Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins to perform at Edmonds Center for Arts Oct. 12

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the “Fiddler”/violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway in the recent Bartlett Sher production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hailed by The New York Times for her artistry, Ms. Hall-Tompkins created the first full album of newly-commissioned and original Fiddler-inspired works. On Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.,…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Sno-King Folk Dance to host ‘Blast from the Past Party’ Sept. 7

Enjoy a “Blast from the Past Party” with Sno-King International Folk Dance Club on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7-9:30 p.m. The event will be at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. There will be a program of favorite dances from the past, and you can request your own favorites. These include dances from…

Local artists perform at Mountlake Terrace summer music event

Family, friends and four-legged companions gathered Sunday evening to enjoy live music performed by local artists at this summer’s Mountlake Terrace Tunes at Terrace Creek Park. The free event was sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation, Espresso Break, Hemlock State Brewery and Pinnacle Roofing and featured performances by Eddie Spaghetti and the Meatballs, Chris…

Auditions now open for Northwest Girlchoir

Calling all girls who love to sing: Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 for fall 2019. Singers, including those from Mountlake Terrace, perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally. Grades 1-2: Online registration is now open for girls…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrating success — 190 Sunset’s three-year anniversary story

This is a special month for us. Sept. 8 marks our three-year anniversary, and everyone’s invited to come celebrate! We’ll kick off a week-long celebration with the beloved Edmonds band “One Love Bridge”performing live on the 190 deck on Saturday evening, Aug. 31. We’re calling it our “Endless Summer Bash,” because here at 190 Sunset…

Enjoy ‘Vocal Play’ when Naturally 7 plays Edmonds Center for the Arts Sept. 26

Naturally 7 returns to Edmonds Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 pm. More than just your average singing group, the members of Naturally 7 have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they’ve branded “Vocal Play” — singing as instruments. In its quest to celebrate the voice, this seven-man crew not only…

Moscow Ballet Russian Nutcracker auditions announced for Seattle-area students

American Dance Institute Shoreline is hosting 2019 Moscow Ballet Auditions for the Great Russian Nutcracker. This is a chance for area dance students to perform on stage with the principal dancers of the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet. The audition date is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancers must have at least one year of ballet training and…

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club dance party June 29

Get the jump on Independence Day as Sno-King International Folk Dance Club is throwing a dance party Saturday, June 29, ending with strawberries and ice cream. The event will be at the Cedar Valley Grange,  20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. The organization does dances from many lands, including partner, no-partner, and set dance. You don’t need to…

Welcome to our new sponsor Caravan Kabob

We are proud to announce our newest advertiser, Caravan Kabob, located conveniently in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. Originally from Pakistan, Chef/Owner Shahzad Raja has traveled across Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean, where he perfected his craft of preparing the freshest and tastiest cuisine from around the world. Tutored by Greek “Yia Yias,” his menu is a…

Free music and dance performances for all ages at Edmonds Arts Festival

Enjoy a variety of free music and dance performances during the Edmonds Arts Festival June 14-16. The main venue is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features traditional seating and a large grassy area perfect for sharing a blanket while listening. This open-air theater will host top professional, community, and school performers in our region. From…

Edmonds Arts Festival celebrates 62 years June 14-16

For 62 years, the Edmonds Arts Festival has been putting on a remarkable community event that’s about artists, aspiring artists, and people who like art. It’s also about the idea of being part of an arts-friendly town whose people work together to create and participate in this annual event. The festival’s longevity is thanks to…

Gary Faigin is 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist 

Renowned Seattle contemporary artist Gary Faigin was selected to design the 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. The selected art is from his “Age of Steam” collection. Bold, thought-provoking paintings in this collection explore the two sides of the steam engine during the industrialization of our country. The “Age of Steam” collection exhibits in the Arts…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 15 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the Visual Arts. The 2019 scholarship winners were honored at a community reception on May 22 and represent Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Edmonds…

Happening Saturday: Wine, spirits, beer tastings at Decant Edmonds

A reminder that Decant Edmonds will take place this Saturday, May 25 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Enjoy an evening of wine, spirits and beer tastings with live music. Taste and purchase bottles to take home at a saving of up to 30 percent off. Tickets are available through Edmonds Center for the…

May 18: Edmonds Jazz Connection to showcase student jazz performances

One of Edmonds’ most popular spring events is back. The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club is proud to announce the 19th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, to be held Saturday, May 18, at three locations in downtown Edmonds. More than a festival, it’s a Connection, bringing together students, renowned professional musicians, the arts community, music educators and ordinary…

Review: Royal India Cuisine in Lynnwood – it just gets better

I have mixed emotions. I do love share good news and encourage locals to check out the great cuisine offered at restaurants in the community. But when we arrived at Royal India Cuisine recently, well past the standard lunch hour, it was still packed! Only one parking space left. “Wonder what’s up,” said my spouse….

Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

May 3 fundraiser to help Edmonds CC Salsa Band travel to Puerto Rico

The Edmonds Community College Jazz and Salsa Band students will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January to listen to and learn la musica salsa from world-renowned salsa musicians during the San Sebastian Street Festival, one of the largest festivals in Puerto Rico. “These opportunities to experience Caribbean music and culture first hand are…

Debra K. Bollen painting exhibit opens May 1

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Debra K. Bollen painting exhibit for the month of May at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Debra K. Bollen is a watercolor artist living and working in downtown Edmonds.  Debra was born and raised in the Midwest and has lived in the Pacific Northwest…

Now open in Edmonds: 85°C Bakery Cafe

Now open in Edmonds in the former Payless Shoe location on Highway 99: The 85°C Bakery Cafe. Here’s the drill: You grab a tray, collect the pastries you want, get in line, and then order drinks. This the second location in South Snohomish County. There is also one in Lynnwood, which we reviewed here. The…