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TBA DIARY: The Gay Deceivers at the Works


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Last night's Works was a happening night for TBA, with performance art, music and videos from Sarah Shapiro, The Gay Deceivers, Pash(ly), and BARR. There was not an accordion in sight, just a bunch of queers showing P-town how it's done.

In “Mother Mountain,” a hot ...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 by Stacy Riger

TBA DIARY: Mirah & Spectratone International at the Works


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Beautiful films by Britta Johnson and the sweet sounds of Mirah and Spectratone International drew a nearly packed house last night at the Wonder Ballroom. I have almost nothing snarky...   More
 
Monday, September 10, 2007 by Stacy Riger

TBA DIARY: "Awesome" at the Works


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Fruit and nonsense abounded at last nights performance by “Awesome,” the Seattle based rock / performance art ensemble. There was much ado about a whale, some sort of magic book, and an evil government called “the Board.” T...   More
 
Sunday, September 9, 2007 by Stacy Riger

Lasting Impressions Of Gus Van Sant


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The conclusion of a rather boring performance last night by BodyVox Dance Company was met with confused applause from the audience. As the dancers took their final bows and the lights went up in the house, I turned to my companion for the evening. "Um, what happened to the Gus Van Sant piece?"
J...   More
 
Thursday, December 7, 2006 by Stacy Riger

Furnishings


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Over-the-Shoulder Boulder HolderNo matter what you tote around, Acme Made accessories ensure you schlep in style. Got any computer geeks on your list? Pocket protectors and thick-rimmed glasses may be ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Stacy Riger

Closure at Common Ground


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A shock may be in store for patrons of the well-loved Inner City Hot Tubs at Common Grounds Wellness Center, a favorite Northeast Portland spot for clothing-optional steaming and soaking.

The facilities, which have existed in their current location for 30 years, will close on an ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 by Stacy Riger

Green Fashion Scene Talks Trash


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Last night I saw Commissioner Sam Adams in rubber pants.
His outfit, including top hat at suit jacket with tails, were designed by Portland artist Julie Yonko and made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. Claims that his underwear was also made from rubber are currently unverifiable.
Also ...   More
 
Monday, December 4, 2006 by Stacy Riger

Trouble in Wonderland (Alberta Street, That Is)


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Last Sunday, 43-year-old restaurateur Christopher Pierce arrived at his new restaurant on Northeast Alberta Street to find the locks on his doors filled with Super Glue, a little trick that cost him $500 to repair.

Today, he was greeted by a spray painted message reading "Gentrification This Wa...   More
 
Thursday, November 30, 2006 by Stacy Riger

A Foodie on the Loose at the Vegan Holiday Festival


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"Being from Montana, I'd rather get caught riding a stolen horse than tell anyone that I was thinking of becoming vegetarian," said Howard Lyman, a fourth generation cattle rancher turned vegan activist, and speaker at the Vegan Holiday Festival, "I was a closet vegetarian."
Sponsored by Northwest Veg, Vegan Bodybuilding and other vegan organizations and companies, the festival held yesterd...   More
 
Monday, November 20, 2006 by Stacy Riger

Sometimes A Great Noshin'

Willamette Week's cheat sheet to pleasing your relatives and eating well without really trying.


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There is no such thing as a free meal, especially during the holidays. For a season that's supposed to be full of joy and wonder, the holidays are often overstuffed with obligations and a desire to pl ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Stacy Riger
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