Patricia Duff

Nourishment through art by students

Nourishment of all that is beautiful might seem a superfluous endeavor to some.


A peek at some poets at Brave New Words today

With the debut of Brave New Words, Whidbey Island’s very own poetry festival happening today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Greenbank Farm, the Record wraps up its pre-festival series of “A Peek at the Poets.”


A peek at the poets coming to Brave New Words at Greenbank Farm

With the debut of Whidbey Island’s very own poetry festival, Brave New Words, coming Saturday, April 18 to Greenbank Farm, The Record presents a series of pre-festival peeks at some of the poets.


Collins goes solo with color, place, light and form

Artist Rebecca Collins was never going to leave everything to the boys.

Eat, drink, write…conference goes back to basics

The message from President Obama is to cut back and simplify. The folks at the Whidbey Island Writers Association followed his lead when organizing this year’s Whidbey Island Writers Conference.

Enchanted April

WICA’s latest production takes audiences on a journey to 1920s Italy

Not dead yet… young cast tackles absurdist play at WICA

Absurdist theater may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Tom Stoppard may be the best way to taste the brew.

Whidbey’s Greenbank Farm presents ‘Midsummer Dream Night’

The Rob Schouten Gallery has invited a bevy of talented “Whidbeyians” to perform an evening of poetry and song to celebrate the onset of summer. “Midsummer Dream Night” will ring in the summer solstice from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the gallery located at Greenbank Farm.

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is ready to thrill you

Lace yourself up into that corset, paint on those patent-leather jeans, shimmy into those seven-inch platform shoes, and don’t forget your whip. Rocky Horror is in town.

‘Vagina Monologues’ returns to Langley March 7

It’s been 14 years since Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” first hit the stage and created a whole new awareness of domestic violence against women.

A book for those who love this island

Hot off the press is Dan Pedersen’s latest lovesong to Whidbey Island.

Art school graduate from Langley creates a fanciful family

She created nine children in her little sister’s bedroom, and her sister still speaks to her.

Choochokam Arts gathers its stars today in Langley

It’s surely summer when artists line the streets of Langley.

Music for the common good at Greenbank Farm

Compassion, community and cool music is what this show is all about.

Wellington Day School in Clinton emphasizes the musical beauty of the Beast

Enchantment and suspense abound in the famous story of “Beauty and the Beast.”

Drawing-room comedy from Whidbey Island is made for the any-screen set

He’s embracing a new medium for state-of-the art entertainment.

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.

The ladies who do more than lunch in Freeland

They may be octogenarians or older, but the world is still their oyster.

Greenbank resident revives 1960s folk music memories with guitar-player songbook

Forty-eight years ago, a group of upper Midwest teenagers got together on a summer’s day to play some folk music.