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August 2020

A joyful front-yard noise

Concert hall? Who needs a concert hall? A classical combo rocks out in a Portland neighborhood.

Now Hear This: August edition

Now Hear This is a monthly column that scours the pages of music distributor Bandcamp, looking for new work from local artists that would make fine additions to your digital library. This time around, that includes some vibrant hip-hop, contemporary classical vocal

Music Notes: gone virtual

With so many performances going online, our news roundup follows suit with video and audio from Oregon musicians for your home streaming enjoyment

The Art of Astrology

Renee Sills created Embodied Astrology to connect with herself, her clients and to make sense of the world.

MusicWatch Monthly: Sour grapes

Let’s talk about the part of the music industry most directly impacted by The Troubles: the shuttered venues where we no longer gather and share musical ecstasy. But let’s be honest…

Jane and Mike Brumfield closed thier gallery in Cannon Beach to concentrate on their gallery in their home town of Astoria

Home is where the art is

The pandemic forced owners of Brumfield Gallery to pick between two locations; they chose their hometown.

Chamber music and a virtual toast

A music festival known for blending sounds and wine pops the cork on its fifth vintage – this time, via streaming.