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Whidbey arts center to hold auditions Aug. 20-21

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announced this week it will hold general auditions for the 2008-'09 Theatre Series on Aug. 20–21. The coming Theatre Series includes the plays "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler; "Inspector Carol," by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre; "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," by Tom Stoppard; "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire; and "Frankline and Figara," by Kristina Sutherland.

  • Jul 2, 2008

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.

Whidbey family makes pet parrot subject of new children’s book

A talking bird with Whidbey roots is the star of a new book and the model for a new African Grey parrot puppet. Pierre is an African Grey parrot who lives part of the year in Langley with his owner, psychologist Dr. Fran Smith, her husband Dr. Bob Smith and their poodle, Cosette. The bird charmed his way so far into his owner’s heart, she decided to write a book about him.

Accomplished multi-media artist graces hub

The fiber art and oil paintings of island artist Kathleen Otley are currently on display in the Bayview Cash Store’s hub.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Whidbey photographer captures eight-year ‘Metamorphosis’ of son, classmates

Photographer Rich Frishman remembers his young son being taken with the word “metamorphosis.” The father had explained the finer points of the process a caterpillar makes on the way to becoming a butterfly. The caterpillar has indeed made it to the butterfly stage and Frishman was there with his camera to record the eight-year “metamorphosis.” “Metamorphosis: Portraits of Our Children,” is an exhibit of black-and-white portraits Frishman took of Gabe and his classmates every year, from first grade to the present.

Inspired by Hillary, Whidbey Island grandmother releases first CD

Whidbey Island has given a local singer her voice back. Freeland resident Gale Dubrow has been singing for as long as she can remember. Whidbey Island has given a local singer her voice back. Freeland resident Gale Dubrow has been singing for as long as she can remember. “There was always music in our house and I remember both my mother and father singing often,” Dubrow said. And although she sang in high school musicals, in choirs and even started as a music major her first year in college, Dubrow got sidetracked for a time away from singing. After journeying down several roads in life that included college, teaching, becoming a wife, mother, professional fine artist and a grandmother, Dubrow has finally realized one of her dreams. She has made her first record.

Global storytelling next project for Whidbey Children’s Theater

It’s just what Tinkerbell had in mind. Children participating in the magic of the theater. Whidbey Children’s Theater continues its educational outreach through the “Theater for Young Audiences” program. The next production on the boards is the “Global Village Storytelling” sessions with Jill Johnson, a longtime performer and storyteller-in-residence at an island preschool.

Whidbey woman writes the book on positive self help

Asara Lovejoy seems able to inhale optimism right out of the Whidbey Island air. Lovejoy is a problem solver by trade. But this powerhouse of positivity is not just your everyday, run-of-the-mill troubleshooter. Lovejoy is so sure that she can help people turn their lives around that she wrote a book about it.

ALL ABOARD: Overdone, underdone, redone, but never outdone

Now that the weather is nicer, many of us are trying to get more things done.

WHIDBEY RECIPES: Food, family, fireworks and fun

Fun, family, fireworks and food; that’s what it’s all about on the Fourth of July, our uniquely American annual holiday.

  • Jul 1, 2008

VIDEO: Slaphappy quartet performs benefit for WCT

The local singing group Slaphappy will sing at their annual benefit for Whidbey Children's Theater on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28.

  • Jun 26, 2008

ALL ABOARD: A modern art form – driving in reverse

While backing my sometime-later-to-be-paid-for truck up a hill today, I realized once again how much I enjoy backing up. Not just remembering, mind you, or mind me, but the sheer joy of doing a good job backing up your vehicle, be it your car, your truck, your rig, your boat, your trailer or your riding mower.

Art contest kicks off

The American Association of University Women invite all island artists of high school age to submit entries for Greenbank Farm’s Loganberry Festival poster.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Though two of the artists are sisters, the three women showing this month at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley all very much do their own thing.

Though two of the artists are sisters, the three women showing this month at Karlson/Gray Gallery in Langley all very much do their own thing.

Enchanted April

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

WCT stages stories by student authors

Sometimes a daydream is more than just a

When: Monday, April 28 through Saturday, May 3. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28, 29 and

When: Monday, April 28 through Saturday, May 3. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28, 29 and

Let me count the ways

Music can inspire them. An image can inspire them. Even an argument can inspire them.

Opa! Food of the gods served in Freeland

A little lamb, a taste of baklava and a bit of belly dancing never hurt anybody.