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Open Space kicks off renovation with gala fundraiser

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 26, 2016 at 2:43PM

For the past three years, in a sunny office on the second floor of the Open Space for Arts & Community, co-founders Janet McAlpin and David Godsey have been putting their considerable creative talents toward a brand new act. Calling it a makeover from the inside out, the two performing artists are launching a $1.5 million renovation of the building with a kick-off gala event — The Big O — the first Sunday in June.


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  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Island historian reads from new book about Vashon

Dancers prepare for June show

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Director of Dance at VCA Center for Dance Christine Juarez, right, instructs students in a rehearsal for the dance school's spring performance of "Dancers at a Gathering" and "Cinderella." It will be the inaugural dance performance in the Vashon Center for the Arts' new Katherine L White Hall. Guest pianist, islander William Kirkpatrick, will play, on stage, Chopin selections to accompany the advanced students performing "Dancers at a Gathering," a non-narrative ballet. The second half of the program will be Prokofiev's "Cinderella," with all new choreography — including ballet, modern and tap — by five Center for Dance faculty. The show opens on Friday, June 3 and runs through the weekend, with matinees on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at VCA, Heron's Nest and

All Island Reads about racism, culture and white privilege

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islanders Lois Watkins and Janie Starr have each lived on Vashon for just over a decade, but they only met a few months ago. They share a passion for activism and a love of writing, and they grew up in segregated America in the Southeast during the late 1940s. But they could not have arrived on Vashon from two more different backgrounds. Watkins, black, and Starr, white, lived in vastly different worlds, and as they say, they came to their activism from flip sides of the race coin.

VHS’ Anything Goes is Theatrical Tonic

  • May 18, 2016 at 1:30AM


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