Elizabeth Shepherd

Music comes back to Ober Park

A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.

Marley’s Ghost heats up Open Space

Marley’s Ghost, a well-traveled music ensemble made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher, will play a show at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Well-traveled musicians are bringing it on home

A Vashon-centric night of songs will come to Red Bicycle Bistro this Saturday, when local favorite Ian Moore brings his band, the Lossy Coils, to the stage for a blistering night of music

Acclaimed UMO Ensemble to present new work

UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.

Artist’s show looks back at 50 years of creativity

Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.

Book reading: New novel tells of drama on the high sea

Vashon resident, fisherman and writer Richard Bard recently published “West of Spencer,” a novel that draws on his experience in the salmon trolling industry.

A roaming artist returns, with a show about home

What makes a house a home? And can home be a feeling as much as an actual place? A new show, performed this weekend as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series, aims to answer these questions and more.

Kindergarten teacher caps off a favorite Chautauqua program

Jamie Olive is only 6 years old, but he already knows that a peregrine falcon can fly as fast as a cheetah can run.

An author shares the tale of a mighty river

Islanders can celebrate a monumental environmental victory that is also, quite literally, a fish story, at a reading tonight.

Puccini twofer is Vashon Opera’s next star-studded show

Vashon Opera’s production of two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini will bring both tragedy and comedy to the stage of Bethel Church next weekend.

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As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. A good newspaper strives to get both sides, but sometimes in reporting a story, one side can elude us. This is especially true when that side lives on the water.

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Art is skin deep for local entrepreneur

Shop owner has built a following with his tattoos and custom machines

Eager young actors will storm the stage in ‘The Music Man’

Vashon Allied Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will perform “The Music Man, Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, at Vashon Methodist Church.

Religion shouldn’t affect health care services

Withholding medical procedures from patients that want it is about power, not medicine. The only religious values that matter in a doctor-patient relationship are, frankly, the patient’s.

A new ensemble aims to fill a variety show void on Vashon

A merry band of local performers will bring homegrown humor, songs, clowning, video and true stories to the stage of Vashon Theatre on Sunday.

Vashon dancers bring beauty to a tragic tale

A company of young dancers will take the stage in Vashon Allied Arts Center for Dance’s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” coming up this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

‘Black Comedy’ lights up the stage with laughs

What funny business happens when the lights go out? That question is at the heart of Drama Dock’s spring offering, “Black Comedy,” set for a run at Vashon High School this weekend.

Talented local teens will open up for hip-hop artists

It’s time for the latest in a series of innovative concerts that pair top Seattle music acts with young island performers. The series, called Sharing the Stage, will bring Seattle hip-hop sensations The Physics and Kublakai to the Open Space for Arts & Community on Saturday night.

Island kids find the rhythms in a play by Shakespeare

A group of 7- to 13-year-old island kids has teamed up to tackle the high drama of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and they’ll show off what they’ve learned about sword-fighting, family feuds and doomed romance at a free performance this weekend.