Arts News

Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the arts advocacy and grant-giving organization hires Madison Cario, who'll relocate from Georgia.

11/14/2018 By Allison Place

Music

Tribal Rhythms Meet Riot Grrrl on Black Belt Eagle Scout's New(ish) Album

Portlander Katherine Paul's Mother of My Children gets a big-label release.

09/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Arts News

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson Are Coming to Portland

The stars will hit town in November for the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), alongside such authors as Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Lethem, and Lauren Groff.

09/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater News

Portland Center Stage Announces New Artistic Director

Marissa Wolf will head up the city's largest theater company, taking over from longtime leader Chris Coleman.

08/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

A New Portland Gallery Puts Activism on Show

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center opened in June with exhibits on Standing Rock, climate change, and land development.

07/19/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

In Memoriam

The Northwest Music World Floods the Internet with Tributes to Richard Swift

Oregon musician and producer Richard Swift died July 3 at age 41. Online, his community mourned the loss.

07/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Film

Watch the Rollicking Trailer for the New Oregon-Set Western The Sisters Brothers

Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed go full Wild West.

05/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Local reads

Nicole Georges and Omar El Akkad Win Big at the Oregon Book Awards

The 31st annual event showcased the breadth and caliber of literature in this state.

05/01/2018 By Fiona McCann

Theater

Oregon's Hailey Kilgore Scores Tony Nomination for 'Once on This Island'

In her Broadway debut, the 19-year-old is up for best actress in a musical.

05/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets

May the odds be ever in your favor.

03/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

Portland Finally Gets a Horror Movie—with a Creepy David Tennant

A new trailer for the locally filmed Bad Samaritan shows our city's darker side.

02/13/2018 By Marty Patail

Arts News

Literary Arts Announces 2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalists

From Portland to Ashland to Sisters, writers from across the state were shortlisted for the best local books.

01/31/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Arts News

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

The council hears 24 recommendations for preserving affordable arts spaces.

01/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts News

PICA Announces New Leadership Team

Portland’s leading contemporary arts organization will have three artistic directors: Roya Amirsoleymani, Erin Boberg Doughton, and Kristan Kennedy.

11/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Theater

Don't Throw Away Your Shot: Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale This Friday

The Broadway sensation hits Portland March 20–April 8, and you can score tickets starting at 10 a.m. on November 17.

11/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

News

The Schnitz Gets a Better, Brighter 'Portland' Sign

A Southwest Broadway icon gets the makeover it deserves.

08/08/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Arts News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Puts Arts on the Agenda

At a forum for the arts, the US Representative unveils the winner of a high school art competition—and the reasons why he ran the contest in the first place.

06/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books & Talks

Broadway Books Honors Late Writer Brian Doyle

The bookstore will dedicate Wednesday, May 31 to the memory of the Lake Oswego author.

05/30/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Theater

How One Portland Playwright Found a Patron—and a Five-Year Salary

Andrea Stolowitz—whose Berlin Diary runs at CoHo in April—will be funded by WillaKenzie Estate's Ronni Lacroute.

03/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Billy Joel Hits the Moda Center in December for First Solo Portland Concert in a Decade

Sing us a song (or a few), you're the Piano Man.

02/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner