ArtsWatch Weekly: Blue Ribbon Special

"The Reimagining of French Gray by the Displaced Woman." Photo: Chain Reaction Theatre.

Summertime, and the feeling is scattered. The rhythm of the season is…



Chamber Music Northwest review: Brahms re-invigorated

The Dover Quartet joined actor Jack Gilpin, clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist Yevgeny Yontov at Chamber Music Northwest. Photo: Kimmie Fadem.

by JEFF WINSLOW and BRETT CAMPBELL Editor’s note: Chamber Music Northwest’s new…



FILM REVIEW: “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Unlike Its Subject, Hits Few Sour Notes

Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as St Clair Bayfield in FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS by Paramount Pictures, Pathé and BBC Films

Florence Foster Jenkins (the person) was a 1940s Manhattan socialite and arts…



Treasures from the Desert, part 2: Singing Shakespeare

Richard Sparks led the Desert Chorale in choral settings of Shakespeare's words. Photo: Chelsea Call.

by BRUCE BROWNE “The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is…



Everyday Ballerina 11: Quivering

Gavin Larsen and Adrian Fry (now with Ballet West) in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Oregon Ballet Theatre. Photo: Blaine Truitt Covert

Editors’ note: What goes into the making of a professional ballet dancer?…



Strange Fruit: Arvie Smith’s seductive provocations at PAM

Arvie Smith," "Hands Up Don't Shoot," 2015, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, collection of Nancy Ogilvie.

When Billie Holiday sang Strange Fruit, Abel Meeropol’s mercilessly beautiful song about a…

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