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UMO acts up

Islanders who missed UMO Ensemble’s re-mount of “El Dorado” can see the show in Seattle now. “El Dorado” will be performed Aug. 19 to 28 at ACT Theatre. Visit www.acttheatre.org for more information.

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Island chanteuse Maggie Laird will perform a free show of Kurt Weill songs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Bad Monkey Bistro, 400 Boren Ave. N., in Seattle.

An artist gets a nod

Matthew Olds, an Island artist, was one of 84 artists to receive funding from King County’s 4Culture Individual Artist Projects 2010 program. Olds will spend his $3,000 grant on an exhibit inspired by the Beall Greenhouses, to be shown at Vermillion Gallery in Seattle.