Diane Urbani de la Paz

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Kate’s arts, sweet and savory

MAKING MUSIC WITH people, emphasis on with: That’s what Kate liked to do. The notes were her first language; they flowed on stage when she… Continue reading

Five votes separate hopefuls in Jefferson PUD race

Daniel Toepper was leading Wednesday in the race for the Jefferson County Public Utilities District commissioner seat. It looked like a squeaker… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Visit to Puerto Rico: All the grace we can muster

PUERTO RICO WASN’T what I expected. Invited on a yoga retreat there in mid-October, I flew in with eyes wide and wondering. What effects of… Continue reading

Mujeres de Maiz event boasts bevy of crafts, quesadillas Saturday

“Today I say to you, thank you so much. “This day means so much to me. I finished my professional educational career, and… Continue reading

Celebrated pianist returns for two performances Saturday

The last time Spanish-born pianist Josu De Solaun came to town, in spring 2016, he played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, the… Continue reading

Here for a party: Bluesmakers pair up Saturday at Fort Worden

Our instructions are simple. “Come ready to have a good time,” said Phil Wiggins, cohost of the Piedmont Blues House Party open… Continue reading

Forest Storytelling Festival opens today

She purrs. He whispers. And she, in a clear voice, stands tall to speak her truth. These are Minton Sparks, Jeff Doyle… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Special effects of the imagination

FALL MEANS HIGH time for change. Me, I could use a change in my electronic habits. May I order a digital detox weekend? This weekend,… Continue reading

‘Annapurna’ brings playgoers into a marriage’s mountains, valleys

We’re tucked inside a trailer up the Colorado Rockies, off the grid. Our companions, together all of a sudden after 20 years:… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A MycoCrusader on the horizon

“MUSH LOVE,” SHE signs her posts. And LiLy Athair can get mushy as she moves through the world. A single mother and a woman of… Continue reading

Living in interesting times: Activist film star, director talks about building a better world

Danny Glover rose at 3:30 in the morning on Friday. He had a plane to catch out of New York City, where… Continue reading

The doctor and the Creature: Classic tale comes to Port Angeles Playhouse

Eighteen-year-old Mary and her lover, Percy, went on a summer holiday to Switzerland. They found a villa by Lake Geneva, a body… Continue reading

Snappy Players to present a comic ‘Hamlet’

This is Shakespeare like never before. Clallam Mosaic, the county’s nonprofit program for people with developmental disabilities, will present “Something Like Hamlet,”… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Festival audiences shower love on ‘Mount Kennedy,’ ‘Last Suit’

A bright, near-full moon and a power outage that darkened downtown were among the features at the Port Townsend Film Festival, which… Continue reading

Biologist to talk of ‘hippie wasps’ in Huntingford Humanities lecture

He speaks to us of hippie wasps, “flying pearls” and instant gratification. Thor Hanson, winner of a Guggenheim fellowship and author of books… Continue reading

Film festival continues in Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Film Festival continues through today — 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. — with documentaries, narrative features and shorts. Passes… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Fest starts three-day pageant today

Let’s start in Africa’s southwest. Then we can head right over to Brooklyn, N.Y. “Into the Okavango,” one of 23 feature-length documentaries… Continue reading

Film fest venues, special events

The Port Townsend Film Festival spreads out today through Sunday, showing scores of short and feature-length movies, many with actors and directors… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Festival rolls out welcome mat

Going to the Port Townsend Film Festival, which starts Friday and runs like a freight train through Sunday, isn’t much like moviegoing… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Service dogs, movie houses and randomness

if I pay attention. Take last Friday afternoon. I got an email from Jan Halliday, Port… Continue reading