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November 2022

VizArts Monthly: December 2022

The weather outside may be frightful but there is plenty of art (inside!) to explore this month. Lindsay Costello rounds up December’s noteworthy offerings.

LitWatch December: Have a very bookish holiday

This month features author readings, book release parties, a festive holiday storytime, the return of The Moth Mainstage, and Patti Smith at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Arts champion Jim Winkler, 72, dies

The Portland developer was a longtime trustee of the Portland Art Museum and a key figure in transforming the North Park Blocks into a gallery and museum district.

DramaWatch: Shaking the holiday tree

Suddenly it’s time for theatrical good cheer, from Tiny Tim to a Wonderful Life to a PDX musical – plus Corrib’s foray into an intense virtual future.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 6

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with theater leader Josh Hecht, art school dean Jen Cole, opera singer Hannah Penn, novelist Tony Ardizzone, and film prop and effects artist Christina Kortum.

Letter from Seattle: Back in the swing

From the nouveau-cirque of Teatro ZinZanni to Jane Austen, Mr. Dickens, and some holiday noir, the city’s theater scene is flying high again.

News & Notes: A fanfare for funds

Two big gifts aid the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and five Portland groups; new faces at the Miller Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission; a leadership incubator wants you.

Bobby Bermea: Where the future lives

Two of Oregon’s premier theater schools, Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre and The Actors Conservatory, are sharing space in the historic Tiffany Center.

DramaWatch: An ‘Overlord’ unmasked

Kristina Wong’s “Sweatshop Overlord” is a sharp and heartwarming look behind the politics of Covid. Plus: The Shakespeare Festival’s big gift.

Lee Materazzi and Jordanna Kalman at Blue Sky

The photographs in Blue Sky’s pair of November exhibitions are profoundly different, but Shannon M. Lieberman finds common ground in the artists’ optimism.

Reviving the tale of a musical ‘Lost Angel’

Portland documentary filmmaker Brian Lindstrom (“Alien Boy,” “Finding Normal”) and co-director Andy Brown discuss their new film about the life and sorrows of ’70s singer Judee Sill.

PuzzleWatch: How Much Can You Handel?

“Messiah” season is nearly upon us, but the baroque composer wrote hundreds of other works: operas, cantatas, chamber music, and more. How many do you know?

Bobby Bermea: Kelly Godell’s twisting path

From Oregon to New York to L.A. to a long successful stretch on Portland stages, the actor and director now finds herself in a new city, and working in a new medium.

DramaWatch: A wild ride with the Yees

Profile’s “King of the Yees” takes an imaginative trip through split cultural identities. Plus “Jagged Little Pill,” openings, closings.

This season of harmony: Oregon choirs shift into a holiday mood

Soweto Gospel Choir brings their “Hope” to Portland; a collaborative barbershop concert in close harmony; a salon in Eugene; the Yuletide concert season begins, from Jenkins’s “Miserere” to Geter’s “Requiem” to Britten’s “Saint Nicolas Cantata” to Rutter’s “Gloria.”

Paul Neevel at the Emerald Art Center

The Lane County photographer’s retrospective in Springfield surveys 60 years of work. Blake Andrews reviews the show and considers Neevel’s wide-ranging interests.

News & Notes: Tales from citizen tellers

Immigrant stories in “I Am an American Live”; Chinatown Museum; a trip to Paris Photo; a farewell to Gwyneth Gamble Booth, Native American Arts & Salmon Festival.

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Cascadia Composers Music Concert Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre ZooZoo Portland Oregon
Open Space Dance Royal Durst Theatre Vancouver Washington
Enlightened Theatrics Seussical the Musical Salem Oregon
Bag & Baggage Danny and the Deep Blue Sea The Vault Theatre Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Portland Oregon
Corrib Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon Metaverse
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
Oregon Repertory Singers Glory of Christmas Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Erma Bombeck At Wit's End Helen Raptis Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
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Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
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