ARTS NEWS

Courtenay Hameister Steps Down as Host of 'Live Wire!'

After nine years, the charming, witty, and just-acerbic-enough host will step away, but continues on as head writer.

04/03/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

ARTS NEWS

Portland Opera Vet Sings the Part of Leno

Tenor Richard Troxell sings Leno in his duet with Jimmy Fallon spoofing "Tonight" from 'West Side Story.'

04/02/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Looking Forward to the 2013–2014 Season

A glimpse of next season's lineups at our favorite local arts orgs. Hello, kitty.

03/28/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET ALERT + INTERVIEW

TEDxPortland Tickets On Sale Monday

We talk with TEDxPDX founder, Dave Rae, about moving to the art museum for the biggest event yet on April 27. Last year sold out in a day.

03/21/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Theatre Vertigo Announces Its New Home

When the lights go out on Theater! Theatre!, Vertigo has a short-term and a long-term plan.

03/19/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

The “Book of Mormon” Returns to Portland

Broadway Portland's 2013/2014 season includes the return of the blasphemous hit, as well as Chicago, Evita, Once, and more. Season tix now available.

03/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Spring Arts Guide 2013 and Ticket Giveaway

The season’s top 25 arts events and a chance to win tickets to MarchFourth, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, and the Portland Art Museum.

02/25/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

PCS Scores a Broadway Star for the World Premiere of "Somewhere in Time"

Marc Kudisch has received Tony nods for "9 to 5," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," in addition to a slew of other awards and Broadway credits.

02/11/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

ARTS NEWS

Theater! Theatre! to Close, Orphaning Its Companies

As Profile, Theatre Vertigo, and Fuse lose their home, we mourn the loss of the scrappy theater center.

02/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Breaking: Calligram Foundation Gives PICA $600,000

The new foundation on the block commits a visionary three year award to fund new works and PICA’s core programming.

01/29/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

MythBusters Exhibition to Come to OMSI

An "Explosive Exhibition" based on the hit TV show will open on Feb. 8.

01/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

The NY Times Discovers PDX Has Karaoke!

The Grey Lady won’t stop believing in Portlandia’s free bird.

01/17/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Oregon Humanities Executive Director Steps Down

Cara Ungar departs the organization after overseeing six years of transformation.

01/16/2013 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Local Arts Orgs Win Big from National Foundations

Santa was kind to PDX arts orgs, including YU's announcement today of a major grant from the Warhol Foundation.

01/08/2013 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Exclusive Interview: Mayor Sam Adams on the Arts

Before his bon voyage party on Friday, the mayor talks with PoMo about the state of Portland arts, the recent passage of the arts tax, and whether he has a future in acting.

12/06/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Symphony Gets Two Grammy Nominations

The orchestra receives nods in the categories of Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical.

12/06/2012 By John Chandler

ARTS NEWS

Artists Rep Picks New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez, an award-winning director from Los Angeles, will replace longtime AD Allen Nause next month.

12/06/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DANCE

Q&A: OBT's Christopher Stowell on Leaving the Ballet

Yesterday the artistic director announced he was resigning. Today he tells us why.

11/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Christopher Stowell Resigns from the Ballet

After taking the helm of Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2003 and expanding its size and ambition, Stowell leaves to let OBT pursue a new "business model."

11/28/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

NEA Announces Oregon Award Winners

Thirteen Oregon organizations won a total of $342,500, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival taking home $100,000 and poet B.T. Shaw $25,000.

11/28/2012 By Aaron Scott