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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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Q Center: Celebrating and Empowering the LGBTQ Community

According to a Gallup poll, the Portland metro region is home to the second highest percent of LGBTQ residents of any metropolitan city in the country. 5.5 percent of adult residents in the Portland region identify as LGBTQ. With the … Continue Reading

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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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Tim Ellis Music Foundation: Annual Benefit Concert February 15th

Musician. Artist. Teacher. Throughout his life Tim Ellis inspired many in the Portland music community.

Last March the Portland music world said goodbye to Tim after he succumbed to cancer at age 60. This year, Tim’s wife Susan started the … Continue Reading

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Want to Make a Difference? Consider Native Plants and Trees

There are plenty of stories in the news to worry about – especially for those of us concerned about climate change and the environment.

In the urban environment, wildlife habitat is shrinking, and bee and pollinator populations are also on … Continue Reading

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Youngset Cooperative Preschool: Learning Together

The transition to kindergarten can sometimes be difficult for children. It is essential to have a solid foundation in place with which a child can flourish in the classroom. At Youngset Coop Preschool children are provided with the emotional, social … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Melville’s Ryan T Jacobs

Melville lead vocalist, Ryan T Jacobs, has been offering up a special Valentine’s show for a while now. They call it “Under the Covers”. Ryan joined up with Saturday Joe to lay out the story and play some music.

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The Portland Kitchen: Culinary Arts & Life Skills

For the teen who dreams of being the world’s best pastry chef, there’s a place they can go to cook up kitchen experience, friendships and social skills. It’s called The Portland Kitchen.

As a nonprofit, The Portland Kitchen is … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Portland’s Rock Royalty Jon Koonce

Musicians go through many identities, changes, upheavals, both in lineups and hopes for that moment to take them to the …..top? Jon Koonce, a long time Portland artist, shares his rich history, and why music keeps on happening in his … Continue Reading

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Tim Ellis Music Foundation Benefit Concert

Tim Ellis was a staple of the Oregon music community who succumbed to cancer last March at the age of 60. This year, the foundation created by his wife, Susan Ellis, presents the First Annual Tim Ellis Music Foundation Benefit … Continue Reading

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Local Shows to Hit this Weekend

Portland is not a desert in any capacity: Great food, great music, great drinks, great people abound. Which means we have the wonderful problem of great shows every night of the week. Without prior knowledge of a band, sometimes it’s … 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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Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp: A World of Adventure

There are few places where children and adults with disabilities have the opportunity to focus on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. For over 80 years Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp has provided the opportunity for its campers to do just … Continue Reading

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Massive turnout for Women’s March in Portland

Approximately 70,000 – 100,000 women and men from points north, south, east and west converged on the fair city of Portland Saturday to show solidarity and support for the rights of women.

Braving stormy weather, the crowds gathered at Tom … Continue Reading

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NEWS FLASH! Feminism Ain’t What it Used to Be PODCAST

The dream of equal rights for women has not yet been won. In fact, if it was a track event, many women might agree we are nowhere near the finish line.

For White American women who came of age with … Continue Reading

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Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI): Mentorship That Changes Lives

When the odds are against you, a helping hand guiding you to success can make all the difference.

That’s the mission of a decades-old North Portland non-profit that identifies young at-risk African-American students and supports them through graduation. And it … Continue Reading

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The Diva Series Returns

Robin Jackson brings back the monthly evenings, The Diva Series, that feature a prominent female artist for each show, followed by a set with Robin Jackson and the Caravan!

 

Kicking Off Winter with Light

 

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Portland’s own Robin Jackson … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Matt Greco on Business of Music

Matt began his musical life in classical music education with Portland artist Michael Allen Harrison, but moved from that to music technology which led him to creating his own recording studio. Small batch. Handcrafted.

 

Matt Greco’s Rye Room

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Portland Community ToolBank: Tools for Change

Building a strong community is important to a healthy functioning society. However, without the necessary tools such a feat can be a challenge.

The folks at Portland Community ToolBank offer the assistance and tools necessary to make building a strong … Continue Reading

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Uniting Children With Books

What if fighting illiteracy began with something as simple as getting a book in the right kid’s hands?

First Book, a nationwide nonprofit with a chapter here in Portland, believes that access to books is critical in reducing illiteracy. … Continue Reading