Get your shit stolen in this part of town.
Amazing atmosphere, swanky cocktails, DEE-licious cuisine and top notch DJ's. The place could use a second bar or a few cocktail servers but other than that, it's a hot, hot spot!
The Symphony and Chorus were terrific as were the duets and soloists. The 9th Symphony was inspiring and beautiful.
The Von Trapps were more of sensational component than able bodied singers.
The program seriously bogged down when Thomas Lauderdale spoke. He really is a poor MC in his cadence, hesitations and comments. Has anyone ever dared to encouraged him to get some vocal training? The show also dragged with Gus Van Sant muddling through Moon River and the twin governors painful croaking as they try to read the new lyrics to This State Is My State. They demolished Woody Gutherie. They could at least show some respect and memorize the words and rehearse it. Forget the first half of the program, really. Kinda hyped up with some mostly forgettable moments.
It's Friday 27th not Thursday
Thanks Bob for the great writeup! We are really stoked about this show and the whole album!!
Review their discography, Mark. Especially their self-titled album and Out of the Vein. Jenkins' is an excellent songwriter and has a niche for getting you hooked on catchy pop/rock tunes while hiding their dark lyrics. Semi-Charmed is a prime example. Truthfully, I think because of the Top 40 success early in their careers they've been discounted as 'one-hit-wonders', when they should have been more underground than mainstream. The resurgence they have experienced over the past few years is only proof of that. The mainstream faded away and now they are being re-discovered on playlists and "best of" lists by millennials.
If you didn't go you missed out! :D
Going to be a great show.
This is a benefit for Sisters Of The Road!
PS I do not know how I got logged into my sisters account but it is not destony parks that wrote that message it is Leslee Johnson
I am new to this and I will be attending this year. Does anybody have any helpful suggestions on setting up as a new vendor? Things I should bring to make it a little more organized.. Any information would be appreciated please and thank you! Leslee Fae Lesleefae@live.com
Five stars might just ruin an artists. What could they aspire for? How could they rest without the goal to self actualize and someday achieve five stars.
The Beth Orton and Laura Gibson show offers a perfect example of a four star show by delivering a near-perfect experience. Ms Gibson opened with an artistic and lovely song that prepared the audience or the rest of the night. She used a vocal synthesizer thingy that in the business is called a autotone or a framptonizer to deliver her own realtime, otherworld backup vocal. The effect was like listing to Heinrich Hertz sing Lady to Nicolas Tesla over a home made wireless. It was beautiful and let everyone now that this was going to be about performance and making art. The only way to take a start back is acknowledge that the effect while beautiful to hear was awkward to watch.
Ms Orton was predictably brilliant, a flawless guitar player and vocalist in lovely dress with an approachable stage presence. For those who know the music, she played her better-know songs in great renditions which captured the strength of her composition while adding just enough to be interesting while not taking away from the joys of hearing a favorite song. As one would hope, toward the end she was joined by Ms Gibson for a duo that bought to example why both these artists are so very good while having different only compliment in their remarkable individual strengths. The only way to carve back a star here is to acknowledge that one song together could and did feel more like an act of theater than musical artistry leaving the audience with questions where there might have been answers.
Four Stars. That show should be done again if only to reveal its manufactured potential, to experience the progression, to dare to dream that some day soon: Five Stars.
more-unique experiences ? I believe it will be better.
Two shallow plays with mediocre dialog, little plot, and nothing of interest. Another poor showing in this year's presentations by Damaso Rodriguez at Artists Rep.
I first met David Swanson when he was speaking to peace loving citizens encamped in front of Congress. I had bicycled from Portland for the event. Even before that meeting, I had learned to rely upon David's writing for straightforward cutting edge analysis. He's never let us down. David Swanson maintains a keen awareness of what's really happening in DC without ever losing sight of a clear, idealistic vision of a future that could work for us all.
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Morae is short but packed with non-stop action that will stop your heart at moments. TEMPOS consists of live musicians and performers with diverse backgrounds in dance, acrobatics, yoga, and physical theater. The aesthetic is spare, modern, and sometimes weird, with odd creature-characters cavorting across the stage between acrobatic stunts. It's no Cirque de Soleil, but that's a good thing. Only in Portland will you find such an interesting blend of imagination and skill performed with both passion and humor in an intimate, informal space. Fans of Imago Theather, Pilobolus Dance Theater, and Circa, be sure to check out what Portland's newest and strangest acrobatic troupe has cooked up.
Oh, pricing is $7 if you dress like Santa or another costume we deem worth a dollar. $8 Otherwise. Proceeds go to the nonprofit theater and Oregon Food Bank.
Officially, this is called "Our Kind of Christmas Pageant", but that's really semantics. Free "HO!" buttons while they last (we have hundreds, though)
My favorite holiday event every year.
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