Little Potato: From Soviet Nightmares to American Dreams

We all have stories. Our stories. Where we come from. Who we are. Where we are going, or want to go.  The challenges our lives might present. Depending on where we live, and what restrictions that culture presents. Some live in unheeded, unaware privilege. Others, as the saying goes, not so much.

Cindy Surendorf at Robin Road

“How Do You See Peace” is the art show that just finished out but the imperative continues throughout the next year. And it seems well beyond. We need art, now more than ever, to fight against a door of oppression that seems to have been flung wide open.

Tom Gold at Robin Road

The world keeps reinventing itself. Nowhere more true than in the art-world. And especially when it comes to those centuries-old art forms like “Ballet”.  Tom Gold is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor. He’s created dozens of original works for ballet companies across the country. And Tom is in Portland for an intense few days, to […]

Now Playing 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 them back in the old days of 1848!). Now, The Trail arrives to Portland Center […]

Oregon Symphony’s Challenging Path

In the 21st century, many long-established organizations, from symphonies to ballet companies and theatres, face the perennial challenges of bringing an audience in through the doors to see and take in the offerings. Especially so in the traditional art forms that have been around for decades and different eras and times. The current Symphony President […]

The Return of Vaudeville

There are, it turns out, some very potent reasons why several long-time honored forms of entertainment and theatre  are making a solid comeback. It has everything to do with our time here in the 21st century.