadway talent.

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Evergreen Association of Fine Arts seeks submissions

The Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, which supports individuals or groups serving youth, adults and or seniors living in Western Washington is calling for any and all artists’ and nonprofit organizations in the area to submit their projects for consideration.

  • Mar 19th, 2015
Spokane's Northwest Bellydance is coming to the Meydenbauer Center April 4.

Meydenbauer Center hosts Arabesque belly dance April 4

For years the belly dance art form has gained steady momentum in popularity. Whether as a spectator dazzled by the dancers movement or physical exercise, bellydancing is appealing to all ages.

  • Mar 19th, 2015
Spokane's Northwest Bellydance is coming to the Meydenbauer Center April 4.
The Broadway smash ‘Billy Elliot’ is just one of the musicals set for Village Theatre’s upcoming season. The lineup also includes a new musical and classics.

Village Theatre announces 2015/16 lineup featuring ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘Billy Elliot’

Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.

The Broadway smash ‘Billy Elliot’ is just one of the musicals set for Village Theatre’s upcoming season. The lineup also includes a new musical and classics.
Indian music legend Zakir Hussain is playing Moore Theatre March 20

Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings Indian, Celtic fusion to Moore Theatre March 20

On March 20, Hussain will be joined by an all-star cast of Indian and Celtic musicians at the Moore Theatre as part of his latest tour, “Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World,” a 22-day, 15-city run showcasing the connection between each of the musical cultures.

Indian music legend Zakir Hussain is playing Moore Theatre March 20

Jazz Walk set March 14 in North Bend

The Boxley Music Fund will present the fourth annual North Bend Jazz Walk March 14.

  • Feb 27th, 2015

Bellevue High School presents ‘Anything Goes’

One of Broadway's most beloved productions from Cole Porter is set to hit the Bellevue High School stage for a four show run starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

  • Feb 27th, 2015

Lake Washington Symphony sets spring concert

The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra will give its spring concert 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Kirkland Performance Center.

  • Feb 19th, 2015

Youth symphony to feature winning student violinist

The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a special timed concert next month at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

  • Feb 19th, 2015
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Sammamish Symphony sets Spanish concert

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will take its audience to Spain through the music of Ravel and Rodrigo at the its España concert Feb. 20.

  • Feb 13th, 2015
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Cirque du Solei's 'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities' has received rave reviews from audiences. The show at Marymoor Park runs though March 22.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ challenging audiences visions of reality

Marymoor Park turned into into dream world as 'the visible becomes invisible.' Performances run through March 22.

Cirque du Solei's 'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities' has received rave reviews from audiences. The show at Marymoor Park runs though March 22.
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Chop Shop: Bodies of Work returns to Bellevue

One of the premiere dance festivals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to Bellevue next week for its eighth year after nearly having to cancel its performances last fall.

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Australia's Circus Oz will be performing its newest show 'But Wait... There's More' at the Moore Theatre from Feb. 5 through 8.

Aussie acrobat troupe Circus Oz is coming to The Moore

On the heels (and toes, arms and backs) of their hugely successful international tour across North America, Circus Oz is returning to the Pacific Northwest Feb. 5-8 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Australia's Circus Oz will be performing its newest show 'But Wait... There's More' at the Moore Theatre from Feb. 5 through 8.
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Former Bellevue resident writes book on beauty — inside and out

Former Bellevue resident and Microsoft executive Bruno Gralpois is the author of a new book, Magnifique Inside & Out.

  • Jan 20th, 2015
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Regional fashion designers sought for Fashion Week

Independent designers in Washington have a chance to become one of a handful of featured designers at the fourth annual Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) at the 10th Annual Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection.

  • Jan 18th, 2015

Barbershop quartets to perform Jan. 24

QCED Chorus (Quartet Champions of the Evergreen District) will host “QCED Saturday Night” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center.

  • Jan 18th, 2015
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Church to present musical

The musical, "Children of Eden" will be performed at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue.

