Issaquah memorable moments from 2012 entertain, educate

December 25, 2012

The cast of the national tour of the jukebox musical ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ performs a song in the Tony Award-winning show. File

Entertainment came to Issaquah in some surprising forms throughout 2012.

Besides the usual retinue on the page, stage and screen, a documentary peeled back the layers at Costco and big-name authors signed books for local readers.

The city hosted celebrities, spotlighted residents on the national stage and celebrated big debuts in recent months. The boldface names earned cred through stints on reality TV, titles on bestseller lists and hardware aplenty — a Tony Award, a National Book Award.

Reality TV plugs in local contestants

Lindzi Cox pursued “The Bachelor” and Lizzie Parker competed for the title “Fashion Star” as local women added grace to reality TV contests.

Cox, a 2003 Liberty High School grad, competed against 24 other bachelorettes to win a rose from the titular bachelor, Ben Flajnik, and reached the final round on the ABC dating game.

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See JP Patches June 27 at the Issaquah Farmers Market

June 26, 2009

NEW — 5:48 p.m. June 26, 2009

It’s Kids Day tomorrow at the Issaquah Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W.

Legendary clown JP Patches will visit at 11 a.m. He’ll be followed by Matt Wells, a local magician, who is 10.

There will be pony rides on the grass lawn.

The Musik Nest will also hold music classes.

Call 837-3311.