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PRP’s Pop-Up Music Festival – ANOTHER SOUL-SHAKING MUSIC PARTY!

Food & Drink, Prizes, Silent Auction and LIVE MUSIC

by Jim Newman & Jen Emerson

Last summer, when PRP rocked the city with Secret Shows at Block 17, Mbrascatu & Goldfoot, amongst others, rocked the PRP stage with energetic and … Continue Reading

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Inner City Blues Festival

Got the health care blues? Portland’s original Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester does too. So again this year, he’s helping organize the HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON fundraiser with music, dancing, and food April 22, 2017.

Norman will join Portland Radio … Continue Reading

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Portland Center Stage at The Armory – Lauren Weedman

Lauren Weedman and her alter-ego, Tami Lisa, take us on a fearless journey of heartbreak to mid-life crisis, and finally to a fresh start. Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is filled with tears, laughter, resolve and great songs and … Continue Reading

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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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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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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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Jimmy Mak and the Language of Music

Jimmy says it all happened “almost accidentally”. The club, the success he had with it in our community. Thanks in part to inspiration his dad offered Jimmy. And the inspiration, in turn, Jimmy offered to musicians in Portland. Full circle. … Continue Reading

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Tim Ellis Memorial

Immediately after Tim Ellis’ cancer diagnosis became public, Portland’s musical community stepped up and began delivering positive energy, love, prayers, and economic support for Tim, his wife and six children.

No doubt, you’ve either seen or read about Tim’s extraordinary Continue Reading

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The Sir George and Beatles Co-Conspiracy

“God bless you George and all who sail in you!” is how Paul McCartney bid a final farewell to a man who guided the career of The Beatles into so many unexpected paths. With his great bedside manner and concept … Continue Reading

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Each and Every Thing

Each and Every Thing, the newest solo show from award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle, is all about how we experience our sometimes crazy world in the digital age.

For 80-thought-provoking-minutes, Hoyle takes the audience in the Ellen Bye Studio … Continue Reading

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Forever. A Complex Legacy

Dael Orlandersmith doesn’t mess around. She’s firmly connected to her New York City roots, and much like another famous New Yorker, Howard Cosell, Dael has no problem “telling it like it is.”

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Much will  be said over the next days and weeks. Here, just a few thoughts, images and videos. Plus bits from a 2002 interview, as Bowie reflects on the 21st century and his own path of glam, actor, and experiment, … Continue Reading

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Media Take Back

It’s the little things.

In the words of Stephanie Scelza:

“We were doing our normal 10am-12pm segment on air, last Wednesday, December 2, when the news came about San Bernardino. With another shooting on the heels of the Paris Continue Reading

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Give Thanks, Then Give Back

Many people scoff at Thanksgiving. It is, after all, a National holiday founded on one of the most notorious atrocities in human history, gloried by the tradition of overeating and overspending. It’s easy to be jaded.

Ken Derouchie is not … Continue Reading

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This Week’s Oleander Effect: Dr. Satya Sardonicus

ebbae9_fc007fac830d45e9a05a1040d142bcef It’s a week of gratitude and wellness at The Oleander Effect! I’ve got the perfect guest for this theme tonight: Dr. Satya Sardonicus. She’s a chiropractic wizard that is making ripples in the local wellness community. Hollistic, yogic and intuitive– … Continue Reading

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Media Matters: The role of media following the Paris attacks

Last Friday night, I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when a friend who was studying abroad in Paris posted a status letting family and friends know she was safe. Soon after my first encounter with the breaking news story, … Continue Reading

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He’s No One-Trick Tony

I’ve heard tell that drummers have a reputation for egotism.
Tony Lash must be the exception that made the rule. A quiet and staid gentleman, you’d never guess Tony was drummer and sound engineer for alternative rock band, Heatmiser in … Continue Reading