Diane Urbani de la Paz

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

‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ opens today at Chetzemoka Park

When you find out big John Falstaff is trying to simultaneously hustle you and your good friend, you could be horrified. You… Continue reading

Blues, gospel shows fill Fort Worden

“A big part of American history plays out in our music,” Centrum Acoustic Blues Festival artistic director Jerron Paxton proclaimed at the… Continue reading

Blues travelers together

All week long at Fort Worden State Park, the people are playing, learning, dancing and jamming indoors and out. The Centrum foundation,… Continue reading

Camaraderie Cellars picnic has jazz, classics, dessert

Live music, a picnic supper made for the occasion, Rhapsody in Red wine: They’re ingredients for the 10th annual Evening at Camaraderie… Continue reading

Port Townsend jazz festival takes off

In one second of silence, the lights dim and the theater goes dusky. Then the jazz plane takes off. As it rises,… Continue reading

Taming of the Shrew at Webster’s Wood this weekend

“The Taming of the Shrew,” Shakespeare’s comedy of love in a changing society, is now playing on the newly built stage in… Continue reading

Film documents bowmakers from Port Townsend to Brazil

Tickets for Friedman, Serrill movie go on sale Friday

Independent bookshop, writers’ haven to change hands

Once in a while, the ideal person walks in the door at exactly the right time. It happened at the Writers’ Workshoppe… Continue reading

Jazz Port Townsend begins tonight

Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend festival starts tonight with Jazz in the Clubs, an assemblage of shows at Fort Worden State Park, 200… Continue reading

A #MeToo ‘Shrew’

Shakespeare in the Woods to unfold on new stage

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Stepping into the river of dancers

CLOSE YOUR EYES, and allow yourself to float in your partner’s arms. This is not the time for thinking. And if you start to talk… Continue reading

From the Aleutian chain to Port Townsend

Alaska native remembers life in Alaska territory