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Runaway musical hit with local ties is staged in Marysville

The lyricist and composer of “Angry Housewives” may come home to see the Red Curtain production.

 

Nearing 90, renowned artist still inspired by Skagit’s beauty

Philip McCracken deals with the infirmities of age by focusing on his creative passion.

 

Not Disney: New musical ‘String’ brings The Fates to stage

It took Village Theatre six years to develop the story of Greek mythology’s sister goddesses.

 

World-renowned master sculptor to show in Skagit County

Philip McCracken, 89, who studied with Henry Moore, has work exhibited in museums worldwide.

You won’t want to miss Driftwood’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

The Edmonds troupe has a blast with the musical based on the 1980s Michael Caine-Steve Martin movie.

Tulip tips: The right way to do the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Make the most of your trip north to see the stunning fields of color.

Northwest artists share their travels in Cascadia exhibits

The “Modern Alaska” and “Travelogue” exhibitions at Cascadia Art Museum have never-before-seen art.

The tulips fields at Tulip Town are reflected in the mirrored sunglasses worn by Silvia Iraheta, of Bellingham, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Mount Vernon, Wa. The Skagit Valley’s tulip festival ends Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Spring has sprung, but most of Mount Vernon’s tulips haven’t

The blaze of color isn’t jibing with today’s start of the 35th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

The tulips fields at Tulip Town are reflected in the mirrored sunglasses worn by Silvia Iraheta, of Bellingham, on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Mount Vernon, Wa. The Skagit Valley’s tulip festival ends Sunday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Schack’s juried art show features 121 Northwest artists

The show’s two judges awarded Rick Holst with the grand prize for his U.S. map, a work titled “Avoca.”

‘The Gin Game’ showcases two longtime Seattle theater pros

The married duo of Kurt Beattie and Marianne Owen are superb in the Village Theatre production.

Everett Makers Market creator among Mayor’s Art Award winners

The awards honor art teachers, established/emerging artists, and the city’s many arts organizations.

Red Curtain’s ‘Body Awareness,’ a dark comedy, makes you think

The play touches on issues such as sexuality, infidelity, body image, nudity in art and censorship.

New Cascadia Art Museum exhibit showcases mid-century designs

The exhibition includes ceramics, furniture, clothing, sculpture and jewelry from 1948 to 1966.

New Schack show celebrates Artist of the Year honorees

The exhibit’s opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 during the third Thursday Everett Art Walk.

Holiday events and fun in Snohomish County and beyond for 2017

LIGHTS The Lights of Christmas: Open 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 7-10, 14-17, 19-23, 26-30 at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood.… Continue reading

Taylor Johnston waters a philodendron at her home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Three guidebooks to help the novice houseplant gardener

Indoor plants are popular again — and we’re not talking about your grandma’s African violets.

Taylor Johnston waters a philodendron at her home on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Performing together is natural for Edmonds’ Gothard Sisters

The award-winning musicians travel the world playing their own brand of Celtic and roots music.

“Ornament” by Beth Francois is displayed at Citrine Health Gallery in Everett.

Art galleries and exhibits

Museums/events Cascadia Art Museum: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. On third Thursdays, the museum is open until 8 p.m. and is free… Continue reading

“Ornament” by Beth Francois is displayed at Citrine Health Gallery in Everett.

Concerts and musical performances around Snohomish County and nearby

Ahn Family Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. By donation. Ted Vigil is John Denver: The tribute… Continue reading

Geoffrey Castle returns for 10th annual Celtic Christmas concert

The world-renowned electric six-string violinist is joined by other musicians, singers and dancers.