Turn Up the Music This Summer!

The summer concert season begins and ends with two of the Northwest's biggest musical festivals.  Sasquatch will take place Memorial Day weekend at The Gorge at George and Bumbershoot will be held Labor Day weekend at the Seattle Center. Sasquatch 2016 headliners include two British bands: indie rockers Florence and the Machine and The Cure, who are still touring and performing […]

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Meet Marvel’s Greatest Heroines

Think that all of Marvel's mightiest heroes are men? Think again. The Marvel universe is filled with smart, strong, capable women who use their incredible powers to fight evil and save the day. Meet some of Marvel's greatest heroines today. Agent Carter After the end of World War II Agent Peggy Carter finds herself marginalized […]

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What do Sylvester Stallone and Katy Perry have in common? Let me explain.

The other day my six-year-old was repeatedly and enthusiastically singing the lyrics: "Eye of the tiger hear me roar!"  I just couldn't help myself when I heard "eye of the tiger" and started belting out lyrics right along with her:  It's the eye of the tiger / It's the thrill of the fight / Rising up to the […]

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Trumpeting Jazz in the Movies!

Wow,  to please all Gabriels & music hipsters, two new movies all about famous jazz trumpeters were just released: "Born to be Blue" about cool icon Chet Baker and MILES AHEAD starring one of the indisputable titans of all sound, Miles Davis. While neither movie will likely last long in the theatres (unfortunately), it's still a […]

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Hey kids, these are for you!

A terrific audiobook narrator for children's books is the amazing Lana Quintal.  She has captured the essence of Junie B. Jones. The books are told in the first person, so you have the joy of listening to Junie B.'s thoughts on subjects like the first day of school and having to ride the stupid smelly bus.  The […]

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Are All Rabbits Racist? Keep Talking About the Messages in Zootopia at Your Library

If you haven't seen Disney's new film Zootopia yet, get ready for more than just animated adventure. The film also weaves in the themes of racism, prejudice, and social justice. While younger children might not notice many of the messages, the rest of us are left with plenty of thought cud to chew on. Is the film […]

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