Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by The Beatles that defined the time.
Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, and Joe Anderson.
Locally sponsored by Grays Harbor College, Westhaven Villa, Grays Harbor Radio, and Jodesha Broadcasting.Read More
The Harbor’s most talented young vocalists, pianists, and instrumentalists will perform during the “Young Artist Showcase”. Students in the program range in age from middle school to college and come from Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Montesano. The concert will be hosted by Miss Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, Nora Coffelt.
The 2015 Young Artist Showcase will feature Kyle Brewer (voice), Drew Carley (voice), Libby Carrico (voice), Kendall Cavin (voice), Paige Cobb (flute), Kaitlin Donohoe (voice), Stephanie and Alana Evensen (piano duet), Michael Fagerstedt (voice), Cora Foss (voice), Micah Hollen (piano), Keola Holt (voice), Analei Holt (voice), Autumn McGiveron (voice), Karlynn O’Connor (voice), Clara Park (piano), Bonnie Rowe (violin), Raechel Snow (voice), Ryan Urvina (voice), and Megan West (voice). The Poco Voce Children’s Choir directed by Pat Wilhelms and the Golden Trio (Libby Carrico, Keola Holt, and Cora Foss) will also perform.
The concept of the program is to give outstanding music students from local schools and private studios the opportunity to perform before a wider audience, and to give members of the community an opportunity to see these outstanding musicians perform.Read More
Confidence man Harold Hill arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boy’s marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no music skill anyway. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.
Starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, and Buddy Hackett.
Locally sponsored by KD&S Environmental, Grays Harbor College, Rosevear’s Music Center, Coleman Mortuary, Richard & Sandie Pennant, Westhaven Villa, Hoquiam Senior Center, Grays Harbor Radio and Jodesha Broadcasting.Read More
People First and The Arc of Grays Harbor are proud to present the 2015 Sprout Film Festival. It will be a fun and inspirational evening with 11 domestic and international films exploring living with the spectrum of abilities. The films will be presented by the Director of Sprout International, Anthony DiSalvo.
The films to be presented, in no particular order are:
Be My Brother – Winner of the top prize in Australia’s 2009 TropFest Film Festival; A young man’s charm and charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop.
The Magic of J-Mac – A US-made documentary about sports and friendship.
Jacobs Turn – An inspirational short documentary about a boy with Down syndrome and his love of baseball. The film shows how Jacob’s “turn” at bat and on the field was a thrill for him, but more importantly, an event that transformed the hearts of everyone in his town.
By Any Other Name – USA. One day the monotony of Jared’s life is up-ended when he meets his pretty new co-worker Marissa. Before they know it, they develop a close friendship, one unlike either of them ever experienced before.
The Interview – Australia. Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for in his interview at a prestigious law firm; an insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter and the chance to change the lives of a father and son.
Garrett’s Fight – A young man with downs pursues his dream of becoming a fighter.
Close My Eyes – Breaking stereotypes through music.
Anything is Possible – USA. In this short video, we meet a boy whose little sister has Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Through a poem he wrote, we see the strong bond that exists between these siblings.
Extra Ordinary – Canada. A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down Syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives. With the goal of increased acceptance for the Down syndrome community, this film was created to challenge the associated stigmas. People with Down syndrome can, and do, lead meaningful, happy lives.
I Love Grilled Cheese – Canadian film. Libby provides some insight about the joys of living with her best friend, and big brother, Max, who has Down syndrome.
Go For It – Music video by Portland’s Cam Lasley.
One Question – Directed and presented by Anthony DiSalvo of Sprout, 35 people with developmental disabilities answer the same one question: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?