Recess! WW's top picks for the weekend.

Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? We have the answers. FRIDAY 6 pm: Catch the Portland Cello Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre at Washington Park [MUSIC/DANCE] The always-awesome cello ensemble and the recently bailed-out dance company perform a free show in the Rose Garden Amphitheater for the closing weekend of the Washington Park Summer Festival. Washington Park Rose Garden ...   More
Friday, August 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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: On the road with Erik Friedlander

Erik Friedlander is something of an evangelist for the cello, expanding it into previously unknown territories: in Middle-Eastern pop, say, or with the Mountain Goats, in noisy jazz ensembles with avant-jazz/new music composer John Zorn, or as leader of his own ensembles. Friedlander's new project, Block Ice and Propane, does not mark the first time that anyone has mined folk music from the perspective ...   More
Friday, September 11, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rally for Gaza at Pioneer Square This Saturday

This Saturday, Jan. 9, there will be a rally and march in Portland to show solidarity for residents of Gaza, who have been suffering a siege for just over a year. The rally begininng at Pioneer Square will include remarks from Oregon college students who have just returned from the Gaza Freedom March, which went from Egypt to the Israeli border. Then at 1 pm, demonstrators will march to Portland ...   More
Thursday, January 7, 2010 Ari Phillips

Actor Daniel Stern Makes Musical Debut Tonight

Film actor Daniel Stern, best known to youths of my generation and our long-suffering parents as the taller of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone, will perform tomorrow night along with Fruition String Band, Leonard Mynx and Never Strangers. The concert benefits Portland Playhouse, as part of that company's "No PA in NoPo" series. Stern, who moonlights as a stage director, cattle rancher and sculptor ...   More
Friday, January 8, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Rebel Salons

The Biennial isn't the only place for Portland artists. Two exhibitions take art to the edge.

Visual Arts
As much as the Biennial has generated talk about the 20 artists it features, it has also inspired Portland's underground and independent artists to action. Works by 15 visual artists are currently ...   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Lisa Lambert

Racked Like Me

Queer Window
Boys Life #3 Watch Jason Gould succumb to the pressure of being Barbra Streisand's daughter--um, I mean son--in this series of five short films from Str ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Byron Beck


An artist responds to the death of her artist brother.

In the 1980s, photographs of a Mao-suited Chinese gentleman posing before various world monuments began to emerge from New York's East Village. But what at fi ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Steffen Silvis

Mellow Yellow

Described as both "bedwetters" and the saviors of British music, one thing is sure. They are cute and like hello kitty.

Music Stories
It's not every year the British music press has a new movement come along. It's actually about twice a year. The end of 2000 saw what has been dubbed the New ...   More
Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Jamie S. Rich


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