Elizabeth Shepherd

Artists who have been around the block shine in new show

Save the dates for Festival 25: Catch Us While You Can, a month-long celebration of art and music created by local artists who have shaped… Continue reading

Three summertime shows mean the chance to dance

Islanders can listen to live music and wear out their dancing shoes this week with a trio of almost-end-of-summer shows that run the groove gamut… Continue reading

‘Libbie’ remembered as a force in local theater

Elizabeth “Libbie” Anthony, a revered member of Vashon’s theater community for decades, died on Friday, July 20, in Woodsville, New Hampshire. She was 77. Anthony… Continue reading

Car show promises high-octane fun

Islanders can ogle hot rods, Pebble Beach cars, classic roadsters and more when Engels Repair and Towing hosts its annual car show from 10 a.m.… Continue reading

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                                Jennifer Stills, shown above at Strawberry Festival, will play a house concert on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Better pay, good music go together, a new group says

A new organization on Vashon is dedicated to helping musicians make a fair wage, one house concert at a time. The group, Tip the Scales,… Continue reading

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                                Jennifer Stills, shown above at Strawberry Festival, will play a house concert on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Curtain’s up for madcap comedy ‘Noises Off’ with Drama Dock

Island audiences can expect pratfalls, wardrobe malfunctions and slapstick on steroids when local thespians perform “Noises Off,” an award-winning farce, this week and next at… Continue reading

Eclectic music mix for Ober Park concert series

Islanders, get ready to kick off your shoes — it’s time to dance in the grass again at a series of free, outdoor summer concerts… Continue reading

Amanda Westbrooke steps down at Open Space

Amanda Westbrooke, executive director of Open Space for Arts & Community since 2016, has resigned her position effective July 3, the organization has announced. Amy… Continue reading

Arts center answers a $6 million question

Years after cashing in trust thought to be earmarked for sustainability, VCA explains why.

Vashon Center for the Arts chooses new executive director

Kevin Hoffberg has been officially named the new executive director of Vashon Center for the Arts. In March, Hoffberg stepped down as a board member… Continue reading

Spinning and plucking, an island show heads to Seattle

It isn’t unusual to hear the twang of guitars or throbbing of drums from a backwoods studio or garage on Vashon. But the music that emanates from Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann’s studio, at the end of long dirt road in Burton, sounds like none other.

Feel the heat of fiery flamenco

The flamboyant art of flamenco will be on display this weekend, when Vashon Allied Arts brings guitarist Ben Woods and dancer Stephanie Pedraza to town to perform.

Filmmaker strives to keep sitting in life’s front row

When islander Jessika Satori decided to switch career paths and become a filmmaker in her mid-40s, one of the first things she did was enroll in a class taught by Seattle legend Stewart Stern, a two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter.

A new sketch comedy troupe offers up stories, songs and laugh

A new island comedy ensemble, the Vashon Hysterical Society, will present an afternoon of sketch comedy and original songs at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Theatre.

The fur will fly when ‘Cats’ comes to town

“Cats” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon High School theater. Tickets, $15 general, $10 for Drama Dock members and $5 for youth and seniors, are on sale at the door and at the Vashon Bookshop.

A touring player has a hometown show

Island singer, songwriter and guitar god Ian Moore will unplug his mighty axe for a solo acoustic concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

A lecture series starts with a tale of madness

Vashon Allied Arts will launch a new season of its popular Arts & Humanities Series at 7 p.m. Sunday with a talk by award-winning Anchorage Daily News journalist Tom Kizzia.

Let art be your umbrella on a gallery walk

Island galleries will feature a variety of art this weekend.

A common start binds many Vashon families together

When Laura Wishik’s daughter Daniela entered first grade, one of the first things Wishik did was mention to her teacher, Tina Taylor, that Daniela had been adopted, and asked her to be on the lookout for any issues that might arise from that fact

A poet aims to help others pen their own tales

On Saturday, island writers can indulge in two free events led by East Coast poet Michael Czarnecki — a memoir writing workshop at noon and a poetry reading at 7 p.m.