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What you see & what you get

ArtsWatch Weekly: Photographic tales of Black Portland; picturing Pride; symphony's new chief; more.

$1.1 million for poets laureate

ArtsWatch Weekly: Oregon laureate has projects for the money. Plus: Classical Up Close, theater, egg art, more.

Vanport Mosaic’s flood of memories

ArtsWatch Weekly: A festival to remember, theater heats up, All Classical leaps forward, Chachalu steps up.

The arts moment: back, or ahead?

ArtsWatch Weekly: We're emerging, but into what? The culture, and the arts world, consider the possibilities.

Ready or not, live shows on the way

ArtsWatch Weekly: As Oregon begins to open up, live performances get ready to join the crowd, indoors & out.

Stage moms storm the gates

ArtsWatch Weekly: Storm Large and 3 Leg Torso make a movie, Chamber Music NW goes live, the Joy of words.

Oscars, books, and strange things

ArtsWatch Weekly: Oscars, Oregon Book Awards, operatic triumph, strange tales and a stranger firing.

Derek Chauvin, George Floyd & the art of crisis

ArtsWatch Weekly: Portland Oscar nod; Dawson Carr's big day; dance dive; laureate speaks; big BRAVO.

The eyes have it: Art of the camera

ArtsWatch Weekly: Photography gets (beyond) real, art museum reshuffles, Ashland's indie film fest.

The race is on. Ready for live events?

ArtsWatch Weekly: Ready or not, things are opening. Plus Lillian Pitt & Friends, opera breaks out, poetry time.

In praise of Ramona & ‘Lonesome Dove’

ArtsWatch Weekly: Remembering Beverly Cleary, Larry McMurtry, and composer Stephen Scott; revolutions & the way things change.

On belonging: The art of remembering

ArtsWatch Weekly: Amid a time of violence in America, art that remembers its roots and looks beyond.

Dramatic? It’s like an opera out there

ArtsWatch Weekly: Where's Frida; how to (maybe) reopen; farewell to Ross McKeen; puppets, comics, and more.

One year after: Waking up to the slow thaw

ArtsWatch Weekly: A year into shutdown, signs of revival: Stimulus aid for the arts, museums reopening, a theater with an audience of 1 to 5.

Women on the move: These are the days, again

ArtsWatch Weekly: History moves into the forefront, a new series on Indigenous resilience, film fest time.

Rebuilding a State of the Arts

ArtsWatch Weekly: All around Oregon, the cultural Covid freeze of 2020 begins to thaw. Will it continue?

No news like good news

ArtsWatch Weekly: I Am MORE, Broadway Rose's 'Story of My Life,' PDX Jazz Fest, art around Oregon.

Making music, symphonic & Black

ArtsWatch Weekly: Oregon Symphony picks a new leader; we begin a Black-music column; finale for Fertile Ground.

Strike up the virtual festival band

ArtsWatch Weekly: Fertile Ground marches on, film fest updates, Hal Holbrook on jackasses & politics.

Fertile, Grounded, Virtual & Here

ArtsWatch Weekly: Portland's festival of new performance goes online, finding the people in the picture, more.