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Welsh singer plays a show at Snapdragon

Welsh musician Jon Langford will bring his own brand of alternative country and rock music to Snapdragon for a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Currently based in Chicago, Langford was a band member of the British rock band the Mekons and more recently the Chicago band the Waco Brothers.

Langford’s artwork is also on display at the gallery through the month of April. He is known for his multi-layered paintings, which are often of country music figures.

Cal Kinnear reads from his latest book of poetry

Island writer and poet Cal Kinnear will read excerpts and talk about his new book “My Father’s House” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Vashon Bookshop.

Kinnear’s new book explores his relationship with his larger-than-life father and investigates what makes memories and what defines them.

Islander seeks actors for a short film

Vashon filmmaker Nicholas “Kip” Jurus is holding an open casting call for a 5- to 7-minute short film to be shot on Vashon Island titled “The Choices We Make.”

Jurus said he is looking for one male lead and one female lead — both should be 18 to 20 years old, or 16 to 18 with parents’ permission. He is also looking to fill several smaller roles and for people to be a part of the film’s crew.

Audition dates have not yet been announced. For more information on the film or to get on a mailing list for when auditions are announced, email Jurus at

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