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  • Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Announce 2017 Christmas Tour
    8/14/2017

    Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-bill their popular Christmas tour this holiday season, which will be joined for the second consecutive year by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” This seasonal crowd-pleaser, presented by Balsam Hill®, features a full symphony orchestra under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton.  

    With multiple sellout crowds celebrating the season with them last year, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith joint Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season. Combining for a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2017 Christmas tour will showcase selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires, including their most recent releases, Grant’s Tennessee Christmas, Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas and Jordan Smith’s ’Tis The Season.

    In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Michael and Amy are exclusively meeting with as many as 200 people who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concert and through the website www.meetamyandmichael.com. This “Compassion Meet & Greet” is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo opportunity with the artists. 


  • Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith Announce 2017 Christmas Tour
    8/14/2017

    Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-bill their popular Christmas tour this holiday season, which will be joined for the second consecutive year by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” This seasonal crowd-pleaser, presented by Balsam Hill®, features a full symphony orchestra under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton.  

    With multiple sellout crowds celebrating the season with them last year, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith joint Christmas tours have become some of the most anticipated holiday events of the season. Combining for a vast collection of critically-acclaimed holiday albums between them, the 2017 Christmas tour will showcase selections spanning the artists’ expansive Christmas repertoires, including their most recent releases, Grant’s Tennessee Christmas, Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas and Jordan Smith’s ’Tis The Season.

    In addition to the performance, and in support of their longstanding relationship with Compassion International, Michael and Amy are exclusively meeting with as many as 200 people who sponsor a child through the organization prior to the concert and through the website www.meetamyandmichael.com. This “Compassion Meet & Greet” is an opportunity to learn more about the Compassion International’s child sponsorship experience and will include a photo opportunity with the artists. 

  • Families Flock to XFINITY Arena for Free Touch A Truck Event
    8/12/2017

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Spectra by Comcast Spectacor welcomed more than 1,000 guests to XFINITY Arena on August 5 for the Touch A Truck community event, presented by Dwayne Lane's Ram Truck Center.

    “It was incredible hearing all the positive feedback and seeing so many smiling faces,” said Rick Comeau, XFINITY Arena General Manager. “To welcome 1,076 people to the building for Touch A Truck, while partnering with a great cause like the YWCA, was exactly what we were hoping for when planning the event.”

    Families who lined up outside the XFINITY Arena gated parking lot in advance of the 10 AM start were welcomed to a fun, hands-on, educational event. Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from an Everett Fire Department fire truck to the arena Zamboni, and everything in between, were on display for children to explore and hop into the driver’s seat. There were even special appearances by Batman and Odin, Thor’s father, courtesy of local non-profit Costumed Characters for Causes, as well as the Everett Aquasox mascot Webbly.

    Sponsors and vendors participating at Touch A Truck included:

    • Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family (http://www.dwaynelane.com/)
    • Dirt Bike Safety Training (http://www.dirtbikesafetytraining.com/)
    • Mary’s Towing (https://www.marystowing.com/)
    • Everett Fire Department (https://everettwa.gov/231/Fire)
    • Everett Police Department (https://everettwa.gov/332/Police)
    • Everett Youth Hockey (http://everettyouthhockey.com/)
    • YWCA Seattle I King I Snohomish (http://www.ywcaworks.org/locations/everett-regional-center)
    • Everett Aquasox (http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t403)
    • KRKO 1380AM (http://www.everettpost.com/krko-fox-sports-radio)
    • Pro Aerial League (http://www.proaerialleague.com/)
    • Costumed Characters for Causes (http://cbc4c.org/wordpress/)
    • Waeco Construction, LLC
    • Jim Novak – vintage military jeep

    Touch A Truck also featured a variety of interactive kid-friendly activities, including a bounce house, courtesy of the Everett Aquasox, and ball hockey via Everett Youth Hockey. The team from Pro Aerial League, who are hosting the first ever team drone racing competition at XFINITY Arena this Saturday, August 19, were also on hand to show off their drones and teach kids how to fly them.

    “Given this year’s success, we’re already looking at ways to grow the event with more trucks and new activities for next year,” said Rick Comeau.
  • Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory Makes a Splash as part of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart
    8/7/2017

    Plus Riley and the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out
    Take the Ice for the First Time in the New Skating Production

    Follow your heart straight to adventure with Disney On Ice! Families will make unforgettable memories with Mickey, Minnie and all your Disney friends when the new ice show Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart arrives in Everett! The ice skating extravaganza features the beloved stories & characters from the smash hit animated movies Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production, with performances playing the Puget Sound Area from November 9-12 at XFINITY Arena at Everett.

    Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game.

    Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.

    Thursday, November 9 | 7:00 PM
    Friday, November 10 | 7:00 PM
    Saturday, November 11 | 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
    Sunday, November 12 | 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM
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