Well, mostly earlier today, save these two, which were taken last week, in the same good company, however. A new friend, Jennifer, and I, out walking. Discussing that word, friend, how often it is tricky and not quite enough, sometimes too much. In between oohing and aahing over the scent of pine, and how damn […]
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Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Johann Schrammel (1850-1893) Minna Keal (1909-1999) Sun Ra (1914-1993) George Tintner (1917-1999) Humphrey Lyttelton (1921-2008) Claude Ballif (1924-2004) John Browning (1933-2003) Peter Nero (1934) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014) and from the New Music Box:
May 21st, 2016
Yesterday, my preview of the Vancouver Symphony's season finale was published by The Columbian newspaper here. The orchestra will play two symphonies of Shostakovich: his First and his Fifteenth. In the meantime, I'm still singing with the Bach Cantata Choir and our final concert of the season will take place tomorrow at 2
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May 20th, 2016
Hephzibah Menuhin (1920-1981)George Hurst (1926-2012)Karl Anton Rikenbacher (1940-2014)Joe Cocker (1944-2014)Cher (1946)Sue Knussen (1949-2003)Jane Parker-Smith (1950)Emma Johnson (1966)andHonoré de Balzac (1799-1850)John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
June 11-12 @ Portland Expo – The Oregon Hemp Convention is an unbelievable opportunity for the entire cannabis industry to come together and introduce ourselves to the rush of new cannabis users in the state of Oregon.
by Sen. Doug Whitsett The season for northwest wildfires has arrived, with two major forest fires already occurring in Northwestern Washington. Catastrophic wildfires have become progressively more destructive, causing enormous damage to both public and private forest and range lands, …
May 19th, 2016
Playing Brahms Second Piano Concerto with the Oregon Symphony, Garrick Ohlsson proved once again that he is one of the best pianists on the planet. Impeccable technique and remarkable artistic phrasing by Ohlsson showed how far and deep he could go in his performance on Saturday evening (May 14th) at the Arlene Schnitzer Co
Hello Portland! The weekend is back and summer is just around the corner! The Rose City Rollers are hosting their Hometown Throwdown this weekend, and Mortified Live returns to PDX. The Lumbersexual All Male Revue opens this weekend, 80s Video Dance Attack Prince Tribute Night is Friday and chefs compete for you at SCRUMpti
Here is the bulk of the details from the full press release on FEAST 2016 that came out this morning. The list of participating chef and restaurants is pretty amazing, and speaks well to the respect the festival has garnered over the years. 4 DAYS TO FEAST, 361 DAYS TO RECOVER! FEAST PORTLAND 2016 FESTIVAL
Greetings Programs! In this issue, they're back to free-form nerding. First, a shot talk on the new Star Trek teaser. Then, some thoughtful comments on the Bechdel Test Burlesque (yeah, kinda' late, but still good). Followed by some deep thoughts on the new Buckaroo Banzai from Kevin Smith. And finally, a return to Tank Gir
Feast Portland 2016 has announced this year’s events, beginning with their kick-off party, the Sandwich Invitational on Thursday, September 15th 2016. Take the humble sandwich, and put it in the hands of 14 talented chefs from around the country. They will elevate it to new heights with some surprising ingredients
I think Japan is turning Portland. More Portland themed shops and restaurants are popping up in Tokyo. New estimates from the US Census show Portland is growing faster than previously thought. And Oregon is leading the pack nationally in automatic voter registration, adding more than 50,000 new voters through the system so
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by Gordon J. Fulks, PhD In an essay published on Saturday May 7, 2016, Oregon Legislator Mike Nearman asked those who objected to his skepticism about Anthropogenic Global Warming to provide the evidence (data) that convinced them we are headed …
How good are you at presenting in front of a group? Are you sure? During my days as an account executive, my radio station did a trade deal with a public speaking trainer. Our team spent a full day working on presentation skills. As part of the exercise, the trainer had each salesperson stand […]
Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo The post Wings appeared first on Under a Red Roof.
May 18th, 2016
by NW Spotlight Oregon Catalyst hosted an election prediction contest for the 2016 primary yesterday, and we have a winner! Reagan, a political consultant from Salem, successfully predicted the most Primary outcomes – 22 of 27. We ended up not scoring …
Fridays & Saturdays @ Dirty Nightclub – Featuring the hottest men in the Pacific Northwest, The Lumbersexuals is part Chippendales, part Magic Mike and totally about the guys with that Lumbersexuals look.
Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including Lyle Lovett, Polish Ambassador, Soulful Giving Blanket Concert & more.
