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Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony to perform Wednesday on waterfront

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony to perform Wednesday on waterfront

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony, which includes over 30 jazz musicians in small ensembles, will perform from 5-8 p.m. this Wednesday, July 29, at the west side of Anthony’s Beach Club Cafe at the Port of Edmonds Marina — part of the Sea Jazz music series. According to Jazz Colony coordinator Pete Bennett, after this Wednesday the group will have one more performance — on We... »

The Fentons to perform in Edmonds City Park Sunday

The Fentons to perform in Edmonds City Park Sunday

Rockin’ country and toe-tappin’ twang will be heard in Edmonds City Park from 3-4 p.m. Sunday as The Fentons are on tap to perform through the City of Edmonds Arts Commission’s Summer Concert Series. The Fentons are five guys inspired by the Flying Burrito Brothers, Neil Young, The Eagles, Hank Williams, Sr. and the Everly Brothers. All longtime musicians, the band first began pl... »

Local musician puts his heart into his music

Local musician puts his heart into his music

Two heart attacks haven’t slowed down local musician Vern Percival. Despite past health challenges, the 69-year-old has not lost his smile or his positive attitude, and he also sings with popular local band the Huckabillys. Twelve years ago, the outlook for Percival was not so upbeat. He experienced a massive heart attack when he was living in Nashville, Tenn. Tearing up slightly, he recalls being... »

Scene in Edmonds: Roberto the Magnificent works his magic

Scene in Edmonds: Roberto the Magnificent works his magic

Roberto the Magnificent performed at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday to an enthusiastic crowd, part of the City of Edmonds Arts Commission’s summer concert series. Roberto has been juggling and entertaining professionally for 35 years, starting in 1980 when he was 11 years old. “It’s the only job I’ve ever had!” he exclaimed proudly. He’s performed on national and in... »

Edmonds Mini Arts Summit showcases progress of City’s Community Cultural plan

Edmonds Mini Arts Summit showcases progress of City’s Community Cultural plan

A capacity crowd of participants, presenters and public officials responded Monday night to the Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) call for a mini arts summit. Meeting in the Plaza Room of the Edmonds Library, over 60 residents conferred to discuss the headway made in the Community Cultural Plan of 2014 and to view what’s on the horizon for the arts scene in Edmonds. City Arts and Culture Manager Franc... »

Scene in Edmonds: Art in action

Scene in Edmonds: Art in action

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Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

The Phoenix Theatre enjoyed another in a string of full house performances during its Saturday production of “A Little Journey” by playwright Rachel Crothers; directed by Christine Mosere, managing director. “A Little Journey” worked perfectly as the second staged reading that loyal Phoenix fans enjoyed. In a theatre as cool as a cucumber in spite of the summer heat, 17 cast members took the stage... »

Scene in Edmonds: Another amazing ECA auction dinner fulfilled

Scene in Edmonds: Another amazing ECA auction dinner fulfilled

For the second year in a row, Arnie’s Restaurant Chef Bill Pennington and his staff, Carlos Vasquez and Charles Manley, delighted the lucky winners who bid on a private hosted dinner benefiting the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Even the weather was perfect (if not a bit too warm) Saturday night for the beach-themed deck party hosted by Rock and Maggie Peterson. Manley whipped up a wonderful P... »

Edmonds Arts Commission to host Mini Arts Summit Monday

Learn what has happened in the arts in Edmonds since the 2013 Arts Summit and Community Cultural Plan approval in 2014. On Monday, July 20, the Edmonds Arts Commission is hosting a public meeting for the arts community to learn about current progress from five Cultural Plan Work Groups, and share ideas in breakout sessions for next steps. The meeting will run from 6-9 p.m. in the Edmonds Plaza Roo... »

Wooden-O production of ‘As You Like It’ at City Park Sunday

Wooden-O production of ‘As You Like It’ at City Park Sunday

Shakespeare comes to Edmonds City Park at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19 with “As You Like It” presented by Wooden O. It’s a sparkling and convoluted romantic comedy in which lessons of love are learned by all. Founded in 1994, Wooden O started with annual summer Shakespeare performances at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Over the years the performance schedule grew to other... »

