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Bertram Levy, of Port Townsend, knows how to please an audience with his trusty bandoneon and banjo. The founder of Fiddle Tunes performed live Dec. 28 during the Friday Night Live series at Taps at the Guardhouse. Levy sat up on stage in front of a full house, separated in places by classic prison bars. more
When Ranger Sciacca picks up the violin, he accesses his internal auditory world and shares it through his rosin-covered fingertips. “I love how expressive the violin is,” he said. “The … more
Make way for Saint George who, in a display of bravery, will save the princess from the maws of a treacherous dragon this weekend. Kings, queens, knights and dragons will descend upon the … more
It’s the new year, and you are pretty much done with holiday spirit. You need a palate cleanser to wash the taste of holly-jolly cheer out of your mouth. Just as “Die Hard” is the seasonal 1980s action film that actually embodies the spirit of Christmas, “Less Than Zero” is the ’80s drama that’s also set during Christmas but runs absolutely counter to the spirit of the holiday. more
Aimee Ringle, a musician, teacher and storyteller based in Port Townsend, will be the featured storyteller during the Quimper Storytelling Guild’s Fire from Darkness program. Part of the ongoing … more
As a musician based in New Orleans, Andrew Duhon said his music is not defined by the cultural force that is the Big Easy. “Its folk,” he said. “I think there's a soul that New Orleans lends to any art made there. That said, it’s not 'New Orleans music.' I'm just a songwriter who had the lucky break of growing up in a place as raw and inspiring as New Orleans.” more
The dawn of winter is a dreary time of year on the North Olympic Peninsula. The memory of long warm summer days is a distant and fading reality. But life continues. In Discovery Bay, motorists drove along U.S. 101 the morning of Dec. 28 in a steady drizzle. more
Oil landscape paintings, contemporary acrylic landscapes and Port Townsend School of the Arts faculty art will be on display during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5. “It is a fun way to start the new year,” said Mari Mullen, Port Townsend Main Street Program executive director. “It is a good chance to meet your neighbors and also the artists themselves.” The free event happens the first Saturday of each month as art galleries and venues in the downtown area open their doors to highlight artists’ creations. more
As the population in Jefferson County ages, it becomes important for families to discuss cognitive health issues with their loved ones. Centrum will host Perspectives on Memory on Feb. 2, a one-day conference at Fort Worden designed for social and healthcare professionals, artists, educators and lifelong learners. “Aging is becoming a more frequent topic for all families to deal with,” said Robert Birman, Centrum executive director. more
Yoga, known for its benefits to the individual mind, body and soul, also can be good for a community. Feel Good, Do Good yoga, a monthly yoga class that raises money for Jefferson County nonprofits, will return for a third year in 2019. Held on the first Monday of each month at Madrona MindBody Institute at Fort Worden, the class has raised more than $6,400 during the past two years. “Part of our goal is to have a wide representative of nonprofits,” organizer Renee Klein said. “It helps a wider net of people in the community.” more
The Tuesday Crafters Night at Finnriver on Dec. 18 was fishier than usual as participants made hats that will be used next year by the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. Crafters Night recurs in the Finnriver Cider Garden Tasting Room, 124 Center Road in Chimacum. more
Port Townsend Children’s Library Choir director Phina Pipia invites local youths aged 7 to 12 to join the group, which starts Jan. 8 and runs through March 2. “It is an absolute joy to bring this opportunity to local youth,” said Pipia, who sang with the choir as a youngster and is thrilled to be its current director. “Music was a truly integral part of my childhood, and I’m delighted to give back to the community through this wonderful program.” more
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