Archive for January, 2013

Frida, un retablo

Frida, un retablo

In Tehuantepec dress with eyebrows like the wings of a raven, Frida Kahlo is legendary for her numerous self-portraits, affairs, and an independence that still inspires generations around the world. From the streetcar accident that left her crippled, to her difficult relationship with muralist Diego Rivera, life and art intertwine [...]

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Music from Mexico and Brazil

Music from Mexico and Brazil

from Edna Vasquez and Rio con Brio is Portland Folk Music Society’s Third Friday Concert January 18, at Carvlin Hall next to St Phillip Neri Church, 2408 SE 16th Ave. on the #4 bus line. Vasquez, performs music from Old Mexico and powerful originals while accompanying herself on vihuela with [...]

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Fertile Ground Fest includes Ripen at Milepost 5

Fertile Ground Fest includes Ripen at Milepost 5

The Fertile Ground Festival of New Work brings 100+ new works from Portland’s endless array of artists to stages and galleries all over Portland for 10 days, Thursday, January 24 to Sunday, February 3. Now in its 5th year, and launched by Portland Area Theatre Alliance in 2009 Fertile Ground [...]

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Cosy Sheridan at Artichoke

Cosy Sheridan at Artichoke

Cosy Sheridan hails from the Western Utah desert these days and she’s coming to Portland for a rare concert Sat. Jan. 26 at Cafe Artichoke, 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd to shake things up and get folks thinking and smiling.. Sheridan, an unforgettable songwriting guitar-slinging performer with clever songs, twisted tales [...]

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The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca

is at Profile Theatre, Jan 9 – Feb 3, continuing their 2013 season celebrating the 80th year of South African playwright Athol Fugard. Directed by new Artistic Director Adriana Baer, this is the tale of Miss Helen (Eileen DeSandre), an eccentric widow and sculptor who lives alone in a village [...]

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Reel Relics premieres at Clinton Street Theater

The venerable Clinton St. Theater at 2522 SE Clinton St., has new owners, new programming and the new year brings a plethora of hard to find films of many kinds, along with a new music film series worth checking out. Reel Relics is a concert-filled conglomeration featuring live music from [...]

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Short takes…arts news of note January 2013

JD DAWSON HOSTS BLUESGRASS SESSIONS from 5 to 8 pm, Saturday January 12 at Jade Lounge, 2342 SE Ankeny St. featuring Dawson’s newest unforgettable songs as well as old blues, country and bluegrass classics. Other musicians and singers will be sitting in too in this “local Prairie Home Companion kind [...]

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The Joy Now Arts Project

A new performing arts program for youth taught by members of March Fourth Marching Band begins January 14 and is presented at St David of Wales Church, 2800 SE Harrison. The Joy Now Arts Project is part marching band, part circus and lots of fun. Members of March Fourth (Portland’s, [...]

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New Community Garden Plots

New Community Garden Plots

The Parks Bureau is taking applications for plots in the new Community Garden, being prepared now at the east end of the city nursery yard in Mt. Tabor Park. If you are interested, you’d better hurry. Waiting lists form quickly for these much desired plots, especially in SE Portland. Currently, [...]

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Inside the Publishing Process

Inside the Publishing Process

Local author Caroline Miller’s third book, Trompe L’Oeil (To Fool the Eye) has just been published by Clackamas publisher Koho Pono LLC. She has stories to tell, the ones that come from her imagination as well as stories about the publishing process. “Self-publishing and selling on Amazon has locked out [...]

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