Montoya Replaces Stranded Musselwhite at Admiral

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Bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, stranded in Europe by the continuing misbehavior of Iceland’s Hekla Volcano, won’t get to Bremerton for his scheduled April 23 concert at the Admiral Theatre.
The theater announced Monday morning that Musselwhite would be a no-show, and would be replaced by California blues guitarist Coco Montoya and his band. Show time and ticket prices remain the same.
Montoya is a 10-year veteran of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers prior to his solo career. The left-hander — who plays a guitar strung for a right-handed player — learned his blues style from Albert Collins while he was playing drums in Collins’ band in the mid-1970s.
He released his seventh solo CD, “I Want It All Back,” earlier this year.
Information: (360) 373-6743,

More later …  — MM

It’s an art exhibit! No, it’s a newsstand! Hey, it’s BOTH !!

Call to Artists
Proposals are now being accepted for “The First and Next 75 Years with News in Art,” a celebration of the Kitsap Sun’s 75th anniversary. The mission of prospective artists is to transform a Kitsap Sun newsstand vending machine into a functioning piece of art; 12 proposals will be selected, and the finished newsstands will be on display from July 15 to Aug. 1 at Collective Visions Art Gallery in Bremerton, then be placed into service throughout the Sun’s service area. Portion of sales from these newsstands will benefit designated nonprofit organizations through 2010. Selected artists will receive $100 each to offset material expense, and $1,200 prize money will be awarded. Send statement of interest, with contact information, rough sketch of concept and brief description, to Celebrating/News in Art, Kitsap Sun, 545 Fifth St., Bremerton, WA. 98337. Information: Mike Stevens, (360) 792-3350,

Yours (“I don’t know art but I know what I like!”) truly will serve as juror. All bribes accepted ’round back (just kidding) …

More later …  — MM

‘Supernanny’ Wants to Wrangle Your Kids

ABC has announced that the casting team from the reality series “Supernanny” is preparing to invade Washington, looking for families to “star” in Season Six.

The producers are looking for families from every type of background who are ready for “the opportunity of a lifetime — a visit from America’s No. 1 nanny, Jo Frost. In the show, Frost uses her behavioral techniques to teach parents how to control their kids.

Interested moms and dads who need help  with their out-of-control kids — and who think they would look good on television — can apply by calling (323) 904-4680, extension 1025, or e-mailing

Those of you with perfect Stepford Children … never mind.

More later …  — MM

WWCA Announces 2010-11 Season

Western Washington Center for the Arts‘ 2010-11 season will include the Tom Stoppard comedy “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and the raucous musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” according to the WWCA Web site.

The season opens Sept. 24 with the murder mystery “Drop Dead!“, which runs through Oct. 17. “Roald Dahl’s Willie Wonka” will be on stage from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, followed by “Pump Boys and Dinettes” (Jan. 21 to Feb. 20), “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” (March 11 to April 3), and “Forum” (April 29 to May 29).

Another big musical,  “Into the Woods,” will be presented during the summer of 2011, but no dates have been announced as yet.

Information: (360) 769-7469,

More later …  — MM

BPA Slates ‘Rocky Horror,’ ‘Chicago’ for 2010-11 Season

Bainbridge Performing Arts will feature productions of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Annie,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “Chicago: The Musical”  during their 2010-11 season.

Exact dates haven’t been announced, but “The Rocky Horror Show” will be up in October, 2010, “Annie” in December, “The Philadelphia Story” in February, 2011 and “Chicago” in May, 2011.

More information is available, or will be soon, at

More later …  — MM

‘Zombies’ Return to Port Gamble to Sign DVDs

This from our friends up in Port Gamble, the “home” of the hilariously funny film “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” by Kevin Hamedani:
Zombies of Mass Destruction DVD Release and Actor Signing

“Zombies of Mass Destruction” are coming to Port Gamble. The stars from the movie will be signing DVDs at The Dauntless Bookstore, 32220 Rainier Ave NE, from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 28.

“ZMD,” the movie shot entirely in Port Gamble by director Kevin Hamedani, is set to release on DVD March 23. The DVD will be available for sale at The Dauntless Bookstore, Port Gamble Historic Museum,, as well as through Netflix and major rental locations.

Contact: Lyn Playle, Dauntless Bookstore
Telephone: 360-297-4043
E-mail:  HYPERLINK “”
Location: 32220 Rainier Ave NE

More later …  — MM

Orchard Cancels Saturday Showings of ‘Hurt Locker’

This from our friends at the Orchard Theatre, and well worth reading if you were planning to go out to the cinema this evening (3/20):

Bad news folks. Major equipment failure on the 4:30 showing of “The Hurt Locker” led to the first 2.5 reels spilling onto the floor when the platter stopped taking up film 15 minutes into the movie. The film has been put back on the platter but is now running almost 40 minutes behind. I’ll have to troubleshoot the film in the 7o’clock hour which means running it through, stopping and repairing it when it jumps out of the sprocket holes, and repeating that until I get through the 2.5 reels (approximately 45 minutes) that ended up on the floor. Some of you may remember the last time this happened with “Son of Rambow”. I’m terribly sorry for the inconvenience but rest assured that I will have it up and running for tomorrow’s show times, 4:30 and 7:00.

More later … — MM

Hersh Opens Olympic Music Fest Lineup July 3 and 4

The Olympic Music Festival‘s  2010 season will kick off July 3 with pianist Paul Hersh performing pieces by Debussy, Schumann, Mozart and Grieg.

Hersh’s solo concerts at 2 p.m. July 3 and 4 begin the festival’s eight-week season, which concludes Aug. 21 and 22 with Hersh joined by clarinetist Teddy Abrams and violist Mara Gearman.

Festival founder and music director Alan Iglitzin makes the first of six appearances in the Week 2 program, July 10 and 11, along with Hersh, bassist Stephen Schermer and the rest of the “Festival Quartet” — violinists Charles Wetherbee and Korine Fujiwara and cellist Clancy Newman.

Highlights of this year’s 27th season of “Concerts in the Barn” should include the Festival Quartet’s July 17 and 18 performances of quartets by Shostakovish, Beethoven and Dvorak; the July 24-25 Mozart Festival, with performances of the three “King of Prussia” quartets by Iglitzin, violinists Elisa Barston and Megumi Stohs and cellist Amy Barston; and another round of quartets by Shostakovich, Beethoven and Dvorak, performed on Aug. 7 and 8 by Iglitzin, violinists Stohs and Andrea Segar and cellist Jonathan Lewis.

The festival grounds, a former dairy farm that now plays host to donkeys, horses and extensive gardens in addition to the music programs, is located at 7360 Center Road north of Quilcene.

Tickets and information: (360) 732-4800,

For the entire 2010 concert lineup:

‘Boondock Saints’ 10th-Anniversary Bash March 11

This from our friends at Faraway Entertainment and the Bainbridge Cinemas:

“The cult classic and 1999 crime thriller, “The Boondock Saints,” is back in movie theatres nationwide for an exclusive one-night event featuring a brand new retrospective on the franchise’s 10-year journey. At 7:30 p.m. March 11, join Troy Duffy, the  creator, director and writer, and stars of the film Norman Reedus (Murphy MacManus), Sean Patrick Flannery (Conner MacManus), David Della Rocco, Bob Marley and others in celebration of “The Boondock Saints'” 10th Anniversary. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the drama unfold at Bainbridge Cinemas with never-before-seen interviews with Troy and cast members.

The Bainbridge Cinemas are at 403 Madison Ave. N on the island.

Information: (206) 855-8173.

More later …  — MM