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Erin Kenny, Aug. 3, 1960 – Oct. 19, 2018

Erin Kenny, an educator who received international acclaim for establishing Cedarsong Forest Kindergarten on Vashon, died on Friday, Oct. 19. She was 58 years old.… Continue reading

Stitch by stitch, a new business fulfills a dream

For Vashon Costuming, it’s the busiest time of year.

“14/48 Vashon” is back

A madcap whirlwind of theatrical creation will take place this weekend, when Vashon Center for the Arts again joins forces with Open Space for Arts… Continue reading

Arts & Humanities Series: ‘Legacy’

Vashon Center for the Arts will present the first talk of its 2018-19 Arts & Humanities series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a… Continue reading

New album has a big sound

The Deep Energy Orchestra, a band of accomplished, international musicians brought together by local composer and bassist Jason Everett, will have a concert at 4… Continue reading

Timely art show follows gut-wrenching day

In a cruel twist of timing no one could have anticipated, Vashon Center for the Arts opened its long-planned exhibition of artworks referencing the #MeToo… Continue reading

Hear St. Ophelia’s heavenly harmonies Saturday

Saint Ophelia, a local alternative folk rock band, will premiere its self-titled debut album during a CD-release performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in… Continue reading

The songs and legacy of a country queen come to Vashon

“Sweet Dreams,” a tribute concert in honor of country music queen Patsy Cline, will take place at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29,… Continue reading

Respect your elders: Longtime island artists shine in a show

This weekend marks the close of “Festival 25: Catch Us While You Can,” a celebration of artists and musicians who have lived on Vashon for… Continue reading

Vashon Center for the Arts gears up for annual auction

Longtime attendees of Vashon Center for the Arts annual art auction will notice some changes to the big fundraising event this year. The gala, themed… Continue reading

Note by glorious note, Vashon Opera achieves a milestone

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost a decade since islanders first thrilled to the sound of their own resident opera company. Now, Vashon… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall is coming to Vashon

Update: This show has sold out. International touring and recording artist Trevor Hall will play a show at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 13, at Open… Continue reading

New film fest aims to open hearts, minds

This Friday night, the big screen at Vashon Theatre will light up with the grand opening of a new animation festival, filled with works made… Continue reading

New animation festival focuses on films with a conscience

A new film festival is set to take place Sept. 14 to 16 at the Vashon Theatre with the aim of using animation as a… Continue reading

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