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Denis Zimmermann's 'Pharrell in America

Graffiti guys come to MUSEO

“He’s ‘all city,’ man. He scratched ‘back to back’ in Berlin, ‘end to end’ in the New York subway, ‘backjumped’ his way through Seattle and created some incredibly fly ‘heaven spots’ in the most radical places I’ve ever seen in Tokyo!”

Denis Zimmermann's 'Pharrell in America
Actor Paul Benz acknowledged his Whidbey Island artistic experience as giving him the confidence to move to Los Angeles for a career in acting.

Chasing the Dream in L.A.

He played the shoemaker once upon a time at South Whidbey Intermediate School. Now, actor Paul Benz finds himself in Los Angeles, Calif. pursuing his dream of an acting career.

Actor Paul Benz acknowledged his Whidbey Island artistic experience as giving him the confidence to move to Los Angeles for a career in acting.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | Stars shine for Obama

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | Whistle Stop in Baltimore

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

DISPATCHES FROM WASHINGTON | The new president

Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

Blue Matter performs at the Greenbank Winery in August 2008

Blue Matter bids a fond farewell to Whidbey supporters

The legacy of Charlie, Dizzy, Duke and Miles is richer because of contemporary jazz artists.

Blue Matter performs at the Greenbank Winery in August 2008
Peggy Bardarson is the solo violinist for the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra’s “The Birds

Soloist on a lark with island orchestra

A Whidbey Island woman will take the story of the birds and the bees to new heights. Musically, that is.

Peggy Bardarson is the solo violinist for the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra’s “The Birds

Clinton painter teaches her students to, “Express yourself.”

Deon Matzen likes to do it “alla prima,” or all at once.

Stephanie Kallos is the author of two novels

Lit series at WICA features Hedgebrook alum Stephanie Kallos

Here are some words written by a successful novelist to herself while starting her second novel.“Start writing. Become aware of a small nagging voice accompanying… Continue reading

Stephanie Kallos is the author of two novels
Nicole Luce (left) and Janet Hall took advantage of solar power

One of 60 classes at Feb. 7 Sound Waters event in Coupeville

When Nicole Luce shares her ideas about simple and sustainable island living, it’s with a spirit of adventure. She’s on a journey and she’s still learning.

Nicole Luce (left) and Janet Hall took advantage of solar power
Rob Prosch plays Judge Turpin in the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts recent production of “Sweeney Todd.” Prosch was named director of the new Conservatory Choir at WICA.

Rehearsals starting soon for island Conservatory Choir at WICA

Whidbey Islanders get to sing their hearts out starting this month. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts has announced that registration is open for a brand-new WICA Conservatory Choir.

Rob Prosch plays Judge Turpin in the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts recent production of “Sweeney Todd.” Prosch was named director of the new Conservatory Choir at WICA.

ALL ABOARD | The shape of things to come is here, there and everywhere

As the soon to be 44th President of the United States stated in his acceptance speech last summer in Denver, birthplace of my birth, “At… Continue reading

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Small changes can add up to a healthy difference

There’s nothing like a good scare to force one to take a good long look at a few little bad habits that may have crept… Continue reading

Gary Irvine

Jazz and a bit of naked dancing in Langley

Gypsy jazz aficionados won’t have to wait until September’s Djangofest to get their fix of a variety of Django Reinhardt-inspired sounds.

Gary Irvine

ALL ABOARD | Slipping into the New Year

Given that this is my last published column of calendar year 2008, I feel pressure to make this entry really dynamic, something that the previous… Continue reading

Frostys of all shapes

Snowmen on view now at Freeland Library

Steeped in snow as the island is these days, it’s not uncommon to see the usual drive-by gallery of snowmen dotting the yards and fields of islanders.

Frostys of all shapes
Oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad return to WICA for their “Twelfth Night” concert

Instrumentalists ring it in with ‘Twelfth Night’ concert

The “Twelfth Night” concert by contemporary instrumentalists Tingstad & Rumbel has been a mainstay at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for as long as the performance hall has been open.

Oboist Nancy Rumbel and guitarist Eric Tingstad return to WICA for their “Twelfth Night” concert
Cathy Darracott leads the charge into the icy waters of Double Bluff Beach in 2008.  The fifth annual Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park beach Thursday. Registrations starts at 10:30 a.m.

Island Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park

Don your best swimsuit and take a piercing-cold plummet into the New Year.

Cathy Darracott leads the charge into the icy waters of Double Bluff Beach in 2008.  The fifth annual Polar Bear Dive returns to Freeland Park beach Thursday. Registrations starts at 10:30 a.m.