impeccably shaved

Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

09/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

political theater at its best

TBA Day 7: Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol Double Review

The Mexican theater collective tackles ambitious political topics with their two shows. Final performance tonight at 6:30.

09/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

if a war falls on the forest..

Review: Shaking the Tree's Far Away by Caryl Churchill

A biting political dystopia imagines a world where everything is at war, and 'us' versus 'them' has taken on absurd new heights.

09/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

Book Review

Dora: A Headcase By Lidia Yuknavitch

Oregon author Lidia Yuknavitch utilizes "the scary teenage girl" as a razor-edged scalpel for dissecting what it means to be categorized, typed, and diagnosed.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

separating the men from the boys

Review: 4 Men Only

At Conduit Dance Studio March 2–3

07/24/2012 By Aaron Scott

review

TBA 2011: Rachid Ouramdane

Considering our differences

07/24/2012 By Claudia La Rocco

dance

Dance Discussion: In Site Part I

Jeans, waves, wind…and a bright red stumbling-block. A viewer’s impressions, and the artist’s response.

07/24/2012 By Anne Adams

revisiting monstrous beauties

Chuck Palahniuk Remixes His Monsters

To celebrate the twisted re-release of Invisible Monsters, Palahniuk will read at the Bing Lounge on June 21 (with vodka!)

06/19/2012

hot diggity dog

Dandy Warhols: Review & Slide Show

At the tail end of their US tour and the launch of new album This Machine, the psych-pop supergroup still sounds daisy-fresh and admits that there’s no...

06/18/2012 Edited by Anne Adams

gather your darlings

Review: Robin Jackson’s Solo Debut ‘Dust Diaries’

Record release concert this Friday, June 8 at Secret Society Ballroom with members of the Portland Cello Project, MarchFourth Marching Band, and Vagabond Opera. Y La Bamba frontlady Luz Elena Mendoza opens

06/06/2012 By Kit Mauldin

far reach of the blues

Review: ‘It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues’

And the blues ain’t never been so good. Thru June 24

05/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

Dancing Queen

Review: Gossip’s "A Joyful Noise"

Album out today and record release concert streaming live at 6:45pm!

05/22/2012 By Julie Reposa

aristocratic woman on the verge

Review: Portland Center Stage’s Anna Karenina

Portland Center Stage’s brisk, lush production captures the spirit of the book but, thankfully, not the length. Playing through May 6

04/19/2012 By Aaron Scott

concert review

Portland Cello Project: Two-Night Album Release at Doug Fir

PCP plays an all-ages matinee today at 5, followed by their second evening show at 9 —Review by Camille Grigsby-Rocca

04/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

album review

Radiation City’s Cool Nightmare

Radiation City excels at elegant dialogues between genres, effortlessly weaving Roland 808 cowbells under classic Latin rhythms, layering shoe-gaze coos over spring-reverbed jangle

04/13/2012 By Kit Mauldin

tearing down the house

Review: Kidd Pivot’s Dark Matters

Dancers defy physics in a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown forces that manipulate us. Tonight is closing night.

03/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

Shakespeare through new eyes

Review: Shakespeare’s R&J

A gripping adaptation that makes Romeo and Juliet fresh again. Through March 18

03/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

painting the town...

Review: Red

Portland Center Stage’s bold but monochromatic production runs through March 18

03/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

striking the proper chord

Review: Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline

Portland Center Stage’s masterful re-telling hits the plays emotional pressure points, even though the new piano-playing narrator occasionally strikes ...

02/27/2012 By Martin Patail

Now Read This

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.

02/23/2012 By Brian Barker