Happening nearby: Shakespeare in the Park returns July 15

Happening nearby: Shakespeare in the Park returns July 15

Pack some snacks and head on down to Lynndale Park (18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood) for an evening of Shakespeare performed by professional theater troupes Wooden O and GreenStage. Perfect for the whole family – rain or shine – in the renovated amphitheater. The amphitheater is ADA accessible and a great place for all visitors to enjoy an evening of theater in a quaint, wooded environment.... »

Scene in Edmonds: Sedentary Sousa majorette leads ‘un-marching band’ in City Park

Scene in Edmonds: Sedentary Sousa majorette leads ‘un-marching band’ in City Park

The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band launched the 2015 Edmonds City Park concert series Sunday, highlighted by the world’s only Sedentary Majorette — Edmonds Children’s Librarian Edith Farrar — performing thrilling feats of seated baton twirling. The City of Edmonds concerts take place on Sunday afternoons in July and August, and are sponsored in part by contributions from Lynnwood H... »

Reminder: Sendentary Sousa Band launches Edmonds Sunday summer concert series

Reminder: Sendentary Sousa Band launches Edmonds Sunday summer concert series

The Edmonds City Park Sunday concert series kicks off Sunday, July 12 and the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band will bring their own party with them from 3-4 p.m. Seattle’s own non-marching marching band, plays the greatest hits of John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore and more. Throughout the show you can expect appearances by the band’s Drill Team, rousing storytelling by clarinetist and band director, L... »

What’s that structure at Salish Crossing?

What’s that structure at Salish Crossing?

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West African drumming, dancing at Fabric of Life Saturday

West African drumming, dancing at Fabric of Life Saturday

The Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique will be showcasing West African drumming and dancing at the shop, located at 519 Main St., from 11 am.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Ghanaian-born griot and percussionist Eben Pobee will present a free preview performance of what will be performed during the West Africa Cultural Heritage Celebration in Shoreline July 25, as mentioned in this Artfully Edmonds brie... »

Happening nearby: Artfully Edmonds previews West Africa Cultural Heritage celebration

Happening nearby: Artfully Edmonds previews West Africa Cultural Heritage celebration

Saturday, July 25 7-10 pm Shorewood High School Performing Arts Center 17300 Fremont Ave N Shoreline Cultural Heritage 2015 This month a vibrant and unique celebration featuring extravagant dance performances and music representing the cultures of West Africa will take place in nearby Shoreline. According to Kobby Adjel, event coordinator for Cultural Heritage 2015 the unique-to-the-Northwest cele... »

On video: Snapshots of Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July preparations

On video: Snapshots of Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July preparations

My Edmonds News correspondent Olivia Fuller and videographer Brandon Truesdell were able to capture two interviews for Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July preparations:  Sons of Norway’s Al Vadset talks about the dragon float that won the Most Original Trophy during the 2015 Edmonds Main Parade and Mike Taylor from Entertainment Fireworks Company discusses set up for the 2015 fireworks show. And ... »

Artist Liz Tran creates new On the Fence temporary public art installation

Artist Liz Tran creates new On the Fence temporary public art installation

The Edmonds Arts Commission’s newest On the Fence temporary art exhibit, installed on the City fence just south of Art Works at 2nd and Dayton, “Afloat,” by Seattle artist Liz Tran, features brightly painted fishing floats. Tying into Puget Sound’s maritime history, while referencing the current issue of rising sea levels, “Afloat” utilizes re-purposed fishing floats and buoys to inject an otherwi... »

Letter to the editor: Thank you, Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers

Letter to the editor: Thank you, Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers

The Edmonds Arts Festival sincerely thanks the 500 plus volunteers who made the 2015 event a huge success. The festival is totally dependent on the time and effort our unpaid heroes donate. Volunteers helped before, during and after the three-day event. They checked in art, set the galleries, worked with children on Kids Create projects, provided booth relief to artists, staffed the information bo... »

Local students entertaining jazz lovers this summer

Local students entertaining jazz lovers this summer

Although they come from different graduating classes of two different schools, Ryan Leppich, Luis Ross and Emma Howelier hope to spend lots of time together this summer entertaining jazz lovers throughout the Puget Sound area. The three South Snohomish County young adults played their first summer gig together as the Ryan Leppich Trio Wednesday night before a small crowd of wine and jazz connoisse... »

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