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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Wives and Knives in Third Rail's Belleville

A young married couple in Paris, some secrets that should never be spoken—what could go wrong? Third Rail brings home the evil.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/31/2015

THEATER REVIEW

Portland Playhouse's The Other Place Offers Heady Drama

Portland Playhouse hits—and rather uncomfortably close to home—with Sharr White’s close study of a disintegrating mind.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/24/2015

MUSIC REVIEW

Kings of the Keller: The Decemberists Bring it Home

Back from an international tour, Portland’s resident rockers return home for a sold-out, kick-ass performance.

  • By Cervante Pope
  • Published 03/23/2015

THEATER REVIEW

With Timmy Failure, the Oregon Children's Theatre Outsmarts Itself

A bestselling children’s book gets a world premiere stage adaptation from the Oregon Children’s Theatre. We like it—and that's maybe a problem.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/09/2015

THEATER REVIEW

Review: Artists Rep's Tribes

For a hearing audience, Nina Raine's play offers pitch-perfect acting and a fascinating challenge. For the Deaf community, a well-meaning gesture?

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/16/2015

THEATER REVIEW

Review: Triangle's Dr. Ruth Gets Some, But Not Much

Despite Wendy Westerwelle’s star turn as the famously frank TV host, this one-woman show proves that even sex needs a good script.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 02/09/2015

THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ Haunts the Holidays with Humor

The Noël Coward classic about a remarried man who accidentally summons the ghost of his manipulative first wife offers a comedic alternative to Scrooges and elves. Thru Jan 4

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 12/02/2014

SLIDE SHOW REVIEW

Justin Timberlake: Bringing Classy Back

Timberlake proved himself the heir of not just MJ, but Sinatra, in a production that included a transforming set and 20,000 screaming fans.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/21/2014

LIVE REVIEW

A Metaphysical Trip through the Mind of Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles producer/rapper performed his ground-breaking electronics through mesmerizing visual effects at the Roseland.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 11/18/2014

DANCE

BalletBoyz, More than Just the Hot Boy Band of Dance

The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 11/12/2014

THEATER REVIEW

'Bob: A Life in Five Acts' Offers a Wild Ride through All-American Pit Stops

Theatre Vertigo’s ambitious season opener serves up misfits, mayhem, and a side of melodrama. Thru Nov 15

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 10/21/2014

MUSIC

I Listened To Seven Sleater-Kinney Albums In Seven Hours

To celebrate the release of Sleater-Kinney's remastered box set, Start Together, we spent a whole day listening to the Northwest punk pioneers' full catalog straight through.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 10/16/2014

THEATER REVIEW

Defunkt’s 'In the Forest, She Grew Fangs' Offers a Surreal Treatise Against Teen Bullying

With charismatic leads, the local theater fearlessly transforms the bloody fairy tale into an allegory for a pressing contemporary problem. Thru Nov 15

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/13/2014

DANCE REVIEW

Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre Turns 25 with a Stage Extravaganza

OBT kicks off its quarter-century season with Balanchine, tuxes, memories, and a joyous collaboration with Pink Martini. Thru Oct 18

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 10/13/2014

DANCE

Diavolo Dance Theater Will Blow Your Mind. Don’t Miss It.

The LA-based company presents two works that are more jaw dropping than Cirque du Soleil and cooler than anything at Design Week. Thru Oct 11

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/10/2014

THEATER REVIEW

Third Rail Rep’s ‘Middletown’: Tackling the Big Questions

With dexterous language and humor, Will Eno’s riff on ‘Our Town’ takes on deep existential questions—but to what end? Thru Oct 19

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/07/2014

TBA:14

Time-Based Art Festival Field Guide: Closing Weekend

Need help navigating the citywide cavalcade of performance? Look no further than our guide for top shows and up-to-date reviews. Sept 11–21

  • By Aaron Scott and Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/19/2014

THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ Is a Quiet Triumph

With a stellar cast, Artists Rep’s production about showy underwear reveals multiple issues with a deceptively simple tale. Thru Oct 5

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 09/17/2014

TBA:14

TBA Review: Luke George's 'Not About Face'

This audience participative work found the chilling common denominator between ISIS and Jeff Koons. Thru Sept 18

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/16/2014

CONCERT REVIEW + SLIDESHOW

Lil’ Wayne “Wins” Battle With Drake, Lays His Claim To Portland

The rap battle royale of the year took over Sleep Country Amphitheater this Saturday, and everybody won.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 09/15/2014
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