Elizabeth Shepherd

Filmmakers plan a festival to help Vashon Theatre

Vashon filmmakers are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for Vashon FilmAid — a brand-new film festival that will not only shine a… Continue reading

Robbie Fulks ferries back to Vashon, with a fiddler in tow

Robbie Fulks, the gangly singer, songwriter and flat-pick guitarist who became well known to Island audiences during a series of rollicking shows he played here a few years ago, will return to Vashon this weekend with a new duet partner in tow.

Talented kids make a Dickens classic rock

For the past three months, 30 eager young thespians have been preparing a special holiday treat for Island audiences.

Get ready for a glamorous affair

Island cinephiles are gearing up for their annual chance to strut the red carpet, dodge paparazzi and see the Academy Awards on the silver screen at Vashon Film Society’s annual Oscar Night at Vashon Theatre.

Theater burglary comes at a tough time

Islanders started lining up at 4 p.m. outside Vashon Theatre last week, eager to snag tickets for the Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition, a special… Continue reading

Get off the couch, drop the remote and visit your local theater

Islanders are buzzing about the recent burglary at Vashon Theatre, when Grinch-like thieves grabbed not only a state-of-the-art professional digital projector and other expensive equipment,… Continue reading

Art tour provides 38 stops for handmade holiday gifts

WHAT:Vashon Island Art Studio Tour Holiday 2009WHEN AND WHERE: The tour takes place for the next two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays… Continue reading

Silverwood celebrates a big anniversary in Burton

Silverwood Gallery, a beloved anchor to the Island’s bustling art scene, is celebrating its 15th anniversary.The anniversary show, “Shake the Tree 15,” will include work… Continue reading

Friday night Gallery Cruise offers a colorful bounty

Artists will be on hand at several of the First Friday Gallery Cruise openings between 6 and 9 p.m. Turn to the next page for… Continue reading

Chorale gets set to celebrate the season

Vashon Island Chorale will ring in the holiday season next weekend with an ambitious concert that features not only masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque eras but also two new works by contemporary composers.

Lelavision heads south to help out

Leah Mann and Ela Lamblin, founders of Lelavision Physical Music, usually get hired to work at theaters and festivals, performing a unique blend of dance and physical comedy that revolves around Lamblin’s musical sculptures.

A modern version of ‘Our Town’ hits the high school

Vashon High School drama students will present an original take on one of the most beloved plays in the American theater canon, with four performances of “It’s a Wilder World Today: Our Town Revisited” scheduled for Thursday through Sunday.

UMO reaches a landmark 20th anniversary

It was 1989 when a bright-eyed band of six young theater artists arrived on Vashon’s shores.

A chamber music concert will bring players to stage, one by one

An accomplished roster of musicians will play an evening of chamber music for strings at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Two renowned musicians to dazzle Island crowds

Music aficionados will have a tough choice this weekend, with two acclaimed guitar players coming to town for concerts on the same night.

Galleries and art spaces gear up for a lively Friday night cruise

Vashon’s art community will be out in full force on Friday, enjoying its ritual march through new exhibits opening up at Island art spaces.The First… Continue reading

Orchestra plans concerts to appeal to young and old

Vashon-Maury Chamber Orchestra will open its 2009-2010 concert series on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 and 8, with two concerts at Vashon Methodist Church.