Edmonds-Woodway High School orchestra again invited to join Beatles tribute show

  Edmonds-Woodway High School’s (EWHS) String Quartet has been invited to join the touring show, In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles as the tribute show returns to Edmonds Center for the Arts, on Sunday, Nov. 12. EWHS Orchestra director and music history/music theory educator Karen Helseth explains, “When the show returns…

Artfully Edmonds: “The Four Tops” head news of upcoming spectacular events

Kindness and comedy emerge as the two themes for this week as we examine events taking place in the greater Edmonds area over the next several weeks. We have three outdoor festivals to look forward to (Tour de Terrace, Ubuntu, and The Kind Fest); and two on-the-boards comedies, The Phoenix Theatre is wrapping up its…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer fun for arts and events lovers

This week’s Artfully Edmonds’ theme is “summer fun” – whether it’s experiencing the joys of children’s theatre, the happiness derived from being among those gathered outdoors in Edmonds’ plazas and parks for music, participating in a seashore sand sculpting contest, or the thrill of learning something new – like ballroom dancing. As is our tradition…

Edmonds Center for Arts promotes teen leadership with intergenerational music camp

Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will offer its first intergenerational summer program, Rhythm Generation: Intergenerational Marimba Camp, in partnership with Youth Marimba Workshop and Silver Kite Community Arts. Designed to provide leadership opportunities to local teens — and the chance to learn a new instrument — the…

Local musician makes an appearance at famed waterfront blues festival

Local musician and multi-talented Nick Baker, a composer, songwriter, keyboardist and author of the children’s book, Turtle, has just returned from a Portland appearance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival, now in its 30th year raised over $1.2 million to benefit Oregon Food Bank during its June 30 – July 4th schedule. Baker…

Heading to Seattle for Folklife? Don’t forget that ‘lovingly used’ trombone!

Seattle-based Music4Life, which provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need, is asking for donations of “lovingly used” musical instruments. Music4Life operates programs supporting Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Everett, Highline, and Seattle Public Schools. The program acquires used instruments from those who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into…

Artfully Edmonds: The achievements of youth!

Summer has historically been “kids’ time,” so beginning with this edition and following through summer, readers of Artfully Edmonds will see more items about performance possibilities for area youth. Watch for Date Night suggestions, free events and news of the accomplishments of arts-inspired young people over the coming months. Cascade Symphony Orchestra        2017 Scholarship…

Artfully Edmonds: Hiring Andy Eccleshall, plus museum, theater and music events

Artfully Edmonds caught the Facebook post this week of local muralist Andy Eccleshall alerting the community that he had finished what appears to be a rather expansive private commission. Of course, we thought you’d like to hear more about the newest addition to Eccleshall’s portfolio. You may be thinking – as I was – that…

New music store, Alley Bell, coming to downtown Edmonds in April

A new music school is coming to Edmonds. Alley Bell Music will be opening its doors in April at the Barclay Shelton Dance Centre, 413 Bell St.,  and will offer Music Together classes to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie,…