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The bandoneon may be a musical cousin to the accordion. But as Bertram Levy describes it, when Argentine Tango began to gel in the early 1900s, some felt the accordion was too happy for tango; it didn’t possess the necessary darkness. A renowned musician who began in folk but has spent the better part of a decade devoted to tango, Levy will bring his Tangoheart quartet to Bainbridge next weekend, the first program in this year’s series of Bloedel Reserve summer concerts.
The Bainbridge Public Library is more than just a meeting spot for July Fourth festivities; it’s also the site of some great story opportunities.
Linda Snyder once sat on a committee whose organizers wanted to hold standing meetings on Wednesday evenings during the summer.
Fate takes aim
Another little something is happening in Bremerton, and around the county — free outdoor summer concert series.
Free admission for old-time movie.
Perusing the storefront gallery at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts reveals an eclectic, accessible collection of painting, textile, jewelry and glasswork. There’s usually a fun find, and with any purchase comes the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you’ve supported an area artist and a long-standing non-profit gallery.
The protagonist of Carol Cassella’s debut novel improbably turns anesthesia into poetry. From the first paragraph of “Oxygen,” Dr. Marie Heaton’s reverence for her work putting people to sleep comes through in a way that’s – oh, let’s just get it over with – breathtaking. Of course, as with any juicy and well-crafted story, there’s more to Marie than she herself lets on, and her tendency to over-embrace the rigors of her job hint at conflict and denial that any reader who loves her work, perhaps too much, will identify with.
It almost doesn’t seem like they’d ever broken up. Ruxton Towers, back on stage together at Winterland last Friday night after months-long hiatus, cranking out the old, spacey, uncomfortably indie rock with a newfound higher octane energy and attitude. More riffs, more chops, more determined vocals, same old Ruxton Towers. It all sounded a bit stubborn. But it seems that’s somewhat characteristic of the Towers themselves.
Imagine living life like a game show contestant who’s been put inside one of those soundproof isolation boxes. You can see and hear most everything that’s going on around you, but the game show host won’t turn on your microphone. So you live out your life, day by day, watching and even involved in the game but never getting the chance to fully engage. That’s how Enzo feels. The book is called “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” It’s a metaphor for life, narrated by this old philosophical dog, Enzo, who’s figured out the meaning of life through the rules of the race track.
Bremerton’s Skateland is about to host an elbow-throwin’, fast-speed rollin’, rollickin’ roller derby event.
Hell’s Belles are back in town, this time with Zero Down, while the Bean gets Celtic and Bainbridge raises the ghosts of Hank and Patsy.
Inside the operating room, inside humanity The patient is prepped for surgery, laying horizontal on the operating table, staring up into a pinpointed vastness of bright light. The anesthesiologist readies the syringe and flushes the drug into the IV. She watches the patient’s face and posture slacken as they drift out of consciousness, and everything fades to black ... . It’s an intimate moment, says Dr. Marie Heaton, a moment of transferred power. But what if the patient doesn’t wake up? Heaton’s an anesthesiologist in Bainbridge authoress Carol Cassella’s debut novel, “Oxygen,” in bookstores July 1.
For Sharlene Martin, here’s the fun part about being a literary agent: “I wake up every morning, and my job is to make dreams come true.” That said, Martin won’t wave a magic wand to get an author’s book published, no matter how good it is. In fact, she expects a lot of Cinderella-esque legwork – the kind the princess undertook before her transformation – from every writer she represents. Publishing, she believes, is as much about commerce as it is about art. A scant month ago, Martin left the Los Angeles-based offices of Martin Literary Management in the hands of staff and opened a satellite office here on the island.
Political guru/authoress Iris Burnett comes to Bainbridge June 19 with her new book “So You Think You Can Be President?”
“Mother of God,” said the assertive bystander. “What kind of terrorists are these?”
Silver City’s beers applauded with four more North American Beer Awards, brewmeister Big Daddy Don Spencer reveals the wisdom.
Washington state Civil War Association sets up camp for its fourth annual North Kitsap reenactment June 20-22.
The Roby King’s a barnyard as painter Cheri Christensen returns for her 10th annual solo summer show this month.
Chris Mulally travels from Bremerton’s open mic circuit to label owner/frontman.