October 2019

The homesick and the haunted

“The Brothers Paranormal” delivers a masterly blend of social commentary and supernatural horror.

MusicWatch Halloween III: The Unveiling

The world is already a haunted house. Killer clowns, mercenary robots, dystopian surveillance states, wildfires galore–what do you need a haunted house for? Instead, go lurk in the shadows with some dark music and costumed fun. There are dozens of tribute shows

Francisco Bautista loom

Warp, weft, in between and beyond

Artists and scholars talk about the past, present, and future of textile art and culture at the Textile Connections Symposium

‘The Dope Elf’ considers power

Gawdafful National Theater visited Yale Union for ‘The Dope Elf,’ a play about white supremacy that kept the audience in motion.

Women of Will, and vice versa

At Portland Playhouse, Tina Packer and Nigel Gore dive deeply into the world of women in Shakespeare’s plays.

Field of Vision

A conference introduces a national organization to Portland. Tackling of pressing issues in Oregon arts ensues.

How to be a critic? Just do it

A critic’s voice is human, fallible, individual. It will sometimes please you, sometimes amuse you, sometimes infuriate you.

MusicWatch Weekly: Dress up in metal

The present author normally adheres to a strict “no promoting your own shows” policy, but since I spent a month telling you all about band camp in Bali, I feel it’s only fair to let you know that the results of that

Astoria artist Dave Ambrose will talk about how artists can use a lease-to-own program to get art into the hand of would-be customers during the Clatsop County Arts Summit next month. Photo courtesy: Dave Ambrose

Artists talking to artists

The inaugural Clatsop County Arts Summit will cover everything from lease-to-own art to copyright law.

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