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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.

Unity of Bellevue hosting three new shows this month

The Unity of Bellevue church is taking full advantage of its newly renovated performing arts center this month with three different shows set to hit the stage including "Unforgettable: the Nat 'King' Cole Songbook; "Doubt: A Parable" and its first Michael Powers Group Holiday Show.

  • Nov 10, 2014

Arts Commission seeking complementary pieces for Meydenbauer Bay park redesign

Robin Cole, senior planner with the parks department, met with the commission late last month to discuss the city’s plan, it’s vision for the park, and the four themes; environment, history, connections and water.

‘A Christmas Story’ homecoming for Eastside native

Newport High School alum Brandon Ivie has spent the last five years working on various iterations of the Broadway smash hit musical “A Christmas Story,” the story of young boy bound and determined to get a Red Rider carbine action BB gun as his present. The show, which was developed at The 5th Avenue Theatre returns Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 31.

Bellevue College to perform ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

The play, which analyzes how people memorialize the dead, follows the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about mortality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

  • Nov 6, 2014

Mary Poppins to fly into Village Theatre

Clutching her parrot umbrella and bag, Mary Poppins (Cayman Ilika) opens Nov. 13, and runs through Jan. 4 at the Issaquah location before it delivers its "Spoonful of Sugar" in Everett from Jan. 9, through Feb. 8.

Boys and Girls Clubs to get on-site defibrillators

The Hope Heart Institute is working with the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club to ensure that each club has an automated external defibrillator (AED) on site.

  • Oct 23, 2014

ODESZA brings beats back to the Pacific Northwest

Washington's electronic musical maestros are set to play three sold-out shows in Seattle in support of their second album.

  • Oct 23, 2014

Fun and food raises $385,196 for LifeSpring to help kids

Bids were made and money was raised Oct. 11 at Bellevue LifeSpring's Wine at its Best: Wine Tasting & Auction at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

  • Oct 23, 2014

Seattle gets trampled … by turtles (REVIEW)

Minnesota bluegrass quintet Trampled By Turtles led the sold-out crowd at Seattle's Sodo Showbox on a beautiful journey of Americana on Saturday.

Well-Strung stringing Mozart and Madonna at the Neptune

The New York-based quartet, formed after their manager Mark Cortale saw one of the violinists playing on the street in Provincetown, Mass., has been garnering national attention for its ambitious vocal and instrumental arrangements.

Bellevue Arts Museum opens 3 new exhibits

Whether its Northwest artist Jason Walker's first solo museum exhibition, "On the River, Down the Road," featuring his three-dimensional blend of nature, industrialism, or the first American viewing of Australian glassblower Nick Mount's "The Fabric of Work" collection, or John Economaki's woodworking tools, the museum's second floor is a series of new revelations for visitors, according to Director of Art, Craft, and Design Stefano Catalani.

The art of making spaghetti squash

What a great time of year, when the weather starts getting cooler and the leaves are changing color. And, we all start craving some warmer, heartier foods like squash.

Roberts named winner of 2014 Independent Designer Runway Show

Local fashion designer Deborah Roberts won this week’s 2014 Independent Designer Runway Show during Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection for her collection Silvae.

Kinky Boots struts into Seattle

The Broadway musical smash hit opens this week at the 5th Avenue Theater.

October’s Don’t-Miss List: Lifespring’s ‘Le Vin A Son Apogee’ wine auction | The Eastside Scene

This year’s LifeSpring wine blowout will feature selections from 80 different countries, each rated at 90 or more “Parker Points.” Additionally, lead sommelier Rina Bussell will present her selections of the best wines in the Pacific Northwest.

Stop rushing, everyone!: West Virginian comic Jared Logan thinks the coasts could learn from rural America | The Eastside Scene

West Virginia native Jared Logan grew up as the artsy odd duck in a “good ol’ boy” town. Today, Logan’s happy-go-lucky comedy style has gotten play on Comedy Central and he’s preparing to release his debut album, "My Brave Battle." Logan performs with Kara Klenk at The Comedy Underground Oct. 9-11.

Vogue Front Row Fashion show benefits Moyer Foundation

The Bellevue Collection and the Kemper Freeman family raised $61,325 for The Moyer Foundation during Fashion Week 2014.