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10 Buildings for 20 Years – By Brian Libby

Architecture critic Brian Libby chooses his favorite buildings, historical and recent, in the city that captured his imagination. Twenty years ago, I was a fresh-faced 25-year-old just off the plane, back in my home state after seven years on the East Coast and excited to put down roots in Portland. …

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What’s Your Day Job Amy Jo Halliday?

Many of  Portland’s  most talented performers have side jobs -or even complete careers-beyond the performing arts. Here’s one!     Amy Jo Halliday SINGER/ACTOR & MOM/STUDENT BY DAY Full-time mom of four kids, substitute teacher, and future music teacher. BY NIGHT Last season, Amy Jo’s art imitated her life when she played a character who wrangles …

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From the Editor-at-Large

Walls figure prominently in Shakespeare. Let me count a few of the ways! “Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more,” Henry V implores his men, “Or close the wall up with our English dead.” We quote the first part of this sentence and almost never finish it off …

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Mr. Bobby: Dance Hub

BY JAMUNA CHIARINI & OLUYINKA AKINJIOLA When the History of the performing arts in Portland is written, the chapters for the years from 1980 to the present will include a host of references to Bobby Fouther. His career has touched many of the mainstream arts organizations in the city, including …

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