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Los Lobos: Yes, They Can!

Celebrated band Los Lobos (Spanish for “The Wolves”) is coming to Olympia for a...

Miscast! (in a Good Way)

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL On June 2, Harlequin Productions will offer one performance, the...

Heather Matthews as adult Alison in SPSCC's Fun Home

Come to the Fun Home

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Fun Home, a musical based on the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison...

A Doll’s House: A Forerunner of Feminism Updated and as Relevant as Ever

THEATER REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS Henrik Ibsen’s controversial classic A...

Jammin’ at the Jamboree

By JONAH BARRETT Steamboat Island isn’t known for its boisterous antics, but that...

Tiny Holes

By ­Adam McKinney Tiny Holes seemed destined for underground music fame, if they...

Local Theater Makes It Big

Tacoma Little Theatre’s production of The Pillowman took top honors at the...

Olympia Film Society Introduces Screen Scores

By NOAH SHACHAR Cinema and music have been intertwined since the debut of moving...

Op-Ed: The Language of Identity

By Kirk Ericson, special contributor I am 59 years old, and I only recently learned that...

City of Olympia Seeking Citizens for Heritage Commission

By Billy Thomas The City of Olympia announced on Friday that it is looking for citizens...

Sweet Things on Paper: The Photography of Ashley Miller

ART REVIEW by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS The Evergreen State College graduate Ashley...

A Year of Growth for Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

By LUCY VOLKER Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO) provides musical education,...

An Artistic Revue: Procession of the Species 2019

By NED HAYES Photography by Shanna Paxton Photography Procession of the Species is...

Out of Salem: a Teen-Zombie-Werewolf-Witchy-Faerie Fantasy-Murder-Mystery

By Tom Simpson Hal Schrieve is well known to Olympians as a local word nerd, ardent...

Meet the Artists at South Sound Studio Tour

By Alec Clayton There’s nothing like getting up close and personal with artists in the...

Healing Art by Kimberly Saltiel

By Alec Clayton Local artist Kimberly Saltiel believes art has the power to heal, and she...

Ben Moore’s Space Set to Transform into ‘Percival Place’

By Billy Thomas South Puget Sound Community College announced that it has partnered with...

A Glittering Night of Art at The Center Salon

By Alec Clayton Washington State’s Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna offered up a...

Rise Up’s Moving Call to Action

By Todd B. Gruel Rise Up is a tribute band with a purpose. The Seattle-based ensemble...

Music Profile: Old Time Relijun

By ADAM McKINNEY Though its four members now reside in Portland, Oregon, Old Time Relijun...

Returning Dogs, New Tricks

By LUCY VOLKER This spring Olympia Family Theater will revisit the playful musical...

Rock Party at Capitol Theater

By TODD GRUEL  Julia Shapiro, guitarist and singer for Chastity Belt, considers what...

A Doll’s House Finds the Present in the Past

By MELINDA MINTON Henry Ibsen wrote the play A Doll’s House as a daring portrait of a...

Local Artists Highlighted at Center Salon

By ALEC CLAYTON  The Washington Center for the Performing Arts celebrates local...

May’s Olympia Design Month: We Build This City

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL Janae Huber and other citizens launched the group Olympians for...

Ballet’s Romantic Comedy: Coppélia

By KAREN LUNDE Coppelia arrives at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts April 18...

Season Finale for the “Characters” of Olympia Symphony Orchestra

By MELINDA MINTON Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s grand finale for its 66th...

Flowers and Other Works by Scott Waeschle

By Alec Clayton  Painter and teacher Scott Waeschle has shown his figure paintings...

New Direction for Tom Anderson to Be Seen at Arts Walk

By Alec Clayton  Tom Anderson is practically an art institution in Olympia. His...

A Trio of Artists Enlivens the Former Salon Refu

By Alec Clayton The gallery space once known as Salon Refu is now Lucy Gentry’s studio....

Bob Coble and Debra van Tuinen Show Complementary Painting and Sculpture

By Alec Clayton Once again, Bob Cable and Debra van Tuinen grace the space...

Carved Wood and Ceramics at Childhood’s End Gallery

By Alec Clayton As long as there has been Arts Walk in Olympia, Childhood’s End Gallery...

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