Oregon Community Foundation goes for the ‘Heights’

Artists Repertory Theatre will use its OCF grant to fund a new-play development program. Above, Dana Millican and Danielle Purdy star in the world premiere of  Andrea Stolowitz's "Ithaka"/Owen Carey

The Oregon Community Foundation has announced the first set of grants for the Creative Heights Initiative, a major arts component of the $150 million Fred W. Fields Fund. Designed “to help arts and culture organizations take strategic risks in …



INTO THE WOODS in search of happy endings

In OSF's "Into the Woods" Miriam A. Laube tugs  on Royer Bockus's golden hair/Photo  T. Charles Erickson


Shakespeare loved to send characters into the forest. The most obvious examples are As You Like It, where journeys into the forest of Arden result in dramatic transformations of heart, mind, and even gender; and A



Jayanthi Raman rides the tiger

Jayanthi Raman dances with keyboardist Osam Ezzeldin and violinist Vidwan Ganesh Rajagopalan/Courtesy Rasika

Saturday night, at the Winningstad Theatre in downtown Portland, on a stage crowded with musicians—superb musicians—and their instruments, Jayanthi Raman, richly, colorfully dressed in pleated, jeweled silk, starts her solo from a squatting position, knees turned out to the side, …



Weekend MusicWatch: Calm Before the Swarm

Cappella Romana  laments the fall of Constantinople Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral.

While taking a break from your labors, consider relaxing at one of the relatively sparse set of musical performances available this weekend. And save some energy for next week, because music lovers are gonna need it to keep up with …



‘Fauna & Flora’: an inside look

"San Francisco Dahlias," 1995. Edition of 57. Artist's Proof 5/6. Lithograph, screen print, 24 x 32 5/8 inches

Beth Van Hoesen: Fauna & Flora, a new art book with images by the California artist Beth Van Hoesen (1926-2010) and essays by Bob Hicks, has just been published by Pomegranate, the Portland-based international publishing house that also



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s Last Gasp


What does it feel like to not be the star in your own story? To sense that you’re a peripheral and ill-informed character in someone else’s much-more-profound mystery?

That’s a circumstance that we all—I mean, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern—face, and …

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