Blues

Fingerstylist Happy Traum Joins 2017 Blues Faculty

We’re excited to announce that the legendary Happy Traum will be on faculty at the 2017 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop, July 30-August 6. Renowned folk singer, writer, teacher, recording artist and first-rate fingerstyle guitarist Happy Traum began playing guitar and 5-string banjo as a teenager, and was an important participant in the legendary Greenwich

Fiddle Tunes

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Fire of Tierra Caliente Coming to Fiddle Tunes

The great violinist Juan Reynoso made many powerful visits to Fiddle Tunes, beginning in the late 90s, and a direct result of his influence is the group Fire of Tierra Caliente. They will present Don Juan’s music (and other Calentano fiddlers) at the 2017 gathering. The group came together by the passion of Paul Anastasio, violinist,

Jazz

Alex Dugdale Leads Educator Track at 2017 Jazz Port Townsend

“I’m not very good with words,” Alex Dugdale, 26, of Seattle, said. “But when I play sax and dance, I am truly able to express myself in my first language: rhythm.  It is how I pray. It is how I express every emotion, good or bad.” Dugdale, Educator Track Coordinator for Jazz Port Townsend, is

Writing

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Mark Doty on New Poems: Unscrew The Locks From the Doors

Centrum is excited welcome poet Mark Doty back to the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference in 2017. His Conference workshop will focus on writing new poems: UNSCREW THE LOCKS FROM THE DOORS: Writing New Poems Walt Whitman, early in the “language experiment” he called LEAVES OF GRASS, calls on his readers to open the locked doors

Voice Works

Grace Love Breathes Music

Singer songwriter Grace Love is Seattle’s shining jewel of grit, beauty and power – think Etta James and Betty Wright meet Mahalia Jackson. We’re excited to welcome Grace to the faculty of our 2017 Voice Works gathering in June. (If you love to sing, you’ll want to join us!) She grew up in Tacoma, just a stone’s

Young Artists

Check Out Photos from 2017 Explorations

We’ve just wrapped up an amazing week of arts immersion for students in grades 7-9 from throughout Washington state. In Explorations, students are introduced to the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and personal development. It’s a total learning environment that challenges the mind and body in equal measure. Photographer David Conklin was on

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