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Rising Star Estrella Gonzales-Sanders Featured in New Debbie Allen Netflix Documentary

by Jasmine M. Pulido

Estrella Gonzales-Sanders’ parents may have been prophetic when they named her Estrella, the Spanish word for “star.” The young Renton resident has already danced in front of notable stars like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Barry Gordy, and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Now, she has landed a small feature in Debbie Allen’s newly released Netflix documentary, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. And at age 12, Estrella’s own rise to stardom has only just begun.

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The Beach is About to Get Lit

by Marcus Harrison Green

A multicultural Santa Claus trinity, jubilant carolers belting out holiday standards as they (stroll) down Rainier Avenue, and high wattage decorations radiating from the windows and doorways of local business that are sure to send electricity bills skyrocketing.    Continue reading The Beach is About to Get Lit