Port Townsend native draws raves for one-woman show in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Teenagers running around their small town. A very weird incident. A girl, alone after the loss of her twin, telling her story. So… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Sounds of bluegrass to ring out for Snowgrass benefit concert

PORT ANGELES -- You can count on the music snowballing this Saturday night. A trio of bluegrass bands -- two traditional and one that mixes… Continue reading

Trio performs in Port Townsend to benefit Uganda AIDS orphans

PORT TOWNSEND -- A formidable trio will celebrate the music of Samuel Barber this Sunday in a special performance to help AIDS orphans in Uganda.… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Bluegrass, blues, band reunion treat Peninsula

THIS IS A banner week for live music on the Peninsula with a major bluegrass event, a two-day appearance by a legendary bluesman and the… Continue reading

Filmmaker tells story of sculptor’s 2,501 pieces honoring those who left pueblo to find work

One of the first reactions is: "What possessed him?" And a second question that stands out for "Twenty-Five Hundred and One" filmmaker Patricia Van Ryker… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival of Arts to be more compact, have fewer performers this year

PORT ANGELES -- It's been an avalanche every morning for weeks. Dancers, players, singers, jugglers. Drummers, strummers and people who don't fit into any musical… Continue reading

Forks High School drama students present ‘Tracks’ (***GALLERY***)

FORKS -- This winter, the drama club members at Forks High School wanted to stretch. And now that they've done so, the young actors are… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Peninsula College cinema series kicks off with French film

PORT ANGELES -- Tonight, a 17-year-old boy will try to swim from Calais, France, to the white cliffs of Dover, England, in hopes of reuniting… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Soothe Seahawk sorrows with music

NOW THAT THE playoffs are over for the Seahawks fans (alas), it is time to soothe their sorrows with live music, dancing, fun and otherwise… Continue reading

Bus driver doesn’t stand around at bus stops: Push-ups keep him fit

CLALLAM BAY -- The driver has just burst out of the bus and onto the pavement, where his body goes horizontal. Balanced on black-shod toes,… Continue reading

Port Townsend-made movie to debut this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- If you were to step back in time -- re-enter your childhood -- you might choose the sweetest memories. The scents of… Continue reading

Regaining ‘kindergarten confidence’ theme of speech for King observance

PORT ANGELES -- Dion Jordan, a nationally known inspirational speaker who came to Peninsula College last week, did not want people staying in their seats… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Former TV daytime actress takes up microphone in Sequim radio drama

She's coquettish but not coy, a show-businesswoman delighted to switch from daytime television to nighttime radio. Shelley Taylor, whose satin tones will be heard in… Continue reading

PA Victory Garden a community plot; ground to be broken on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PORT ANGELES ­-- Any way you slice this vegetable garden, it's good nourishment. That's how Richard Bonine, Port Angeles' recreation manager, thinks of the new… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Unusual troupe performs in Port Townsend this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- The accordion man was once an opera singer in Delaware; one of the women used to play for Cirque du Soleil, that… Continue reading

Peninsula residents make trek to Seattle to see Picasso’s work

SEATTLE -- "La Celestina," a woman from his Blue Period, arrests you right at the start. Then you join the river of people flowing through… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Who’s playing on the North Olympic Peninsula?

WITH THE HOLIDAYS and all the bowl games behind us (Go Seahawks!), the live music scene is once again gearing up for a banner year.… Continue reading

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

SEQUIM -- A small band of women in Sequim and Port Angeles share one desire with a women's cooperative in rural Chiapas, Mexico. They want… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Mom uses worry over son’s football injury to help other parents

Jean Rickerson and her 17-year-old son, Drew, have proven themselves to be a tough pair. Rickerson has faced some of the scariest things that can… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Two sides of health shown in Port Angeles art exhibit

PORT ANGELES -- Prepare to be startled, provoked and then healed. Jake Seniuk and Bryn Barnard are collaborators hoping for such reactions to "Outbreak," the… Continue reading