Elizabeth Shepherd

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders

The show’s creators weave storytelling, songs and theater to tell a story about their lives together.

Life is a ‘Gaybaret’ for two talented islanders
Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle

Presenters will discuss how to bring compassion and mindfulness into workplaces and communities.

Two islanders stage a summit on compassion in Seattle
Island music comes calling at an album release party

Island music comes calling at an album release party

“Vashon Calling” includes 13 tracks by island bands and singer-songwriters.

Island music comes calling at an album release party
Ready, set, go on a gallery cruise for art and music

Ready, set, go on a gallery cruise for art and music

Most spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ready, set, go on a gallery cruise for art and music
Audiences will explore four collections of award-winning short films

Audiences will explore four collections of award-winning short films

The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival is coming to the Vashon Theatre for the first time.

Audiences will explore four collections of award-winning short films
While searching for a new leader, VCA hires second-in-command

While searching for a new leader, VCA hires second-in-command

Vashon Center for the Arts has named Darragh Kennan as its new associate executive director.

While searching for a new leader, VCA hires second-in-command
A spicy night of burlesque is back at Open Space

A spicy night of burlesque is back at Open Space

“Enchanted” is the latest performance in an ongoing series.

A spicy night of burlesque is back at Open Space
Bullying at homecoming prompts concern at high school

Bullying at homecoming prompts concern at high school

“What comes out of these experiences … is we get to create more opportunities to learn empathy.”

Bullying at homecoming prompts concern at high school
Health care hangs in the balance | Updated

Health care hangs in the balance | Updated

A look at how islanders, particularly the elderly, would be impacted without island primary care

Health care hangs in the balance | Updated
Helping immigrants the focus of two fundraisers

Helping immigrants the focus of two fundraisers

Poet Merna Ann Hecht will be joined by cellist Michelle Dodson for “Singing Hope in a Dark Time.”

Helping immigrants the focus of two fundraisers
Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon

Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon

Joel Ross’s island performance is the latest stop on a busy tour of major West Coast jazz venues.

Jazz fans, rejoice: a virtuoso of vibes visits Vashon
Benefit aims to help sick islanders with ferry costs

Benefit aims to help sick islanders with ferry costs

The second annual “Home 2 Vashon” will include music by The Kings of Mongrel Folk.

Benefit aims to help sick islanders with ferry costs
Harbor School looking for a new head of school

Harbor School looking for a new head of school

Mark McGough, who joined the staff in 2016, has stepped down.

Harbor School looking for a new head of school
Scenes from Homecoming

Scenes from Homecoming

A Pirate Pride was on display at Vashon High School last Friday.

Scenes from Homecoming
Poets will introduce a film that ‘cries out for conversation’

Poets will introduce a film that ‘cries out for conversation’

“If one person truly gets it and changes, it will be well worth it.”

Poets will introduce a film that ‘cries out for conversation’
The Church of Great Rain strikes back after hiatus

The Church of Great Rain strikes back after hiatus

Island talent will serve up a series of skits, musicals and monologues this weekend.

The Church of Great Rain strikes back after hiatus
A reclusive poet steps out of the shadows in ‘The Myth of Amherst’

A reclusive poet steps out of the shadows in ‘The Myth of Amherst’

Debbie Dimitre, a Northwest storyteller, will perform her show about Emily Dickinson on Oct. 19.

A reclusive poet steps out of the shadows in ‘The Myth of Amherst’
Fall art season rolls on with October’s gallery cruise

Fall art season rolls on with October’s gallery cruise

Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fall art season rolls on with October’s gallery cruise
Earshot Jazz Festival comes to Vashon

Earshot Jazz Festival comes to Vashon

LaVon Hardison will perform at Vashon Center for the Arts as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

Earshot Jazz Festival comes to Vashon
‘The Cyclone Line’ tells a story of hard times and resilience

‘The Cyclone Line’ tells a story of hard times and resilience

The play with music is the islander Kat Eggleston’s ode to her father.

‘The Cyclone Line’ tells a story of hard times and resilience