Arts

New film stars former islander

One of Vashon’s own will appear on the big screen at the Vashon Theatre next week as part of the Her Story Film Festival Showcase.… Continue reading

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                                Actors rehearse for “Romeo & Juliet.”

Classic tale retold in new performance

William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet” will be performed in a newly-imagined student production at 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018
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                                Actors rehearse for “Romeo & Juliet.”
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                                Barry Cooper takes a break at a Vashon Events’ show.

’70s music event at Red Bike

Vashon Events will host “Music of the 70s” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike. The evening will showcase two dozen island musicians and… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018
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                                Barry Cooper takes a break at a Vashon Events’ show.

High school musical spells success to both reviewer and audience

By ALEXANDRA DRISSELL For The Beachcomber Your word is: wonderful. Definition, please? Inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous. Can you use it in… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Documentary tells powerful story

The remarkable award-winning documentary “Big Sonia” will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday at the Vashon Theatre and will include a Q &… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2018

Lecture and performance series looks at three major composers

When Austrian composer Franz Schubert died in 1823 at the early age of 31, he left behind quite a legacy — over 600 secular vocal… Continue reading

Musical comedy engages audience members, literally

When characters in a musical comedy compete with audience members in a spelling bee, the result is an evening of improvised, unexpected entertainment, exactly what’s… Continue reading

Singer songwriter’s CD nominated for national award

It was Christmas two years ago when island musician Abigail Sloane received a present that changed her life. Unbeknownst to the 24 year-old singer-songwriter, her… Continue reading

Jason Lollar (Rick Dahms Photo)

Veteren blues performers play at Red Bike

One More Mile, a blues band that over the years has changed players but always remained committed to the roots of blues, will play a… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018
Jason Lollar (Rick Dahms Photo)
Dancers perform a student-choreographed piece in “Original Works.” (Courtesy photo)

Youth dancers perform original works

Five years ago, Vashon Center for Dance launched a stand-alone performance of unique works by young island dancers and choreographers. Called “Original Works,” the production… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018
Dancers perform a student-choreographed piece in “Original Works.” (Courtesy photo)
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                                Portrait of Jessika Satori by Pam Ingalls

Poetry Well for March

The Poetry Well is a monthly column that showcases island poetry. This month includes a poem by Jessika Satori. Yours “The nearer I am to… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018
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                                Portrait of Jessika Satori by Pam Ingalls

Harbor School holds online and onsite auction

It’s been 18 years since Harbor School held its first auction to raise funds for programs and financial aid. This year, the school added an… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

New production of older work still inspirational

Eve Ensler’s internationally successful episodic play, “The Vagina Monologues,” is now over two decades old, and yet it still holds the power to inspire. Three… Continue reading

Remembrance to be held for beloved island poet and artist

In celebration and honor of beloved islander and former Vashon Poet Laureate Ina Whitlock, an evening of remembrance will be held from 6 to 7… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018
Elisa Barston (Courtesy Photo)

Seattle Symphony all-stars perform at VCA

Vashon Chamber Music’s Seattle Symphony All Stars series will continue with a special “ladies night” concert from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Kay… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018
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Art Studio Tour changes name and expands purpose

The Island Art Studio Tour recently announced changes to the nonprofit that began as a small collective of individual artists in the early 1980s. Now,… Continue reading

Contemplative Dance practitioners invite islanders to multi-day celebration

When Joan Hanna opens the doors to her spacious, light-filled island studio — Hanna Barn — next week, it will be to welcome all islanders… Continue reading

First Friday

Most galleries and art spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday “Relics: a show of bits of time” is a new exhibit… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018
Clip from the animated film “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem by Kobe Bryant (Courtesy Photo)

Film Society presents 2018 Academy Award nominated animated films

Vashon Film Society will present an evening of animated short films nominated for 2018 Academy Awards at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Vashon Theatre. From “Dear… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018
Clip from the animated film “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem by Kobe Bryant (Courtesy Photo)
Van Redeker band (Courtesy Photo)

Van Redeker band will play Red Bike

Known for its energetic performances, vocal harmonies and non-stop boogie, the Van Redeker Band will return to the Red Bike for a show at 8:30… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018
Van Redeker band (Courtesy Photo)