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Top Things to Do This Holiday Week: Dec 23–28

Theater Review Blithe Spirit Tuesday–Wednesday Friday–Sunday, Artists Repertory TheatreThere’s more than one play about ghosts that theaters can produce during the holidays: in this spectral 1941 comedy by Noël Coward, a famous author invites an eccentric clairvoyant to his house only for the woman to summon the ghost of his irritable first wife. “Coward’s ebullient and ceaselessly witty dialogue is solid comedy; if my friends insulted me as cleverly as this, I’d probably let them see more of my flaws…” Read our full review.  Closing A Christmas CarolTuesday–Wednesday Friday–Sunday, Portland PlayhouseThis original musical adaptation dressed up the playhouseRead the full article here:
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Top Things to Do This Holiday Week: Dec 23–28

Theater Review Blithe Spirit Tuesday–Wednesday Friday–Sunday, Artists Repertory TheatreThere’s more than one play about ghosts that theaters can produce during the holidays: in this spectral 1941 comedy by Noël Coward, a famous author invites an eccentric clairvoyant to his house only for the woman to summon the ghost of his irritable first wife. “Coward’s ebullient and ceaselessly witty dialogue is solid comedy; if my friends insulted me as cleverly as this, I’d probably let them see more of my flaws…” Read our full review.  Closing A Christmas CarolTuesday–Wednesday Friday–Sunday, Portland PlayhouseThis original musical adaptation dressed up the playhouseRead the full article here:
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Xmas tide overs

It is just about time for our annual year end wrap ups (2013′s was very popular), the Guenther era digestion and some other pieces the team have been working on. Till then here are some things to tide you over: I love this interactive Map of New York’s art history. Maybe I should do something similar for the last 15 years in Portland… perhaps the most culturally dynamic period in the city’s history. This death of painting 2014 discussion is mostly interesting for its focus on “Atemporal”. It doesn’t surprise me… it is very similar to the “new economy” talk
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Xmas tide overs

It is just about time for our annual year end wrap ups (2013′s was very popular), the Guenther era digestion and some other pieces the team have been working on. Till then here are some things to tide you over: I love this interactive Map of New York’s art history. Maybe I should do something similar for the last 15 years in Portland… perhaps the most culturally dynamic period in the city’s history. This death of painting 2014 discussion is mostly interesting for its focus on “Atemporal”. It doesn’t surprise me… it is very similar to the “new economy” talk
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Ntvty V

It started 5 years ago as a parody of holiday nativity scenes but these days the annual display by Xhurch (it is housed in a former church) is now simply spiritually pluralist cacophony. I think of it as a more artistic take on this sometimes crass season. Cyber-Vikings, Excessive Yogurt Yogis, Trekkie Twitter Tolkienists, Donut Sandwich Apocalyptics, Block Party Federalists and Sea Monkey Capitalists unite? Overall, one thing I appreciate about Portland is the the way most everyone can get on without trying to homogenize everything. Embrace the season like the Portland art scene does… NTVTY V | December 22-24
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Ntvty V

It started 5 years ago as a parody of holiday nativity scenes but these days the annual display by Xhurch (it is housed in a former church) is now simply spiritually pluralist cacophony. I think of it as a more artistic take on this sometimes crass season. Cyber-Vikings, Excessive Yogurt Yogis, Trekkie Twitter Tolkienists, Donut Sandwich Apocalyptics, Block Party Federalists and Sea Monkey Capitalists unite? Overall, one thing I appreciate about Portland is the the way most everyone can get on without trying to homogenize everything. Embrace the season like the Portland art scene does… NTVTY V | December 22-24
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Shoot photos for yourself to feed creative side (Photos)

“Take a photo every day that is just for you.” That bit of advice was shared with me over fifteen years ago, by my photojournalism instructor Mark Boster, a veteran photojournalist at The Los Angeles Times. He was responding to my question about how he stayed enthusiastic and creative in a field that can wear you down with deadlines and production pressures. Mark continued, telling me that those images you make for yourself might make it into the paper, and they might not. But it was important to make them. I’m not sure why that advice resonated with me so deeply.
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Shoot photos for yourself to feed creative side (Photos)

“Take a photo every day that is just for you.” That bit of advice was shared with me over fifteen years ago, by my photojournalism instructor Mark Boster, a veteran photojournalist at The Los Angeles Times. He was responding to my question about how he stayed enthusiastic and creative in a field that can wear you down with deadlines and production pressures. Mark continued, telling me that those images you make for yourself might make it into the paper, and they might not. But it was important to make them. I’m not sure why that advice resonated with me so deeply.
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Portland Community College opens business center; Regional Arts & Culture Council and Boom Arts receive grants; Port of Ridgefield named port of the year: Industry Notes

AWARDS RIDGEFIELD, Wash. – The Port of Ridgefield was named Port of the Year by the Washington Public Ports Association. The award recognizes a member that has demonstrated exceptional success in the industry. There are currently 75 member ports operating within Washington. The Port of Ridgefield was recognized for the extensive, multi-year, $90 million environmental cleanup of its 41-acre waterfront site – Millers’ Landing. The site, formerly a wood treating facility, was cleared for development late last year. View full sizeMillers Landing at the Port of Ridgefield waterfrontPort of Ridgefield  The 20-year-old cleanup project is now in its final stages. Project
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Revolution Hall’s Opening Weekend Line-Up Announced

The highly anticipated new Revolution Hall—the collaborative venue between Mississippi Studios and Aladdin Theater owners in Washington High School—announced it will open its doors for a preview weekend in mid-February. The line-up is decidedly local, allowing Portland artists the chance to experience the space before bigger acts fill the dates. For opening night, Thursday Februrary 12, the refurbished hall welcomes two of Portland’s revered indie acts: folk-rock quintet Alialujah Choir and electro-pop group Wild Ones (tickets). Night two, Februrary 13, features the outspoken sex coloumnist and author Dan Savage, hosting a night he calls Unlucky inRead the full article here: Culturephile admin
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