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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Sister Cities benefit features jazz and wine

April 30, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. April 30, 2015

Spring Fusion: A Sister Cities Celebration will bring together the best of Issaquah and its sister city Chefchaouen, Morocco, at 7 p.m. May 15 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

Join in for a selection of Mediterranean-inspired hors-d’oeuvres, a selection of local beer and wine, and several varieties of jazz.

Tickets are $30 and available online at http://springfusion.brownpapertickets.com.

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The Issaquah Press Around the World — Cuba

April 7, 2015

Contributed Eve’ Martinez-Petrut and Richard Petrut, of Issaquah, recently participated in an eight-day People to People tour of Cuba traveling with a group of jazz enthusiasts. Along with a copy of The Issaquah Press, they are pictured arriving for dinner at Café del Oriente, Plaza de San Francisco, in downtown Havana. Transportation was provided by one of Cuba’s 42,000-plus antique cars. The restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been repowered with a Mercedes Benz 5-cylinder diesel engine and matching transmission. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

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Eve’ Martinez-Petrut and Richard Petrut, of Issaquah, recently participated in an eight-day People to People tour of Cuba traveling with a group of jazz enthusiasts. Along with a copy of The Issaquah Press, they are pictured arriving for dinner at Café del Oriente, Plaza de San Francisco, in downtown Havana. Transportation was provided by one of Cuba’s 42,000-plus antique cars. The restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air has been repowered with a Mercedes Benz 5-cylinder diesel engine and matching transmission. Where have you taken your favorite newspaper? Email your photo to editor@isspress.com.

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Skyline grad adds Grammy nomination to résumé

May 6, 2014

Josh Rawlings has had a solid foothold in the Seattle music scene for several years, but the past year has seen his stock soar to unprecedented levels.

Rawlings, a 2001 graduate of Skyline High School, is an accomplished pianist who dabbles in a rainbow of genres, from classic jazz and rock to hip-hop and soul.

A serendipitous connection shot Rawlings into the national limelight. His jazz trio, The Teaching — including bassist Evan Flory-Barnes and drummer Jeremy Jones — earned a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for their collaboration on “BomBom,” part of rapper Macklemore’s and producer Ryan Lewis’ award-winning album, “The Heist.”

By Neil Pierson Jazz trio The Teaching (clockwise from left) Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones and Skyline High School alumnus Josh Rawlings, received a Grammy Award nomination this year for a collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

By Neil Pierson
Jazz trio The Teaching (clockwise from left) Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones and Skyline High School alumnus Josh Rawlings, received a Grammy Award nomination this year for a collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

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Master Chorus Eastside presents ‘Out of Africa’

April 29, 2014

Master Chorus Eastside presents “Out of Africa,” a celebration of the infectious choral music of Africa and the music of the Americas that grew out of the unique marriage of African and European music.

Revel in the contagious rhythms and percussive beat of South African freedom songs and other numbers, as well as African-inspired music: jazz, gospel, spirituals, samba and more, with a percussion ensemble.

The concert is at 3 p.m. May 18, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

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