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Sex, art and murder at Orcas Center

  • Nov 15, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 17, 2015 at 9:55AM

William Kentridge, who made his Met directorial debut in 2010 with an innovative and dazzling staging of Shostakovich's "The Nose," returns to the company with a new production of "Lulu," Alban Berg's tragedy of a sexually irresistible woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her. The beguiling "Lulu" from the Met: Live in HD streams to Orcas Center on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.


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Celtic Christmas concert at Orcas Island Community Church

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 11:19AM

Orcas Island Community Church invites the community to an annual Celtic Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. This traditional seasonal concert features Windham Hill/ArkMusic recording artists Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning and Wendy Goodwin.

Almost Classical releases Christmas CD

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 1:31PM

Orcas Island musicians Lisa Carter, Emy Carter and Paris Wilson, who perform as the trio Almost Classical, have released a Christmas CD. The CD, entitled Almost Classical Christmas, is now available at Darvill's in Eastsound.

Orcas Choral Society concert will celebrate our longest nights

  • Nov 21, 2015 at 12:00AM updated Nov 23, 2015 at 12:17PM

Contentment. Companionship. A good book by a crackling fire. Longing. Love. Prayer.

Orcas Choral Society members share their story

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 6:00AM

Young and old. Professional and amateur. Every week, 58 islanders gather at the Orcas Center to sing their hearts out in the Orcas Choral Society. Some make the trip from Lopez or Crane Island. Why?


  • Eth-Noh-Tec: Kinetic Story TheatreTales from master storytellers Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, founders of Eth-Noh-Tec.
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  • 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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