New York painting with memories for Port Angeles woman finds Port Townsend home with artist’s daughter

An abstract painting with provenance in 1960s New York City found its way to the North Olympic Peninsula last month when the Port Angeles daughter… Continue reading

‘Music man’ Andy Mackie’s back in town, performs at Upstage

PORT TOWNSEND — Monday night is open mic at The Upstage, and Andy Mackie’s name is always first on the list, even during the past… Continue reading

Port Townsend entertainer in running for New Yorker contest

PORT TOWNSEND — Joey Pipia hopes you’ll vote for him. Not that he’s running for office. No, the local magician and self-described “delusionist” who runs… Continue reading

Port Townsend Memorial Day commemoration for all ages

PORT TOWNSEND — Monday’s Memorial Day commemoration featured two people who represented youth and age with respect to military service. Marjorie Carpentier, 91, a World… Continue reading

A toast: Brinnon’s Geoduck Tavern holds spot on national magazine’s list of ‘best’

BRINNON — The regulars at the Geoduck Tavern compare it to “Cheers,” where everyone knows your name and makes you feel welcome if they don't.… Continue reading

Fuca Festival fill-in for AWOL performer gets a standing ovation

PORT ANGELES — When saxophone-playing tap dancer Shoehorn Conley failed to appear at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts for his Sunday afternoon… Continue reading

‘Alternative prom’ to be held at Port Townsend’s Boiler Room tonight

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Boiler Room is hosting its eighth annual prom party tonight, providing people of all ages a chance to celebrate… Continue reading

Forks-born cellist slated to perform in Port Townsend on Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — As a little girl in Forks during the early 1980s, Serena Tideman found inspiration in the Hoh Rain Forest, Tchaikovsky and MTV.… Continue reading

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