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‘Next to Normal’ explores hope, healing

‘Next to Normal’ Rock musical by Ghostlight Productions When: Jan. 25-Feb. 9; 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays, 2 p.m. for Jan. 27 and… Continue reading


Homegrown bassoonist to join Chamber Orchestra for Sequim, PA concerts

Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts Port Angeles concert — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave. Sequim concert —… Continue reading


Young Artist Competitions set for Saturday in Port Angeles

The music of Vivaldi, Bach and Lalo, plus Severn’s “Polish Dance,” Tomaso Vitali’s “Chaconne” and Fritz Kreisler’s “La Gitana” will come alive in a public… Continue reading


Port Angeles Fine Arts Center preps ‘Material as Metaphor’

To create freely, to make art outside what anyone expects: That’s what these women want. They are four Americans of color; four who grew up… Continue reading

International art collection to be auctioned as Port Angeles Fine Arts Center opens bidding Thursday

Sarah Jane, the new Gallery and Program Director at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, has just unwrapped an unusual package — a gift she… Continue reading

Symphony orchestra, chorus sing ‘Hallelujah’ and then some

Port Angeles Symphony Holiday Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 Where: Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. Tickets: $18… Continue reading

‘This Christmas’ is different: Non-traditional tale comes to Port Angeles Community Playhouse

These aren’t your traditional Christmas Eve moments, but they have their charm. • Mark, young husband who works 12-hour days, comes home to find Leah,… Continue reading

Celebrated pianist returns for two performances Saturday

The last time Spanish-born pianist Josu de Solaun came to town in spring 2016, he played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, the “Rach 3,” lifting… Continue reading

Pops & Picnic served in Sequim, Port Angeles

Sequim High School’s Select Choir and Vocal Ensemble are set to sing in Pops & Picnic, the pair of concerts with the Port Angeles Symphony… Continue reading

Sequim actress to present ‘Lillian Carter Story’

“The Lillian Carter Story: More than a President’s Mother” stars Sequim resident Carol Swarbrick Dries in a single performance Saturday, Sept. 15. The 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Tickets available for Music on the Strait community concert

While two Music on the Strait festival events have already sold out, tickets remain available for the Sept. 1 community concert finale, organizers said. That… Continue reading

Paint the Peninsula brings nationally known artists to Sequim area

Farm fields, tractors, mountain peaks, Dungeness Bay: They all beckon the plein air painters who’ve come from across the continent to the art competition and… Continue reading

Shakespeare in the Woods opens for a three-week run

In this forest, our heroine Rosalind challenges society’s rules. Shaking them off, this whip-smart woman makes a rule set of her own, all while frolicking… Continue reading

Shakespeare in the Woods to throw winery party

For the first time since William Shakespeare first appeared in the woods beside the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, a party is being thrown for… Continue reading

Music on the Strait to bring Sequim, PA performers home

World-traveling violist Richard O’Neill, who grew up in Sequim, invited a friend of his over for some concerts on the Olympic Peninsula. The friend is… Continue reading

‘Lark Ascending,’ Mozart and a suite for Sequim, PA

Two women — two formidable artists — step into the spotlight for season-finale concerts in Sequim and Port Angeles this weekend. Violinist Heather Ray will… Continue reading

Sequim singers to star in night at the opera

The crowd went nuts. Leaping to their feet, they cheered the singers, who took bow after bow. The new production was a smash; the premiere… Continue reading

Melody, harmony, home:

PORT ANGELES — Seventy local musicians — plus one former local who now lives in Europe — will get together this Saturday to create something… Continue reading

‘You can’t argue with good chemistry’: Cellist returns for concert with PA Symphony

Port Angeles Symphony Concert When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 (pre-concert chat with conductor 6:40-7 p.m.) Where: Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304… Continue reading

Guest artist to tango with the ensemble

This is a pairing loaded with passion. “Piazzolla is a tango composer. And that’s a pretty fun, joyous form of expression,” said Denise Dillenbeck, the… Continue reading