Patricia Duff

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Orchestra goes Scandinavian on Whidbey Island

Have some krumkake! The orchestra has wowed the Scandinavian crowd.

  • Feb 28th, 2011 4:45pm

Violinist to solo with symphony | KUDOS

Violinist Gloria Ferry-Brennan, an eighth-grader at Langley Middle School, has been invited to play with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

  • Feb 26th, 2011 12:59am

Film crew and blog star to attend Mystery Weekend in Langley

Murder, drugs and a car named “the Cruze.”

  • Feb 26th, 2011 6:12pm

Freeland exercise guru is a mover and a shaker

FREELAND — Chizue Rudd’s long, black ponytail is usually swishing back and forth. That’s because Rudd is usually moving, and her hair illustrates the daily jumps, slides, kicks and general non-stop movements of her lithe, athletic body that seems never to be at rest.

  • Feb 23rd, 2011 5:03pm

‘The Potent Toddy’ takes the Fast and Furious stage in Langley

When a sympathetic salamander decides to defend a buggy frog, the large-hearted amphibian’s world changes.

  • Feb 20th, 2011 7:00pm

Barefoot and exuberant — Mick Dodge comes to Bayview

Lose the shoes and your blues.

  • Feb 19th, 2011 10:00pm

The swirl and color of the unfettered hand in Langley

Color, color, shape and more color. That’s what master textile artist Elizabeth Ford Ortiz offers art lovers with her unique quilted wall hangings and pillows.

  • Feb 16th, 2011 6:31pm

New women’s choral group on Whidbey holds debut concert

FREELAND — The 11 women were wearing red for the photo shoot, accessorized with smiles and a healthy dose of energetic excitement. They are the new women’s choral singing group “Chanteuse,” and they were in rehearsal for their first concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation meeting house in Freeland.

  • Feb 12th, 2011 9:00pm

Workshop explores remote viewing at the Whidbey Institute

It has to do with the mind and quantum mechanics. It has to do with tuning into frequencies in the unseen universe with the subconscious and creating alternative pathways on which information can flow through space and time.

  • Feb 11th, 2011 11:36pm

They burn, they swing, they have serious style — they are the South Whidbey jazz bands

They use words like “burnin’,” “talented,” “focused” and “learning how to swing with some serious style” to describe their jazz students. They talk about that “voracious tenor,” “the hardest working gal in show business,” or the section leaders who play “with great style, tone and confidence.”

  • Feb 9th, 2011 10:00pm

Comedy explores the darker side of American theater at WICA in Langley

n the world of master fiction writer Franz Kafka, no character controls his own fate.

  • Feb 10th, 2011 4:21pm

Let me call you ‘Sweetheart’ down at Bayview Community Hall

Take your “Cheatin’ Heart” over there, “On The Sunny Side of the Street,” and dance like there’s “Witchcraft” in your blood.

  • Feb 5th, 2011 10:00pm

Author presents spiritual guide for living a joyful life at a reading in Greenbank

What catches the eye first is the author’s devotion to kindness, to living in the world with a purposeful joy.

  • Feb 15th, 2011 7:50pm

Some closets don’t lead to Narnia: Whidbey Children’s Theater opens ‘The Other Side of the Closet’

Some people must arm themselves each day against the violent reaction of a world that perceives them as “other.”

  • Feb 2nd, 2011 10:00pm

South Whidbey Hi-Q team poised for championship

This super-focused, analytical team is going for the next step on the quizzer’s ladder.

  • Feb 2nd, 2011 6:46pm

Aaron Cash creates a new dance for Whidbey Island Dance Theatre

International choreographer Aaron Cash keeps coming back for more. Cash said that not only is Whidbey Island an enchanting place to visit, it is also a fertile place to get the choreographic juices flowing.

  • Jan 31st, 2011 4:18pm

Mais non! A forgery? Impossible! Check out the forgery show at the Freeland Library in February

Hermann Göring may have reached the pinnacle of power when Hitler appointed him commander-in-chief of the German Air Force, but the famously evil Nazi couldn’t spot a fake.

