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From the Publisher, Misty Tompoles

On behalf of the entire Artslandia team, I wish to extend our sincerest congratulations to Portland Center Stage at the Armory on their 30th anniversary! With impressive finesse and style, Portland Center Stage has elevated the prestige of the arts in Portland to national prominence. Over the past three decades the company …

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From Barry Johnson : Editor-at-Large

Forgive me, but I have occasionally thought, in the past, that the programming part of the artistic director’s job was easy as pie. Child’s play, really. You spend a couple of days on Twitter or Facebook, take the temperature of the culture, riffle through the cultural material at your disposal, …

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Kristin Chenoweth: quote…unquote

Interview by Barry Johnson Classically trained as a coloratura soprano, Kristin Chenoweth holds a masters degree in opera performance from Oklahoma City University. Her career spans film, television, voiceover, and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award …

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Brian Ferriso

By Barry Johnson The Director and Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum shares his deep thoughts on the Museum’s trajectory. The Portland Art Museum, the oldest art museum on the West Coast and one of the oldest in the country, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Seven wealthy, local businessmen and …

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Renewed Recognition

By Bob Hicks Governor Kate Brown ushers in a new age of appreciation for the arts with the return of the Governor’s Arts Awards after a 10-year hiatus. Good news from the state capitol in Salem: After a decade-long disappearing act that began when the state and national economies cratered, …

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