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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 9, 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 9, 2015

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 9, 2015

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.

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.

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 23, 2014

Tips for a healthy holiday and new year

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

  • Dec 23, 2014

Master Chorus Eastside to hold auditions

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

  • Dec 16, 2014

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.

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."

‘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 8, 2014

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 5, 2014

Taproot Christmas play performed Dec. 7

“The Innkeepers’ Christmas,” a play by Taproot Theatre’s touring company, will be performed Dec. 7 during the Sunday service at Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Sammamish High School to bring the hills alive with ‘Sound of Music’

What to do about a problem like renovation? That's the question Sammamish High School theater teacher Melissa Deutsch had to wrestle this fall when deciding what musical the school was going to perform.

IBT to perform annual Nutcracker ballet beginning Dec. 5

Kirkland's International Ballet Theatre is ringing in its holiday season performing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center and the Meydenbauer Theatre.

  • Dec 1, 2014

Christmas Pops Concert set Dec. 13-14.

The Westminster Chapel Choir and the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra will present a Christmas Pops Concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.

  • Nov 28, 2014

Recipe for healthier holidays | Making nutritional choices can be easier, tastier than you think

Holidays are such a great time of year, a chance to get together with friends and families and celebrate everything we’re thankful for. Sometimes it’s easy to get a bit too carried away with all the holiday foods and treats, so I thought I would provide some ideas of healthier options for your holiday meals.

Globe Theatre’s ‘King Lear’ hits Moore Theatre next week

Next week, the Moore Theatre will host three performances of "King Lear" directed by Bill Buckhurst, starring Joseph Marcell as the king and a cast of seven others starting Nov. 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., with a Wednesday matinee at 2 p.m.

REVIEW: Mary Poppins not quite perfect in many ways

There's trouble at 17 Cherry Tree Lane and it's not Mary Poppins. The Village Theatre's opening night production of the popular children's story had several magical moments, including flying people, kites and a chimney sweep dancing on the ceiling. But many of those fell flat as numerous miscues, both musical and spoken, clumsy stage blocking and stagehands appearing in plain view took audience members out of the story. By the time you read this I'm sure both cast and crew will have ironed out the majority of its timing issues, taking copious amounts of sugar to help the medicine go down, which is why I'm throughly encouraging people to see this production.

Pearl Jam frontman, Microsoft raise money for EB research

A few months ago Eddie Vedder and his wife Jill became founder members of the largest nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a devastating, life-threatening genetic skin disorder, which causes children to break out in skin blisters and erosions all over their bodies. Earlier this month he played a benefit solo-show at Microsoft.