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January 30th, 2013 WW Culture Staff | Scoop
 

Scoop: Reva DeVito L.A. Bound

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  • BIBI BOWL: Portland guitarist Bibi McGill will play for an audience of more than 100 million Sunday, Feb. 3, when she takes the stage with Beyoncé during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. McGill, who is also a yoga instructor and health-food pioneer, has toured as lead guitarist with Pink and Beyoncé, and teaches yoga at Portland’s Root Whole Body. She’s also dedicated to “replacing the potato chip” with her own brand of kale chips by 2015 and will speak about transcendental love at TEDxConcordiaUPortland in March. She wouldn’t tell us what Beyoncé will be singing or syncing for the show, but McGill will be behind her rippin’ riffs with a big, purple-tinted ’fro. “I can’t give away too many details, as the whole thing is very confidential,” McGill says. “You can’t miss me. That’s for sure.”
  • SHE LIVES WITH THE ANGELS NOW: Portland R&B singer Reva DeVito, who placed ninth in our 2012 Best New Band poll, is moving to Los Angeles. The vocalist, whose futuristic style combines elements of neo-soul, hip-hop and dance music, says she feels there are more opportunities to grow her career in California, and that she has a support system of musicians and producers there eager to help her. “I’m sort of looking for more creative space, and a market I can maneuver within,” says DeVito, a native of Vancouver, Wash., adding, “When I live in L.A., I’ll still be representing Portland.” DeVito, who has a new EP coming out in the spring, is planning a farewell show for late February.
  • OPENING/CLOSING: The long-awaited, much-delayed Chicago deep-dish joint Via Chicago (2013 NE Alberta St.) has announced its brick-and-mortar grand opening for Sunday, Feb. 3. Gastropub Redwood (7915 SE Stark St.), featuring plenty of meaty items, including tongue sandwiches, has announced it’s officially up and running after a long, soft opening. Meanwhile, a passing of the beards: Graybeard Hal’s Tavern (1308 SE Morrison St.), dive and longtime home of long-table shuffleboard, will become hippie-beard Citizen Bar, according to a liquor license app filed by Don Wallace and folk singer-songwriter David Robert Griggs. In sad news, Sonoran hot-dog cart Papa-Pau—the only local outlet for an authentic version of the bacon-wrapped dogs—has sold the cart most recently parked on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and will be closed until summer.
 
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