Elizabeth Shepherd

On Feb. 4

Top Vashon musicians to play Open Space to benefit Haitian orphanages

It’s been a more than a month since a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, and Islanders have rallied to raise money for relief efforts through a patchwork quilt of initiatives, including penny drives, bake sales, poetry readings and church collections.

On Feb. 4
The cast of “A Grand Night for Singing” is eager to present their show to Islanders and raise money for Drama Dock.

A tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein takes off

Romance will be in the air this weekend when a talented group of local singers performs a gala tribute to the love-drenched music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

The cast of “A Grand Night for Singing” is eager to present their show to Islanders and raise money for Drama Dock.

Granny’s closure proves torturous for some

Every year, right about this time, something terrible happens on Vashon.

Donna Botten displays one of her paintings

‘Flower Power’: A new exhibit blooms at Silverwood

On a recent chilly afternoon, a steady stream of some of Vashon’s most well-known artists climbed the steps of Silverwood Gallery’s wide front porch, each bearing a colorful painting filled with images of flowers.

Donna Botten displays one of her paintings
Ian Moore will play two shows this weekend.

Guitarist Ian Moore to play two Blue Heron shows

Ian Moore, an acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, will rock the Blue Heron this weekend, when he takes the stage with an accomplished band of musicians for a full weekend’s worth of concerts.

Ian Moore will play two shows this weekend.
Robyn Landis is part of the line-up at Red Bicycle Bistro on Friday.

A benefit show helps Island players go to Sundance

Several Island musicians have been invited to play in an upcoming music festival that coincides with the Sundance Film Festival, and Islanders will have a… Continue reading

Robyn Landis is part of the line-up at Red Bicycle Bistro on Friday.
Yogoman Burning Band will be on the Island this weekend.

A band that plays soulful reggae will bring a night of dancing to the Bike

Yogoman Burning Band, a Bellingham-based group that has been inspired by Jamaican rap, New Orleans brass, early punk and Caribbean and African rhythms, will play… Continue reading

Yogoman Burning Band will be on the Island this weekend.
J.W. Sparrow is on the bill at Café Luna.
J.W. Sparrow is on the bill at Café Luna.
'Heart of the Game' is one of the films that will be featured in Vashon FilmAid.

A festival shines a light on Vashon’s film professionals

Islanders will have a chance to revel in the accomplishments of Vashon’s thriving film community when a new film festival debuts this week at Vashon Theatre.

'Heart of the Game' is one of the films that will be featured in Vashon FilmAid.
Jim Walker shows off the pile of wood at St. John Vianney.

Groups help Islanders stay warm

There’s nothing like the luxurious feeling of sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter night. But for a growing number of Island families, a wood fire isn’t a nicety — it’s a necessity that has become increasingly difficult to afford.

Jim Walker shows off the pile of wood at St. John Vianney.
'Eye to Eye

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

'Eye to Eye
Robbie Fulks

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.

Robbie Fulks
The cast of “Ebenezer” includes Isaac Hughes

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.

The cast of “Ebenezer” includes Isaac Hughes
Lucy Rogers

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.

Lucy Rogers
Eileen Wolcott said the theater’s burglary was a blow to her business.

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

Eileen Wolcott said the theater’s burglary was a blow to her business.

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

Ted Kutscher’s “Mason’s Lodge Porch

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

Ted Kutscher’s “Mason’s Lodge Porch