Juan de Fuca Festival to draw all-ages crowd to downtown venues

PORT ANGELES — What will make this long weekend memorable, Dan Maguire believes, is something beyond which bands are here. To Maguire, who became executive… Continue reading

Tapestry recalls musician who loved annual Juan de Fuca Festival

PORT ANGELES — Bob Boardman, a guitarist, mandolinist and artist, loved the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts for its community energy, wild variety… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Festival adds after-hours event

THIS WEEKEND IN Port Angeles is filled with fun, frivolity and festival, and that means a lot of live music in the many venues of… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival to present four days of music, dance, mind expansion

PORT ANGELES — Let’s do a flyover for just a few snapshots of the four-day pageant of music, dance and mind expansion. The Juan de… Continue reading

Trio to ‘paint the music,’ from Juan de Fuca Festival kickoff forward

PORT ANGELES — They call themselves Three-Legged Dog, while the boss calls it a “three-ring circus.” Either way, the performance-art trio — Port Angeles painters… Continue reading

Next week’s Juan de Fuca Festival kickoff band mixes Pink Floyd with Land of Oz

PORT ANGELES — Getting your head around the Wizard-of-Oz-Pink-Floyd-bluegrass show, coming to town Thursday night to warm us up for the Juan de Fuca Festival… Continue reading

Fifth Street Community Garden to celebrate Saturday

PORT ANGELES ­— The “community” in the Fifth Street Community Garden — set to open Saturday — isn't just a buzzword. Here and now in… Continue reading

Jammin’ for Justice concert aims to help neighbors

PORT ANGELES — A Montana bartender-pastor, a marimba band specializing in the music of Zimbabwe and Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys: Together, they're giving… Continue reading

Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers to sing last concert with founding director

SEQUIM — After a decade with the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers, Michael Rivers is saying goodbye to the group he founded. Rivers will lead the… Continue reading

Sequim novelist Elkins to hold readings from 27th book

SEQUIM ­— Let us take a step inside the mind of Bryan Bennett, a man who, despite a horrific trauma in childhood, has grown up… Continue reading

Some 800 pieces of art adorn Port Angeles’ downtown in ‘Young at Art’ display

PORT ANGELES — Beginning today, downtown is different. The store windows, the fronts of banks, the interiors of shops — they're suddenly bedecked with “Young… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Toe-tappin’ tunes spice up week on Peninsula

HERE WE GO with another week of the finest and best live music that can be found on any level in the state. Port Angeles… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Horse seminars set Saturday in Sequim

WHEN IT COMES to animal rescue, good intentions often are not enough. It requires knowledge of the animal's needs, an honest assessment of your own… Continue reading

Songwriter from Sequim releases single, moves to California

LONG BEACH, Calif. — As much as Wesley Stromberg, 17, enjoyed growing up in Sequim, the town wasn’t quite the music-industry hotbed he needed to… Continue reading

Patty Duke tells Peninsula audience of her life balancing fame with mental illness

PORT ANGELES ­— Patty Duke, Academy Award-winning actress, longtime sufferer of manic depression and advocate for people with mental illness, started her address at the… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She’s taking love of shooting to 2016 Olympics

PORT ANGELES — Jaiden Grinnell, 19, likes the way her father describes her life. Good-naturedly, Kurt Grinnell recently told her: “You’re doing things backwards. You’re… Continue reading

Creativity flows through wearable art in Kinetic Skulpture Race

PORT TOWNSEND — Teenage fashion designer Hana McAdam touts tonight's festivities as something like the Kinetic Skulpture Race, that famed October event that flows through… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Country music star Messina to perform at 7 Cedars Casino

BLYN — She’s sold more than 5 million albums, had nine No. 1 singles and, during the extended process of making her latest CDs, the… Continue reading

Potluck author writes about finding community

PORT ANGELES — As Ana Maria Spagna wrote her book, Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, she thought of it just as a bunch… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula music scene growing

THE LIVE MUSIC scene is getting bigger and wider in scope. We have the Irrigation Festival, Art Rock, the farmers market and community dance events… Continue reading