Diane Urbani de la Paz

Port Townsend Film Fest brings movies, actors — and a big dog

The actor broke his neck while riding a horse on a volcano in Iceland. No, really, it’s a true story — the… Continue reading


Lighting up the screens: Movies indoors and out in expanded PT Film Festival

Today, it all begins. Ninety-nine movies, a flock of visiting filmmakers and thousands of eyes on it all: the Port Townsend Film… Continue reading


DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Lines, stories, movies: They’re all connected

“MY NORMAL FRIENDS say to me, ‘Oh, no, you have to stand in those lines.’ But that’s the best part,” Jane Julian said to me… Continue reading


Blue hearts go out to Port Townsend musician

Sunday party to help with Aki Avelino’s medical costs

‘Whales, Ships, and Sky’ — Port Townsend art show blends forms

Their visions align. Kristian Brevik, a Port Townsend native son, and William Wessinger, a Portland, Ore., boatbuilder and racer, make art to… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: From one THING to another

THIS FESTIVAL THING is out of control. And that’s good. Once upon a time in many parts of the world, there began feast days to… Continue reading

‘Alice’ in Port Townsendland

Teen Initiative play this weekend

Best-selling novelist to speak in Port Townsend on Thursday

Jennifer Haigh’s dad had a saying. “There are two kinds of jobs: The kind where you shower before and the kind where… Continue reading

Big crowd at THING festival

Crystal Periot and daughter Imogen, 3, of Redmond paint orbs for THING’s nighttime lantern parades. The Port Townsend School of the Arts… Continue reading

Here’s the THING

Thousands expected at new festival at Fort Worden

He wears the Babypants in the family

Performer set for THING festival appearance

Expanded Music on the Strait festival starts this weekend

One day a pair of longtime friends — internationally known musicians from Port Angeles and Sequim — dreamed up a Labor Day… Continue reading

Port Townsend-born guitarist to represent ‘cornerstone of American music’

For his first live performance in his hometown in two decades, guitarist Miles Okazaki will offer a night of the music he… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Seeing the place anew

THE DAY BEGAN with a deep breath before a stand of tall trees. At the entrance to Chetzemoka Park, Port Townsend’s 6.5-acre swath of loveliness,… Continue reading

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center hosts ‘Power of Small Things’

The sun-splashed streets of Florence, Italy, the silver-blue ocean at La Push, the faces of people on a downtown street all live… Continue reading

Taking flight: Mural is artist’s gift to hometown as she spreads her wings

Nora Kingsley, 18, called ‘fearless and undaunted’ in Port Townsend project

Fascinatin’ Rhythms: Internationally known dancer, teacher and company to perform this weekend

Home from engagements in Brazil, four U.S. states and two Canadian provinces — and getting over bronchitis — dancer Bill Evans is… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: This is us — handle with care

TALKING ABOUT THIS is uncomfortable: On that we can all agree. Yet each morning last week, a theater full of people talked about race, theft… Continue reading