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Portland: Comics City, U.S.A.

Must be something in the water, or the creative talent pool: We talk with five of this year’s seven Oregon winners of Eisner Awards, the Oscars of the comics industry.

VizArts Monthly: Connecting fibers

October means falling leaves and the return of Portland TextileX Month. Lindsay Costello’s VizArts Monthly has October’s art to see and events to attend.

The collection of a lifetime

A health scare got art collector Duane Snider thinking about where his art would go after he died. The process continues – with helping hands.

MusicWatch Monthly: October Surprises

Classical mainstays move into their seasons, a choir dissents, new music sounds out, electronica and rock get experimental, plus jazz and post-punk.

The Bird Boys’ Swan Song

As dance presenters Walter Jaffe and Paul King move into their 25th season of running White Bird, the elite company they founded, they prepare to pass the torch.

Dancing Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

How Elizabethan: The new and old of Nashville Ballet’s “Black Lucy and the Bard” on PBS’s Great Performances.

News & Notes: A resonating ‘Hallelujah’

A PSU choir’s link to Leonard Cohen’s most famous song; a Covid cancellation; Afro-Topia Pop-Up; remembering Hilary Mantel & Louise Fletcher; Corey Brunish & “The Music Man.”

Review: “The Art of Food”

The show, now open at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU, presents food-related works from Schnitzer’s impressive collection. The result is a sumptuous feast (for the eyes).

Artists Rep welcomes its new leader

New artistic director Jeanette Harrison brings a commitment to a diversity of voices to Portland’s second largest theater company.

Oregon Bach Festival: Weathering the Storm

Emerging from the pandemic and into its second half-century, Eugene’s summer music extravaganza pulled off worthy concerts while seeking new artistic leadership.

DramaWatch: (more than) just clowning around

CoHo Clown Festival gets down with some feisty physical comedy; “The Hombres” land at Artists Rep; “tick, tick” heads for its final boom; the enduring wit of Louise Brooks.

A sculpture to celebrate Louis Southworth

Southworth is the namesake of Waldport’s newly announced park. Pete Helzer’s life-sized bronze portrait will celebrate and pay tribute to Southworth and his remarkable life story.

Evan Baden’s Push Pull Editions

Evan Baden’s photobook publishing venture is a passion project two years in the making. Blake Andrews visits Baden in his Corvallis garage, the home of Push Pull Editions, to discuss process and motivation.

Keller Auditorium: Renovate or replace?

Either way, seismic concerns are pushing a decision. A recent tour of Oregon’s biggest performance hall demonstrated the building’s need and its untapped potential.

A Portland ballet star moves on to Hong Kong

Xuan Cheng, principal dancer for Oregon Ballet Theatre, is the new principal dancer and ballet mistress for Hong Kong Ballet. She’ll split the next year between Hong Kong and Oregon.

DramaWatch: TBA, taking a chance on art

PICA’s experimental extravaganza hits the boards again. Plus openings, from sci-fi to farce to ghosts, pajamas, book clubs, stony hearts, midsummer dreams and a mushroom hunt.

Performers relax together onstage as they wait for their turns at the Siletz Bay Music Festival Sept. 4 at the Lincoln Cultural Center on the Oregon Coast. Photo by Angela Allen.

Tapas in Siletz Bay

Multi-week Siletz Bay Music Festival brings classical, jazz, hip-hop, and a relaxed vibe to Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Parallax Art Center Fall Exhibit Pearl District Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Sleeping Beauty The Hult Center Eugene Oregon
White Bird Dance Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Architectural Heritage Center Black Domain Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Carmen Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre King of the Yees at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Third Angle OMSI Kendall Planetarium Portland Oregon
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Bolero Dance Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre Company Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Bag & Baggage Theater Productions The Vault Hillsboro Oregon
Literary Arts Pop-Up Magazine Arlene Schnitzer Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Concert Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Patricia Reser Center Beaverton Oregon
Broadway Rose The Evolution of Mann
Profile Theatre Chad Deity at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
Literary Arts Portland Book Festival 2022 Portland Oregon Events
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