5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Movies

5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Movies
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Some people love it and others hate it. Whether you will be spending your night with someone special, a group of friends or just a tub of ice cream and a bottle of wine…here are some movies to make you feel all those terrific and terrible Valentine’s Day feels. Manhattan (1979) Isaac is a middle aged, twice divorced writer that resides in New York. His current girlfriend Tracy is beautiful, intelligent and also a teenager. Despite their brilliant chemistry, Isaac dumps Tracy and begins to date his best friend’s ex-mistress, Mary. When he realizes he’s made a big mistake, he comes running back to Tracy in hopes that she’ll forgive him. Woody Allen’s Manhattan lets us reflect on all the ups and downs we’ve all had in relationships and also reminds us that...
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A Night at The Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

A Night at The Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
When attending a comedy, you can expect some laughs. Most importantly, you know that although negative events may transpire, a happy ending is awaiting the characters. Seattle Opera 's The Marriage of Figaro is full of tricks, lies and lust all wrapped up neatly in a great comedic bow. The stage direction by the brilliant Aidan Lang gives the audience a unique perspective on this hilarious story. This is a marvelous show for first timers or veterans of any opera house. Be prepared to laugh and try your best to solve the mystery as the thick web of deceit is spun. There are many twists and turns in The Marriage of Figaro . Without divulging many secrets and going into too much detail, the general plot is as follows. Figaro is a valet to Count Alamaviva and will soon wed Susanna, the maid of the wonderful Countess...
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5 Artists to Look Out for in 2016

5 Artists to Look Out for in 2016
Sometimes as we age, we begin to appreciate the old and doubt the new. I believe that is especially true with music. It is so easy to get stuck on the music you grew up with and feel hesitant towards any new artists. Don’t spend your life in your dark, unwilling to explore! Here are 5 new & upcoming artists to shatter those old thoughts of yours and redefine modern music. *These are in no particular order, they’re all amazing* Tame Impala Tame Impala’s sound is infected with psychedelic rock influences. Their funky basslines, melodic guitar riffs, delayed and reverbed vocals are extremely refreshing and impressive. This Australian group’s albums have already gone gold and platinum in their home country, but they are now making big waves in America with their 3rd album, Currents. Currents is amazing start to finish...
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Seattle Symphony's Performance of Handel's Messiah

Seattle Symphony's Performance of Handel's Messiah
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah was composed in 1741 and first performed in Dublin on April 13th 1742. This piece of music is older than the revolutionary war! The language used in the piece are direct quotes from scripture. This composition is split into three parts, all focusing on Jesus Christ. The first uses Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah while also focusing on his loving nature. The second grimly explains his suffering and eventual death. The third centers on the resurrection. Handel wrote the music for the Messiah in a whopping 24 days. That is 53 individual pieces of music, spread across multiple instruments, completed in under a month. Handel continued to revise and edit the piece over 10 years and the first published score was released in 1767, 8 years after Handel’s death. The Seattle Symphony has been performing...
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Top 7 Holiday Movies For Holiday Cheer

Top 7 Holiday Movies For Holiday Cheer
Holiday movies are the best way to get you in the holiday spirit. Every year new movies come out right in time for the season, but there's nothing like the classics. So get in your lounging clothes, pop some popcorn, sit back and binge on these holiday treats.  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) George Bailey is an extremely generous man who lives in the town of Bedford Falls. He has spent his entire adult life trying to protect the city from the rich and corrupted Mr. Potter. It’s a constant battle and one day George reaches a very low point. He contemplates suicide and as he is standing on the bridge he is visited by Clarence, an angel in training, who hasn’t yet received his wings. Clarence shows George visions of Bedford Falls without George’s presence. The nightmarish town...
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Concert Review: 107.7 The End's Deck the Hall Ball 2015

Concert Review: 107.7 The End's Deck the Hall Ball 2015
The weather was cold and rainy the day of 107.7 The End's  Deck the Hall Ball , but the adoring fans waiting to get in were full of bright and warm spirits. As I found my seat, I watched people pour into the pit, anticipating the live music to come. Some were festively wrapped in Christmas lights or wearing Santa caps. Soon the lights dimmed and the seated mass of people arose like a wave as Deep Sea Diver walked onto the stage. The stage was painted purple by the lights above as they began to play. Deep Sea Diver definitely got the party started in Key Arena. They ended with a bluesy version of “O’ Holy Night” that captivated the crowd. It was such a pleasure to watch a local band play their first big show. X Ambassadors was next. Lead singer, Sam Harris, ran...
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107.7 Deck the Hall Ball 2015

107.7 Deck the Hall Ball 2015
On December 8th, the annual Deck the Hall Ball will commence in Key Arena. Since 1992, this winter themed concert has delivered some of the best bands from a range of genres that are sure to get you in the holiday mood and spread some “singing-along” cheer. Over the years groups like Everclear, Radiohead, Moby, Blink 182, Coheed & Cambria, Gnarls Barkley, the Shins and many more have blessed Seattle with their presence. More than ten years ago, I attended Deck the Hall Ball to see Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Keane and Snow Patrol. It was the first time I ever lost myself in live music. This year, Deck the Hall Ball continues its stellar reputation for great music and artists with yet another incredible lineup. 3:00 PM: Deep Sea Diver Deep Sea Diver’s front woman, Jessica Dobson,...
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