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When Traci Price found a hot pink raft abandoned on the banks of the Clackamas River last summer, her first instinct was, naturally, to take it home and make an outfit out of it. The result is a sporty and spacey head-to-toe garment, complete with sunglasses made from the busted brake light on her car, that she calls "Beached Male." "The inspiration of this piece was part Jetsonian, part 20,000 Leagues ...   More
Monday, February 7, 2011 Christina Cooke

What PDX Pop Now 2011 Will Look Like...and why

Each year there are more treats in the lead-up to the PDX Pop Now! festival. Benefit shows, gigs at City Hall, concerts in Portland public schools and of course the annual compilation discs and lineup announcements. But one of my favorite PDX Pop-related joys is seeing the artwork for the first time. This year, that job has been given to Corvallis artist Santiago Uceda. He's gone with an animal theme, ...   More
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Recess! Our top picks for the weekend of Aug. 28-30

FRIDAY 6:30 pm: Get seduced by Al Green at Edgefield Forty years and running, Al Green remains a pre-eminent source of baby-makin' with his forceful voice and slick grooves. The secret to Green's staying power is the timelessness of his butter-smooth vocals, the kind of voice that will remain on bedroom mix tapes eternally. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. 669-8610 6:30 pm. $40. 7:30 ...   More
Friday, August 28, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: Opening Night at The Works

It's hyperbole, but I mean it: This year's incarnation of The Works, the late-night venue of the TBA Festival, may be PICA's greatest achievement to date. In previous years The Works has set up shop in venues as diverse as the old Machine Works building on Northwest 15th Avenue (now an office building), a vacant warehouse (now offices), Audiocinema, Wonder Ballroom and the Leftbank project, but this ...   More
Friday, September 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! Our top picks for the weekend of Sept. 11-13

FRIDAY 6:30 pm: Catch AMYO's crazy moves in Too. Seattle choreographer Amy O'Neal melds an education in ballet with crazy hip-hop chops (Kelly Clarke explained it better than I can) (Update: So can Matt Korfhage, who just reviewed Too). She's a joy to watch, and in this show she brings in friends from all over the world via video to join in her duet with Ellie Sandstrom. Good stuff! The Works ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Meat, Cheese, Art: Klutch's to-go art shop.

Just in time for the December gift giving rush local artist Klutch, who recently helped curate WW's Trashed @ 35 show and even remixed WW's signature blue box, hosts a giant everything-must-go sale of every single one of his own vibrant wood, pen and oil pieces throughout this month at Meat Cheese Bread. "My transmission went kaput and I need $2,000 in a hurry," he explains. Everything in the ...   More
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

An Evening Concerning the Future of Alberta’s Popular "Last Thursday" Arts Festival

Mayor Sam Adams and City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who oversees the city Office of Neighborhood Involvement, held a meeting last night that Adams hoped would air out “the positive, negative, and everything in-between” of Alberta's Last Thursday. Adams began the evening at the jam-packed Acadia Ballroom by informing people not to jeer, comment or clap at the testifiers. Asked instead ...   More
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Ari Phillips

Have You Seen This Moose?

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Monday, June 14, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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