Elizabeth Shepherd

Festival maestro keeps an island tradition in tune

Jim Marsh’s job is to make sure that Vashon’s biggest event of the year runs like a top.

 

Tacoma police kill Vashon man in confrontation at detention center

Willem Van Spronsen told friends, family he intended for police to kill him.

 

A new poet laureate brings passion to her post

Susan Lynch accepted the mantle as laureate on June 27 at a ceremony at Vashon Winery.

 

Art appreciation: Ray Pfortner shares 25 years of memories

The exhibit is a nod to the fact that Pfortner has now resided on the island for 25 years.

Acclaimed dancers find a space to create on Vashon

Seattle Dance Collective will perform its debut program at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Music festival will bloom on Maury Island

The lineup, presented by Tip the Scales, will include award-winning musician Stephanie Anne Johnson.

Hip-hop hero Onry Ozzborn comes to Vashon

Rapper and producer Michael Martinez is revered in the Seattle scene and beyond.

Theater embraces new ideas, old-fashioned fun

A summer series will bring retro classics back to Vashon’s historic silver screen

Groundbreaking female Gambian musician comes to Vashon

The show will be a must-see island occasion.

‘Come Together’: a tribute to The Beatles

Island bands and musicians will perform songs from the Fab Four canon.

Recommendation: ‘Tree,’ at Vashon Center for the Arts

Artist Dawna Holloway is curating the works of 20 well-known artists in the Pacific Northwest.

Drama Dock attracts new talent for production of ‘Tommy’

In many ways, the show is about the quiet and long process of recovering from trauma.

Duo brings poetry, power to upcoming performance

Concert-goers can expect to hear music that is stirring, contemplative and topical.

Third-graders sound the alarm to save salmon and orcas

Artworks call on their viewers to step up to protect the fragile ecosystems of the Salish Sea.

Loud and proud, an exhibit celebrates LGBTQ life on Vashon

The show, at the island’s Heritage Museum, is on view until March 31, 2020.

A new musical production wraps ‘O Brother’ songs in fresh gimmick

A fresh narrative, built around Vashonian lore, will adapt famous soundtrack to island story.

Can’t-miss performances, blockbuster new shows to debut

Island’s first art walk of the summer will unfold from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7.

Nikkita Oliver set to send powerful message

The acclaimed activist and artist will present programs for youth and general audiences.

Poets Tess Gallagher and Alice Derry to read recent works

Both will read selections from old and new collections.

Rainbow Girls come to Vashon for an intimate show

The Californian folk trio meld love, self-reflection and social justice into their music.