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Have some krumkake! The orchestra has wowed the Scandinavian crowd.
Violinist Gloria Ferry-Brennan, an eighth-grader at Langley Middle School, has been invited to play with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Murder, drugs and a car named “the Cruze.”
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.
When a sympathetic salamander decides to defend a buggy frog, the large-hearted amphibian’s world changes.
Lose the shoes and your blues.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
n the world of master fiction writer Franz Kafka, no character controls his own fate.
Take your “Cheatin’ Heart” over there, “On The Sunny Side of the Street,” and dance like there’s “Witchcraft” in your blood.
What catches the eye first is the author’s devotion to kindness, to living in the world with a purposeful joy.
Some people must arm themselves each day against the violent reaction of a world that perceives them as “other.”
This super-focused, analytical team is going for the next step on the quizzer’s ladder.
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.
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.
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.
Singing brings pleasure and is good for the body. It’s as simple as that.
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.
Cruise the pre-historic highway for a fun, fossil-filled trip back in time.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
She’s got a Chevy motor- home named “Honey” and a red guitar named “Ruby Rain.”
If not for a simple question from one musician to another — “Will you join me?” — such music may never have graced the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Agents” was started in the backseat of a car while she and her friends were playing a spy game.
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.
Artist Meredith MacLeod has more than 100 bird books.
What is left behind are the stories that precede and those that are yet to come.
There is a small army on South Whidbey that has nothing to do with war.
They come in droves to salsa, merengue, cumbia and even belly dance.
They call her a singer of passionate voice of both traditional music and that of a hard-edged rocker.
He’s funny, talented, funny, entertaining, funny, smart and, oh yes, funny.
One day she hopes to become perhaps Swanhilda in “Coppelia.”
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.
They come with their flocking, their flugels, their popcorn and shells.They’re armed with bright ribbons, baubles and glistening bells.
From life, to the poet, to composer, to performer, to audience.