Arts

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
Elisa Barston (Courtesy Photo)

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)

Curvettes play VCA on First Friday (courtesy photo)

Last month began a new First Friday Local Music series to showcase local bands at the Kay White Hall. The event is a partnership between… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

Early Music Festival

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present the rarely-played Italian four-part canzonas with renaissance transverse flutist Jeffrey Cohan, dulcian (baroque bassoon) player Anna Marsh,… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018
Erin Fiedler Photo 
                                Karla Bonoff

lang performs two benefit concerts at VCA

The international pop and country singer-songwriter k.d lang will launch her U.S. “Ingénue Redux” tour with two benefit concerts at Vashon Center for the Arts… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018
Erin Fiedler Photo 
                                Karla Bonoff

Bonoff plays live show at Vashon Theatre

On tour in the Northwest, Bonoff will first play a show in Portland, then at Seattle’s Triple Door, before taking the ferry to Vashon for… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018
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                                Jacob Liberman

New lecture in ‘From Science to Spirit” series

Last December, island healthcare informatics company Nura Health SPC launched a new series of lectures called “From Science to Spirit to ONE” to explore “the… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018
Courtesy Photo 
                                Jacob Liberman

Americana roots musician with ties to Vashon plays at VCA

Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Alex Ashley has promised an evening of original blues and Americana roots music when he and his band, The Resolve, perform at… Continue reading

Fact informs fiction in new novel by island author

Professional lobbying, since its makeover by the likes of Paul Manafort during the Reagan era, now carries a pretty bad rap. But talk to islander,… Continue reading