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“Wild and Reckless” is a Must See

Having seemingly spent the past year in hiding, Blitzen Trapper debuted their concert event “Wild and Reckless” to the public Friday, March 24. Blitzen Trapper’s folky rock songs carried the audience to a different place in time, as expected. The … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Kathryn Claire

Over many years of cultivating a personal style with fiddle, guitar, voice and as songwriter, side player and with her own band, emerges Bones Will Last, Kathryn’s fourth full-length album.

 

CONSIDERING THE BONES OF LIFE

 

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Portland Center Stage at The Armory – Blitzen Trapper

Writing songs. Telling lyrical stories. Playing guitars. For the sheer joy of making music. That sums up the many parts of Blitzen Trapper. And now there’s a rock musical named after one of their songs.

 

Wild and Reckless

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Portland Center Stage at The Armory

The stirring one-woman musical, His Eye is on the Sparrow has been extended for an additional week. A powerful opportunity to get inside the words of pioneering artist, Ethel Waters.

 

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

 

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Visionary and Radical James Baldwin

Raoul Peck’s explosive documentary,  I Am Not Your Negro, is based on James Baldwin’s words and writings that still resonate. His niece, Aisha Karefa-Smart, joins in for a conversation.

The Optimism of James Baldwin

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Portland Center Stage at the Armory

The timing couldn’t be better for Astoria: Part One. A story of a journey in the 19th century to create the first permanent West Coast settlement. A timely and relevant piece of history,  here in the 21st century. Enjoy … Continue Reading

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PRP Listener Survey

You listen to us, now we’re listening to you.

When do you listen? How do you listen? This short, five question survey will help us grow and evolve as your favorite radio station.

There will be more surveys to come, … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Jobs in the Performing Arts

Performing arts and culture of many kinds are widely believed to enrich our lives, spark community vitality and even improve student test scores. They’re also the first to be dismissed as unnecessary frills in budgetary hard times.

With our … Continue Reading

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Now Playing at Portland Center Stage: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

It’s been said Irving Berlin IS American music. Hershey Felder’s masterful performance captures the character and the music of “America’s Composer” and also the spirit of the American Dream. As we sat on the Main Stage recently, ahead of a … Continue Reading

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The Oregon Trail at Portland Center Stage

Have you ever played the game “The Oregon Trail”? Came out in 1995 on a CD-ROM!!! Now in its 5th edition, “The Oregon Trail” has allowed us to be a carpenter, a farmer, a banker, a housewife (yes they had … Continue Reading

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The Truth Holds

Hold These Truths, a timely and thought-provoking tale of political expediency, racism and resilience, is captivating audiences in the Ellyn Bye Studio of Portland Center Stage at the Armory.

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On Location: Portland Center Stage

On the stage now, through October 16, it’s Little Shop of Horrors, the story of Seymourplayed by Nick Cearley, who works on his chances for success and romance with the help of an out-of-this-world plant . On the … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Matt Boydston

Matt joined Steven Shomler for a fun round of Tasty Tuesday musical get down. Matt has lived and worked in many places across the globe and it all adds depth and a deep and joyful resonance to his songwriting and … Continue Reading

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Happy Anniversary, Portland Center Stage!

Join Portland Center Stage’s 10th anniversary in the Armory on October 2 with live music, backstage tours, and a retrospective display of costumes and production photos.

Besides enjoying the special cocktail “1891”, The Armory has created a scavenger hunt to … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Eric John Kaiser

We consider ourselves lucky, that Parisian-born Eric John Kaiser finds a way to stay put in Portland, at least for precious bits of time. A brand new album created in Quebec will see its release in Portland Saturday, September 24th … Continue Reading

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Sounds of PDX with Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection

Songwriting in its purest form comes from the heart, is unapologetic, and can transcend genres. Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection is a project that embodies these traits and has no reservations when it comes to being vulnerable. Vocal … Continue Reading
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The Portland Playlist welcomes Skip von Kuske, cello’s master looper

Skip von Kuske has spent many days and nights on the road this summer so The Portland Playlist was extremely grateful that he had a brief overnight in Portland which allowed him to come on the show. Skip is a … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Reverend Freakchild

The Rev was recently back in Portland to share some live music with us and to unveil his newest release, Illogical Optimism. A big, sprawling, and wonderful 3-CD set full of the Rev’s typical sense of humor, skill, and love … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Michael Allen Harrison

Both with his work as piano solo performer, with his band, and considerable skills as a producer and composer, Michael Allen Harrison offers inspiration in countless other ways with his community and artistic contributions to Portland. Ten Grands on the Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Kathryn Claire

The lively and multi-talented Kathryn Claire is dropping her globe-trotting for at least the next few months and saying put in Portland to create her first-ever single and video, and a new album. Plenty of shows, a Kickstarter campaign, and … Continue Reading