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A Messy Picture

Troubles mount for an art center director struggling to hold together the organization he founded.


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In a June 18, 2007, video about the burgeoning arts scene in Old Town-Chinatown, Gavin Shettler effuses about the vibrancy of the Portland Art Center he founded. While taking an Oregon Public Broadcas ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

The Nachtigal Duo

Grassroots early music on the rise in PDX


Performance
Jan Groh had asked for a flute for Christmas. And so of course she got, instead, a cheap plastic recorder. “I was probably 6 or 7,” she says. “I didn’t know the difference.&rdq ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

UPDATE: ALL the Members of the Portland Art Center Board Quit




UPDATE: WWire has learned the last PAC board member, Victor Maldonado, resigned at 1:52 pm today. According to fellow former board member Katherine Ace, "[PAC] director Gavin Shettler has real problems communicating, especially with his board." She goes on to cl...   More
 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Why Am I Crying?: Sing-Along Grease Reviewed




I have a feeling I was assigned to cover Cinema 21's Sing-Along Grease as penance for my harsh review of Stumptown Stages' geriatric production this time last year of the evergreen musical (you know, the one paid for by and starring Corey...   More
 
Monday, January 7, 2008 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Brandon Garbot

Fourteen-year-old violin phenom debuts at the Schnitz.


Performance
“Prodigy” is a word so loaded in classical music it’s become downright damning. Today’s bright young musical talent becomes tomorrow’s also-ran. (Remember shoulder-baring ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

More Details On The Temporary Injunction to Domestic Partnership


A small fight broke out in the first few minutes of today's hearing that ended with a judge issuing a temporary injunction against domestic partnership taking effect next week in Oregon.

An unidentified man skirmished with two security guards during Judge Michael Mosman's opening statements at the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. Once re...   More
 
Friday, December 28, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

WTF? Jan 2 Domestic Partnerships Called Off - For Now (Updated with BRO comment)




A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against HB 2007, the law providing domestic partnership rights and benefits which was to have gone into effect next Wednesday, Jan. 2.

The ruling by federal judge Michael Mosman means HB 2007 will not legally ta...   More
 
Friday, December 28, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Been There, Done That

New state domestic partnership law starts Jan. 2. Good? Yes. Exciting? Well…


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Mike and Steve have been through this before. In 2004, they rushed to Multnomah County offices to get a marriage license after county officials began granting same-sex marriages. There, the couple of ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Gregory Miles Harris, Thursday, Dec. 20


[QUIRK POP] Gregory Miles Harris can’t sit still. Adjusting and then readjusting his green knit cap, the quirky local songwriter shifts in his chair, pulling at his sweater sleeves. He stops bouncing his foot to untie and then retie his sneakers. “The fact that you even know who I...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Gregory Miles Harris Thursday, Dec. 20

This quirky songwriter is a sensitive cat, but he’s got darn sharp pop claws.


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[QUIRK POP] Gregory Miles Harris can’t sit still. Adjusting and then readjusting his green knit cap, the quirky local songwriter shifts in his chair, pulling at his sweater sleeves. He stops bou ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin
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