Elizabeth Shepherd

Ride out the last night of the year at the Bike with Ian Moore

Ian Moore and his band The Lassy Coils will headline a special New Year’s Eve celebration at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, with music slated to start at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and last into the wee hours of the first morning of 2009.

Art takes flight

Vashon Allied Arts has announced the 2009 exhibition lineup for Blue Heron Gallery.The season will feature a mix of work by artists working in a… Continue reading

Reggae legend brings soulful sound to Bike

Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band will return to Vashon at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, for a show of roots reggae music at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Studio art tour promises a wealth of gift ideas

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 arts studios.

Vashon Island Chorale’s ‘A Celebration of Carols’ kicks off a festive season

When Vashon Island Chorale takes the stage with a 15-piece chamber orchestra this weekend to perform “A Celebration of Carols” at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, it will be a concert that has been almost two decades in the making.

Something for everyone

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 art studios located all over the Island.

Vision for a new arts center begins to come into focus

Should the organization’s ambitious plans come to fruition, the new arts campus could include a 250-seat theater, exhibition space, offices, classrooms, outdoor spaces and room for a parking lot, replacing the McFeeds building and another small house that stands on a parcel of land next door to the Blue Heron Art Center.

Father Roach’s moving funeral served as his final gift

If there was one thing that anyone who ever attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church in the past 10 years knew, it was that our parish priest, the Rev. Richard Roach, was a man of many words.

Hans York in rare Island concert

Hans York, an award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, will play a rare Vashon concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Havurat Ee Shalom at 115401 Westside Hwy.

Kid rocker plays high-octane music

Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players will serve up some memorable music for the whole family during a special concert slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Vashon Theatre.

Islanders celebrate Obama’s win at Backbone Campaign benefit

A crowd of 400 Islanders came together for a raucous election night party held in the cavernous warehouse now housing the "O" performance space.

What recession? Dance away the blues for free

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is responding to tough economic times by eliminating the cover charge on more music shows, according to concert promoter Pete… Continue reading

Actors get zapped in a high school play

Vashon High School theater students are gearing up for an unusual production that combines scenes inspired by theater classics with an audience participation gimmick that determines the course of the play.

Picturing Peace

A new film series brings international classics to Vashon’s silver screens.

Fired up and ready to VOTE

“First Vote” performance gets inside the heads and hearts of young voters.

Brava, ballerinas

A new ballet, “The Black Gloves,” stars graduating Blue Heron dancers.

Artists show their political stripes at Two Wall

When Two Wall Gallery curator Greg Wessel started thinking about the gallery’s October show, he looked at the election calendar and knew he wanted an… Continue reading

Terrordactyls take off on a national tour

When The Terrordactyls appear on Vashon this Sunday afternoon, it will be both a homecoming and a send-off for band members Michael Cadiz and Tyrel Stendahl.