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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.

Through the tear gas, darkly

ArtsWatch Weekly: Black Lives Matter and where artists stand: “We are in a marathon, not a sprint.”

The Cherokee lens, up close

Joe Cantrell and his camera pierce time and geology to discover secrets of the shape of things.

Safe Distance Sounds 3: Oregon voices

Recent recordings by Cappella Romana, the Broken Consort, Portland State University Chamber Choir and The Industry showcase Oregon choral and vocal music

A Portland pandemic dance survey

Local dance companies and choreographers are adapting to the new normal with determination and creativity, though everyone’s anxious about the future.

Pandemic Ed: Dancing remotely and well

With studio dance classes on hold for the pandemic, dance teachers and their students have begun to adapt to the new reality: Zoom dance classes. It’s working.

Cat videos to the rescue

A compilation of cat videos assembled by a Pittsburgh movie house owner seeks to help indie film palaces nationwide—including Oregon.

$50 million? It’s a beginning

ArtsWatch Weekly: An emergency lifeline to Oregon’s cultural sector staves off disaster. But the problem’s still urgent.

In announcing her retirement from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Catherine Rickbone told the board of directors that her tenure with the council “was made up of billions of moments, millions of interactions, thousands of programs, hundreds of decisions, and uncountable challenges and joys.” Photo courtesy: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Arts advocate steps down

Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts says pandemic cutbacks make this a good time to retire.

A program finds its resolution

The last class of OCAC’s MFA in Craft program has a show – in person- at Upfor Gallery for one week in July. Briana Miller reviews.

Passing the Torch

Cascadia Composers’ In Good Hands expands students’ horizons and brings music to the next generations.

Museums set sail for Reopenland

ArtsWatch Weekly: The doors reopen. Plus: Black & white in America, follow the money, is the “new normal” old?

Michael A. Gibbons, 1943-2020

The Oregon artist helped create Toledo’s arts colony, and has a show at Newberg’s Chehalem Cultural Center.

Fighting the one-two punch

ArtsWatch Weekly: Amid twin crises, arts and social awareness mix and meld and come together.

Virtual Festivals

Oregon festivals spread the music online and in other virus-resistant forms. Brett Campbell counts the ways.

Peter Frajola, associate concertmaster with the Oregon Symphony, sits in on violin during the 2017 performance. Photo courtesy: Newport Symphony Orchestra

And the band plays on

The Newport Symphony Orchestra has to forgo its July Fourth concert, but an encore broadcast keeps the spirit alive.

Blues minus the Waterfront

Minus the big crowds and the riverside, the Blues Festival rethinks itself – and the beat goes on.

Portland Columbia Symphony A Very Brassy Holiday First Presbyterian Church Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Lincoln Recital Hall Portland State University Portland Oregon
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Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre ZooZoo Portland Oregon
Open Space Dance Royal Durst Theatre Vancouver Washington
Enlightened Theatrics Seussical the Musical Salem Oregon
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Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
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Portland Revels Midwinter Revels Andalusian Night Portland Oregon
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University Salem Oregon
Eugene Ballet The Nutcracker with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
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