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Half African and half Chinese, an immigrant of Trinidad and Tobago and diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, Robin Ray Lum Cheong found it exceedingly difficult to lead a typical American life. more
Ben Medina graduated from Port Townsend High School in 2001, but he credited the Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend with teaching him about film. more
Ben Medina started watching films at the Rose Theatre when he was 11 years old, and it was six years ago when he came to Rose Theatre owner Rocky Friedman, asking for his assistance in launching what Medina hoped would be his first feature film. more
Centuries ago, in Viking-era Scandinavia, master woodworkers would craft boats by eye, felling trees, curving planks and creating boat building methods that have lasted for 1,200 years. Today, … more
As Homer J. Simpson once said, “Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact.” Roger Boyd, keyboardist and frontman of classic rock band Head East, agrees. more
As Alex Dugdale was walking through a subway station in New York City during the summer of 2001 little did he know the course of his life was about to change forever. more
As the story of the first all-woman crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989-90 unfolds in the engaging documentary “Maiden,” I marveled at how perfectly the real-life events seemed scripted to play out as an inspiring epic of a movie. more
The endearing absurdity of Sir John Falstaff, the central character of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor (published 1602), has ensured that he lives on in any number of dramatic, comedic, and operatic adaptations. more
The son of a Baptist preacher from rural Georgia who cut his teeth on punk rock music, Chris Chandler is one of a kind. “My first love is American … more
In 1994, writer Kurt Busiek and artist Alex Ross produced the four-issue comic miniseries “Marvels,” which paid tribute to the Marvel Comics they grew up with, most of them from the 1960s, and drew the conclusion that the death of Spider-Man’s blonde ingenue girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, marked the end of innocence for that era. more
When she takes the podium to conduct the Port Townsend Community Chorus this fall, you might think Sarah Moran, classically trained at the Eastman School of Music and attuned to nuances of pitch, timbre and tempo, would have no time for rank amateurs. You would be wrong. more
Enlisting friends and volunteers, Kimberly Fairbanks is refurbishing 12 wooden cutouts of Native American-style animals that once hung proudly at Grant Street School, which has been torn down. more
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