Patricia Duff

Chronicling the blues, celebrating King

Singin’ the blues doesn’t seem like a complicated endeavor.

Whidbey writer is moved to help a friend tell her story of WWII internment

It is more than a book launch. It’s living history. That’s what Greenbank author Dorothy Read said of what folks can expect to hear when longtime Whidbey resident Ilse Evelijn Veere Smit takes the podium to introduce her memoir “End of Silence” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

Heartfelt puppet play starts today at WCT

What’s a cow to do when he loses his moo?

Artists of South Whidbey celebrate 35 years

It started with a stroke of an idea and became an artistic legacy.

Step forward, Mr. South Whidbey

Let the bribes and stuffing begin. The sixth annual Mr. South Whidbey Pageant gets underway at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Freeland Hall.

Eat, learn, nourish the hungry on Vegissimo garden tour

Here is where the eaters meet the growers and hungry children reap the benefits.

Into the rabbit hole: WICA opens Pulitzer Prize-winning play

She went into the rabbit hole which suddenly dipped down quickly. She couldn’t think or stop herself before she realized she was falling further into an unknown and very deep well.

Musical friends of Ensemble M reunite to perform in Freeland

Chamber music is sometimes described as the “music of friends” because of the intimate setting in which it’s played.

Young designers use history to find their style with ‘Studio Nouveau’

What is old is “nouveau” again for some local budding artists. Art Nouveau describes a movement of art that happened between 1890 and 1914 when a new decorative style of art and architecture developed in Europe and North America.

Celebrating digital and diamonds at the Clyde Theatre on Whidbey Island

The Clyde Theatre family has a lot to celebrate this year. That’s why the party has already started and will culminate with some community oriented festivities in September, for the theatre’s official 75th anniversary.

Sing along for peace, love and Hedgebrook

How much more powerful the message of peace when it is hollered beautifully through well-written songs.

Take time out to smell (and name) the roses

It was Shakespeare who gave us a memorable theory on what’s in a name.

Food bank benefit combines spirit of giving with poetry

It’s the time of year when giving thanks goes hand-in-hand with feeding hungry people.

Whidbey Art Gallery reopens in downtown Langley

You can’t keep a good co-op down.

Music concert to benefit Pat Rodden and family

Turns out, a 2,000-mile solo bike trip to the Arctic Circle was not the hardest thing he would ever do.

Talent + dedication = super hot: Fourth Annual Young Artists Solo Concert

Under the direction of Legh W. Burns, conductor of the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra, four young musicians have won the honor to perform with the orchestra… Continue reading

The Magnificent 7

Here are seven can’t-miss holiday gift shows that feature the works of local artists and craftspeople.1 — Friends of Freeland Arts and Crafts Benefit SaleHoliday… Continue reading

Upcoming festival offers classical music for the masses

Celebrating its sixth season, the Whidbey Island Music Festival presents great performances by top musicians including a musical diary of Bach’s journey to Lübeck to visit Buxtehude. Concert goers can also hear Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, enjoy a visit to Handel’s London with Ensemble Electra and a program of “Abendmusik” — music from Buxtehude’s own concert series.

Derek Parrott, beloved Whidbey Island musician, dies at 63

Longtime Whidbey Island resident and singer-songwriter Derek Parrott died at home in Langley on Friday, March 25 at the age of 63.