ArtsWatch Weekly: Oregon Symphony picks a new leader; we begin a Black-music column; finale for Fertile Ground.
Covid changed the game for the new-performance festival. But going virtual was a renaissance, not a retreat.
Fertile Ground 2021: Sue Mach’s “Madonna of the Cat” fills in the 16-year gap in Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale.”
Fertile Ground 2021: In “Livin’ in the Light,” opera singer Onry seeks a space for a Black man to breathe.
Fertile Ground 2021: An overlooked character from “A Christmas Carol” gets his close-up in “Fezziwig’s Fortune.”
Fertile Ground 2021: “The November Project,” which takes place in a bathroom, has roots in a life-turning crisis.
ArtsWatch Weekly: Fertile Ground marches on, film fest updates, Hal Holbrook on jackasses & politics.
Fertile Ground: Mark LaPierre and Ian Anderson-Priddy’s zombie comic-book musical will make your pulse rush. If you have one.
February on the literary arts front is looking warm and cozy, surrounded by cups of hot chocolate and coffee, and seated in comfortable chairs.
Fertile Ground 2021: Joni Whitworth and Hannah Piper Burns find the mythic amid the reality of Covid-19.
Fertile Ground 2021: Lisa Collins’ “Be Careful What You Ask For” delves into a Portland killing and issues of race.
Fertile Ground 2021: Don Wilson Glenn and Damaris Webb take a spin through the first First Lady’s kitchen.