Diane Urbani de la Paz

Jesse Colin Young to hail ‘Dreamers’ in Port Angeles this Saturday

Jesse Colin Young quit the road a decade ago. The singer-songwriter, known for his solo work and for his music with the… Continue reading

 

Films by and for women screened in festival this weekend

Maybe you wonder about becoming a Buddhist nun. Or a grower of marijuana. Perhaps you’d love to take a gap year in… Continue reading

 

‘Wolf at the Door’ has world premiere in Port Townsend

It’s getting hot in here. Partly that’s due to the apartment radiator that won’t turn off, but mostly it’s the talk among… Continue reading

‘Light Still Shines’ in Port Townsend, Chimacum

After a beat, a confession. “I do feel despair sometimes,” said Lynn Nowak, “about what’s happening,” 50 years after the assassination of human rights leader… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: No camera, just connection

AN UNMEDIATED ENCOUNTER: It’s what I hoped for on the whale-watching boat. Stepping aboard with a jumble of strangers, I wondered how close we might… Continue reading

Violist Cheryl Landry Swoboda returns to her home town of Port Angeles for a concert of Brahms, Bartok and Berlioz this Saturday, March 31.

Port Angeles Symphony concert to pair Berlioz with Brahms

A Port Angeles High School graduate who has gone on to an international career will perform with more than 70 musicians at… Continue reading

Violist Cheryl Landry Swoboda returns to her home town of Port Angeles for a concert of Brahms, Bartok and Berlioz this Saturday, March 31.

Port Angeles Symphony welcomes back guest artist, alumna

Seventy local musicians — plus one former local who now lives in Europe — will get together this Saturday to create something… Continue reading

Spring brings African dance to Port Townsend

Rae Kala is a traveler — Central America, Mexico, Santa Cruz in California, West Africa — but Port Townsend pulls her back,… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Story Slams: Drawing moths to a flame

EIGHT DAYS TO go before the next Story Slam: a convergence of people telling and listening to true, personal tales. This slam thing is practiced… Continue reading

Port Townsend entertainer in running for New Yorker contest

PORT TOWNSEND — Joey Pipia hopes you’ll vote for him. Not that he’s running for office. No, the local magician and self-described “delusionist” who runs… Continue reading

Fuca Festival fill-in for AWOL performer gets a standing ovation

PORT ANGELES — When saxophone-playing tap dancer Shoehorn Conley failed to appear at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts for his Sunday afternoon… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival to draw all-ages crowd to downtown venues

PORT ANGELES — What will make this long weekend memorable, Dan Maguire believes, is something beyond which bands are here. To Maguire, who became executive… Continue reading

Tapestry recalls musician who loved annual Juan de Fuca Festival

PORT ANGELES — Bob Boardman, a guitarist, mandolinist and artist, loved the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts for its community energy, wild variety… Continue reading

Forks-born cellist slated to perform in Port Townsend on Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — As a little girl in Forks during the early 1980s, Serena Tideman found inspiration in the Hoh Rain Forest, Tchaikovsky and MTV.… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival to present four days of music, dance, mind expansion

PORT ANGELES — Let’s do a flyover for just a few snapshots of the four-day pageant of music, dance and mind expansion. The Juan de… Continue reading

Trio to ‘paint the music,’ from Juan de Fuca Festival kickoff forward

PORT ANGELES — They call themselves Three-Legged Dog, while the boss calls it a “three-ring circus.” Either way, the performance-art trio — Port Angeles painters… Continue reading

Next week’s Juan de Fuca Festival kickoff band mixes Pink Floyd with Land of Oz

PORT ANGELES — Getting your head around the Wizard-of-Oz-Pink-Floyd-bluegrass show, coming to town Thursday night to warm us up for the Juan de Fuca Festival… Continue reading

Sequim novelist Elkins to hold readings from 27th book

SEQUIM ­— Let us take a step inside the mind of Bryan Bennett, a man who, despite a horrific trauma in childhood, has grown up… Continue reading

Jammin’ for Justice concert aims to help neighbors

PORT ANGELES — A Montana bartender-pastor, a marimba band specializing in the music of Zimbabwe and Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys: Together, they're giving… Continue reading