Heroes have come a long ways since the aptly-named Superfriends took on the Legion of Doom while my brothers and I kept Kellogg’s going strong by scarfing bowls of cereal during our Saturday morning cartoon ritual. Good times.
Females are some of the most powerful creatures on the planet.
They are often the true life generals behind history’s most famous males and sometimes have the most influential roles themselves.
Take the case of “Lysistrata,” a female protagonist comedy written by Greek dramatist Aristophanes in 411 B.C.
How many opportunities does one get to peer into the head, not to mention the “love life” of the famous 19th century composer and conductor Pyotr Tchaikovsky?
As it turns out, the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra will be offering such a glimpse April 21, providing an orchestral backdrop to a two-person dramatization of Tchaikovsky’s written correspondence.
And to start things off, a Mozart appetizer.
A sonic concoction of reggae, funk, rock and hip-hop with intermittent shots of DJ Buffalo Dave’s Drum and Bass beats will be sloshing around Winterland’s tumbler this Friday in Bremerton.
The longtime Kitsap-steady rock-lyricists of Rewind will join forces again with the local reggae-infused Bremerton Dub Rockers and Seattle’s Buffalo Dave.
For some, the simple prick of a needle, let alone a full-on injection to the vein is an excruciating endeavor. For a kid with Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, it’s an event that happens once, if not multiple times daily, with the consequence of not doing so being extreme illness and possibly death.
By just looking at a diabetic child or adult, one wouldn’t see the disease or the struggle it causes. But for those who live it, the fallout is almost always apparent.
Sustained through three different locations, a myriad of different artists — and their accompanying diverse personalities — as well as a restructuring of its management system, the Verksted Gallery’s resilience is a testament to the power of working together for the greater good.
Musical traditions and women’s empowerment collide when the renowned Seattle’s Women’s Chorus and the African-American a cappella group Sankofa take the Admiral Theatre stage starting at 7 p.m. Saturday for “Lift It Up: Black America in Song.”
This marks the 10th anniversary of Seattle Men’s and Women’s Chorus concerts in Bremerton. The Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is again presenting this year’s show, and tickets are going for $12, $22 and $25.
In the shadow of the northwest’s largest public access telescope, the Battle Point Astronomical Association hosts monthly star parties that gaze into Earth’s broad neighborhood.
At 7 p.m. April 14 at the Ritchie Observatory on Bainbridge Island, BPAA education manager Catherine Koehler will be delving into just what one can see out of our planet’s living room window today as she explains the Precession of the Equinox.
In American culture, it’s funny how putting two guys in drag, and watching them pine over a woman which they’ve known only under disguise can be so hilarious. But as a testament, the 1959 Billy Wilder film “Some Like It Hot,” featuring Ms. Jack(eline) Lemmon and Tony(beth) Curtis was voted the funniest red, white and blue movie of all time by the American Film Institute in 2000.
As any good geek would know, playing Dungeons & Dragons as a kid and collecting comic books are just part of the backdrop. While I delved into the former as a youth, the latter was my younger brother David’s realm of expertise. But if he thought the plastic sleeves stayed on his precious collection, he is sorely mistaken. Sorely.
Many iconic jewels from Jolly Old England are making an appearance at The Dauntless Bookstore in Port Gamble. Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Salisbury Cathedral are all on display at the bookstore’s hall gallery throughout April — as seen through the lenses of Bruce and Patricia Overman.
Sitting down at the easel desk with a paint brush in one hand, glass of cabernet in the other and pictures of far off places in her mind, Marti Green finds inspiration.
A self-professed professional amateur artist, she paints that which she has seen — from the Pacific Coast to the Eilean Donan Castle in the western lands of Scotland and even right outside the front door of her Port Orchard home.
Following a year of existence and subsequent preparations, the Galletta School of Dance and Performing Arts is serving up its first full company show.
The Poulsbo youth dance studio opened its doors in April 2006. Now it will be presenting a few hours of their expertise in the form of “The Princess and the Pea” at 7 p.m. April 12 and 13 at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse – 200 Madison Ave. on Bainbridge.
In these heavy days, there doesn’t seem to be enough “good times” rock and roll. If it’s not screaming vocals and bleeding guitars breeding bad vibes, it’s philosophically challenging lyrics and political agendas putting weight and sometimes even a burden on music.
Bremerton’s Rocky Point All Stars take a step back from that ledge and up to the bar with their Southern rock influenced elixir of bluegrass, blues, rock, punk and jazz.
Morphing from a 40-piece orchestra in 2005 to a theatrical performance group, back into a 17-piece big band then into a dance troupe, and most recently surfacing as a five-piece experimental garage band, the Degenerate Art Ensemble is diverse.
All too often, women are stuck as the damsel in distress, crying, whining and waiting for “My Hero” to save their bacon so they can then put on an apron and get behind the stove to make some breakfast. For a while, that’s where this June Cleaver breed of ladies belonged in Hollywood’s eyes. The barefoot and pregnant part came later, I suppose.
Before moving to Bremerton from Peoria, Ill., George Hineman hadn’t worked with watercolors much. In art school, he had focused heavily with acrylics and oils, but once he came to the Northwest he began to find freedom with water.
Now at age 78, those works of personal freedom — which depict many Pacific Northwest settings and a few of far off places — will be on display as A Big Idea gallery of Port Orchard features Hineman as its artist of the month.
The Jewel Box Theater is shining its lights on the evolution of the business world underneath a bit of sexual tension and the power struggle of corporate America, circa 1980s.
The old school run, built-from-the-ground-up New England Wire and Cable Company is under corporate siege by a Wall Street savvy, greed driven broker Lawrence Garfinkle — played by Dave Siskin.
The creative vision of a community’s younger generation can be a powerful representation of what the future holds. A piece of that is currently on display in photographic form at Olympic College.
The 5th annual OC student photography show “Reflections” debuted March 5 and will be on display until March 29. It is free and open to the community at the school’s Haselwood Library.
While sitting down with a few of the members from Bremerton’s strong willed fast-core band YIA and listening to its latest CD “Heroes Come Home in Boxes,” bassist Greg Rivers enters the room with a six-pack.
“It’s some of the worst beer I’ve ever tasted … it’s got four different aftertastes,” four of the worst kinds you can imagine, Rivers said. “Anybody want one?”