Diane Urbani de la Paz

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Summer full of uplift, renewal

REACH INSIDE AND lift up your younger self, Joe Gaydos told us. See yourself as an explorer. Gladly. Gaydos, lead scientist with the SeaDoc Society,… Continue reading

Immigrant advocates hope for safety, security for all families

When Morris and Ruth Goldstein crossed the border, they had little in the way of documents. What these immigrants did have: hope… Continue reading

Artist brings ‘Gentle Revolution’ to Port Townsend

You don’t have to wonder what Remedios Rapoport is trying to say in her art. “Peace is possible.” “Fear Less.” “Everybody over… Continue reading

Fatherhood, ‘passion for the sport’ fuel Rhody Run winner

It wasn’t the British royal wedding, but the crowd on the Fort Worden parade grounds was large and just as joyful for… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Cash, connection: Coyle’s got the right mix

HE WORKS IN the woods; what he builds is community, with music as the floorboards. For nine years now, Norm Johnson and the Concerts in… Continue reading

All the world’s a stage: Port Townsend drama director caps 15-year run with ‘As You Like It’

With teenagers and drama, all things are possible. And with Jennifer Nielsen at the wheel, you’ve got Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “As You… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: ‘Salt Baby’ grows up

SALT BABY IS her name. She’s Mohawk and Tuscarora from the Six Nations reserve in Ontario, but “doesn’t look it,” people keep saying. From the… Continue reading

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

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Singalongs at the movies

THE PICTURE PALACE. It’s a place many of us have never seen. Esther Morgan-Ellis takes us there: on a time- and space-travel jaunt, to grand… Continue reading

(for PlayFest Denise Winter) Denise Winter, artistic director of Key City Public Theatre, shows off a brochure for PlayFest. photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz

PlayFest goes local and national in Port Townsend

A flock of stories — on love, art, miracles, parenthood, gambling and middle school — are soon to play out here. Key… Continue reading

(for PlayFest Denise Winter) Denise Winter, artistic director of Key City Public Theatre, shows off a brochure for PlayFest. photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz

Two casts interpret characters in ‘Heisenberg’

Up she walks to the stranger. Onto his neck she plants a kiss. Uh-oh. Meet Georgie Burns, a sexy, middle-aged receptionist with… Continue reading