NEWS & NOTES

Stage moms storm the gates

ArtsWatch Weekly: Storm Large and 3 Leg Torso make a movie, Chamber Music NW goes live, the Joy of words.

 

Sing a song of Oregon

An effort to remove offensive language from the state song could end up with dual anthems to Oregon.

 

ARTSWATCH FOCUS

Streamers: Vancouver’s Kiggins Theatre provides virtual options galore

Even with some in-house audience, the Kiggins is keeping a robust streaming-cinema system going.

 

Joy Harjo: A poem is a sacred site

The U.S. poet laureate talks about a new anthology of Native Nations poetry and the values it celebrates.

 
 

THEATER

Desdemona Chiang – A Great Leap

The director of Lauren Yee's "The Great Leap" talks via podcast about racial equity, sound design & virtual theater.

 

A strange case of sound over sight

Author Drew Pisarra and director Jerry Mouawad talk about their radio drama "The Strange Case of Nick M."

 

MUSIC

Navigating the wave: An interview with Kirsten Volness

The composer and Reed prof talks about doing what all composers should: releasing a whole album of her own music.

 

Festivals of the future

With vaccines on the rise, the Oregon Symphony plans a fall return to the Schnitz – and has more news.

 
 

DANCE

May DanceWatch: Questions about the future

Oregon dance leaders talk about the long- and short-term future of dance. A little exasperation is involved.

 

Remembering Jacques d’Amboise

The great American ballet star, who has died at age 86, was also a great teacher and a great human being.

 

VISUAL ART

VizArts Monthly: Personal reflections, collective inquiries, and space rocks

Lindsay Costello discovers a state of wonder in her roundup of art to see in May.

 

Reclaiming identity through tradition

"Indigenous Resilience in Oregon" continues with the tale of a wood carver's cultural connection through art.

 
 

CULTURE

Subashini Ganesan: Last official project

Subashini Ganesan's pandemic-extended tenure as Creative Laureate still has one final project.

 

LitWatch May: Oregon Book Awards

The Book Awards kick off a month of virtual events with Oprah, Whitney Otto, Stacey Abrams & Moby-Dick.

 

OREGON

Joe Wilkins: ‘I’m always writing poems’

Joe Wilkins, a Linfield professor, is a finalist for a 2021 Oregon Book Award in poetry.

The Oregon Book Award finalist talks about poetry collections, the Western sensibility, and his love of chapbooks.

 

Freewheeling iridescence of the abalone

Ann Vileisis's book, "Abalone, The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish," has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award

Port Orford author Ann Vileisis has been nominated for an Oregon Book Award for her book on the shellfish.

 
 
 
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