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2021: A year of dance, up in the air

From dance on film at the start of the year to a flurry of Nutcrackers at the end, the ups and downs of Oregon’s Covid-tinged dance year.

2021: A year of rethinking who we are

Amid a year of cultural clashes over who belongs, artists in Oregon thought big, told untold stories, and spread the creative net wide.

Stage & Studio: Reflections on 2021

Dmae Lo Roberts talks in her newest podcast with ArtsWatch’s Bob Hicks, Steph Littlebird, Brett Campbell, and Amy Leona Havin about the highs, lows, and landmarks of the cultural year.

Arts Endowment gets a new leader

Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, from Arizona State University, is confirmed as the new leader of the National Endowment for the Arts.

ArtsWatch Weekly: To Gogh, or Not To Gogh?

Inside an “immersive art” extravaganza. Plus: Philip Cuomo and other deaths in the family, Indigenous culture and the future, talking with Willy Vlautin, what’s up in December.

Sondheim farewell; Grammy parade

Stephen Sondheim, who changed the face of Broadway, has died at 91; Esperanza Spalding and five other Oregon-linked artists score Grammy nominations.

Farewell to three who made a difference

Longtime Portland sculptor Michihiro Kosuge, philanthropist and friend to artists Debi Coleman, and youth music leader Ian Mouser have died. In their productive lives they helped make Portland a better place.   

127: License to thrill

Oregon unveils a new license plate with 127 cultural symbols and an interactive key to decode the design.

Rising in Beaverton: West Gate

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, due to open in March 2022, gives Beaverton a stage and sense of place.

To Anne Hughes and Ed Asner

ArtsWatch Weekly: Remembering an iconic Portland cultural figure and a TV star; Art in the Pearl & more.

Remembering Ernie Casciato

ArtsWatch Weekly: In praise of the beloved actor and teacher, dead at 67. Plus: Healing art, stage & screen, more.

Celebrating Ross McKeen

Friends of the beloved Portland arts figure, who died in March, will gather on Thursday at The Armory.

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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
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Hallie Ford Museum of Art Willamette University Salem Oregon
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