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

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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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

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

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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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 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

Last season’s sold-out hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane is back for a limited premier engagement! This show closes June 30th! A must- see! Revisit our interview with Mona Golabek for the thrilling artistry at the piano and the backstory … Continue Reading

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.

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“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

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

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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David Bowie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amber Sweeney is not shy with her advice to fellow singer-songwriters: Work hard, play nice with others, be a friendly and wonderful person. Practice.

Solid advice from a woman who has been playing her guitar since she was six years … Continue Reading

It’s been well over a decade since I stepped foot into a middle school, and I definitely don’t make a habit of waking up before 7 am, but on September 17th I flipped my universe upside down and did both
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