Tag: music

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Andrew Barnwell

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Shakespeare: Comedy and Tragedy’ with the BPA Shakespeare Society

Shakespeare has long been a source of artistic inspiration. His literary works have inspired visual art, plays, film, dance, music and more. In a concert series on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will collaborate for the first … read more

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Bainbridge Symphony

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Showcases New Timpani Instruments

One of my favorite aspects of Bainbridge Island is the sense of community and togetherness, especially with respect to art and culture. For a small town, Bainbridge Island has a remarkable number of musical groups, theater troupes, visual artists and more. At the … read more

Key Peninsula Words and Music

‘Words and Music’ dazzle the Key Peninsula

For the past couple of years, dozens of people have been coming to the Key Peninsula — some from as far as the East Coast or Canada — to attend performances of singer-songwriters from around the country. Having almost-monthly concerts in a rural … read more

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Jim Valley: A Life Lived in Color

Jim Valley — A Life Lived in Color

Much by his own design, Jim Valley inhabits a color-filled world. During summers on his property in the Cromwell area of Gig Harbor, for instance, he has only to look out the windows of his house to behold the rich, evolving tapestry of … read more

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Jim Valley
The Rest of the Story

Behind the Scenes with Musician Jim Valley

“Have you seen Jim Valley’s garden? You really need to see his garden.” This wasn’t the first time I’d heard Jim Valley’s name. I was standing at a party in Seattle, in a gathering of people who’d just seen “Her Aim is True,” … read more

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Get Ready for West Sound’s Festival Season

The sunshine is finally here to stay — and just in time for the launch of West Sound’s lineup of community festivals. Gig Harbor’s Maritime Gig and Poulsbo’s Viking Fest are behind us. But there are still plenty of celebrations left on the … read more

The piano man, Erren Barnhard

Music To The Ears — The Piano Man

To the discriminating musician, the sound of a well-tuned piano is, well, music to the ears. And behind every well-tuned piano is a gifted tuner who uses part art and part skill to understand the instrument’s idiosyncrasies and make it sound its best. … read more

Zac Steimle Oceana Ukuleles
Music from the Heart

Luthier’s Ukuleles Built with Tradition

Although Zac Steimle is not a professional musician, he’s been intrigued by the dynamics between an instrument and its player. That natural curiosity, along with a deep appreciation for the art of making string instruments, led him on a journey to start his … read more

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