Award-winning director presents follow-up project, ‘Burkholder’

August 5, 2014

A&E BurkholderMovie 2014 copy Taylor Guterson knew he captured lightning in a bottle with his 2011 film, “Old Goats.”

He wanted to work with his cast of cantankerous old timers again, not really caring if a follow-on project didn’t win as many accolades as the audience favorite on the film festival circuit.

A former University of Washington student now living in Issaquah, Guterson debuted his latest effort, “Burkholder,” at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The movie returns Aug. 8-9 for another showing at the SIFF Cinema Uptown.

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5 Johnsons bring one good time to Concerts on the Green

August 5, 2014

The 5 Johnsons plan to bring one big play list of rockin’ classics to the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 12 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, come early to stake out your spot.

Members of one of the 1990s top party bands, The Machine, reunited to from The 5 Johnsons. To keep you dancing, The 5 Johnsons cover tunes from Act Naturally by the Beatles to Wipeout by the Surfaries.

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Junkyard Jane brings swampabilly to Concerts in the Park series

August 5, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues Aug. 7 with Junkyard Jane introducing swampabilly blues to local crowds.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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Wooden O brings ‘Two Gentlemen’ to community center tonight

July 31, 2014

NEW — Noon July 31, 2014

The Seattle Shakespeare Co. continues its summer Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Series July 31 with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Issaquah Community Center.

The performance is from 7-9 p.m. at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

In “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man.

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The Calaca Kings bring the funk to Concerts in the Park series tonight

July 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 31 with The Calaca Kings bringing the perfect blend of funk, rhythm and blues and a jazz classics.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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Get a simple, affordable steak fix from the grill

July 29, 2014

No matter who you are or where you live at one point or another during the dog days of summer, your mind will turn at some point toward grilling.
Regardless of what you cook, be it strictly vegetables or meat or some amalgamation of both, the undeniable allure of cooking over flame is a strong one.
Steak, grilled to crispy outer deliciousness with a meltingly soft interior is often, for us, the way to go. A naturally easy and delicious way to grill most always involves minimal prep of both meat and marinade, allowing the delicious flavors of both shine through.

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Teen makes ‘Unbreakable’ music debut

July 29, 2014

 

Fifteen-year-old Issaquah resident Sam Foster invites you to join him at the release party for his upcoming album, “Unbreakable.”

“I really want people to enjoy the music and the story it tells. Hopefully, people can relate to the songs and it strikes a chord,” Foster said. “I hope people realize there is more to a person than meets the eye.

“Although you may think that someone is doing fine from the outside, there are things you don’t know about them that they have to deal with.”

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Calaca Kings bring the funk to concerts series

July 29, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 31 with The Calaca Kings.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. There will be barbecue dinners and ice cream for sale. No alcohol is allowed.

Three generations of Doughtys (Fred, son Andrew and grandson Jordan) bring together a smart compilation of perfectly mixed genres that appeals to all ages. They feature some of the Northwest’s top performers in their lineups. Performing with them July 31 is Tiffiny Theis, a prolific writer and guitarist with “a sweet and silky voice of an angel.”

Pine Lake Park, 2401 228th Ave. S.E., has limited parking. Parking is also available at Discovery Elementary School and at the Pine Lake Park & Ride. A free shuttle is available to and from the park & ride. No dogs are allowed on the shuttle.

Learn more at www.sammamish.us/events/concertsinthepark.aspx.

‘Two Gentlemen’ comes to community center

July 29, 2014

The Seattle Shakespeare Co. continues its summer Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Series July 31 with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Issaquah Community Center.

The performance is from 7-9 p.m. at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

In “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man. As the two gents play out their foolish ideas of love, their servants Speed and Launce create a comic contest of their own in a hilarious battle of wits.

While blankets and picnic baskets are welcome on the lawn during performances, organizers ask that pets and alcohol be left at home.

Wooden O, founded in 1994, started with annual summer Shakespeare performances at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Demand for the free summer Shakespeare performances grew, and over the years, park venues from Lynnwood to Auburn were added to the schedule. In spring 2008, Seattle Shakespeare Co. merged with Wooden O.

Learn more at www.seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno.

Georgetown Orbits features Jamaican ska

July 29, 2014

Proof of Seattle’s diverse music scene makes its way east when The Georgetown Orbits swing hit the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 5 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, come early to stake out your spot.

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and upbeat, roots-influenced reggae. The band has garnered much attention in the Northwest as one of the few to pay tribute to the old sounds of Jamaican ska, a style that has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The concerts, at 301 Rainier Blvd., are presented by Issaquah’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Issaquah Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah. Kiwanis sells refreshments during the show, including hotdogs and hamburgers.

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