  • Jan 30th, 2011 6:54pm

‘Arts, Hearts & Hammers’ art show and auction on Whidbey Island

There’s no place like home, especially when a community helps to build it. Whidbey Island is home to many artists and civic-minded folks who pitch in each year to make everybody’s home a better place to be.

  • Jan 29th, 2011 6:47pm

Whidbey choral group promotes health through harmony

Singing brings pleasure and is good for the body. It’s as simple as that.

  • Jan 26th, 2011 10:46pm

Mother Mentors of South Whidbey needs volunteers and new moms

About a year has passed since a newborn was held, the dishes were done, mom got a shower and was off to a good start.

  • Jan 26th, 2011 12:28am

Find the freeway of fossils on Whidbey Island

Cruise the pre-historic highway for a fun, fossil-filled trip back in time.

  • Jan 25th, 2011 11:47pm

Who’s Minding the Store? A celebration of Jewish life in the Northwest at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

The Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem was once quoted as saying, “No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you.”

  • Jan 22nd, 2011 10:00pm

Langley author, a former foreign service officer, releases first in series of novels

Langley resident Ann Gaylia O’Barr may not hop on a plane as often, but she still travels to the farthest reaches of the world. It’s the novels she writes that take her there.

  • Jan 23rd, 2011 6:29pm

Joni Takanikos releases new CD with an event in Langley

With some sweet standards, a release and a tour, a singer’s dreams come true. “Love In a Mist, Devil in a Bush” is the newest release from Langley singer Joni Takanikos. The album, recorded by Robbie Cribbs at Sound Trap Studios in Freeland, is a compilation of mostly standards arranged by Robert Marsanyi, who accompanies Takanikos on piano.

  • Jan 20th, 2011 7:08pm

A little slice of heaven and a tasty bit of hell at MUSEO in Langley

Step out of the ordinary, wet days of winter and into the devilish dark and uplifting light of less somber days. Step into a purgatorial place of saints and sinners.

  • Jan 20th, 2011 7:01pm

On the road to the heart of Hugo — An Evening with Frances McCue and Mary Randlett in Langley

Frances McCue drove and drove, slept, and drove some more to find the heart of a fellow poet. The subject of her quest was Richard Hugo, the 20th century American poet from White Center, Wash. whose work reflects the stark forgotten towns of the Northwest.

  • Jan 15th, 2011 10:00pm

Pianist Walt Wagner plays Whidbey Island twice, with feeling

Walt Wagner has been to the dark side of the moon, and liked it. “In the Pink” is the latest CD from the world-class pianist on which he reinterprets the music of Pink Floyd for the piano with 13 songs taken from “The Wall,” “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Division Bell.”

  • Jan 16th, 2011 5:47pm

Langley man lends a helping hand to a medical team in Haiti

Whidbey folks know him as Herr Drosselmeyer in Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.” But to the folks down in Haiti, Lars Larson deals in much more than toy nutcrackers. Down there, he practices the magic of helping people to survive.

  • Jan 12th, 2011 10:25pm

Hooray for Hollywood! KerbyFest celebrates the work of a Langley resident

FREELAND — Langley resident Bill Kerby’s writing days are over, and he is madly in love with retirement. “I should have done this sooner,” the former screenwriter said.

  • Jan 17th, 2011 5:32pm

The director — A theater artist brings her passion for children’s theater and free Shakespeare to Whidbey Island

The kids keep her honest. So says the new artistic director of Whidbey Children’s Theater, Susannah Rose Woods.

  • Jan 8th, 2011 10:00pm

In Langley, Piper Reva sings before she goes

She’s got a Chevy motor- home named “Honey” and a red guitar named “Ruby Rain.”

  • Jan 4th, 2011 10:32pm

Twelfth Night concert closes the holiday season in Langley

If not for a simple question from one musician to another — “Will you join me?” — such music may never have graced the world.

  • Jan 4th, 2011 10:28pm

Freeland tile artist designs spaces even Gandalf himself could love

Carol Rose Dean is an artist who does her own thing. Her Freeland shop, Dean Tile & Design, has been turning out unique handmade tiles and designs for almost 20 years, and the artist has established herself as a creator of unusual things.

