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ArtsWatch Weekly: Revel without a Claus

Commedia Christmas, O’Connor & Ives, Nutcracker, Imago’s new Belle, Milagro’s Posada, more “Messiah,” Kurosawa Dreams, and more DECEMBER 13, 2016 // CULTURE, NEWS & NOTES // BOB HICKS This year’s dragon, not red as in the picture here from 2014 but a bright scaly green, was sitting in a little storage corner outside Portland Revels’ …

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MusicWatch Weekly: It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Jazz, musicals and modernists confound the Oregon music calendar this week NOVEMBER 30, 2016 // FEATURED, MUSIC // BRETT CAMPBELL … spring? It’s not exactly Christmas in June, more like March in December, as one of Portland’s most valuable music musical explorations, March Music Moderne, moves to December to coincide with the Oregon Symphony’s celebration …

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Orchestra Becomes Radicalized reassembles for a new composition

This Wednesday night, a veritable supergroup of members of Portland’s avant-garde music scene will form for one night at Holocene. Instigated and composed by drummer, writer, and composer John Niekrasz, Five Hundred and Two unites a fantastic roster of many of the leading musicians and artists producing experimental and new music in Portland. …

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ArtsWatch Weekly: all that glitters, all that glows

A holiday compendium: in dark times, a triumph of artistic light NOVEMBER 29, 2016 // NEWS & NOTES // BOB HICKS I read the news today, oh boy. It’s a compulsion begun in childhood with the sports and comics pages of broadsheet newspapers (Duke Snider! Alley Oop!) and expanded, as I grew older, into …

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