  • Jan 15th, 2015
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Newport Season of Arts to present ‘Celtic Night’

Newport Season of the Arts will present “Celtic Night,” an evening of Irish music featuring world-renowned uilleann piper Eliot Grasso, guitarist Dan Carollo, and fiddle player Susan Burke. The evening also will feature lively Irish step-dance performances by the Tara Academy of Irish Dance.

  • Jan 15th, 2015
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A Q&A with Teatro ZinZanni’s queen of costumes

In the Pacific Northwest, some of the people who create the boldest stage magic are not the ones we actually see on stage. The Bellevue Reporter sat down with one of them. Meet Teatro ZinZanni’s “Contessa DeLuxe,” Louise DiLenge.

  • Jan 10th, 2015
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Ballet dancers competing in Bellevue

Hundreds of ballet dancers — ages 8 to 18 — are competing through the weekend in Bellevue for a chance to earn scholarships from leading dance schools around the globe.

  • Jan 9th, 2015

Bellevue Youth Theatre sets four plays for spring season

Four productions are on tap for Bellevue Youth Theatre's spring season: Oblio and the Pointless Forest, Rapunzel, Once Upon a Mattress, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. All will be performed at the organization's new theater at Crossroads Park, 16051 N.E. 10th St.

  • Jan 9th, 2015

The Auto Reporter

The History Channel series "American Pickers" is coming to Washington to film episodes in September, and its hosts — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and co. — are looking for people with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.

  • May 28th, 2015
Photographer Forrest Sargent explains the joy he gets from taking photographs in front of his art on exhibit in Bellevue.

BAM’s ‘Rising Stars’ exhibit showcases disabled artists

Forrest Sargent’s verbal vocabulary may be limited to a few dozens words, but his photographs speak volumes.

Photographer Forrest Sargent explains the joy he gets from taking photographs in front of his art on exhibit in Bellevue.
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Diane von Furstenberg visits new boutique at BelSquare

The beautiful and iconic global fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg recently visited the Bellevue Collection to officially open her new DVF boutique.

Diane von Furstenberg and Kemper Freeman Jr.
Moncler opened at The Shops at The Bravern

Moncler opens at The Shops at The Bravern

Moncler, the French-Italian apparel manufacturer noted for its fashionable winterwear and sportswear, has opened at The Shops at The Bravern.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014
Moncler opened at The Shops at The Bravern

Tips for a healthy holiday and new year

Here are 10 suggestions to enjoy the festivities without over-indulging.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014

Master Chorus Eastside to hold auditions

Master Chorus Eastside is holding auditions in preparation for its upcoming 2014/2015 season.

  • Dec 16th, 2014

‘Cowboy Philosopher’ to sign book

Author Carew Papritz, called "The Cowboy Philosopher," will sign his new book, The Legacy Letters, from 2:30-4:40 p.m. Dec. 13 at Barnes & Noble in downtown Bellevue.

  • Dec 9th, 2014
Pacific Northwest's DedElectric is on the verge of going to the semifinals of the 2014 Bands4Good competition.

DedElectric on verge of Bands4Good semifinals

The competition, an effort to celebrate new music, recognize up-and-coming artist and give fans the ability to vote, Bands4Good is a national contest focused on showcasing unknown talent and raising money to keep music in schools.

Pacific Northwest's DedElectric is on the verge of going to the semifinals of the 2014 Bands4Good competition.
The 5th Avenue Theatre's revival of 'A Christmas Story

The 5th Avenue homecoming of ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’ is a flawless spectacle of comic brilliance and Christmas cheer

Based loosely on the life of radio legend Jean Shepard, his book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" and the iconic 1983 holiday movie of the same name, the show is a time capsule of what life was like in the 1940s, when children lived simpler lives and every American strived for the "nuclear family."

The 5th Avenue Theatre's revival of 'A Christmas Story

Churches to hold film series

Holy Cross Lutheran and St. Margaret's churches are collaborating on a five-month film series on five Tuesday evenings.

  • Dec 5th, 2014