Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
January 2020

DramaWatch: Uncommon Ground

Fresh voices, surprising ideas emerge at Fertile Ground – and the theater week stays busy elsewhere, too.

MusicWatch Weekly: Federale February

Normally we like to contain all our monthly previews in one tidy column. But since February starts this weekend, we’d like to tell you all about the first stretch of Februarial concerts now–and we’ll tell you about the rest of the month

The brain of the beholder

Patrick Collier offers ways to understand David Eckard’s sculptures now on view at the North View Gallery

Heroes and Villains

Broadway Rose’s “Up and Away” is an affectionate yet subversive musical superhero parody.

Dance preview: Everything and nothing

It’s Sunday night and I’m at New Expressive Works, watching a few minutes of tech rehearsal for the upcoming Listening to Silence, a dance performance co-created by NEW founder and executive director Subashini Ganesan and Yashaswini Raghuram, the assistant director of Odissi

Photo First: Hope and joy

A showcase of student dancers highlights the talent and promise of a new generation.

MusicWatch Weekly: The fanfare zone

Tonight, tonight, tonight! Your busy music editor has to miss a bunch of cool stuff tonight, dear reader: I’ll be schlepping gongs and playing reyong with Gamelan Wahyu Dari Langit, opening for Wet Fruit at Mississippi Studios. If you followed our adventures

Unwound and unbound

Rachel Rosenfield Lafo considers the artist’s meditative fiber sculptures made from deconstructed canvases

Vision 2020: Dañel Malán

Teatro Milagro’s leader talks about bilingual arts and the joys and perils of taking the show on the road.

Vision 2020: Raúl Gómez

Metropolitan Youth Symphony leader: In a troubled world, schools need to teach the empathy of the arts.

Vision 2020: Kristin Shauck

The Clatsop CC teacher loves Astoria’s grittiness, but sees gentrification putting the squeeze on her students.

Vision 2020: Brenna Crotty

The CALYX editor says “men would benefit a lot from reading female-centered narratives.”

Neil Peart

MusicWatch Weekly: Farewell to the king

In which we bid adieu to Neil Peart and comfort ourselves with winey classical marimba, saturnalian psalms, and an operatic sistah.

Vision 2020: Yaelle Amir

A promising curator makes her mark. Her job disappears. She rolls up her sleeves and makes her mark again.

Fish, ink, and paper

The most critical element in gyotaku, says instructor Bruce Koike, is getting the eyes right.

The new history: Dreams Deferred

As the U.S. cracks down on “Dreamers,” the Oregon Historical Society digs deep into the stories of new Americans.

Vision 2020: Martin Majkut

Rogue Valley Symphony leader: music education in the schools is the key to getting people into concert halls.

Vision 2020: Ella Ray

“There is this level of resistance coming from formerly colonized people … I feel something bubbling under the surface.”

Prototype of 45th Parallel's 'Les Boreades' performance space, designed by Brad Johnson and Glowbox. Photo courtesy of 45th Parallel.

MusicWatch Monthly: Second winter descends

Oregon has two winters as well as two summers. We’ve just wrapped up First Winter: the time when it hasn’t gotten too terribly cold and miserable, holiday cheer is in the air, and everybody’s all excited for the solstice and the new

Rachael Carnes says Eugene has a robust theater scene, including long-running Oregon Contemporary Theatre, which is “curating a season that is as bold and as innovative as one you might see in Portland or Ashland.”

Vision 2020: Rachael Carnes

As her career soars, a Eugene playwright says “access is the foundation for a vibrant arts scene.”

Vision 2020: Joamette Gil

The Power & Magic of an indie comics universe that tells tales of adventure in a nonbinary culture of color.

Five Oaks: What’s in a name?

Washington County Museum branches out under a new name, Five Oaks Museum, and a broader cultural umbrella.

Whose land is it, anyway?

“This IS Kalapuyan Land” at the newly renamed Five Oaks Museum makes an emphatic case for a reclaimed history.

A Deadly Wind by John Dodge

Remembering the Big Blow

Book author John Dodge will speak in Cannon Beach about the 1962 Columbus Day Storm.

John Olbrantz, Maribeth Collins director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, says his projects this year range from increasing museum staff to doing research on Scottish artist David Roberts for a future exhibition. Photo courtesy: Willamette University

Vision 2020: John Olbrantz

The director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art praises Salem’s thriving arts and culture community.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon