Portland Playhouse Performances Portland Oregon Events

January 2020

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.”