Opera Theater Oregon does intriguing work. But is it opera? This question gnaws at the core of Portland’s scrappy young company. One voice of the company announces, “We’re hip! We&rs ...
PICA's fifth annual Time-Based Art (T:BA) Festival experienced notable upticks in attendance, ticket sales and economic impact, according to a TBA Festival report recently published by the non-profit.
On its 20th anniversary, PCPA’s numbers are down. Now it wants more help from taxpayers.
When the Portland Center for the Performing Arts turned 10 in 1997, no expense was spared. There were balloons and specialty cocktails. Elegantly dressed servers offered high-end hors d’oeuvres& ...
Attention, shoppers: Loud Protestant hymn singing in Aisle 3.
While reaching for a Granny Smith, the wall of sound rattled me. I dropped the apple, pulse racing: I had no idea such massive choral noises could emanate from inside a grocery store. I was at the Peo ...
Music[THEME NIGHT] There was something just so weird about the “Night of 1,000 Madonnas” concert/dance party/theme night at Holocene last Thursday. My mind has been troubled ever since. Maybe it was the way the thing was put together: Alternating straight-ahead DJ sets by electro-house duo Do N&rsqu...
Myriad Madonnas prove underwhelming at a recent theme night.
[THEME NIGHT] There was something just so weird about the “Night of 1,000 Madonnas” concert/dance party/theme night at Holocene last Thursday. My mind has been troubled ever since. Maybe ...
The artist/inventor/entrepreneur returns to Portland, golden tits and bling in tow.
Q & A
On the phone from Los Angeles, Justin Oswald is talking up an art installation he’s got on tap for the weekend. “My friend called me up and asked me to be a dirty Santa and I said, &lsquo ...
So yeah, the crowd of starry eyed singers at the Rose Garden last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26, was pretty much what you'd expect at a Portland talent cattle-call: clueless blondes from the burbs, overly excitable middle aged men and teeny pigtailed girls in spandex. And those were only the hopefuls that WW spoke with.
Without keeping you in further suspense, here are three ...