News and Notes Oregon music edition

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Let’s indulge in some holiday cheer by sharing some of the good news Oregon music artists and institutions have recently received. Information comes directly from press releases.

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Eugene Symphony NEA Grant

Just in time for its 50th birthday, the ESO



Miracle on 43rd Street and SANTA reviews: Laugh- and thought-provoking holiday alternatives.

Clara Hillier as Felicity, Gary Strong as Winston, Jeremy Sloan as Gilroy and Jessica Geffen as Lana. Photo: Casey Campbell Photography.

The holidays can be hellish for arts lovers whose quest for fresh experiences and insights often collide with the seasonal insistence on the familiar. Portland theater companies are responding by creating new holiday traditions. This year’s Bag & Baggage holiday …



Film review: Transgressing women make good cinema



How did women transgress on screen in 2014?

Jenny Slate refused to feel guilty or haunted about her abortion in Gillian Robespierre’s likable indie The Obvious Child.

Scarlett Johansson turned the predator-prey tables on some very …



Weekend MusicWatch: Productive Pairings and Circusy Christmases

Mark O'Connor and Friends perform in Portland. Photo: Deanna Rose.

Get thee behind us, ye grinches! Holiday happenings are in full swing this weekend in Oregon music, including several creative combinations and a couple shows that turn the weekend into a circus. For music lovers, remember that The Nutcracker, Messiah, 



Dance review: The politics of body-mapping

'BODYLAND' by Yossi Berg & Oded Graf,/ photo   Christoffer Askmansmall

On Thursday night at Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall, White Bird launched season 15 of its Uncaged Series, with the return of Israeli choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf and the U.S. premier of their “BodyLand.” Berg and Graff originally …



Emerging from the Grid

Calvin Ross Carl, Stop Believing (Things You Can't See), 2014

I’m not sure if it’s the infallibility of Cool-Whip that has pervaded my household post-Thanksgiving or something more Renfieldesque, but I want to ingest Calvin Ross Carl’s new paintings at HQHQ. The sheer viscosity of his paint application shares …

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