In the April issue of Portland Monthly, culturephiles will:
← Get the story behind indie folk band Blind Pilot's collaboration with the Oregon Symphony and watch the band's appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
◊ Learn how Portland Center Stage designer Michael Olich ages the Clybourne Park stage fifty years in fifteen minutes.
◊ Peer inside a brave new world of video games with The Fullbright Company’s ambitious debut release Gone Home, set in a fictional Oregon town.
◊ Discover how the Kingsmen accidentally created "Louie Louie", Portland's greatest classic rock hit, in less than two takes.
◊ Fill a calendar with the best events around Portland this month, from a Steampunk craft workshop to a one-man show of "the good Star Wars" (a.k.a. George Lucas’s first three films in the series).
◊ Meet Artists Rep's new artistic director Dámaso Rodriguez, and check out his plans for Portland's longest-running theater company (including his first production, Ten Chimneys).
◊ And read our reviews of Monica Drake's The Stud Book and The Thermals' Desperate Ground.