Diane Urbani de la Paz

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

Home Fund, college make the difference for Port Townsend man

David Burroughs loves Romani — aka Gypsy — music. He is, in fact, his own kind of gypsy. As a young man… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A challenge for the new year, or any old time

“I’M EXCITED FOR 2019,” Kristin told me. In my fatigued state, I want some of that. Kristin Halberg of the Dream Hatchery (TheDreamHatchery.com) first got… Continue reading

With Home Fund help, youngster begins to hear

One bright Sunday in November, Nina Jones took the day off to have a little party. It was her daughter Sarah’s 4th… Continue reading

Keeping warm while starting fresh: Sequim couple receives Peninsula Home Fund help

Here in the Dungeness Valley, Michelle and John Bonifazio found the life they were looking for. They had met and married in Southern… Continue reading

Home Fund helps senior with repairs

Wearing an impish smile, Carol Curtis will tell you: “I lived a semi-wild… Continue reading

Hi-Jinx: an ‘outrageous’ Christmas package

The show is irreverent and reverent. It’s sweet. It’s tart. And you have to hear the songs to believe and sing along… Continue reading

’Magical’ twice at Key City Playhouse: tickets on sale now for New Year’s Eve show

She’s been a female incarnation of Scrooge for weeks. And Vickie Daignault, a nationally-known actor recently alighted at the Key City Playhouse,… Continue reading