Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Moscow Ballet Russian Nutcracker auditions announced for Seattle-area students

American Dance Institute Shoreline is hosting 2019 Moscow Ballet Auditions for the Great Russian Nutcracker. This is a chance for area dance students to perform on stage with the principal dancers of the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet. The audition date is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancers must have at least one year of ballet training and…

Free music and dance performances for all ages at Edmonds Arts Festival

Enjoy a variety of free music and dance performances during the Edmonds Arts Festival June 14-16. The main venue is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features traditional seating and a large grassy area perfect for sharing a blanket while listening. This open-air theater will host top professional, community, and school performers in our region. From…

Edmonds Arts Festival celebrates 62 years June 14-16

For 62 years, the Edmonds Arts Festival has been putting on a remarkable community event that’s about artists, aspiring artists, and people who like art. It’s also about the idea of being part of an arts-friendly town whose people work together to create and participate in this annual event. The festival’s longevity is thanks to…

Gary Faigin is 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist 

Renowned Seattle contemporary artist Gary Faigin was selected to design the 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. The selected art is from his “Age of Steam” collection. Bold, thought-provoking paintings in this collection explore the two sides of the steam engine during the industrialization of our country. The “Age of Steam” collection exhibits in the Arts…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 15 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the Visual Arts. The 2019 scholarship winners were honored at a community reception on May 22 and represent Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Edmonds…

Edmonds foundations award art scholarships to MTHS senior Kristen Walter

Mountlake Terrace High School senior Kristen Walter recently received two scholarships to pursue her collegiate education in fine arts at the University of Washington — one from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the other from the Pamela Mummy Foundation. Walter was honored at a community reception in May for her outstanding work in clay…

Chamber group to tell Anne Frank’s story in “Annelies” May 17 at Trinity Lutheran

James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”, a moving, full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.” will be performed by reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood on Friday, May 17. The Lynnwood concert will be the first of three performances of this piece by Trinity’s choir-in-residence. In recent…

Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…

ECA presents New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s new production of The Mikado April 13

New York Gilbert And Sullivan’s (NYGASP) all-new production of The Mikado will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13, featuring costume design by Quinto Ott, set design by Anshuman Bhatia, conceived and directed by David Auxier, and produced by David Wannen. The evening begins with a free pre-show artist talk from 6-6:40…

Edmonds Center for the Arts hosting young professionals happy hour April 5

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will be hosting a special young professionals, pre-show happy hour from 6-7:30 p.m. before the Danilo Brito concert on Friday, April 5. The event will be a great way for young professionals to meet each other and socialize before the show. The event offers a young professional’s package for…

Edmonds Driftwood Players accepting submissions for 10th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players are accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival of Shorts, with the theme “Technology Gone Bad.” With each major shift in technological advance in society, beginning with the wheel, there have been problems and reactions — sometimes with hilarious, sometimes disastrous, consequences. The deadline for submission is April 1. This year’s festival will be…

Northwest Folkdancers hosting dance party in Lynnwood March 30

Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. is hosting an International Folk Dance Party on Saturday, March 30, from 7-10:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Grange. Come support Northwest Folklife and dance to the music of two bands — Allspice and Zakuska. Donations of $10 are suggested, or become a Friend of Folklife at the door. All proceeds go directly to…

Madrona Children’s Theatre presents ‘Honk’ March 21-24

Tickets are now on sale for the Madrona Children’s Theatre presentation of HONK!, to be performed this Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Performed by 71 Madrona students in grades 4-8 in two casts, the production features a professional director, music director and live musicians. All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraisers…

Recommended Reads: ‘Eternal White’ explores meaning of life — and death

Eternal White, by T. Furuyama “So this is Heaven.” Hershel Byne, a math teacher observes his surroundings as he angrily enters the afterlife. Heartbroken, feeling he was snatched away from loving family and friends before his time, Hershel begins to explore what author T. Furuyama has waiting in the vastness of Eternal White.Is eternal peace…

Little Bill’s Blues Birthday Bash at Seattle’s Triple Door March 17

Greens and blues might bring to mind the Seattle Seahawks but this St. Patrick’s Day, green harmonizes with the blues for a very special musical tribute to legendary blues man and Mountlake Terrace resident Little Bill. Boogie on over to the Triple Door in Seattle on March 17th to help Bill Engelhart, better known as…

Skandia Folkdance Society hosting dance lessons in Lynnwood March 15

Get ready for Finnish fun as Katrilli brings the St. Urho party, with music by Folk Voice, on Friday, March 15. The event, at Cedar Valley Grange, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Finnish dance lesson by Katrilli members. The dance will last from 8:30-11 p.m. and will feature mixers and dances that newcomers…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation accepting applications for community art grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is now accepting applications for community art grants. Grants may be awarded to local non-profit, 501c3 organizations that provide arts-related education programs, projects, or services. Applications will be evaluated on how they will enhance our community through art experiences and education in the visual, performing, or literary arts. The Edmonds…