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The Alluring Electronics of Magic Fades

When it comes to the indie city of Portland, there’s not much in the way of RB. And for synth-minded electro-based RB, there’s even less. Some find the absence discouraging, but for the duo behind Magic Fades, it’s encouraging—auspicious, even. “We’re lucky because, even though there’s hardly anyone in our pool, we’re versatile in some of the right ways,” says Mike Grabarek, one half of Magic Fades. And one glance at their resume—opened for the TDE-affiliated SZA; collaborated with honeyed crooner Shy Girls; produced for local word slinger Stewart Villain; named one of Portland’s Best New Bands in Willamette Week‘s poll
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Tacoma Art Museum adds wing housing Haub Family Collection, region’s largest Western art exhibit

Tacoma’s Museum District has opened another attraction that further cements it as one of the top visual arts destinations in Pacific Northwest. With the Nov. 15 debut of the Haub Family Collection, Tacoma Art Museum takes its place among the top exhibitors of the Western genre of American art: from the early explorations of the western half of the North American continent, to the modern visually stunning art the West continues to inspire. The museum has joined a consortium of 13 other members in Museums West, which includes two Western art icons well known to Northwest travelers: the Buffalo Bill Center
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Tacoma Art Museum joins Museums West, group with best Western art collections

View full sizeA painting by Charlie Russell in the Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Mont.Terry Richard/The Oregonian/2010  Want to see more great Western art? Plan your trips to include these places, members of Museums West (museumswest.org). Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, created by the namesake to house his Remington and Russell collection; cartermuseum.org. Los Angeles: Autry National Center of the American West, founded by actor/businessman, theautry.org. Cartersville, Ga.: Booth Western Art Museum, anonymous founders, boothmuseum.org. Cody, Wyo.: Buffalo Bill Center of the West, founded in 1917 to preserve the memory of William Cody, centerofthewest.org. Denver: Denver Art
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Win Tickets to the Moth Live

Over the last decade and a half, what began as a humble New York City–based non-profit with a passion for telling true stories has grown into the world’s most illustrious storytelling event, with a weekly podcast, a public radio show, and a best-selling book, The Moth: 50 True Stories, to boot.  The illustrious series is returning to Portland, and we have a pair of tickets. The December stop features host Adam Gopnik, a frequent storyteller and longtime staff writer at The New Yorker. Gopnik even penned the preface to the The Moth: 50 True Stories.   Along with Gopnik, the Moth welcomes
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The Decemberists Announce Album Release, Portland Concert, and Music Video

Mere weeks ago, Colin Meloy, the frontman of Portland-based indie outfit the Decemberists, stood in front of a mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue North 7th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and performed with his signature crooning lyricism. The mural featured the cover art of the band’s forthcoming record, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and Meloy performed a brand new song, “Make You Better.” Now we have a release date for the band’s seventh studio album, January 20, 2015, and a proper studio recording accompanied by visuals for the album’s debut track.  The band also released dates for a European
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The Decemberists Announce Album Release, Portland Concert, and Music Video

Mere weeks ago, Colin Meloy, the frontman of Portland-based indie outfit the Decemberists, stood in front of a mural on the corner of Bedford Avenue North 7th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and performed with his signature crooning lyricism. The mural featured the cover art of the band’s forthcoming record, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and Meloy performed a brand new song, “Make You Better.” Now we have a release date for the band’s seventh studio album, January 20, 2015, and a proper studio recording accompanied by visuals for the album’s debut track.  The band also released dates for a European
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Elizabeth Malaska’s surreal paintings at Nationale, Blue Sky, Blackfish and more: December art gallery preview

For Elizabeth Malaska’s second show at Nationale, “When We Dead Awaken,” the Portland painter shares a collection of charming canvases, in which figuration and pattern duke it out. There are portraits of statuesque women, who appear oddly featureless against the precise detail of woven fabrics and marbled columns. And then there are Malaska’s mysterious interiors, such as “You Will Become Me” in which a nude woman toting a machine gun fades into the wooden paneling of a suburban ’70s ranch. Nationale, S.E. Division St., 503-477-9786, nationale.us, through Dec. 31 Here are a few other highlights in December: Blue Sky: Francine Fleischer‘s
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Elizabeth Malaska’s surreal paintings at Nationale, Blue Sky, Blackfish and more: December art gallery preview

For Elizabeth Malaska’s second show at Nationale, “When We Dead Awaken,” the Portland painter shares a collection of charming canvases, in which figuration and pattern duke it out. There are portraits of statuesque women, who appear oddly featureless against the precise detail of woven fabrics and marbled columns. And then there are Malaska’s mysterious interiors, such as “You Will Become Me” in which a nude woman toting a machine gun fades into the wooden paneling of a suburban ’70s ranch. Nationale, S.E. Division St., 503-477-9786, nationale.us, through Dec. 31 Here are a few other highlights in December: Blue Sky: Francine Fleischer‘s
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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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