Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival Portland Oregon

February 2020

Dave Densmore says one of his goals in writing poetry is to “reinforce for the men and women of the industry a sense of pride in what we do and who we are.” Photo by Patrick Dixon, courtesy FisherPoets Gathering

Fishers of poetry

Commercial fishermen will share poems, stories, and songs during the 23rd annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria.

DramaWatch: Punch-Drunk Life

“She’s crazy. Always has been. Always will be.” Imago’s “Special K” drinks deep of theatrical madness.

ArtsWatch Weekly: Flying Colors

Lighting up the galleries, scratching out arts funding, experimenting with learning, sussing “world music.”

Falling for flamenco

Laura Onizuka will teach the Spanish dance and art form at an upcoming Lincoln City retreat.

Land and Water: By Necessity

A gathering of Native American activists and a documentary film join the battle against climate threats.

DramaWatch: Monster Mash-Up

Clown CoHort cavorts through Romanticism’s fertile ground; openings & closings dot the theater calendar.

Baritone Christòpheren Nomura with accompanist Daniel Lockert at Hearts of Humanity. Photo by Chava Florendo, courtesy of Anima Mundi.

A Healing Journey Through Song

Baritone Christòpheren Nomura’s “deeply moving” performance in Ashland’s Heart of Humanity series.