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Fond Farewell

Emily Chenoweth’s debut novel is a compelling and delicate tale of a family’s painful loss, realized within relationships new and old.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall

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Always Room for Cello

Local ensemble adds grace notes

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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Fine China

Just when January’s relentless gray drizzle threatens to reduce us all to sorrowful puddles, a splash of color and whimsy arrives in the form of the Divine Performing Arts Company.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

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Ground Breaking

A year and a half in the making, the Fertile Ground festival gives theater buffs the chance to see twenty new plays.

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

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Artful Lodger

Part hotel, part gallery, the Nines, downtown’s newest château, becomes an unlikely showcase for Portland’s creative class.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

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Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

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Doomsdayer’s Holiday

Grails’s *DOOMSDAYER'S HOLIDAY* (“Temporary Residence Music”) trades in the festive regalia of lilting hill music for the pitch-black depths of acid-doom metal.

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

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Hearts & Daggers

*HEARTS & DAGGERS* (“File Under Music”), Alicia J. Rose (aka accordionist Miss Murgatroid) and violinist/singer Petra Haden create what seems like a whimsical soundtrack to a very moody Ren Faire

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

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Sarah Vowell

In _The Wordy Shipmates_ (Penguin Books), Vowell revisits the 17th-century Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Company, finding them to be a singular and idiosyncratic bunch.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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Self-Interest

Local performance-art troupe the Collective of Geniuses has fashioned its debut production by inviting fledgling playwrights to its website for some direct i...

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

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Women on the Verge

Back for the second year, the Siren Nation Festival, an arts and music gathering whose goal is to improve commercial opportunities for women artists of all kinds, is also expanding its cultural focus.

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis