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Artfully Edmonds: A little love for the arts — and the news!

Artfully Edmonds: A little love for the arts — and the news!

This past week publisher Teresa Wippel announced “From The Publisher’s Desk” a new video summary of Edmonds news that will be offered each weekday morning — news in five minutes or less. Titled “The Daily Grind,” this tailored-exclusively-to Edmonds video news will include news headlines including crime and accident reports; the local weather forecast; local spo... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), which has established concert-season schedules at both Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and the Kirkland Performance Hall, has recently been eyeing Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) as a possible venue for expanding its audience base. At ECA last night the renowned orchestra had a shot at capturing the hearts of Edmonds jazz lovers with its performance of “Quinc... »

Artfully Edmonds: Reflections on CSO’s ‘Hamlet’ plus ECA and artist events

Artfully Edmonds: Reflections on CSO’s ‘Hamlet’ plus ECA and artist events

Imagine midwinter in a sleepy little hamlet by the shore where lights glow in the frost-crusted windows of cozy homes. The residents of this quaint location are battened down by fog and frost. That would not be Edmonds, where midwinter things are actually quite lively! Whether it’s meeting friends at any of our bustling restaurants, taking in class acts on the ECA main stage and smaller venu... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Steel Magic Northwest aims to build after-school steel drum program

Artfully Edmonds profile: Steel Magic Northwest aims to build after-school steel drum program

The objective of both the City of Edmonds Community Cultural Plan and the Lynnwood Arts Commission is that area youth be encouraged toward the arts; through partnerships with businesses, schools, and community organizations. Whether the interest of teens and kids tends toward the stage, music performance, canvas or cameras, the My Neighborhood News Network is always looking for opportunities that ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Dragonfire Gallery corners hot art and MORE Art Walk previews!

Artfully Edmonds: Dragonfire Gallery corners hot art and MORE Art Walk previews!

Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery 529 Dayton St. “Go stand in the corner,” doesn’t specter a threat of punishment if you are gallery director Kurt Mattingly and new-to-the-scene artist, Michael Cadieux. And they’ve got an Art Walk Edmonds show for you to prove the joy of standing with your nose to the wall. Dragonfire is wild with enthusiasm over their new art form – and so am I after getting an exc... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Saturday, Jan. 17 Noon Judith Works Author Reading Bibliophiles who stroll into Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th Ave. S.) at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17 will be greeted by a good friend – Judith Works. Judith has been invited by bookshop owner Mary Kay Sneeringer to do a reading of her newly released novel, “City of Illusions”. Edmonds residents who appreciate the library, attend the city’s Write On The So... »

Artfully Edmonds: Author dishes on dog mystery series; upcoming ECA events

Artfully Edmonds: Author dishes on dog mystery series; upcoming ECA events

What better pastimes in the still of winter than books, plays and musical performances? These elements are particularly true with the overlay of endearing relationships, man’s best friend, a little Southern warmth, and laughter! Artfully Edmonds takes a look at all of these elements – in depth – as we explore what our Edmonds entertainment venues have in store for us this week: – – ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds Heights K-12 to present ‘Jungle Book Kids’ this Friday-Sunday

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds Heights K-12 to present ‘Jungle Book Kids’ this Friday-Sunday

Edmonds Heights K-12 23200 100th Ave. W. Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids by Sherman, Sherman and Gilkyson Opens Friday, Jan. 9 ~ 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 ~ 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 ~ 7 p.m. Edmonds Heights K-12 has chosen “The Jungle Book Kids” to open the New Year. “The Jungle Book Kids” story is based on the story of Mowgli, a little boy on the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has ba... »

Artfully Edmonds: Start off New Year with ECA events, gallery shows, MLK Day event

Artfully Edmonds: Start off New Year with ECA events, gallery shows, MLK Day event

This begins my second year writing for My Edmonds News and I am so pleased for the opportunities I’ve had to exchange email notes and phone calls, and to even meet many of you in the moments before gallery openings and during intermissions at Edmonds’ many entertainment venues. It’s been A Joy of A Year! Over the past year Artfully Edmonds has had many highlights to report, including the opening o... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds Elvii!! Don your white sequined capes!

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds Elvii!! Don your white sequined capes!

