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Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

A classic comedy, pratfalls paced with precision timing, a beautiful backdrop and a full house ushered in Edmonds 2014-2015 playhouse season as The Phoenix Theatre pulled off one of the most intricate Neil Simon dialogue challenges known to theatre. I was in attendance at Friday night’s performance of “Rumors” and was struck by the champagne-sparkle performances of the cast. Comedienne Melanie Cal... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Welcome, new Art Walk Edmonds Director

Artfully Edmonds special: Welcome, new Art Walk Edmonds Director

You’ve come along way, Baby! My Edmonds News and “Artfully Edmonds” has the delight of welcoming to the Edmonds art scene Elizabeth Martin-Calder – the newly-hired Art Walk Edmonds Director. Ms. Martin-Calder is a seasoned arts administrator and marketer with over 15 years in nonprofit management. Making the announcement that she would be stepping aside as Interim Director, Denise Cole (who serves... »

Stunningly Strange Gallery closing its doors Oct. 11

Stunningly Strange Gallery closing its doors Oct. 11

Stunningly Strange Gallery announced Wednesday that it will be closing its retail doors in downtown Edmonds on Oct. 11. The gallery, located at 407 Main St., will be having “a wonderful sale during the month of September to make sure all the amazing art gets placed in appreciative homes,” the announcement said. “It has been a wonderful two years being in the heart of Edmonds,” said art... »

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Tonight — Wednesday, Aug. 27 — from 5-8 p.m. marks the last performance of the summer by the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony, which includes 36 jazz musicians in small ensembles. The group will perform at the free Edmonds Sea Jazz Event at the outside public plaza outside immediately behind and to the west side of Anthony’s Beach Club Cafe at the Port of Edmonds Marina. A... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

When Nicki Chen’s first novel, “Tiger Tail Soup,” appeared at Edmonds Bookshop earlier this summer, her Elm Place neighbors were among the first to purchase copies. And, when Chen needed a place to hold a book launch party Monday evening, her neighbors, John and Sheila Valentine, opened their home to the Edmonds community. The champagne flowed, laughter filled their home, and the Valen... »

From My Edmonds News TV: Boogie days at final 2014 Edmonds City Park concert

From My Edmonds News TV: Boogie days at final 2014 Edmonds City Park concert

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It’s an Edmonds kind of . . . movie!

It’s an Edmonds kind of . . . movie!

Yes, if your Monday morning intention was to enjoy the shops-opening moment in downtown Edmonds you probably caught on quickly that a movie was being shot at Engel’s Pub, 113 5th Ave. Movie producer Chris Oliver spoke with My Edmonds News about “The Gift” between takes as traffic along 5th Avenue came to a halt, and the director shouted, “Quiet on the set!” With the intention of ... »

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Nick Baker is a 33-year-old Edmonds resident with a degree in music performance, a recording studio and four albums to his name. He taught himself how to play the piano starting at age 1 and began to write his own music around 2000. He performs in venues ranging from senior centers to schools, sharing his music with countless audience members. He also happens to be blind and autistic. “I started p... »

SeaJazz concerts continue at Port of Edmonds through mid-September

SeaJazz concerts continue at Port of Edmonds through mid-September

SeaJazz, featuring award-winning musicians from the Edmonds School District, continues on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons on the Edmonds waterfront near the marina through mid-September. Concerts will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 20, 27 and Sept. 3, 10, 17 and Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17, 24, 31 and Sept. 7 and 14. »

Watch now on My Edmonds News TV: Happy Hour at Bar Dojo

Watch now on My Edmonds News TV: Happy Hour at Bar Dojo

From the August 2014 Edmonds Today video magazine: Edmonds Happy Hour’s Janette Turner is at Bar Dojo, where Andrew Leckie mixes up a signature cocktail from this popular Five Corners restaurant. »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Lynnwood 17-year-old already making mark in opera world

Artfully Edmonds profile: Lynnwood 17-year-old already making mark in opera world

