Diane Urbani de la Paz

‘Let’s Talk about Art’ dinner set at Port Angeles arts center

At the inaugural night of the Dinner Talk series at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, about one-third of the people were… Continue reading


The sorcerer and the swans: Classic ballet in Port Angeles

There is no luck in ballet. It’s all about preparation meets opportunity. So says Kate Robbins, also known as Miss Kate, teacher… Continue reading


DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Joyous agitation: Moore’s prescription

WE WILL RECLAIM our laughter and joy, she told me, for the work ahead. Kathleen Dean Moore, philosopher, nature writer and novelist, is about to… Continue reading


‘Holy Wells and Healing Waters’ stories in Port Angeles

A long way from here, a good and beloved king languishes on his bed, gravely ill. Only one thing in this world… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The shapes of water surround us

I’VE BEEN ALERTED to an evocative statement; one that makes perfect sense. “From salt-laden tears and singing streams … water has been called the first… Continue reading

Celebrating artistry, motherhood: New photo show, prize drawing, workshop at Fine Arts Center

The photographer set out on a sojourn across the country. She wanted to spend time with other creative women, women who are… Continue reading

PlayFest: From Locals Weekend to ‘Global Warming: A Comedy’

Life is a comedy, a tragedy, a developing story — and so is PlayFest, the theater festival about to unfold. A showcase… Continue reading

Singing welcome under floating library alphabet

Oh, the simple joys: the alphabet, a library, some art floating overhead. Melody Sky Eisler lives among all three. And she’s inviting… Continue reading

‘Heart Stories’ to burst open Thursday

Event is a collaboration of spoken word, dance, music and more

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: ‘Oceans’ to Toto, movies open us up

THE WOMAN BEHIND me wasn’t ready to talk. We’d come to Port Townsend’s Rose Theatre for “Meet Me at the Movies,” a free program of… Continue reading

’Cripple of Inishmaan’ brings dark Irish humor to Port Townsend

These townspeople —newsman Johnnypateenmike, sisters Kate and Eileen, their nephew Billy —… Continue reading

‘Frozen Borders’ to melt on Port Townsend stage

At the outset this pair appears not alike. He’s a poet who performs; she’s an artist who shapes wearable sculpture. Port Townsend’s… Continue reading

Young musicians win cash in Port Angeles Symphony competitions

Top competitors hail from Port Angeles, Port Townsend

Love, sorrow, hope: ‘Next’ musical covers it all

It’s not likely anyone has described “Next to Normal” as a feel-good show. Instead it’s known as “the feel-everything musical,” which is… Continue reading

Young Artist Competitions set for Saturday in Port Angeles

The music of Vivaldi, Bach and Lalo, plus Severn’s “Polish Dance,” Tomaso Vitali’s “Chaconne” and Fritz Kreisler’s “La Gitana” will come alive… Continue reading

Port Townsend serves as setting for novel

Lust, opium, perilous cross-dressing, smuggling between Port Townsend and Victoria: Katrina Carrasco’s debut novel pulses with these. “The Best Bad Things,” set… Continue reading