by Colleen Smith Armstrong
"Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days" is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and just so happens to have been written by Orcas Island native Jake Knapp.
by Colleen Smith Armstrong
You have heard of the magnificence of the Bolshoi Ballet. It is all true! Go and see for yourself in a special night of dance at Orcas Center Saturday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Death is a lively, lovely presence in the Metropolitan Opera's first-ever production of the final installment in Donizetti's Elizabethan trilogy: "Roberto Devereux" streaming live to Orcas Center on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m.
Do you have children or grandchildren at the public school? Do you recognize the value of art in the lives of children? Do you find inspiration in art? Did you know that a large part of the art instruction and activities in which elementary and middle school students participate is brought to them by a local nonprofit group of art enthusiasts? That nonprofit group is A-OK (ART FOR ORCAS KIDS).
by Jake Perrine
Virtuoso duos from the last half of the 18th century reflect the changing musical currents of Mozart's lifetime and explore a new relationship between the increasingly popular fortepiano and the flute with Jeffrey Cohan and Henry Lebedinsky on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church at 107 Enchanted Forest Road in Eastsound.
Steve Hill was one of 79 U.S. artists who went to Havana, Cuba as part of a special invitational plein air (on-site) painting tour organized by B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of Plein Air Magazine, Feb. 6-13.
Orcas photographer Ron Glassett's photos have been on display behind the counter at Enzo's since they opened shop. Now his photos are expanding out from behind the register and onto the walls throughout the cafe.
Submitted by Orcas Center
submitted by Oaksen Productions
The Staxx Brothers return to the San Juan Islands on March 11 and 12 to release their brand new 12-inch vinyl single, Black and Mild, produced by Justin Armstrong (Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, Death Cab for Cutie).
Seasoned veteran DJ Kwaku "Theron" is performing at Random Howse on Saturday, March 12 at 9 p.m. The show is for audiences 21 and older and there is no cover charge.
At its core, it is a sibling rivalry gone horribly wrong and horribly right.
Take a break from the busy holiday hubbub and enjoy an evening of the fine fiddling, singing, guitar, bass, and saw stylings of JP and the OK Rhythm Boys at Random Howse on Saturday, Dec.12.
If you were one of the lucky ones, you experienced the spectacular Benedict Cumberbatch in National Theatre Live's dazzling production of Hamlet last Thursday evening at Orcas Center. This Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. you have the opportunity to experience another superb production from the same company with Jane Eyre adapted from the well-known and well- loved novel.
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.
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.
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.