Gabrielle Nomura

ZinZanni couple shares love, laughter on and off the stage

One of the most intriguing aspects of Teatro ZinZanni is arguably its aerial artists – masters of the air, they hang from silk drapes or from a trapeze like flying ballet dancers. With grace, majesty and a certain solemnity, they bring gasps from the audience, defying gravity with thrilling verve and risk.


Worries persist over the Latino population leading the way in growth, falling behind in education

From the policymakers who argue that undocumented college students steal spots of U.S.-born students, to Latinos being labeled as “underachievers” not fit for higher education, to an alarming rate of students who drop out in high school – there are a variety of factors that contribute to the fact that only 19 percent of Latinos have a college degree.


Bellevue native competes for the chance to visit outer space

Most people only dream of going into outer space. But 25-year-old Lauren Furgason, a Bellevue native, may actually get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be an astronaut for a day.


Bellevue being promoted as area tourist destination

Bellevue being promoted as area tourist destination

Newport High School honors the legacy of coach Bob Albo

Former Newport baseball coach Bob Albo's philosophy was simple: Shoot for the moon and sometimes you end up traveling amongst the stars.

Healing power of art featured in BAM exhibit

When Mercer Island artist Lynne Saad was diagnosed with breast cancer, you could see it in her paintings. "All the color left her work and everything was just black-and-white," said Catherine Person, a friend and owner of the Seattle gallery where Saad was able to hold her last show in 2009 called "Unexpected Oppurtunity."

Girl About Town: Village Theatre delivers plenty of laughs, surprises

Little did I know when I went to Village Theatre last week that I was in for many surprises involving its newest musical, “It Shoulda Been You.”

Timing makes Bellevue’s search for new superintendent search difficult

The search for Bellevue’s next superintendent has been tough so far as many qualified candidates aren't interested in leaving their positions.

Arts roundup

Dance Catherine Cabeen and Company will perform at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 tonight and tomorrow, in a program titled "Hyphen 2012."

Catholic groom, Jewish bride take center stage

On stage, an actor and actress can appear perfectly in love during their duet or dance number. Yet, after the curtain goes down, they can’t stand each other’s guts.

School board hires a firm to help in its superintendent search

At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Bellevue School Board hired the search firm, McPherson & Jacobson, to help in the district's superintendent search.

YES fundraiser featuring speaker Elizabeth Smart brings in $520,000

Elizabeth Smart will never forget her mother's wise words. After Smart was kidnapped as a 14-year-old from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 and raped and tortured for almost a year, it was her mother's advice that helped her heal from all her captor had done.

Pet of the week | Molly, a Beagle mix, is in need of a home

Regional Animal Services of King County is looking for someone to adopt Molly, a 12-year-old female Beagle mix (#A082408).

School board discusses next steps in superintendent search

With a looming end of the school year, the school board met last night to discuss how it will go about finding the next person to lead the district now that top candidate Susan Enfield has accepted a position in Burien.

Romney wins GOP straw poll thanks to voters in Bellevue, across state

More than 500 people in Bellevue's 48th Legislative District crowded into Phantom Lake Elementary School to help elect their favorite GOP candidates early this morning.

Bellevue junior’s art project could win $30,000

Bellevue High School Junior Yeonsoo Kim is a finalist in Safeway’s Lucerne “Art of Dairy” contest, which comes with a $30,000 grand prize. The public vote to determine the winner is April 16-May 15.

New Bellevue High School opens its doors | Photos

Bellevue High School students used to look out the window and see a parking lot. Now, they look out at picturesque Meydenbauer Bay.

Enfield takes superintendent position with Highline School District | UPDATE

The Bellevue School Board is back to the drawing board on picking a new superintendent. The board's top candidate, Dr. Susan Enfield, will not be leading schools here, but in Burien for the Highline School District.

School board contacts Enfield | Upcoming meeting will define superintendent search process

The Bellevue School Board voted Friday, Feb. 17 to contact Susan Enfield to see if she is interesting in participating in an accelerated interview process to determine if she would be a good fit as district superintendent.

Chop Shop dance festival celebrates 5th year

A lot can change in five years. For Eva Stone, producer of the Bellevue-based dance festival, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, that couldn't be more true.