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 Ruby Bishop, turning 95 on Monday, Dec. 22, has played piano all her life.
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Sunday, December 21
At 95, Ruby Bishop is still singing her own tune | Nicole & Co.

With a standing gig at Vito’s, the pianist says the music keeps her going.

Monday, December 15

Going ‘Wild” at film-premiere; JJ McKay’s party packs them in | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Author Cheryl Strayed and actors Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern celebrate the new movie’s recent release. JJ McKay’s annual Christmas party packs them in.

Friday, December 12

The voice of Halo’s Cortana is a Jane Austen type at heart | Nicole & Co.

An interview with actress Jen Taylor. From Victorian England to cyberspace, she plays many roles.

Monday, December 8

Seattle Symphony takes care of its own; bravo to The Studios | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Seattle Symphony presents its Holiday Musical Salute, and The Studios performing-arts training center downtown opens with flair.

Sunday, December 7

For Cheryl Strayed, writing ‘Wild’ was just the beginning | Nicole & Co.

After chronicling her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail in a best-selling book, another adventure began for the author.

Wednesday, December 3

Meet the four-legged actors in the 5th Ave’s ‘A Christmas Story’ | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

A cast of canine thespians steals the show in “A Christmas Story”; Seattle Children’s has an arboreal fundraiser.

Saturday, November 29

Dick’s Drive-In family leads crowdfunding for homeless kids

An effort led by Dick’s Drive-In family member Saul Spady is using online crowdfunding to raise enough money to shelter every homeless family in Seattle this winter.

Friday, November 28

Diane von Furstenberg: ‘Until I am buried, I want to live’ | Nicole & Co.

A book, a television show, a civic philanthropy project, a family, a fashion empire — it’s all on Diane von Furstenberg’s formidable resume.

Wednesday, November 26

Donor’s tender heart and generous spirit shine at holidays | Nicole Brodeur

Joe X. Mead didn’t seek attention for his longtime commitment to charity.

Monday, November 24

Seahawks’ former jobs? Hauschka drove the ‘Drunk Bus’ | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

Seahawks players put on server’s jackets for a night at the Metropolitan Grill — to support a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser — and Tom Douglas plans to christen an upcoming project in honor of Brandi Carlile.

Monday, November 17

Cornish gala raises $800,000; Runway to Freedom, fashion and compassion | Nicole Brodeur's Names in Bold

A centennial night for Cornish; and Runway to Freedom fights domestic violence with fashion and Macklemore.