Hairstorm closes out Concerts on the Green season

August 24, 2015

NEW – 6 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series comes to a close Aug. 25 with 1980s hair rock band Hairstorm.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Issaquah Community Center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.

Hairstorm recreates the experience of the mid-1980s hair rock scene with powerful and highly melodic performances, including outfits and stage show. Hairstorm celebrates a time in rock where men looked like women and the women looked like even hotter women. Join Hairstorm for the sights and sounds of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, Gun N’ Roses and more. Read more

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Acoustic Fantasy headlines next Concerts on the Green show

August 17, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 17, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 18 with Acoustic Fantasy.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Issaquah Community Center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home. Read more

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Concerts on the Green pays tribute to the Eagles with The Kings of Hollywood tomorrow

August 10, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 10, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 11 with Eagles tribute band The Kings of Hollywood.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the community center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.

Based in Renton, The Kings of Hollywood is a faithful recreation of the Eagles’ hits through the decades, focusing on the vocal harmony that defined that super group. With more than four decades of material to draw from, The Kings of Hollywood pays a worthwhile tribute to the original Eagles founding members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy Schmidt.

Learn more about The Kings of Hollywood at www.facebook.com/KOHEagles/timeline.

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Concerts on the Green goes tribute with Kalimba tomorrow night

August 3, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 3, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues Aug. 4 with Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Kalimba.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the community center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.

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A music career on cruise control

July 29, 2015

NEW — 11 a.m. July 29, 2015

Heather Sullivan has performed from Carnegie Hall to the community center, and around the world aboard luxury liners

By Daniel Durick

By Daniel Durick

Although Heather Sullivan is a regular performer for years in Issaquah, thanks to a fan vote, she got her first chance to headline the Concerts on the Green series July 14.

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Concerts on the Green goes country with Jessica Lynne tonight

July 28, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 28, 2015

The Concerts on the Green series continues July 28 by going country with Jessica Lynne.

The free, family-friendly concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the community center. Crowds typically begin gathering as early as 6 p.m. to lay claim for choice seating for community picnicking.

On-site concessions are for sale by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and benefit multiple charitable programs. Concertgoers should leave alcohol and pets at home.

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Pavement Picassos wanted for Chalk Art Festival

July 23, 2015

Create artwork at the annual Chalk Art Festival July 28.

The free festival is from noon to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks around the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

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Concerts on the Green schedule features the people’s choices

July 2, 2015

Every year, the lineups for Issaquah’s Concerts on the Green have some sort of overarching theme. For the 19th season, organizer David Harris thought he’d try something different — let the audience decide.

“At the last concert from last year, I asked the crowd to let me know what bands they’d like to see or see again,” Harris said. “Most bands this year, then, are ones the audience would like to see. A majority are ones they asked to see again.”

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Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

May 20, 2015

One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.

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2014 remembered for what went away

December 31, 2014

Annexations, retirements, plastic bags, development, a looming school closure, retail marijuana, bank robberies, the Concerts on the Green series, and business and occupation taxes made the list of the top 10 news stories of the year in Issaquah.

Here are those stories, in no particular order:

Klahanie-area annexation issue moves to Sammamish

Issaquah residents voted no, for the second time, on the city of Issaquah annexing the Klahanie area. The King County Growth Management Planning Council then unanimously approved the idea to move the Klahanie area from Issaquah’s Potential Annexation Area to Sammamish’s.

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