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Top (L-R): Jennifer Pena, Shane Koyczan and Jericho Brown. Center: Andrea Gibson. Bottom (L-R): Kealoha, Robin Sanders and PJ Sorem.

We Speak: A virtual festival of poetry and storytelling

The winners of the Youth Poetry Slam Competition will perform live at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Dec. 3.

Top (L-R): Jennifer Pena, Shane Koyczan and Jericho Brown. Center: Andrea Gibson. Bottom (L-R): Kealoha, Robin Sanders and PJ Sorem.
Biscuit and Bean offers buttermilk and cheddar onion biscuits along with a handful of spreads including bacon jam (left), Mama’s Lil’ Pepper aioli (center) and apple butter. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fall essential: Make Biscuit & Bean’s apple butter at home

The Lake Stevens shop’s Ben Libay likes to slather the cinnamon-y spread on a cheddar onion biscuit.

Biscuit and Bean offers buttermilk and cheddar onion biscuits along with a handful of spreads including bacon jam (left), Mama’s Lil’ Pepper aioli (center) and apple butter. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Rhonda Shelford Jansen, who is best known for her Alaska Native artwork, was November’s featured artist at Sisters Restaurant in Everett.

An Everett landmark closes with art from the Last Frontier

Rhonda Shelford Jansen’s Alaska Native-inspired paintings graced the walls during The Sisters Restaurant’s final days.

Rhonda Shelford Jansen, who is best known for her Alaska Native artwork, was November’s featured artist at Sisters Restaurant in Everett.
A broad-breasted white turkey at Flying Fortress Farm. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This ‘beyond organic’ farm raises turkeys, chickens and more

In the shadow of Mount Pilchuck, the Ballinger family treats animals with respect from their first days on the farm to their last.

A broad-breasted white turkey at Flying Fortress Farm. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde

Local funk-hop band took it to the streets of Seattle

The Marshall Law Band’s performances during Black Lives Matter protests inspired their new album.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde
Robert Stack was host of TV's "Unsolved Mysteries" from 1987 to 2002. A new EvCC production of "Macbeth" is inspired by the show. (Associated Press)

Solve the mystery of ‘Macbeth’ in EvCC’s virtual production

“Tudor Truth and Jacobean Justice: True Crime Shakespeare” presents the Shakespeare play in the style of TV’s “Unsolved Mysteries.”

Robert Stack was host of TV's "Unsolved Mysteries" from 1987 to 2002. A new EvCC production of "Macbeth" is inspired by the show. (Associated Press)
Mezzo soprano Krista Cassidy will perform Disney favorites Nov. 4 for the Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation in Bothell via Facebook.

Escape from the pandemic at this online Disney concert

Mezzo soprano Krista Cassidy will sing favorites from “Frozen” and more, as part of a Northwest Performing Arts Foundation series.

Mezzo soprano Krista Cassidy will perform Disney favorites Nov. 4 for the Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation in Bothell via Facebook.
The Black Tones are one of three headliners of this year's Fisherman's Village Music Festival broadcast on YouTube and at www.thefishermansvillage.com. Catch the band's performance on Oct. 31. (Kendall Lawren Rock)

Fisherman’s Village festival returns as streaming video series

Long delayed by the pandemic, the spotlight for local music is being broadcast in four episodes this week.

The Black Tones are one of three headliners of this year's Fisherman's Village Music Festival broadcast on YouTube and at www.thefishermansvillage.com. Catch the band's performance on Oct. 31. (Kendall Lawren Rock)
Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Visit these Whidbey Island sculpture parks to escape COVID-19

Check out the latest sculpture at Earth Sanctuary in Langley, then stroll the new Price Sculpture Park in Coupeville.

Scott Price, founder of the Price Sculpture Park, admires Gary Gunderson’s evolving “Pentillium” installation. The new Coupeville park opens on Oct. 23. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bothell grandfather brews up a children’s book

Bothell’s Jim Jamison, owner of Foggy Noggin Brewing, wrote “What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me?,” and his daughter, Stephanie Schisler, illustrated it.

Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 18, 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)

Making it up as they go along is these stars’ speciality

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” will perform a Zoom improv show sponsored by Angel of the Winds Arena.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 18, 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)
Ty Lewis, who performs as Leyshock, is a featured artist in Buddypalooza, a virtual concert for Best Buddies in Washington’s Virtual Champion of the Year Gala on Oct. 18 via Facebook. He also produced the show. (Dylan Fout)

This Lynnwood musician has kept busy during the pandemic year

Hip-hop and rap artist Ty Lewis has released a song a month in 2020. Now he’s producing and performing in a benefit concert.

Ty Lewis, who performs as Leyshock, is a featured artist in Buddypalooza, a virtual concert for Best Buddies in Washington’s Virtual Champion of the Year Gala on Oct. 18 via Facebook. He also produced the show. (Dylan Fout)
Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cities extend ‘streatery’ outdoor dining into November — or later

Programs in Edmonds, Everett and Snohomish have helped restaurants cling to life during the pandemic.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Hubble's 30th anniversary image "Cosmic Reef" shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. (NASA)

Whidbey talk features man who’s seen the dawn of the galaxies

Astronomer Bob Williams will discuss the Hubble Space Telescope in this year’s Trudy Sundberg Lecture.

The Hubble's 30th anniversary image "Cosmic Reef" shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. (NASA)
Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)

Whidbey Island’s guitar master celebrates a new album, his 15th

In “If Only Love,” Andre Feriante plays a variety of guitars in songs inspired by love, loss and life transitions.

Classical guitarist Andre Feriante’s latest album takes listeners on a musical journey around the globe. (John Cornicello)
Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This Great Adventure sends families on fun missions

ChildStrive’s virtual game offers safe activities for kids and their parents during the pandemic.

Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ijeoma Oluo, bestselling author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," is a keynote speaker for this year's Edge of Amazing health summit.

Author to discuss the connection between race and health

In her keynote address at a Snohomish County health summit, author Ijeoma Oluo will discuss how racism harms physical and mental well-being.

Ijeoma Oluo, bestselling author of "So You Want to Talk About Race," is a keynote speaker for this year's Edge of Amazing health summit.
KingDow will perform a live-stream show Oct. 1 at the Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Zach Purnell)

Music returns to downtown Everett’s Black Lab Gallery

The venue hosts live-streaming shows and LP listening parties by up-and-coming local musicians.

KingDow will perform a live-stream show Oct. 1 at the Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Zach Purnell)
New sculpture rises above Everett’s arboretum at Legion Park

New sculpture rises above Everett’s arboretum at Legion Park

“We Rise,” by Everett sculptor Constance Jones, honors Zonta Club of Everett’s 90 years of service to women.

New sculpture rises above Everett’s arboretum at Legion Park
Live-stream concert to offer ‘fresh vibes’ during pandemic

Live-stream concert to offer ‘fresh vibes’ during pandemic

Zimbabwean-American musician ZNi International’s show will benefit Work2BeWell, a mental health initiative.

Live-stream concert to offer ‘fresh vibes’ during pandemic