Arts Section

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

My wife and I sat in on the 10th birthday party of this blog Monday evening, and I came away realizing how little I know about a community in which I’ve lived for some 45 years. For one thing it was... [Read more]

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

Michael Brunk is one of the most impressive, creative and talented media professionals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. As we celebrate our 10th blog-ivessary, it is incumbent upon me to recognize…

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing Thursday night’s (Dec. 14) wonderful sunset (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Organizers at Music4Life report that during the first quarter of 2017-18 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30), they delivered 1,665 ready-to-play musical instruments – having a fair market value of $28,237* – to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

Celebrate New Years Eve at Burien Elks Lodge

Celebrate New Years Eve at Burien Elks Lodge

From the folks at Burien Elks #2143: Come Celebrate New Years Eve at the Burien Elks lodge with Dinner and Dancing! We will serve dinner from 6 – 8 p.m. – enjoy Steak and Lobster, potatoes, salad &... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

CLIFF’S EDGE: Reasons to Speak Up About Speaking Out

The Burien City Council heard from The Seattle Times this week with what I would assume was unsolicited advice. Some might be surprised at The Times weighing in on the ongoing local dispute over a council... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘ChristmasSOUNDS’ is this weekend at Performing Arts Center

REMINDER: ‘ChristmasSOUNDS’ is this weekend at Performing Arts Center

REMINDER: This Saturday, Dec. 9 & Sunday, Dec. 10, the entire Northwest Associated Arts family will present their annual Christmas program at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. This annual... [Read more]

REMINDER: Save $5 on tix for last two weekends of BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’

REMINDER: Save $5 on tix for last two weekends of BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’

From left to right, Anne Cratchit (Hannah Rockel) and Bob Cratchit (Jaron Boggs) celebrate the birth of their baby while friend and co-worker Agnes (Jessica Robins) looks on in Burien Actors Theatre’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Clear (and cool) views of Mt. Rainier and Three Tree Point at sunset

PHOTOS: Clear (and cool) views of Mt. Rainier and Three Tree Point at sunset

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great photos showing Wednesday night’s sunset and view of Mt. Rainier from Three Tree Point (click images to view larger version/slideshow):  Read More →

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Scenes from Normandy Park’s Winterfest Tree Lighting (& Santa!)

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Scenes from Normandy Park’s Winterfest Tree Lighting (& Santa!)

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the annual Winterfest Tree Lighting – and rock star-like arrival of Santa (complete with police escort!) – took place at the Normandy Park Towne Center. Also on hand to entertain... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Rock in the New Year with the Molner Band at the Tin Room on New Year’s Eve

Rock in the New Year with the Molner Band at the Tin Room on New Year’s Eve

“Back by popular demand!” ROCK in the New Year with the Molner Band at the Tin Room on New Year’s Eve, starting at 9:30 p.m.! Molner Band Rock’in New Year’s | Tin Room |... [Read more]

Support our local library – join the Burien Library Guild at Jan. 8 meeting

Support our local library – join the Burien Library Guild at Jan. 8 meeting

Join the Burien Library Guild and support your library’s programs on Monday, Jan. 8. This meeting – which runs from 7 – 9 p.m. – is open to everyone and will be held at the library. More info... [Read more]

Monica Bretherton’s Art on display at Community Center through January

Monica Bretherton’s Art on display at Community Center through January

The Burien Community Center is currently presenting the works of artist Monica Bretherton until the end of January, 2018. Monica began her artistic career in Denver Colorado, where she exhibited sculpture... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

South Sound Choruses ‘ChristmasSounds’ to ring in Holidays Dec. 9 & 10

South Sound Choruses ‘ChristmasSounds’ to ring in Holidays Dec. 9 & 10

On Saturday, Dec. 9 & Sunday, Dec. 10, the entire Northwest Associated Arts family will present their annual Christmas program at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. This annual holiday... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’ – fun, warm feeling of the holiday season

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’ – fun, warm feeling of the holiday season

From left to right, Anne Cratchit (Hannah Rockel) and Bob Cratchit (Jaron Boggs) celebrate the birth of their baby while friend and co-worker Agnes (Jessica Robins) looks on in Burien Actors Theatre’s... [Read more]

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees on Wednesday night selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search. The Board made its decision... [Read more]

Burien Arts Pop-Up Gallery will feature Janet Price Art starting Dec. 1 at City Hall

Burien Arts Pop-Up Gallery will feature Janet Price Art starting Dec. 1 at City Hall

Burien Arts Association will be presenting a Pop-Up Gallery featuring the work of local artist Janet Price at Burien City Hall, 3rd Floor Lobby, on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This exhibit... [Read more]

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

By Jack Mayne The City Council study session agenda for Monday (Nov. 27) said that members were to hold a special closed session meeting for an hour before its study session. That special closed session... [Read more]

Southgate Eastern Star’s 20th Holiday Bazaar will be this Saturday, Dec. 2

Southgate Eastern Star’s 20th Holiday Bazaar will be this Saturday, Dec. 2

Join Southgate Eastern Star for their 20th anniversary Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Enjoy old town traditions with home made baked goods, handmade crafts, and old world charm. The bazaar... [Read more]