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VENTURES

The Pay-What-You-Want Idea That Could Change Charity

Allow customers to pay what they want, and give to charity? Generous wants your money.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 04/02/2015
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JAZZ FESTIVAL

5 Jazz Fest Picks: The What, Where, and Wine

We pick five PDX Jazz Fest must-see shows—and pair each with a first-string choice for pre- or post-show toasts.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 02/12/2015
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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
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WORLD PREMIERE

Threesome World Premiere: It's Not About the Sex

We ask playwright Yussef El Guindi why his new play—opening Jan 30 for its world premiere—aims to mix politics with pleasure.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/29/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

What Would Chekhov Really Think of Twitter?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets its uproarious dark humor right and its cultural analysis wrong.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/22/2015
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SLIDE SHOW SNEAK PEAK

Tender Loving Empire Opens New Hawthorne Store and Launches Innovative E-Commerce Site

Big growth for the local record label-turned-store, including a new store and charity-bent online sales site. Opening celebration Dec 4 featuring local musicians.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 12/03/2014
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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
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THEATER

Boom Arts Brings the World to Portland Theaters

The upstart theater presenter stages dynamic takes on international theater (with live piglets!). Its third season kicks off with 'The Golden Dragon' Oct 25–26.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/22/2014
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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
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DESIGN

The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/10/2014
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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
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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
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CLASSICAL MUSIC

‘The Canticle of the Black Madonna’ Wants to Redefine Opera

The independent production worked with local veterans to tell a story of PTSD and hope. Sept 5–6

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 09/04/2014
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ARTS & CULTURE

Portland Fall Arts Calendar

The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Nathan Tucker, Marty Patail, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/02/2014
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ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 07/01/2014
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CONCERTS

Sharon Van Etten Finds Some Distance

The singer-songwriter’s new album, Are We There, adds propulsion to her emotionally arresting songs. She performs at the Doug Fir on July 2 & 3.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 06/26/2014
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THEATER

Review: Third Rail’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane

The darkly comic Irish tale of daughter and mother from the screenwriter of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Thru June 22

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 06/02/2014
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THEATER

PDX Theater's Irish Spring

Four Irish plays open in the next month. Here’s what you need to know to make sense of all the craic.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 05/20/2014
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BEER BULLETIN

How to Tackle Summer Beer Fests Like a Pro

Our takeaway lessons from Silverton's Oregon Garden Brewfest—and the five beers that caught our attention

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 04/29/2014
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THEATER

Review: PCS’s Othello

Portland Center Stage doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel—even if it puts it on a dazzling revolving stage. Thru May 11

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 04/15/2014
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