Living, although replicated, history; a movie star; a state dignitary and a Hawaiian chieftain will all be arriving as part of the same two ship crew when The Lady Washington and her companion tall ship the Hawaiian Chieftain dock at the Brownsville Marina this week.
Socially, meteorologically, idealistically and geographically it seems there are few things that could further divide the Emerald City from a Texas town called Frost with a population of 648. On the other hand, when you put the two together sonically, few things sound better.
Case in point: the sweet folkrock of Rocky Votolato.
In my last column I talked a little about some of the wonderful male characters that have followed in Harry Potter’s footsteps. When faced with this column and feeling a bit out of ideas for a new and fresh theme, I asked around the office what my co-workers felt I should cover next. North Kitsap Herald Poulsbo reporter Jennifer Morris said “Well, you’ve written about the guys, but what about the girls?”
It would be quite a trip if there were an office building portal that led to the inside of a working artist’s head. A journey through would likely yield colors of all kinds, light rays, reflections, nature, rock and roll and all sorts of crazy combinations of any number of interesting things.
When Gwendolyn Atwood came to Bremerton, she found the end of her quest for artistic freedom. She bought her first home there in 1998 thanks to a clever artists’ conference hosted by downtown gallery owner, artist Amy Burnett.
And ever since, she has lived, worked and created here.
“The Bremerton art community has always welcomed me in,” she said. “Bremerton has always been good to me.”
It’s time again to take a trip back to a time when grabbing one’s friends, getting in the car and taking a cruise down the city’s main drag was the thing to do on Friday nights.
Those days seem long since passed, at least en masse, as technology, gas prices and other factors funnel today’s youth in front of video game consoles or movie screens for fun. But once every summer in Port Orchard, the car-crazy generations of yesteryears, and those of today, still pay homage to The Cruz.
Beyond the Kitsap Mountaineer Players’ annual excursions into the woods each summer, outdoor theater in Kitsap — let alone free snippets of Shakespeare on the waterfront — is a touch hard to find.
Luckily this month, the latter will be relatively easy to seek out, so long as one knows how to get to Bremerton’s Evergreen Park (at the end of Pacific Ave. off of 11th Street).
On the national stage, the musical revue “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” won a 1995 Grammy while being nominated for seven different Tony Awards in the year of its premiere. And since its final performance in January 2000, it has held the title of the longest running musical revue in Broadway history.
This is it, “Touch of Evil” will be the final chance to catch a bit of summertime film noir.
Not that one wouldn’t be able to rent that or any other movie of the genre, take it home with them and feast on some of the foundations of modern film, this is just the final installment of a movie series that has brought folks together under cinema at the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.
Lost in the cadence of the 27-year-old, still potent rock and roll masterpiece “Back in Black,” one might wonder whether there is any musical entity that could ever top the thumping back beat and ear-drum shaking guitar riffs of the great AC/DC.
With its tucked back location, absence of major development and obvious care for the environment on which it was built, the quaint nook of the Kitsap Peninsula called Indianola is a sanctuary in itself.
Further inside, the community is peppered with private havens in the form of impeccably kept gardens.
Struggling to find her way in the art world as an amateur photographer, Elizabeth Gadbois, originally from Nashville, found a platform amongst the high-class, upscale surroundings of the Beverly Hills “Affair in the Gardens” Art Expo.
So long as the rain stays at bay, Bainbridge’s Downtown Association will be cranking the digital reel to reel in waterfront park on the Island this month.
This Saturday marks the next installment of and the beginning to this year’s free Movies in the Park series — an annual island fixture. What would’ve been the first installment — July 20, inline with the latest Harry Potter book release — was rained out.
The downtown core of Bremerton is filled with history, preserved in its tradition and memory as well as its buildings. And in the midst of a surge toward revitalization, the Kitsap County Historical Society wants to make sure that the past is not forgotten in the ambition of the future.
Behold. The mullet.
No hairstyle since a bunch of 18th century Euro-fops were running rampant in gigantic wigs like uber-rich nancies has held such prestige. Such arrogance and dare I say (sure, why not?) flair for fashion.
When thinking of non-fiction, most people likely conjure a somewhat dull read in the form of biography, historical account, textbook or otherwise.
Bainbridge Island-based author Jim Whiting has written at least one book in each of those veins in the past five years, yet he still isn’t bored with the genre. That’s because for him non-fiction, fact finding and learning overall are essential.
When looking for a change of pace in one’s typical weekend entertainment buffet of movies, TV, concerts and special dinners, there’s a family-friendly dish of destruction being served up at the Kitsap Fairgrounds.
From April through September, members of the Kitsap Destruction Derby Association are regularly racing and knocking fenders at the track on Saturday nights. The next installment is slated for this weekend, starting at 4:30 p.m. July 14.
Despite what the hit theme song may allude to, prancing along gayly — “Oooo … klaaaa … homa, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain / and the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet,” and so on — the musical “Oklahoma!” is seminal in American musical theater for its serious and gritty nature.
The quaint and quiet grounds of the Bloedel Reserve are about to be infused with an annual series of summer concerts. This year, more than ever before, filling up the month of July.
Series organizer and Bloedel program director Kate Gromley said she has scheduled more performances than any in previous years, and tried to provide a mix in genres “for all musical tastes and ages,” she said.
MxPx’s upcoming CD — the 10th full-length of its discography — is reaching back to the punkish roots that the band planted in Bremerton more than a decade ago. Unfortunately for those MxPx-sters still in Kitsap, there will be no live release shows for “Secret Weapon” anywhere on the peninsula.