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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

Young Artist Competition set for Jan. 20

A new name, 14 competitors and a day of live music. All are part of a public event Saturday, Jan. 20. The Nico Snel Young… Continue reading

‘Fantasia,’ sing-along to be part of PA Symphony concert

The “Snow Maiden Suite,” “The Adoration of the Magi,” an Overture on Hebrew Themes and a “Fantasia on Christmas Carols.” These are all part of… Continue reading

Port Angeles Symphony spotlights Seattle-based violinist for season’s first concert

Her performances are deeply felt; dazzling. She plays – without histrionics – in the tradition of the great soloists of history. That’s how conductor Jonathan… Continue reading

Pops & Picnic to open symphony season in Sequim, PA

Come and join the jubilee listen to the band swinging’ through the land everybody stand … when you sing with the zip and zing watch… Continue reading

Sequim storytellers highlight Story Swap

The first Story Swap of the new season is a mashup: part campfire tales and songs, part open mic. All of the above is free… Continue reading

From punk to contra: Dance caller debuts in Port Angeles

A punk community in London made a dance caller out of her. Abigail Hobart, making her debut at the Black Diamond Community Hall contra dance… Continue reading

Watercolor, oil workshops go outdoors in August

Yong Hong Zhong, a Chinese-born artist who immigrated to the United States at age 12, went on to draw for MTV Animation and Disney. After… Continue reading

Paint the Peninsula shows, demos to begin Aug. 21

Just standing in the summer sunlight is a gift. But there’s more: the fragrance of fir trees, the songs of the birds, the feel of… Continue reading

There’s ‘Much Ado’ in Webster’s Woods

In a comedy spiced with piquant lines, here’s one the actor Josh Sutcliffe relishes especially. “Man is a giddy thing,” he gets to say as… Continue reading

The passion and fashion of Shakespeare: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center hosts free Shakespeare in the Woods production

Titania’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” cloak, lush and leafy, awaits. So do the costumes of Lady Capulet — Romeo’s mother-in-law — plus portly Sir John Falstaff.… Continue reading