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The Last Dance


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Oregon’s premier ballet company is losing its premier ballerina. Alison Roper, after 18 seasons with Oregon Ballet Theatre, is retiring, performing for the final time this weekend. In this Celebrate   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Live Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre, Celebrate

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So get this: At the end of this show, people throw roses. Roses! As if this were Europe! Point is, bring roses to this show, because you get to throw them.The show, of course, is Celebrate, Oregon Ballet Theatre's season closer and the last performance for principal dancer Alison Roper, who's retiring after 18 seasons with the company. Roper's bee...   More
 
Friday, April 18, 2014 by AARON SPENCER

Hotseat: Alison Roper

The retiring ballerina talks about her favorite moments, mishaps, injuries and next steps.

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Alison Roper retires from Oregon Ballet Theatre this month after 18 seasons with the company. The 40-year-old ballerina has been with the company longer than any other dancer—in both of its appearances at the Kennedy Center, and even as the lead in Swan Lake while five months pregnant. Calm and driven, she dances with quiet sensitivity bu...   More
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by AARON SPENCER

Dynamic Duet

On and off the dance floor, Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know when to push one another.


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As sisters, Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd know siblings don’t get anywhere by being babied. So even as they look out for each other, they won’t hesitate to make the other do things for herse   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Bar Guide 2014: Beer


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Beer1410 SE Stark St., 233-2337, 11 am-11 pm daily.Meat, Cheese, Bread—Beer. So it goes. John Stewart’s succinctly named beer and wine bar next to his hallowed sandwich shop is at first glance a b   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Bar Guide 2014: Crush Bar


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Gay bars are passé these days. The queer bar of today wears so many labels it’s an LGBTIQQA blur. Crush lays it out in its logo: three pairs of restroom figures—two men, two women, and a man    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Bar Guide 2014: The Fixin' To


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The Fixin’ To8218 N Lombard St., 477-4995, thefixinto.com. 2 pm-2 am Monday-Saturday, 2 pm-1 am Sunday.Owner Marli Blasengame isn’t from the South, but her husband is from Arkansas—a framed phot   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Bar Guide 2014: The World Famous Kenton Club


Bar Guide
The World Famous Kenton Club 2025 N Kilpatrick St., 285-3718, kentonclub.com. 10:30-2:30 am daily.A virgin visit to this North Portland dive bar is sure to elicit a “Where the fuck am I?” The dark   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 AARON SPENCER

Live Review: Northwest Dance Project, Director's Choice

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It was simulcast free to the public Thursday evening, but if you saw Northwest Dance Project's Director's Choice show live at the Newmark, you got your money's worth with nearly two hours of serious dance. Portland's leading contemporary company turns 10 this year, and artistic director Sarah Slipper's anniversary show is a ...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2014 by AARON SPENCER

Northwest Dance Project Goes Big with 50-Foot Simulcast of Tonight's Anniversary Show

The scrappy chamber company's show will be projected onto the side of downtown's Jive Building.

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It’s like a First Thursday Drive-In for dance. Northwest Dance Project, Portland’s scrappy chamber dance company, is 10 years old, and it’s celebrating the milestone by making its dancers bigger—50-foot projections of them will be turning and twisting on the side of the Jive Building this evening. The performance, the compa...   More
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 by AARON SPENCER
 

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