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October 15, 2019

Sponsor a Snowfall

Executive Director Jill Barnes enjoys the snowfall with family members. The holidays are all about making memories with family and friends. And at the Washington Center, making memories is our expertise! Throughout the month of December, hundreds of families will come downtown to experience the sights and sounds of the season. In fact, over 10,200…
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October 9, 2019

The Washington Center welcomes CHE APALACHE!

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts brings “Latingrass” fusion to the Main Stage Theater on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Che Apalache brings their unique style and high energy performance to downtown Olympia! Che’s repertoire ranges from vivid Latin rhythms to a capella mountain gospel songs. The group will…
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September 9, 2019

Announcing Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure…if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band”. Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” has sold over 3 million albums worldwide on their own independent label Heinz Record. Their music draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s…
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July 30, 2019

CENTER STAGE AWARDS & GALA RECOGNIZED EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS, RAISED RECORD AMOUNT

The 4th annual Center Stage Awards & Gala was held last Thursday, July 25. The Washington Center is proud to announce that thanks to the very supportive and enthusiastic donors and guests, the evening raised over $158,000. “This was an extraordinary evening of generosity and love for the arts,” says executive director, Jill Barnes. “Thanks…
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July 1, 2019

Jill Carter: 2019 Achievement in the Arts Awardee

Excellence in the Arts for Achievement awardee, Jill Carter, has been a fixture in the arts community in the Olympia area since the 1980s, when she attended The Evergreen State College (TESC). It was there that she met Bud Johansen, a faculty member, and founder of Johansen Dance Center and Ballet Northwest. Bud recognized Jill’s…
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