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James & The Giant Peach

james and the giant peach

By Aiden Woldridge Age: 11 NW Children’s Theater did a great job bringing James the Giant Peach alive. In the story James lives with his evil but really funny Aunts, Sponge and Spiker. His journey begins when a stranger gives him, “little green magical things.” When a mistake is made …

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A Letter From Your Artslandia Ambassador

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

A Letter from your Artslandia Ambassador Stephen Marc Beaudoin Executive Director, PHAME Academy Dear Artslandia readers, Welcome to an extraordinary year ahead in Artslandia! I’m thrilled to join you as your 2013-14 Artslandia Ambassador, and pleased to introduce myself to you here in this year’s magazine. I’m a musician, writer, …

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James DePriest

james depriest

James DePreist was a mythic enough figure in Portland history to demand poetic descriptions, similes and metaphors, because simple, direct language seemed inadequate to the task of encompassing him. That in itself is strange, because as Olympian as he could be, practically Promethean at the podium conducting the Oregon Symphony, …

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The Usual Suspects – Maria Choban

maria choban

 PIANIST, PROVOCATEUR  “I resist and resent fetishing the past. I live in the here and now,” Maria Choban wrote last spring on her blog for her label Alista Records. It pretty much sums up the Portland pianist’s attitude toward the music she loves and champions. Choban recognizes the vitality in …

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The Usual Suspects – Greg Ewer

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VIOLINIST “I felt nostalgia for something I never had,” recalled 45th Parallel Artistic Director Greg Ewer about his youth. Raised in inner city Houston, Ewer felt his attraction to classical music never really aligned with those of his peers where basketball and fist fights ruled the schoolyard. It’s not that …

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