June 1 & 2 @ Hollywood Theatre – THE PORTLAND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL is committed to bringing the best independent short and feature length horror films to the best movie-watching audience in the world! (PHFF was created by Brian and Gwen Callahan (also the Directors of the H.P. LOVECRAFT FILM FESTIVAL®.)
May 27 @ Star Theater – Life During Wartime is the Pacific NW’s authentic Talking Heads tribute show band, dedicated to giving you the full-on TH experience!
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC Democrat President Bernie Sanders – 54.31% Hillary Clinton – 43.83% Republican President Donald J Trump – 65.04% Ted Cruz – 16.16% John R Kasich – 15.82% Write-in Votes – 2.99% Oregon Governor Republican Bud …
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC OregonWatchdog.com When Senator Doug Whitsett and his wife Rep. Gail Whitsett surprised everyone by resigning their seats mere days after the filing deadline (leaving their chosen successors a free path). It created a firestorm …
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com Here are the results (as currently tabulated) for the turn-out by political party.
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You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Beatles Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-Socialist) has been running an energetic campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination. So successful has he been that, but for … Continue readi
May 17th, 2016
Welcome back to “The ABC’s of Art Marketing”—an alphabet guide to marketing your art, from A to Z. In today’s article, I’ll be focusing on the letter “W” for Writing. Writing is a huge part of art marketing. Professional marketers call it “content marketing” because despite all the images online,
June 4 – The first weekend in June marks the return of the annual Portland Modern Home Tour. For the 5th consecutive year, Modern Home Tours visits Portland to showcase eight of the area’s most unique homes that exemplify modern architecture and living.
May 20-22 @ Oak’s Park – This event features a full weekend of double header bouts featuring Portland’s own Wheels of Justice & Axles of Annihilation, LA’s Angel City Derby Girls Hollywood Scarlets & Rocket Queens, and Seattle’s Rat City Rollergirls All Stars & Rain of Terror.
Saturdays Starting June 4! – Break out the hammer pants and leg warmers, time warp to the most radical decade and dance to the best of the 80’s with DJ MC.
AMC has released the first four minutes for Preacher online for your viewing pleasure! Check it out below and tune into the series premiere this Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited [&
Cyclops Print Works will release a 19 color Pinocchio serigraph by Kilian Eng on May 18, 2016 at 12 PM PST at www.cyclopsprintworks.com. Please note that there will be a variant-edition available at a later date. Cyclops Print Works Print #15: Pinocchio Artist: Kilian Eng Size: 20″x30″ Technique: Serigraph |
The 2016 food and wine Haiku contest is now open! Every Spring since 2006 I have held this competition, and thanks to a generous donation from the good folks at Anne Amie Vineyards, the food and wine Haiku is back again. The entries are always great, and I always look forward to reading the food Haiku.
DC Entertainment announced a new identity and logo for its iconic DC brand. The new DC logo is a mark that leverages over 80 years of heritage with an eye toward the future. “While comics continue to be the heart and soul of DC, the brand has evolved to now stand for powerful storytelling across […]
Summit Entertainment has released four new retro character posters for John M. Chu’s Now You See Me 2. The upcoming sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2013 magical caper sees the Four Horseman played by Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, and Lizzy Caplan, resurface for one more Robin Hood-style performance.
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by NW Spotlight Who will reign as Oregon’s election prediction champion? Oregon Catalyst is hosting an election prediction contest for the 2016 primary. We invite all activists, political nerds, news junkies, and involved citizens to enter by posting your answers …
It all started with a map. . . . Maps of the Disney Parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. They are snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. In fact, it was a map-imagined by […]
The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) begin their adventure in Giant Country in the latest trailer for Disney’s The BFG. The trailer includes plenty of new footage of the giants in the film and sets up Sophie’s journey through an unfamiliar and enormous world. The film was directed by Steven S
May 16th, 2016
The Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder are ready for adventure in this new action figure 2-pack, which comes with a battery-powered Bat-Signal! The figures will retail for $70 and be released in August 2016.
“NetEnt have launched a slot game based on the character of the iconic guitar player – Jimi Hendrix. This might prove to be a beginning of a new retro trend.” There has been a series of new technological developments in the online casino industry in the past few years. In fact, even though online casino [̷
Always willing to share most, some..a few of my foibles. Either I am anal retentive or suffering from some degree of ADD or a combination. I have never cared enough to memorize the chart that tells what approximate pound test matches what X number. Maybe it started when I read the disclaimer that different manufacturers [
Photo credit: Philip Newton With Greer Grimsley leading the way in the title role of “The Flying Dutchman,” Seattle Opera presented a powerful performance Christopher Alden’s interpretation of Wagner’s opera at McCaw Hall on Saturday, May 7th. Set in the 1920s, this “Dutchman” offered an introspective slant in