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July 2024
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Waves of meaning in PAM’s French modernism shows

Lloyd DeWitt’s first shows as curator of European and American Art Pre-1930 at the Portland Art Museum offer crowd-pleasing beauty and deep questions about what museums and audiences look for in art.

‘Fists & Flowers’: The tumultuous 1960s

Richard Hertzberg’s book brings back the fervor and flavor of the political upheavals of a decade that divided the nation – and the handout leaflets that spread the word of cultural dissent.

OBT’s Michael Linsmeier dances off the stage

After 13 sterling years with Oregon Ballet Theatre, the 38-year-old character dancer finishes his career to a shower of bouquets, balloons, and cheering applause. He earned every bit of it.

John Luther Adams: Become Nature

Chamber Music Northwest and the Oregon Bach Festival present the world premiere of a new work for percussion ensemble by one of the most lauded living American composers

Waterfront Blues Fest: That’s a wrap

Portland’s four-day blues bash at Tom McCall Waterfront Park beats the heat — and photographer Joe Cantrell catches the sights and sounds and free-flowing joy of it all.

A blues explosion on the 4th of July

On the opening day of the Waterfront Blues Festival, photographer Joe Cantrell captures the sights and sounds from the stages to the crowd to the fireworks.

Ashland on the big stage: light yet bright

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor-theater “Jane Eyre” and “Much Ado About Nothing” don’t plumb all the depths, but both succeed as sparkling entertainment.

‘Seagull’: PETE’s exuberant Chekhov riff

Review: Rejecting the playwright’s doom and gloom, “a seagull” swings audaciously between faithfully exploring Chekhovian themes of art and life and blowing the questions up.

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