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Island author pens moving memoir

Island author Catherine Johnson opens her moving memoir, “Finding Mercy in This World,” with a journal entry she wrote while walking the Camino de Santiago… Continue reading


25 years of printmaking: VCA honors artist collective

Correction: Brian Fisher is the co-curator of the show. When island artist Valerie Wilson moved from Portland to Vashon in 1992, her car looked like… Continue reading


Lecture and performance series looks at three major composers

When Austrian composer Franz Schubert died in 1823 at the early age of 31, he left behind quite a legacy — over 600 secular vocal… Continue reading


Musical comedy engages audience members, literally

When characters in a musical comedy compete with audience members in a spelling bee, the result is an evening of improvised, unexpected entertainment, exactly what’s… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Tenor Limmie Pulliam will perform matinee concert

Rising opera star Limmie Pulliam made his Vashon Opera debut in 2016 as Canio in “I Pagliacci.” The critically acclaimed tenor will return for a… Continue reading

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                                Elizabeth Klob

Falling Awake: new show by UMO

Before UMO Ensemble debuts its latest work, “Falling Awake: A Fugue State,” at Seattle’s ACT Theatre in March, islanders will have a chance to preview… Continue reading

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                                Elizabeth Klob

Karla Bonoff to perform live concert at Vashon Theatre

In the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s, The Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood did more than just serve up well-drinks; it… Continue reading

Play foreshadowed presidential election

Long before the unexpected came to pass with the election of a populist billionaire television personality, Sinclair Lewis foreshadowed the election of Donald Trump in… Continue reading

Weaving: a silent oratory and metaphor for life

Outside Suzanne Hubbard’s light-filled studio stands a grand Douglas fir, impressive in size, unusual in its multi-trunked, many-armed form. Inside stands a grand Swedish fir… Continue reading

Raven’s Nest reopens as new gallery and business model

When Raven’s Nest Gallery re-opened last Friday night, gallery cruisers stepped into a newly designed, somewhat smaller gallery that in some ways felt more spacious.… Continue reading

Author, activist talks about white privilege

Racial justice educator and author Debby Irving will present a talk called “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Two nonprofits partner to feature local musicians on First Friday

A new partnership between two nonprofits, Vashon Events and Vashon Center for the Arts, will bring local bands to the stage of the Kay White… Continue reading

Author, activist talks about role of white privilege and systemic racism

Racial justice educator and author Debby Irving will present a talk called “I’m a Good Person, Isn’t That Enough?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

World’s quickest theater festival returns to Vashon

It will be an invigorating mad-capped scramble when “14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival” returns to Vashon for four shows on two nights this weekend… Continue reading