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DanceWatch Weekly: Solace and solutions

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 // ARTSWATCH // JAMUNA CHIARINI This weekend features two dance performances that might offer some solace and solutions in these post-election times: The last bell rings for you by Portland choreographer Linda Austin and Moses(es) by Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, presented by White Bird. Also, happening next Tuesday night is the opening of Suspended …

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Strange Fruit: Arvie Smith’s seductive provocations at PAM

The Portland artist’s bold paintings about race in the museum’s APEX series rub together attraction and repulsion as they play with stereotypes AUGUST 22, 2016 // VISUAL ART // BOB HICKS When Billie Holiday sang Strange Fruit, Abel Meeropol’s mercilessly beautiful song about a lynching, at Café Society in Greenwich Village in 1939 and into the ’40s, …

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Profile Theatre names Josh Hecht as Artistic Director

Profile Theatre is pleased to announce Josh Hecht as its new Artistic Director after a seven month national search. Josh will be relocating to Portland and take up leadership of theatre in February 2017. “I’ve spent my career guided by the belief that it is our writers who help us …

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The Big Shoes of a Small-time Hustler

Imago tackles a one-act masterpiece. Travis Bogard, one of the foremost authorities on Eugene O’Neill, considered Hughie “a perfect dramatic poem.” From 3:00 to 4:00 a.m., on a New York City summer night in 1928, O’Neill has frozen time as a small-time hustler, Erie, sees magic in the mundane. Erie delivers an …

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Special offer to experience Odysseo in Portland

  Producers of the largest touring production on earth have responded to the strong demand in Oregon by offering one last chance for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty and magic of Odysseo. One final week is added to the limited run in Portland, tallying an impressive eight …

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