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Landmark Club Portland Bathhouse Set to Close

The landmark gay bathhouse Club Portland, long-held as a Stark Street icon of sorts and quite possibly the largest bathhouse on the West Coast — is closing its doors for good this Sunday, June 17, as first reported at this writer's non-WW ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Creative Town Hall Sparks Fly

Commissioner Sam Adams' Creative Capacity Town Hall Tuesday night elicited cheers, hissing and words both harsh and heady from Portland's creative community, about 300 of whom showed up to the Gerding Theater at the Armory to voice opinions on "what it will take to unlock Portland's full creative capaci...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Portland Gay Men's Chorus

A bunch of gay guys singing the words of Jesus, Gandhi...and Mother Teresa?

Wigs and pumps. Sequins and showtunes. Red ribbons and tuxes. There is truly nothing as maddeningly old-school GAY (sorry, it had to be in caps, folks) as a gay men's chorus concert. As the gay and l ...   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Cheap Eats 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
This cavernous self-described Oriental specialties restaurant is a thoroughly authentic Chinatown diner the perfect place to fill your tummy with a tasty dim sum lunch or on the weekends with pre-club grub. And it doesn't get much grubbier in the best sense than greasy-cheesy crab puffs (10 for $4.9   More
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Portland Symphonic Choir

Beethoven's Ninth: Kubrick loved it, and you should, too.

Steve Zopfi knows he's scaling the musical equivalent of Mount Hood by preparing his Portland Symphonic Choir for their upcoming performance of Beethoven's magisterial Ninth Symphony. But harnessed to ...   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Attack of the Kids' Choirs!

PDX young'uns sing it up, duke it out for attention.

If your idea of what warbling youngsters look or sound like is limited to the buttoned-up brats from the von Trapp Family Singers or the snooty airs of the Vienna Boys' Choir, you may want to reconsid ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Oregon ballet theatre

Sex sells with a stand-out couple, a Greek god and horny sailors.

Without question, the sexiest couple on Portland stages right now is Kathi Martuza and Jon Drake in Julia Adam's il nodo at the Newmark Theatre. About halfway through Adam's darkly comic ballet from 2 ...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Whatever, Lute Dude!

"Whatever dude!"

That was the street-screech salutation which greeted lutenist Ronn McFarlane halfway through his opening set of tunes at the Broderick Gallery on April 27. It came as ...   More
Monday, April 30, 2007 by Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Dayton Contemporary Dance Co./White Bird 2007-2008

Sky's the limit for Rennie Harris and White Bird's next season.

Rennie Harris, master hip-hop choreographer, doesn't like the projections of hip-hop culture he sees and hears on TV, radio and the Internet. "Hip-hop has evolved; there's no one way to do it," he say ...   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Cavalcade of BEAUTIFUL Losers

Taking opera to the People—the Drunk People—at Someday Lounge

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It's Thursday night, and on a nearly bare stage in Old Town, petite young soprano Elizabeth D. Bacon—in skimpy white nightgown and pigtails—is singing the hell out of Gounod's darkly impas ...   More
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Stephen Marc Beaudoin
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