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Although the writings of Walt Whitman are well over a century old, his worldview is timeless and relevant in 21st century America, says Dillon Porter, who sets out to prove it with a stage production built on Whitman’s poetry. more
When Polly Nole, 18, graduated from Chimacum High School, she was not enticed by the draw of a four-year college. more
Johnsmith owes his prolific music career to a case of grand theft auto. “I graduated in 1969 and went out to Southern California just to get out of Iowa,” said Johnsmith, who grew up in a town of about 100 inhabitants. more
Over the past three decades, the late Stanley Rill became a fixture in the Port Townsend arts scene with his intricate wood carvings. “Stanley Rill was one of the finest woodcarvers in the Pacific Northwest, with a long and prolific career,” said John Montgomery of Edensaw Woods, LTD. “I only wish he had more time.” more
When conversing with the Almighty, master organist Gary Rutherford’s medium of choice is a pipe organ. “It is the voice of the people,” Rutherford said. “For me, the organ’s primary purpose in church, especially, is for accompanying hymns. Anything else that happens after that is wonderful, but its number-one purpose is to accompany the voice of the congregation. I am really trying to reflect their voices.” more
When Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957, Stephen Yates and his entire generation were struck by awe and trepidation you can still see in his latest series of paintings on display in Port Hadlock. more
Can superhero films be art? Even before this past weekend’s nationwide premiere of writer-director Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” Martin Scorsese dragged this perennial question out for another round of debate, when he proclaimed that the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are not proper “cinema.” more
In a hyperconnected instant-gratification society, Stephen Chase gets his thrills by taking his time. Chase, 70, of Port Hadlock, is an amateur chess player and member of Knight Riders, which took the Division Two title in the 2017-2019 Correspondence Chess League of America’s (CCLA) Postal Chess Team Championship. more
While she has never seen an angel, Pat Chase has no doubt they are always around to lend a helping hand. “My belief is they are there when you need them,” Chase said. “It is the idea that they are messengers guiding you along.” And people can be angels too, she said. more
“Endearing” often serves as a catch-all adjective for those who don’t want to cast their descriptive nets very far. But in the case of Key City’s Public Theatre’s … more
Port Townsend’s influence on the world of filmmaking isn’t limited to the Film Festival. Jesse Alk moved to Port Townsend in the fourth grade and graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1992, and Sept. 29 marked the Washington state premiere of his first film, “Pariah Dog.” more
Whether on a street corner in Europe, a ferry crossing Puget Sound or in the Port Townsend Post Office, harpist David Michael lives to serenade strangers with his angelic melodies. more
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