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2020
MYS Oregon to Iberia

As the ArtsWatch world turns

ArtsWatch Weekly: How we shift as the culture shifts. Plus smoke on the water, money, theater, music, art, dance.

Now Hear This: October edition

Digital roundup: powerful electronic pop, future folk birthday celebration, live sounds from one of the city’s best experimental artists.

Benjie King shot the Yaquina Bay Bridge in the smoky glow caused by wildfire. "You won’t see the sky like that again, hopefully, ever again,” he says. Photo by: Benjie King, Out West Photography

Smoke on the water

Photographer Benjie King captures haunting images of Newport in the orange glow cast by wildfires.

Heard any good theater lately?

ArtsWatch Weekly: E.M. Lewis’s Antarctic tale “Magellanica” takes to the airwaves; $25 million+ for arts relief.

On revolt in the streets, circa 1971

“Mayday 1971” by Lawrence Roberts gives us a window on a massive protest of the past. That’s useful in our own protest-drenched time.

Spaces: Artists make room for the arts

Our series on artist spaces, which began before the pandemic, continues as artists try to figure out where to make art as resources dry up and Covid-19 continues.

More than a sum of parts

Sue Taylor reviews Rose Dickson’s exhibition “Giantess” on view at Melanie Flood Projects through September 27th.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center’s “Invest in Inspiration” campaign will turn the yard around the historic Delake School, which houses the center, into a plaza, park, paths, and parking. Photo courtesy: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Finding freedom in adversity

A pandemic, a wildfire – while the hits keep coming, the Lincoln City Cultural Center responds online.

PNCA, Willamette U. will merge

ArtsWatch Weekly: Portland art school and Salem university join forces; curl up and read; deaths in the family.

Antigone behind (and beyond) bars

Director Patrick Walsh is bringing a filmed production of a Greek tragedy to prisons across Oregon.

Music Workshop: filling a void

A music-ed program that aids teachers globally is helping schools cope with the pandemic’s challenges.

MusicWatch Monthly: Labors of love

Shining a light on rose gardens Oregon musicians are tending; listening to Kenji Bunch on behalf of the City of Roses.

Live theater’s back in town

ArtsWatch Weekly: In a pandemic era first, Triangle opens a show indoors. Plus: Art in the Pearl, virtually.

Now Hear This: September edition

Robert Ham scours the pages of music distributor Bandcamp for local artists and finds rock lifers, dynamic compilations, and urgent hip-hop.

MusicWatch Weekly: The living

On the opposite of “the dead.” Living music, the “quick,” the good stuff: paying living performers, promoting living composers, responding to living audiences.

Weathering the Storm

Portland’s innovative photographic arts center Blue Sky Gallery rides out the pandemic.

Roll on, Columbia, roll on

ArtsWatch Weekly: An expansive exhibit looks at the lives and issues along the great river.

Graphic voices of Guantanamo

Portland writer Sarah Mirk’s new illustrated book tells the tales of lives in limbo at the “War on Terror” prison.

Streamers: Hot docs and cool jazz

Marc Mohan’s Streamers column considers the deeper recesses of your video options. This week that means a jazz classic and a trove of documentaries.

MusicWatch Weekly: What (else) is going on?

Last week we talked all about how everyone should be making albums right now, and hopefully you all nodded your heads and muttered, “hell yeah!”

Writing it right in Hollywood

Oregon screenwriter Ashwini Prasad writes the book on telling true tales of the erased and marginalized.

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