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Blues Gospel Track – come on out and sing!

Blues Gospel Track – come on out and sing!

Want to join us singing gospel for five days–Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3–from 3:30 to 5 pm each day We’re offering a special “Gospel Track” option at this year’s gathering. This option includes: Six classes – Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3 from 3:30 to 5 pm, and Saturday at 10am; Free admission


Guy Davis, Corey Harris and True Blues

Former PT Blues Artistic Director Corey Harris has a great looking project underway, featuring some past and current workshop faculty. He’s looking for a bit of help – if you like this and wish to support it, the deadline is March 30. Here’s a letter from Corey: “Dear Centrum community, Together with filmmaker Daniel Patinkin,

Lauren Sheehan

Lauren Sheehan In The Library Of Congress

Thanks to the efforts of some amazing traditional music supporters in Seattle, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival favorite Lauren Sheehan is in the Library of Congress. Northwest News Network reporter Tom Banse recently interviewed Lauren about her work, and the work of Dyann and Rick Arthur – the couple that have been working hard to


The 2012 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival – Registration is OPEN!

July 29-August 5 – 2012 The Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Daryl Davis, Artistic Director REGISTER TODAY! Call: 800.733.3608 Registration for the 2012 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival is open! Expand your recognition and knowledge of this musical art form, while preserving the original integrity and style of the acoustic blues tradition through workshops and

2012 at Centrum: Registration Has Begun!

(Lightnin’ Wells and Micah Kesselring, in the studio at KPTZ.  Photo by Barney Burke) Happy New Year! 2012 promises to be an exciting year at Centrum – registration for the summer workshop season has begun, and registration is also underway for Choro and Young Artist programming in 2012, including the Advanced Visual Art Studio, and

Mary Hilts

Mary Hilts Named New Program Manager

Centrum, Washington’s home for creative arts and education, has appointed Mary Hilts (pictured) to the position of Program Manager for the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. Working with Artistic Director Daryl Davis and Centrum management staff, Hilts will support and manage artist faculty, and support planning and development for both the Festival workshop schedule and