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2019

MusicWatch Weekly: The magic is in the middle

There are a handful of things that make a city’s musical culture feel complete. You need several symphony orchestras and large choirs, and they all have to be pretty damn good. You also need several smaller choral and instrumental ensembles overlapping with

Jennifer DeCarlo launches jdc Fine Art in San Diego in 2011. She recently moved her gallery, dedicated to content-driven contemporary art by photographers, to the Marketplace at Salishan. Photo courtesy: Jennifer DeCarlo

‘Their art is my work now’

Gallery owner Jennifer DeCarlo talks about moving from artist to art dealer, art fairs, and the place of visual art.

On Paper Wings

As Ilana Sol’s new film about war and reconciliation screens this week, a look back at the Portland filmmaker’s first documentary

From Hate to Healing

FearNoMusic commemorates the Portland murder of immigrant Mulugeta Seraw by white supremacists.

Dancers in Reggie Wilson's Fist and Heel Dance Troupe

Dance review: Reggie Wilson’s got the POWER

The world premiere of POWER in July of 2019 was an evening-length work, yet Reggie Wilson was generous enough with his energy to give a post-show interview after the second performance. When asked how he envisioned the world that the piece so

Oregon Music Players performed Reena Esmail and Kevin Puts, October 2019 in Eugene's Beall Hall. Photo by Torrin Riley.

Claiming culture, marketing emotion

A Mozart Players concert explores music by living composers—and raises questions of preparation and appropriated meaning.

MusicWatch Weekly: Big and small

What’s up? Big bands, big choirs, chamber classical, and hybrid music from Indonesia and the British Isles.

Luis Chapa as B.F. Pinkerton and Hiromi Omura as Cio-Cio-San in Portland Opera's 2019 production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Cory Weaver/Portland Opera.

The warhorse dilemma

Portland Opera’s “Butterfly” has melody, familiarity, and style. But does it surprise?

Photo First: The Day of Dead

At the Portland Art Museum, a lively and well-adorned crowd celebrates Mexico’s Día de Muertos.