Art/Entertainment

PRESS RELEASE

The first annual B•Town Brewfest, a beer festival fundraiser for the SeaTac Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Burien
Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W.

There will be two sessions: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM, and you
must be 21 years or older to attend. This new beer-lovers festival will feature local breweries from around the South Puget Sound area pouring their best drafts.

The Highline area (Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and SeaTac) is ready for its very own craft beer event, and this inaugural festival promises not to disappoint event goers.

"We are working hard to feature the very best and unique brews and brewers from around the Puget Sound area," said festival organizer, John Fosberg. "All of the brewers we've spoken to about the event have been very excited about participating, and we're expecting a diverse list of brewers to attend -- and a lot of
incredible beers to choose from."

06/14/2012

Press release:

Burien Little Theatre announces auditions for the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. This will be an ALL FEMALE production (sorry guys). Characters range in age from mid-20s through mid-50s.
Synopsis: “Jesus Christ Superstar” is the controversial rock opera that traces the final days in the life of Jesus Christ — his arrival in Jerusalem, his betrayal, Passion and crucifixion — as well as his relationships with Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene. The show features the hits "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "What's the Buzz" and the title song “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Performances are at Burien Little Theatre in Burien from Feb. 15 through March 24, 2013. Rehearsals begin in late December, though may start earlier depending on schedules. Specific date will be determined later, with time off for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Auditions are Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, Jun 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks are Wednesday, Jun 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The stage director is Steve Cooper.

$100 stipend provided.

06/11/2012

Press release:

Katherine Chounla of SeaTac was recently selected to participate in the 2012 Miss Teen Seattle pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, June 17.

Katherine, a Global Connection High student on the Tyee campus, learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Seattle area.

Katherine submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year's Seattle Pageant Coordinator.



Katherine will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Katherine will be competing in the division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.

Most important, Katherine will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's Seattle judging panel.

05/17/2012

The Highline Community Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert Monday, May 7 at the Foster Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St. in Tukwila.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Also look for the band’s performances at the Burien Wild Strawberry Festival on June 16 and the Normandy Park Cove on June 23 at 2 p.m.

More information is available at www.highlineband.org.

05/04/2012

Press release:

The Des Moines Arts Commission is looking for talented local performers to audition in the areas of: music, dance, theatre, comedy, poetry, novelty and spoken arts.

At this open community concert we want to showcase local talent. We plan to select a variety of artists who display creativity, excellent talent, great showmanship and broad audience appeal.

How to audition: Call the Des Moines Parks Dept. @ 206-870-6527 or send an e-mail to recreation@desmoineswa.gov for audition details & to schedule your audition slot.

Auditions will be held in 20-minute increments on:
A. Thurs., May 3 from 6-9 pm,
B. Fri., May 4 from 6-9 pm
at Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th St, Des Moines, WA. 98198

The deadline to sign up for the auditions is 4 pm the day of the audition.

Sponsored by the Des Moines Arts Commission, Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, Des Moines Legacy Foundation & 4 Culture.

04/30/2012

Press release:

Eilers Family Art Collection

Thursday, April 26, 2012

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

At Normandy Park City Hall

801 S.W. 174th Street

The Eilers Family, Karl, Marge and their son David, generously share with us works by two artists Emma Eilers, Painter, 1870-1951, and Ed Firmage Jr., Photographer.

Emma Eilers is the Great Aunt of Karl and Marge.

David, who has engaged in extensive research about the life and career of Emma Eilers and also worked with Ed Firmage, will be speaking about both
artists and their works.

In addition, there will be a few other art
treasures which will be available for viewing only the evening of the reception.

This exhibit is sponsored by the City of Normandy Park Arts Commission and Arts Commissioner Robert Frey.

Join us at this reception for refreshments, conversations with the Eilers Family and truly enjoyable surroundings.

04/26/2012

Press release:

Burien Little Theatre presents the Tony-nominated comedy-drama "reasons to be pretty," written by Neil LaBute, opening Friday, April 20.
Greg, who adores his girlfriend Steph, admits she is no beauty. When Steph finds out, all hell breaks loose. Tony-nominated for Best Play. “Some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere.” The New York Times.

This show is suitable for ages 16-plus due to considerable adult language.

"reasons to be pretty" will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from opening night on April 20 through May 13. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Burien Little Theatre is introducing two new ticket deals for reasons to be pretty: On opening night April 20, any audience member who says “I’m pretty” at the box office gets $5 off the price of his/her ticket. At the closing show on May 13 at 2 p.m., any party that includes a female gets $5 off all tickets, Both deals available for purchases at the door only.

04/12/2012

Press release:

The Burien Community Center is pleased to present the work of local artist Dennis Harrison.

Dennis creates work in Marquetry. Marquetry is an art form that uses only natural and dyed wood veneers in its presentation. It is a little-known art form in America, but it is hundreds of years old as practiced elsewhere.

In the United Kingdom and on the European continent it is considered a ‘fine’ art and is practiced extensively. It is a detail demanding discipline with few, if any, second attempts possible.

Every Marquetry picture is truly one-of-a-kind; beginning with the infinite stresses placed in a growing tree to the final slicing of the veneers, each piece of veneer will never be duplicated again.

Dennis is a founding member of the Puget Sound chapter of the National Marquetry Society. The Society hosts exhibitions and hands-on classes to raise public awareness of the art. Additional art work for viewing and other information is available at www.pugetsoundmarquetry.org

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8AM-8PM, Fridays 8AM-5PM.

04/02/2012

Press release:

The Des Moines Arts Commission is looking for talented local performers to audition in the areas of: music, dance, theatre, comedy, poetry, novelty and spoken arts.
At this open community concert we want to showcase local talent. We plan to select a variety of artists who display creativity, excellent talent, great showmanship and broad audience appeal.

How to audition: Call the Des Moines Parks Dept. @ 206-870-6527 or send an e-mail to
recreation@desmoineswa.gov for audition details & to schedule your audition slot.
Auditions will be held in 20 minute increments on:
A. Fri., April 13 from 6-9 pm,
B. Sat., April 14 from 1-4 pm
C. Sun., April 15 from 2-5 pm
at Highline Community College, Bldg. 7, Des Moines, WA. 98198
(campus map: http://maps.highline.edu/index.php/ )

The deadline to sign up for the auditions is 3 pm, on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Sponsored by the Des Moines Arts Commission, Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, Des Moines Legacy Foundation & 4 Culture.

04/02/2012