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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.”

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.

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.

Salman Rushdie and the dangerous world

The author of “The Satanic Verses,” living under a death threat since 1989, is stabbed onstage in western New York. Grievously injured, he remains a profile in courage.

News & Notes: A feast of festivals

August is festival season in the Pacific Northwest. Two to watch for: Portland Homowo & Twins Festival, Washougal Art Festival.

‘Perspectives’: Remembering What Matters

A journey through the Portland Art Museum’s fierce and piercing show of work by photographers of color about the city’s 2020 racial justice protests.

In Beaverton, a Little Night Music

… and as a bright and shiny Saturday fades into evening, food and art and crafts and celebrations of the many cultures of Washington County, too.

News & Notes: Singin’ the Covid blues again

A surge in cases causes cancellations and postponements of events. Plus: The NEA looks at artists in the workplace; summer concerts in a barn; at museums, free is a very good price.

Connie Carley, PassinArt co-founder, dies

Carley, 72, was a guiding force for the Portland Black theater company for 40 years and a deeply admired figure in the city’s arts and nonprofit worlds.

Portland Pride Festival roars back

After a two-year Covid layoff, the big LGBTQ+ celebration is returning to Waterfront Park. Photographer K.B. Dixon shows us what we’ve been missing.

Corey Brunish nabs another Tony

The Portland and New York producer wins his fourth Tony Award, for the revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company.”

Kevin Irving dances into the music

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra hires the former Oregon Ballet Theatre leader as its executive director, and other comings and goings in Oregon music.

Fertile Ground Festival takes a break

Portland’s annual festival of new works, which reinvented itself during the pandemic, will take a “strategic hiatus” in 2023 to reinvent again.

Bass-baritone Damien Geter.

Damien Geter: Creating with Resonance

In the vocal ensemble, the composer of this weekend’s African American Requiem found the ideal partner to make a musical milestone.

BANKSYLAND: Where nothing is as it seems

The unauthorized exhibition debuts in Portland and is slated for a multi-city run. Banksy’s relationship to the art is as murky as the role of the show’s organizers.

Dance: Kol B’isha/Voice Within Woman

Jennifer Gwirtz’s new full-length dance, at Performance Works Northwest through May 1, explores feminist Jewish themes through a universal lens.

News & Notes: Designs on PSU

A big step toward a new home for the university’s School of Art + Design. “Merry Wives” sing out. In Salem, Putin on parade. Voices for Ukraine. A tribute to Lady Day. A memorial for Una Loughran. Wayne Brady in the house. Brunish takes on London.

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White Bird Dance Portland State University Lincoln Hall Portland Oregon
Architectural Heritage Center Black Domain Portland Oregon
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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
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Oregon Repertory Singers Patricia Reser Center Beaverton Oregon
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