One of the most impressive performances by a promising young artist will take place on Aug. 12 in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Occidental Park. The event is free and open to the public. Usually “Artfully Edmonds” does not travel so far from the Edmonds vicinity as downtown Seattle with its mentions. But this performance is by an Edmonds-area musical prodigy with so much international-star power potent... »

Scene in Edmonds: Plein Air beauty

Scene in Edmonds: Plein Air beauty

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Enjoy fiber arts? Looking for a place to gather? Stop by ‘My Sisters Place’

Enjoy fiber arts? Looking for a place to gather? Stop by ‘My Sisters Place’

Edmonds resident Dorothy Sheehan had a long-time dream to start a studio where her friends could gather to do needlepoint projects. She and her husband Tom found the perfect location — a residence for sale on 212th Street Southwest near the Five Corners intersection that had also been home to a barbershop. With help from an architect and contractor, the couple remodeled the entire home insid... »

Driftwood Players come aboard as My Edmonds News TV sponsor

Driftwood Players come aboard as My Edmonds News TV sponsor

My Edmonds News TV, a new video-focused website for those who live, work and/or visit Edmonds, is pleased to announce its latest sponsor: Edmonds Driftwood Players. “The Edmonds Driftwood Players have been a community institution in Edmonds for more than 50 years, and I am proud to welcome them as a My Edmonds News TV sponsor,” said My Edmonds News TV founder Teresa Wippel. “South Snohomish County... »

Scene in Edmonds: Country tunes in City Park

Scene in Edmonds: Country tunes in City Park

Watch some of Tayla Lynn’s Sunday performance here on My Edmonds News TV.   Tayla Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Tingstad joined harmonica player Sean Devine in Edmonds City Park Sunday afternoon to perform some original music as well as old favorites. The event was part of the City’s Summer Concerts in the Park Series.   »

Still time to vote for Meadowdale graduate as he competes for his dream on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Still time to vote for Meadowdale graduate as he competes for his dream on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Who is Casey Askew? The 19-year-old dancer is putting Edmonds on the map in this season’s run of “So You Think You Can Dance.” You can support him by voting online, through the show’s Facebook page, or on the FOX Now app. Voting continues until 10 a.m. Thursday, following Wednesday night’s show. As Casey enters his fourth week performing on the live show, we talked to those... »

Ballyhoo Theatre presents ‘Into the Woods’ July 25-27

The latest offering from Ballyhoo Theatre, which performs at Edmonds Heights K-12 theatre: What happens after “happily ever after?” A childless Baker and his wife find out about the consequences and complications that come from getting your wish in this magical twist on several classic stories. A cast of well known fairy tale characters, such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and ... »

Sounds of Caribbean come to Edmonds Tuesday

Sounds of Caribbean come to Edmonds Tuesday

You can watch highlights of the Steel Drum Party on My Edmonds News TV here. The skies may have been grey, but the mood was sunny as Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party brought the sounds of the Caribbean to Tuesday’s noontime Concert in the Park at Hazel Miller Plaza. With the crowd overflowing the plaza and spilling out onto the sidewalks, Dobson and accompanist Christian Krehbiel kept the... »

Scene in Edmonds: A modern twist on Shakespeare at City Park

Scene in Edmonds: A modern twist on Shakespeare at City Park

It was The Bard meets “Grease.” William Shakespeare’s comedy was re-interpreted into a 1950s-style twist by the Wooden O artists of Seattle. Just as Shakespeare’s plays were performed outdoors 400 years ago, so it was also the case today at Edmonds City Park. From mid-point into the play, there were a few short sprinkles of rain, but the 1.5-hour show continued on, to the d... »

ARTSplash continues its show Sunday

ARTSplash continues its show Sunday

Here are more photos from ARTSplash, an annual art show put on by ArtistsConnect, which kicked off the weekend with a reception Friday at ArtWorks in downtown Edmonds. The show continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ArtWorks, located at 201 Second Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds. »

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