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Orcas woman finds success with synths

  • Sep 11, 2016 at 1:30AM

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith discovered her love for synthesizers while helping her neighbor set up his home studio on Orcas Island. She has since picked up that love and ran with it, producing five full-length albums full of original songs over the past four years.


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Orcas Film Festival announces line-up

  • Sep 28, 2016 at 2:23PM

With award-winning films, panels and parties, the Orcas Island Film Festival, Oct. 7-10, promises to be another exciting weekend. As many readers probably know OIFF is fast becoming a world class festival that hosts emerging Oscar contenders.

The Nocturnes dance production | Review

  • Sep 10, 2016 at 9:12PM

Using live piano music by Lisa Harris as well as recordings of classical music, the Island Inspirational All-Stars chasséd and leaped across the Orcas Center main stage on Sept. 10 to a sold-out crowd.

Orcas dancers bring art to life on Center Stage

  • Aug 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 3:09PM

Anthony The Dancer has built a life around the art of movement.

All that Orcas jazz: three-day festival on the way

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 1:47PM

The Orcas Island Jazz Festival is on its way to being a local tradition.


  • Eth-Noh-Tec: Kinetic Story TheatreTales from master storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, founders of Eth-Noh-Tec.
  • Maurine Talks Books
  • Notes from the KelpSan Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro blogs about life, memories, area ecology and more. Recent posts describe her first ever crabbing adventure, in an aluminum canoe no less, watching orcas from Lime Kiln park, and the plastic farm animals in her neighbors yard.
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