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Justin Timberlake: Bringing Classy Back

To say Justin Timberlake brought the sold-out audience to its feet last night at the Moda Center for the kick off of the fall leg of his tour would be a misnomer. The audience never sat down. Not even when Timberlake himself took a seat at a pearl white grand piano that rose out of the floor to sing “Until the End of Time” (yes, just one of many surprises to rise from the floor). The 20/20 Experience World Tour concert was just that: an experience. A full sensory experience. From the opening of the first song, “Pusher Love Girl,”
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Justin Timberlake: Bringing Classy Back

To say Justin Timberlake brought the sold-out audience to its feet last night at the Moda Center for the kick off of the fall leg of his tour would be a misnomer. The audience never sat down. Not even when Timberlake himself took a seat at a pearl white grand piano that rose out of the floor to sing “Until the End of Time” (yes, just one of many surprises to rise from the floor). The 20/20 Experience World Tour concert was just that: an experience. A full sensory experience. From the opening of the first song, “Pusher Love Girl,”
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Laura Hughes at PSU

Laura Hughes has taken on an unenviable task in visual art… somehow trying to find a way to carve out something new while building on the careers of light and space artists Robert Irwin, Dan Flavin, James Turrell and Doug Wheeler. Later today she will speak about this challenge and her latest show at PSU’s excellent Littman Gallery, a space which typically has one of the best programs in the city (it is run by students). This exhibition has more Flavin in it than I’ve seen from her before and the use of sequencing and stations points in a new
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Laura Hughes at PSU

Laura Hughes has taken on an unenviable task in visual art… somehow trying to find a way to carve out something new while building on the careers of light and space artists Robert Irwin, Dan Flavin, James Turrell and Doug Wheeler. Later today she will speak about this challenge and her latest show at PSU’s excellent Littman Gallery, a space which typically has one of the best programs in the city (it is run by students). This exhibition has more Flavin in it than I’ve seen from her before and the use of sequencing and stations points in a new
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Ursula K. Le Guin Burns Down the National Book Awards

After accepting the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at last night’s National Book Awards, Portland writer Ursula K. Le Guin deployed a speech that lanced Amazon, her own publisher, and other “commodity profiteers” who “sell us like deodorant.” It went off like a bomb, bringing the entire room to its feet. “The speech started out as a smattering of applause, but by the end she got a standing ovation,” said Theo Downes-Le Guin, Le Guin’s son who also runs contemporary art gallery Upfor on NW Flanders. We caughtRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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Ursula K. Le Guin Burns Down the National Book Awards

After accepting the 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at last night’s National Book Awards, Portland writer Ursula K. Le Guin deployed a speech that lanced Amazon, her own publisher, and other “commodity profiteers” who “sell us like deodorant.” It went off like a bomb, bringing the entire room to its feet. “The speech started out as a smattering of applause, but by the end she got a standing ovation,” said Theo Downes-Le Guin, Le Guin’s son who also runs contemporary art gallery Upfor on NW Flanders. We caughtRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 20–23

concerts Ages and AgesFriday and Saturday at 9pm, Mississippi StudiosThese locals’ handclaps, gang vocals, and Americana-inflected harmonies—not to mention relentless optimism and just a hint of self-righteousness—have attracted the tag “secular gospel.” Expect a tight show, as they’ve been on the road all October. Leading Ladies in Music FundraiserSaturday at 6pm, Wonder BallroomThis year’s event, in support of the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls, honors China Forbes of Pink Martini, Storm Large, Maggie Vail of Hurry Up Strange Babes and now CASH Music, Kathy Foster of the Thermals, Rebecca Gates of the Spinanes and now RebeccaRead the full article here:
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Opportunities

It is nearing the end of the year, time to apply yourself by applying for these artist opportunities: With its fantastic setting and facilities OCAC’s Golden Spot Residency is one of the most interesting for Oregon residents. Deadline: November 30th Seattle’s Scott Lawrimore is curating the 2015 Bellingham National Art Exhibition and Awards at the Whatcom Art Museum. Open to all artists working in the USA. $35 Deadline February 9 2015 Newspace has an excellent photography program and have put out a call for an exhibition titled Radical Color. Juror is Jon Feinstein Co-Founder and Curatorial Director of Humble Arts
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Opportunities

It is nearing the end of the year, time to apply yourself by applying for these artist opportunities: With its fantastic setting and facilities OCAC’s Golden Spot Residency is one of the most interesting for Oregon residents. Deadline: November 30th Seattle’s Scott Lawrimore is curating the 2015 Bellingham National Art Exhibition and Awards at the Whatcom Art Museum. Open to all artists working in the USA. $35 Deadline February 9 2015 Newspace has an excellent photography program and have put out a call for an exhibition titled Radical Color. Juror is Jon Feinstein Co-Founder and Curatorial Director of Humble Arts
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Artists flock to studio spaces: Wild Arts Festival benefits the Portland Audubon Society

How do artists create a space to work? It’s not easy. A studio takes money to rent and outfit with equipment. Just ask the five professional artists whose garden pieces will be displayed at the 34th Wild Arts Festival, Nov. 22-23 in Northwest Portland’s Montgomery Park. People attending the event, which benefits the Audubon Society of Portland, will see that these artists’ work is inspired by nature. Many of the pieces incorporate natural materials. Selling their art has allowed them to expand their workspace. Still, there were obstacle they had to overcome to have a place in which to spread
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