  • Dec 20th, 2010 5:46pm

Whidbey Island artist is featured on tapestry website

Greenbank’s Raven Rocks Studio co-owner and artist Windwalker Taibi was recently selected as the featured artist on the Mirrix Tapestry and Bead Looms website.

  • Dec 18th, 2010 6:10pm

Orchestras begin season with new leaders

Here’s a bit of good news for island musicians. Chris Harshman is the new leader of the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra and Matt Frost will conduct the Whidbey Island Youth Orchestra. And with the large amount of all-ages musical talent on the island, the orchestras are growing in both size, variety of sound and ability.

  • Dec 16th, 2010 3:40pm

Whidbey Writers’ Group releases newest anthology

Within its pages there are poems pondering a parallel universe that is closer than you think. There’s even a sexual interpretation of the 1968 moon landing in poetic form. In fact, “Whidbey Writes Again,” a newly released anthology by Whidbey Island writers, gives readers plenty to ponder within it’s 200 pages.

  • Dec 12th, 2010 12:00am

Come have a laugh at the panto with ‘Puss in Boots’

Picture the funniest American musical comedy onstage, with vaudeville routines thrown in for good measure. Add to that audience members booing and hissing the bad guys. That’s what British pantomime is all about and, as the Brits have known for centuries, it’s a whole lot of family fun. That’s why it remains a Christmas tradition throughout the British Isles and elsewhere around the world.

  • Dec 9th, 2010 5:04pm

Talent and tulle abound at Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Among the whirlwinds of the holiday season, there is that undeniably lovely and tempestuous affair fluffed with snow and tulle and cute children that few can resist. That is “The Nutcracker,” of course.

  • Dec 3rd, 2010 10:50pm

Young Whidbey Island author wins big in writers’ competition

“Agents” was started in the backseat of a car while she and her friends were playing a spy game.

  • Dec 1st, 2010 4:00pm

‘Oliver! The Musical’ to open in Langley

It was 1968, and every pre-teen girl sat glued to her movie theater seat dreamy-eyed for Mark Lester, the ethereal blonde boy who stole everyone’s hearts as Oliver.

  • Nov 30th, 2010 9:17pm

Stubborn twigs — supple artist, MacLeod shows her work in Langley

Artist Meredith MacLeod has more than 100 bird books.

  • Nov 27th, 2010 4:00pm

Stories of family meld into history in new play to open in Langley

What is left behind are the stories that precede and those that are yet to come.

  • Nov 24th, 2010 10:21pm

South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers needs houses to fix for workday

There is a small army on South Whidbey that has nothing to do with war.

  • Nov 24th, 2010 10:19pm

Zumba: the business of burning calories for fun in Clinton

They come in droves to salsa, merengue, cumbia and even belly dance.

  • Nov 24th, 2010 10:13pm

Grammy winner back on Whidbey Island for special concert

They call her a singer of passionate voice of both traditional music and that of a hard-edged rocker.

  • Nov 24th, 2010 10:10pm

Swil Kanim — a performer who’s fun for the whole family comes to Whidbey Island

He’s funny, talented, funny, entertaining, funny, smart and, oh yes, funny.

  • Nov 17th, 2010 4:00pm

Young South Whidbey dancer graces the professional stage

One day she hopes to become perhaps Swanhilda in “Coppelia.”

  • Nov 16th, 2010 11:17pm

Happy holiday shopping at gift shows around South Whidbey

There's plenty of unique, delicious, beautiful, wild and crazy gifts out there, but South Whidbey has the lion's share of great artistic gifts for the holidays.

  • Nov 16th, 2010 11:04pm

Decorators make trees shine bright at Festival of Trees benefit on South Whidbey

They come with their flocking, their flugels, their popcorn and shells.They’re armed with bright ribbons, baubles and glistening bells.

  • Nov 13th, 2010 12:42am

Concert series opens with poetic art songs in Freeland

From life, to the poet, to composer, to performer, to audience.

  • Nov 12th, 2010 11:24pm