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UPDATED: The O's new "stage blog"—not promising




OregonLive.com, the online presence of The Oregonian newspaper (both owned by Advance Publications), has made what appears to be a big misstep with their arts coverage by launching a thinly veiled attempt to woo the Portland metro theatre community with a non-critical, insider-based blo...   More
 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Wampler's (career ender) is the talk of TBA: 07




8:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 12

Claude Wampler: PERFORMANCE (career ender)

I should have known it was going to be an odd night when the lesbian in silver stretch pants accosted me in line at the Gerding Armory Theater, demanding to know if I'd heard of s...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

TBA DIARY: Another night at (yawn...) The Works




10 pm Tuesday, Sept. 11

The Works @ Wonder Ballroom

The most-talked-about event of TBA: 07 has got to be their late night art party, "The Works" at the Wonder Ballroom.   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

TBA Diary: Beaudoin Sorts Through 7 Hours of Sunday TBA



Sunday, Sept. 9: Various venues
Why was it that the clown makeup bedecked drag queen moved me beyond description, but the well-pedigreed contemporary dance company from NYC left me cold?
This is what's been knocking around in my too-stuffed head this morning after seven consecuti...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

TBA Diary: Joseph's Moving Hip-Hop Travelogue


8:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 8

Gerding Theater Armory

Marc Bamuthi Joseph's travelogue, The Living Word Project: the break/s, traces fantastic journeys through global hip-hop culture and eventually into Joseph's own conflicted hip-hop heart. "Authen...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Herb (hold the Kiki) Surprises with 23Hoyt Cabaret




Kenny Mellman is sweeping into PDX for a surprise cabaret show Wednesday, Sept 12 (9 pm onward) at 23Hoyt. Will Northwest 23rd Ave. will ever be the same?

Mellman's the kind of pianist you'd find tinkling away at any Gree...   More
 
Friday, September 7, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

TBA:07 Opens On Sour Note


This is difficult to write, but PICA's TBA: 07 festival-opening performance last night in Pioneer Courthouse Square of Rinde Eckert's new work, On the Great Migration of Excellent Bird...   More
 
Friday, September 7, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Rhythm of the Night


Bar Reviews
You know a salsa club is authentic when the owner’s name is (wait for it…) Roger Rumba. You also know it’s a sweet spot when there are more people busting a sweat dancing than busti ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Jun Iwasaki & the Oregon Symphony

A new town, a new sound and a big raise for this young violinist.


Theater
While the savvy arts execs up north at the Seattle Symphony were grabbing headlines—and turning heads—with their nontraditional decision to name four violinists as rotating orchestra conce ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Elaine Calder

New Oregon Symphony president sounds off on classical vs. gospel and fundraising.


Q & A
Elaine Calder, the Oregon Symphony’s newly named president, has her work cut out for her. Portland’s beloved Oregon Symphony is in real trouble. The 112-year-old organization is hemorrhagi ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin
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