diagnostic to diatonic

House’s Hugh Laurie Sings the Blues

Abreast of the latest actor trend, the beloved TV personality hits the road with his favorite flavor of roots music.

05/31/2012 By Anne Adams


NW Music Festival Guide, Summer 2012

From this weekend’s Sasquatch to the season-closing MFNW, here’s a short list of the summer’s hottest musical destinations:

05/24/2012 By Anne Adams

album of the week

Listen to What Hearts Debut Album

Hear the album now on OPB , and plan to see them at Mississippi Studios on Sunday!

05/17/2012 By Anne Adams

political theater?

Profile Theatre’s Latest Inspiration

The theater company that devotes each season to a single dramatist’s voice sets its sights on South African playwright Athol Fugard

05/08/2012 By Anne Adams

a moving philosophy

Mizu Desierto’sDown-To-Earth Dance

Releasing the Local Culture Project documentary last Friday and prepping for the upcoming 1 Festival, Portland’s premier butoh curator continues to pre...

05/07/2012 By Anne Adams


Greylag Songwriter Explains Himself (sort of)

Andrew Stonestreet, frontman of a burgeoning band, preaches self-betterment but lets his music do most of the talking.

05/03/2012 By Anne Adams

it takes a village

Review: The Storm In The Barn

Oregon Children’s Theater’s dust-bowl fable is fertile ground for historical discussion and aesthetic appreciation.

05/02/2012 By Anne Adams

no binoculars needed

Watch Polaris and BodyVox Practice!

04/26/2012 By Anne Adams

Cover Story

Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

04/26/2012 With Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Anne Adams, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Will Lambeth, and Cari Hachman Edited by Brian Barker


Review: Brother/Sister Plays Part II

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s theater-as-literature demands a deep read, and induces an equally deep trance. ENDS MAY 20

04/25/2012 By Anne Adams

the marc festival

Marc Maron in Portland

The in-demand comic discusses comedy festivals v. solo shows, favorite Portland foods, and the impending demise of hipster culture. by Sara Gates

04/18/2012 By Anne Adams

in memoriam

Remembering Rhoda

A look back at 78-year-old Portland artist Rhoda London’s final installation at Place Gallery proves even more moving in retrospect.

04/18/2012 By Anne Adams

last laugh

Post-Bridgetown Podcasts

So the big comedy fest is over. You can still relive it online! by Sara Gates

04/17/2012 By Anne Adams

political theater

Review: The American Pilot

Theatre Vertigo presents an incredibly perceptive play on the complex moral conundrums of war.

04/16/2012 By Anne Adams

army of one

Rachel Maddow’s In Town!

04/12/2012 By Anne Adams

bug life

Cirque du Soleil's OVO: Review & Slideshow

Cirque du Soleil is back, and it’s in tents.

04/12/2012 By Anne Adams

the "ha" in hawthorne

Bridgetown Comedy 2012

Portland’s biggest comedy fest is next week! Preview top acts and enter to win tickets.

04/09/2012 By Anne Adams

tabla rasa

Oregon Symphony presents Masters of Percussion

Preview Zakir Hussain’s transcendent program.

03/28/2012 By Anne Adams