Thanks for expounding. "Puppeteers and co-creators" is intended as shorthand, not short shrift.
Calling Brian and Wendy Froud puppeteers seems limited at best. Brian Froud essentially designed/styled the entire universe for those films (Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal), and I thought Wendy was largely a sculptor and fabricator? Both very creative and talented people, who clearly had a very creative and talented son. Can't wait to see the film.
this cats not just keeping portland weird he keepin it iNSan3
As is my wont i always bludgeon and twerk the names of metroplex blockblusters when i order the ticket at the little window. This is the small blood i take from the system in exchange for its extraction of cash from my wallet and often, the commonsense
I will not be attending The Sonofabitch With The Helmet but if i were...
Our greeter asked if we were there to see The Monster Builder or "the other one."
Oh! I found this show so hard to swallow. It lack of story, and at the same time it there were to many stories overlapping. Not my favorite, and I really wanted to like it.
YES. Tim True was a local treasure. Totally agree.
I hope LA knows what to do with him! - D.C. Copeland
I barely make it to Tigard, much less Salem; our coverage is focused on Portland because we don't distribute outside of the Portland area. If you're looking for regional arts coverage, try Oregon Arts Watch (orartswatch.org) or OPB's State of Wonder (http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/stateofw…).
How about covering what goes on in Salem as well.
"I got pizzas!"
welcome back Fat man!
Face it Karmel you are back in town because you are failing. Cyrus Miley jokes indeed. How's that cost of living down there? Bit of a wash isn't it?
Humpy kept the Portland Ass Fuck column open for ya :-)
Among the more fascinating writers to be refining their stuff and recording in Portland studios.
Hope the hip simmers down & keeps improving enough to let me get out to see them at an early Sunday night set in the wonderful old converted church that is PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE, scene of the last few years phenomenal August Wilson cycle of plays of the 20th C. Pittsburgh 'hood, The Hill.
It's Vikesh Kapoor's turn on the boards at Portland Playhouse to premiere the material he's
recorded at Adam Selzer's Type Foundry.
By the way, there's no reason to expect song journalism this good in any weekly anymore, so this Mercury piece of a length not usually accorded to the folkies among us is especially appreciated. KBOO's Lark In The Morning take heed...
As is the Portland Playhouse theatrical production also insightfully reviewed
in today's edition, and if ya took in any of the August Wilson cycle of last few years, No Po's deepest stage presence, Victor Mack co-stars in the current production that appears to work a similar "transitional" 'hood in post-Depression Detroit: http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/am…
Sharing the goods from Portland town
Yay, Anthony Lopez and his TMNT bit killed me when first I heard it. He's the bee's knees.
Go see Sean Jordan and hope that he tells his rollerblading story.
Follow Portland comics on Twitter. https://twitter.com/danieltweber/lists/por…
Don't forget about Gresham's hottest Bi-monthly comedy showcase, Grand Slam Comedy Show brought to you by ChileShits ComedyZone, hosted by The Drip every 8th Wednesday at 2pm at Draggles strip club. $4 cover, unlimited chicken fingers on the buffet and the best acts in town, regularly featuring fat midget puppeteer The Big Little Shy Guy and the quirky impressions of Todd Rimlicker, the 2010 Limerick King of Portland East of 121st.
The article does indeed only scratch the surface: not one mention of the Brody Theater, a fixture in Portland for 18 years and home of three different standup shows: the twice-monthly Fly-Ass Jokes, (which the Mercury has called one of the city's most reliably good showcases, and was co-founded by Ian Karmel, who made his final Portland appearance there last week); also Comedy Bull and 7 on 7, both produced by Anatoli Brant at the Brody.
"his popular Portland as Fuck column"
There is also a documentary in the works on the stand up scene here and The Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
The comedy scene in Portland is ballin'
There was a Comedy Is Ok at Valentine's in June. It's a fun show, and worth a mention.
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