Friday, Jan. 23 Doors open at 8 pm Crocodile Café 2200 2nd Ave., Seattle What event is so colossal, so monumental, so exceptional and unforgettable that you would leave the city limits of Edmonds to attend? Stumped? Of course, we’re referring to the 20th Annual Seattle Invitational “Search for Amateur Elvis!” to be held at Seattle’s Crocodile Café. Yes! That’s right, the Grand Daddy of all S... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Coral Anderson, young Edmonds artist

Artfully Edmonds profile: Coral Anderson, young Edmonds artist

When Coral Anderson,  an 11-year-old resident of Edmonds, was in the second grade, she and her classmates were assigned to draw the particular insect they had chosen to study. As her mother Janna explains, “She picked the dragonfly. When I saw her piece, I was blown away by what she had accomplished.” At the time Coral was only 7 years old. That is when Janna Anderson knew that her daughter had a ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Edmonds galleries stay open to welcome out-of-town visitors, shoppers

Artfully Edmonds: Edmonds galleries stay open to welcome out-of-town visitors, shoppers

The art of entertaining visitors is made so easy if you include a gallery stroll, great music and swing dancing in your guest’s stay – Edmonds has all of that and more this holiday week. Last-minute Santas have a nice selection of shelves and shops remaining open on Christmas Eve including: Gallery North Open Christmas Eve 401 Main Street 425-774-0946 The largest selection and most generous price ... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Author Judith Works releases latest work, ‘City of Illusions’

Artfully Edmonds profile: Author Judith Works releases latest work, ‘City of Illusions’

I simply cannot imagine Edmonds author Judith Works living “a routine life”; but that is exactly what she professes was happening before she decided to attain a mid-life law degree and dash off to Rome soon after for an assignment with the United Nations. Judith and I sat down to discuss her latest book, “City of Illusions” , which is now available for order through the Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th A... »

Artfully Edmonds: Warm up to holidays at Thursday Art Walk Edmonds, plus other holiday events

Artfully Edmonds: Warm up to holidays at Thursday Art Walk Edmonds, plus other holiday events

Edmonds galleries and shops will offer a place to warm up and to celebrate December’s Art Walk Edmonds (AWE). Let’s see what’s in store for you as you take a break from the hectic-home chaos and step out onto the downtown sidewalks for Art Walk. Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery 529 Dayton St. Have you visited Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery yet? On Dayton, just east of Red Twig café this AWE-some a... »

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Edmonds author Nick Baker has been keeping busy with “two of my favorite things”! Books and Music. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, elementary school teachers, grandparents, and young shoppers found Nick at the University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., signing his debut storybook, “Turtle.” “Turtle” details the poignant story of a remarkable young man who overcomes being bullied because his ab... »

Artfully Edmonds: Gothard Sisters are back home for Celtic Christmas concert Thursday

Artfully Edmonds: Gothard Sisters are back home for Celtic Christmas concert Thursday

“Home for the holidays” is the theme of this week’s Artfully Edmonds column as the community welcomes the Gothard Sisters back for their 2014 Celtic Christmas performance. The air will be filled with electricity and excitement as Willow, Greta and Solana take the ECA stage to demonstrate the showmanship that won them the Best New Irish Artists in the 6th annual Irish Music Awards, as reported by M... »

Reminder: Gallery North to host Gifts of Season Artist Reception Sunday

Reminder: Gallery North to host Gifts of Season Artist Reception Sunday

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Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Firdale Village Last night I was in the audience as The Phoenix Theatre opened its holiday production to a packed house of loyal fans and fresh faces. On the marquee was “Hallelujah Girls” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The play opens as five girlfriends from small town Georgia file into a littered abandoned church after the funeral of one of ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmond Senior Center plans carols and concerts

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmond Senior Center plans carols and concerts

Tuesday, Dec. 9 ~ 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 ~ 1 p.m. Edmonds Senior Center 220 Railroad Ave. Sound Singers Holiday Carols A “Joy To The World” sing-along will take place in the dining room at the Edmonds Senior Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9 as good friends gather for festivities, caroling,and refreshments in the center dining room. Senior Swingers Winter Concert The gift of a Big Band Holiday Tribute i... »

Artfully Edmonds: Rick Steves to take center stage at ECA’s Seattle Radio Theatre Dec. 9

Artfully Edmonds: Rick Steves to take center stage at ECA’s Seattle Radio Theatre Dec. 9

Rick Steves and the Seattle Radio Theatre Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) 410 4th Ave. N. Tuesday, Dec. 9 ~ 8 p.m. The Man Who Came to Dinner Based on the Geo. S. Kaufman and Moss Hart original It’s not often that I’m going to be able to lead my column with the name “Rick Steves” but I’m taking this exciting opportunity to do just that on the news that Edmonds’ European travel guru and local TV ... »

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