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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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June 6, 2019

Megan Smith receives 2019 Washington Center Anacker Scholarship

Each year the Washington Center for the Performing Arts awards a scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Thurston County who plans to study and pursue a career in the arts. The scholarship was endowed by former Washington Center Board President Sally Anacker to from a belief that the arts exist to enrich our…
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June 3, 2019

Announcing Menopause The Musical – 2 Nights!

NATIONAL TOUR OF MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® PLAYS Olympia August 7 & 8 for 2 performances! Olympia, Washington – GFour Productions, winners of 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards®, are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical® to Olympia and will play the Washington Center for the Performing Arts for 2 performances, August 7…
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May 13, 2019

Announcing An Evening with Los Lobos!

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a night no Los Lobos fan will want to miss! The band’s wordsmith Louie Perez once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” After four decades, three Grammys, the…
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May 7, 2019

ARTS AWARDEES ANNOUNCED

The 4th Annual CENTER Stage Awards & Gala will be held at the Center on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event is a fundraiser for the Washington Center and an opportunity to celebrate local artists and supporters of the arts. “This year’s gala will have a mid-century modern feel,” says Jill Barnes, Executive Director. “Think…
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