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It happened one night. Steven Dietz, one of America’s most produced playwrights, was watching late night television and stumbled on a show about conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Frank Rose has a vision. If he has his druthers, one day families will seek out Whidbey Island as the place to live because of its world-class arts programming for students in all island public schools.
The great Roman poet Ovid was said to be so popular in his day that there remains Ovidian graffiti on the walls of Pompeii even today.
Eagle Scout Will Mellish of Langley was honored by family and close friends at a celebration on March 22.
Good, clean and fair.
Eleven of South Whidbey’s most talented young musicians performed with the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras in a spring concert May 24 at Northshore Christian Academy in Everett.
A little song in the heart can help in more ways than one.
The musical play “Quilters” opens with the sound of a mesmerizing violin played with evocative and unrestrained feeling by Gloria Ferry-Brennan through the overture.
It was not hard to realize one was in the room with greatness when internationally renowned violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn graced the stage to play her famous 1792 Stradivarius red violin.
Scholarships were awarded recently to two island students by the Whidbey Island Arts Council for achievement in art.
You can’t keep a good co-op down.
A fond and musical farewell is planned for Pastor David Vergin and his wife Mary Vergin this weekend at Langley United Methodist Church.
GREENBANK — On the Greenbank Store’s Facebook Page there is this entry from before Mother’s Day: “Your mom called: She wants to go out tonight, have some crab cakes and a perfectly grilled New York steak, and sip a Whidbey Island iced tea. She wants live music too, all served up in a warm and happy place. She wants 19o4. And what mom wants, mom gets, right? She didn’t raise no fool...”
Elizabeth Herbert says she learned to walk on a train while on the road with a show.
Clinton native Karla Gilbert was selected as one of 12 models to represent maurices, a national clothing store chain with a store in Oak Harbor.
BAYVIEW — There she was, speechless, when her name was called. “All I remember was that Eric kept saying, ‘I told you to write a speech! I told you to write a speech!’”
It is called “The Red Mendelssohn” because of a unique red stripe on its top right side. It is also one of the most famous violins in the world.
Friendship Force will hold benefit to help earthquake victims
When Coupeville quilt artist Sharyn Mellors was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2011 American Quilter’s Society’s international Quilt Show and Contest in Peducah, Ky., she didn’t know she should have packed her rubber waders.
Everybody wants to stop burning money to heat the house. And perhaps it is already clear that the culprit is those old drafty windows. But the cost of installing new ones can be prohibitive.
It may be “children’s theater,” but “Inside Frampton and the Outside World” is the most entertaining show I’ve seen this year — for any age.
Keeping the doctor away apparently has nothing to do with apples.
After wheelbarrows are pulled out of sheds, tools sharpened and hands immersed deep into compost rich soil, gardeners hit their strides with the advance of spring.
Misters Mozart, Bloch and Paganini would be impressed. The judges certainly were.
The beating of the cloth provides the beat for the song. That just about sums up “waulking,” a Scottish word which describes the step in woolen cloth-making which involves the cleansing of cloth to eliminate oils, dirt and other impurities, while those performing the activity sing.
There are some poems that are remembered from childhood because of their eloquent simplicity
There are neurotic attack dolphins in Brazil.
Some stories are not the perfect fairy tales.
Forget Hollywood. If it’s a satisfying romantic comedy you’re after, head down to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and see William Shakespeare’s gender-bending, romantic comedy “Twelfth Night.” The play opens Friday, April 8.
An ensemble of youths takes on some heady themes of the human condition, and they sing their hearts out while doing it.
One excellent South Whidbey citizen used her writing talents to win a place in history.
It’s not every day a rock star calls you up and asks you to come down to Nashville to make a record.
Longtime Whidbey Island resident and singer-songwriter Derek Parrott died at home in Langley on Friday, March 25 at the age of 63.
On a recent early evening in Langley, the body and mind were united in a consolation of calm.
Save those old blue jeans. Turns out they can be useful house warmers.
The Whidbey Island Writers Conference is ready to get back into its full weekend swing after slogging through the economic downturn, which forced an abbreviated version of the event last year.
Little did Ken and Virginia Bloom know when they sat around the dining room table with four friends and about 40 empty wine glasses, that an evening of sampling potential blends would create a Double Gold winner at the nation’s largest wine judging event — the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Some artists leave the limelight to others, until someone sings them home.
Succumb to the seductions of exotic gypsy dancing in a jasmine-scented garden.
Tend to the soul, through the pathway of the body.
They may be octogenarians or older, but the world is still their oyster.
In the Old Testament, a healing balm was made from the sap of a bush. The balm grew so plentifully in ancient Israel that it came to be known as the “balm of Gilead.”
LANGLEY — The tingling in his tail told Nymbol it was time to entertain the humans.
LANGLEY — The lad of 1960s London was a big music fan and has the autographs to prove it.
Tango. The word itself is evocative.
Imagine one couple’s relationship from first date to divorce in an emotional, musical, hairpin-turn performance.
Here is an epicurean indulgence that is completely calorie-free.
Among a sea of instruments, South Whidbey stands out in the world of jazz.
The stewards of the Salish Sea wave their flags of welcome to fellow beach lovers.
In her book “The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir,” author Honor Moore took a risk.