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John Steinbeck might roll over in his grave if he ever Googled the words “Cannery Row.” There, he’d find www.canneryrow.com, a website that describes the street made famous by his novel. Trouble is, back in 1945 when the book was published, there was no street by that name in Monterey. The gritty neighborhood Steinbeck wrote about was called Ocean View Avenue, renamed by city officials 13 years after the book’s release.
Noted historian Michael Kenneth Hemp will host an interactive presentation on Cannery Row, the Monterey street made famous by John Steinbeck's novel of the same… Continue reading
Bainbridge Public Library sponsors Edible Book Festival
Artists poring over the 2009-2010 Daniel Smith art supply catalog this fall may be green with envy — a verdant shade of viridian or chromium… Continue reading
The Magic of Merlin - 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. Free. The Adventures of Robin Hood - 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. Tickets: $10 per person.
We are bombarded daily with information, and yet much of it is mental junk food. It doesn’t nourish us.“What we hunger for are meaningful stories,”… Continue reading
The down economy may have put the brakes on travel plans, but get out your passports, Bainbridge – the world is coming to you. During November, residents can immerse themselves in a variety of cultures, sampling the traditional and exotic music, dance and food of people from around the planet. This smorgasbord of ethnically focused events, each organized and presented independently, offers islanders a unique chance to celebrate the rich diversity of arts and customs - all without leaving the island.
Life is good for Sam Marshall. After a spell at Berklee College of Music, he’s returned to the Northwest to pursue his passion. He released… Continue reading
She was as uncommon and elegant as many of the terms used to describe her: impressario, doyenne, bon vivant. The words evoke the grace of… Continue reading
Like the icebergs depicted in Dan Kowalski’s photographs, much of the “weight” of the work lies below the surface.Don’t get me wrong: the images are… Continue reading
Ovation! production Fiddler on the Roof runs Dec. 4-20 at the Bainbridge High School Theater.
5 to 9 p.m. each evening from Dec. 11 through Dec. 24
Dancers from Bainbridge, as well as Seattle and Kitsap County, will perform “The Nutcracker” as part of Olympic Performance Group’s production of the holiday classic.… Continue reading
Peter Pan runs from Dec. 11-20. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with 3 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $24 adults, and $18 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers.
The Year in Review: Looking back at 2009 in arts and humanities on Bainbridge Island.
Before HDTV, before VCRs, before television - oh, heck - before electricity, people used to entertain themselves on Christmas Day with an event called the… Continue reading