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Saturday, February 14th,
“Lucky Enough: An Evening of Love Songs
with Judith-Kate Friedman and Daniel Deardorff”

Love of all kinds will be in the air and on stage Valentine’s weekend as locally beloved and internationally acclaimed songwriter-performers Judith-Kate Friedman and Daniel Deardorff celebrate romance, fidelity, compassion, justice, community and the power of song. This Valentine’s evening concert, “Lucky Enough: An Evening of Love Songs,” will feature the artist’s original and classic love songs and musical settings of poems by Rumi, Robert Bly, Jane Hirschfield and William Stafford. Doors open at 7:30pm. Concert begins at 8pm. Key City Playhouse is located at 419 Washington Street in Port Townsend, WA 98368. The venue is wheelchair accessible (call ahead to reserve seating).

Tickets are $20 (suggested donation) for general admission and $10 for students and those on a fixed income.

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Judith-Kate Friedman is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer. Her original songs and performances blend folk, roots, jazz, blues, choral/world music traditions and improvisation with humor, heart, grace and groove. The press has called her rapport with audiences “masterful,” her songs “cinematic” and her performances “mesmerizing.” Equally devoted to making music in community as well as in concert, Judith-Kate is an internationally recognized pioneer in arts and health. She founded and directs the Port Townsend based non-profit Songwriting Works Educational Foundation, which brings working musicians, family and friends together in care and community settings to compose songs and support brain and overall health through making music. Learn more at: www.judithkate.com and www.songwritingworks.org.

Daniel Deardorff is a "Singer" in the old sense of the word, which involves being a musician, a storyteller, and a maker of ritual. As a composer, performer, mythologist, author and producer he brings more than four decades of experience to his audiences and his students and mentees.

Daniel has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, in South & Central America and the UK. His credits include touring as the opening act for Seals and Crofts (1970’s), appearances on national television (1980’s), and production of acclaimed albums for Tingstad & Rumbel, Michael Tomlinson, and award-winning children’s artists Tickle Tune Typhoon (1980-90’s). He is the author of The Other Within: The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture, & Psyche (North Atlantic Books, 2008) and is a frequent collaborator with friend and mentor poet Robert Bly. Learn more at: http://www.mythsinger.org and http://tinyurl.com/deardorffbook

Sunday February 15th  ~ Two Workshops,

“The Art of Writing Love Songs” – An Interactive Workshop

The art of love and writing love songs will be explored on Sunday February 15 th at 1 p.m. at Key City Playhouse in Port Townsend. In this 90-minute interactive workshop songwriter-performers Judith-Kate Friedman and Abakis will share favorite love songs (originals and covers) in a variety of musical genres. Each will speak briefly about their creative process, with interactive discussion to follow. Participants are invited to bring a favorite love song, verse or question for the conversation. Come ready to share techniques, insights, and inspiration about song, poetry and performance craft and learn about writing with greater authenticity and originality when it comes to love.

$30 at the door. $25 for KCPT members and advance purchase. Those attending both workshops on Sunday will receive a $5 discount of the total cost.

With support from PT Arts Commission scholarships are available for all workshops and no one will be turned away. For info and registration contact: 360.385.1160

A Port Townsend Love Song!
— Community Songwriting Experience

Everyone is welcome to join in composing a brand new love song for Port Townsend. No prior songwriting or musical background is required. All ages are invited. Judith-Kate Friedman will facilitate using the Songwriting Works™ approach to community songwriting through which a song is born of participants’ stories, sounds, images, melodies, rhythms, values and choices. What kinds of love will be sung about? How will it sound? Where will this love song lead? Join in and find out! To date, 200 Jefferson and Clallam county neighbors have composed more than 20 songs through Songwriting Works’ programs (and more than 300 songs have been composed in communities across the U.S.). This will be the first community songwriting to take place at Key City Playhouse.

$20 at the door. $15 for KCPT members and advance purchase. Those attending both workshops on Sunday will receive a $5 discount of the total cost. 

With support from PT Arts Commission scholarships are available for all workshops and no one will be turned away. For info and registration contact: 360.385.1160

The workshop facilitators:

Judith-Kate Friedman (see bio above)

Abakis (a.k.a. Aba Kiser) creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar. Born and bred in Virginia where she learned to sing jazz in her father's restaurant, Aba migrated westward to find collaborators in the woodland pockets of Washington State. On her newly released album "I'm One Too" the nuanced complexity of her raw folk songs have expanded to contain an entire orchestra thanks to the generosity of composer, collaborator and producer Kate Copeland. After a sojourn in Brooklyn and points east, Aba has returned to PT to make Jefferson County home. Learn more at www.abakismusic.com

All-Musical Motion Picture Series



The UPTOWN THEATRE -- in partnership with KEY CITY PUBLIC THEATRE -- presents


Our All-Musical Motion Picture Series!


Upcoming show and dates still to be decided.



All shows and tickets at The Uptown Theatre




All Tickets available at The Uptown Theatre's box office on day of show

1120 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA
(360) 385-3883


Tickets Prices:

Age 21 and Over VIP Section -- $11  (Beer and Wine service coming soon!)
General Admission -- $8
Senior (Age 65+) or Students (17 and under with valid ASB card) --  $7
12 and under - $7



Watch this space for on-going news and details.  Updates also on The Uptown Theatre website.



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