Holiday Memories, Stories and Song

What is winter? What does winter mean in our lives? What is evocative of winter? These are only a few of the questions singer, storyteller, and actor Merideth Kaye Clark asked of herself as she created Winter Song together with Brandon Woolley.   OPENING THE DOOR TO EXPERIENCE AND MEMORY       Much like […]

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

What do we, as a community, a nation, as a family, as individuals, do when our political atmosphere is so charged that we are left only with a feeling of helplessness? Even hopelessness. So asks the actor, Sabina Zuniga Valera. Here’s a play, suggests Sabina, that gives us a sharp and microscopic look on a […]

Armchair Philosophy With a Glass of WORTH at Robin Road

When Christopher Worth comes knocking at my door, I am obliged to open it wide. Mostly because I know from experience, that our conversation will go everywhere! To the familiar places that get mixed up with new perspectives. And into new places that ring so true, and make an ancient and deep sort of sense. […]

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 […]

A Parting “Pearly” Gift

When Steven Hettum’s bandmates heard about Steven’s worsening health issues, they quickly got to work on creating a final album for release. Tracks they’d collected over the last few years were quickly shaped into an album called Folks Like Us. Yet another parting musical gift. Steve left the planet on 2.8.2016.