Prakruti Bhatt is an Arts & Culture video producer/reporter at OPB. During the course of her career, Prakruti has mainly covered music, pop culture, and the arts. Her work has appeared in ProPublica, Saveur, Hyperallergic, the Times of India and Mumbai Mirror.
Prakruti grew up in Abu Dhabi, UAE, before moving to Mumbai, India, to pursue a bachelor’s in mass media from the University of Mumbai. In 2022, she earned an MA in journalism, with a specialization in arts & culture, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
When Prakruti's not being picky about selecting just the right songs for her monthly Spotify playlists, she's looking for the next book or video game to immerse herself in.
All Classical radio to relocate to downtown Portland in 2024
In 2024, All Classical will move its headquarters and its services to KOIN Tower in downtown Portland. The radio station will relocate to a 15,000 square-foot-office which would include a media arts center, recording studios and gathering spaces for community members.
Darcelle memorial in Portland draws luminaries and lots of glitter
More than 2,000 people gathered at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday to remember Walter W. Cole, who was fondly known as drag performer Darcelle XV.
Immigrant stories take center stage at 2023 Oregon Book Awards
Sindya Bhanoo, Casey Parks and Eric Tran were among the winners named at this year’s book awards, Gary Miranda and Dawn Prochovnic received legacy awards.
Zakir Hussain’s renowned ‘Masters of Percussion’ brings global drumbeats to Portland
Zakir Hussain will be bringing his critically-acclaimed “Masters of Percussion” tour to Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on March 21. Attendees can not only expect musicians seamlessly blending rhythms and melodies together during the show, but also a musical conversation that introduces new percussionist forces.
Yo-Yo Ma to kick off Oregon Symphony’s 2023-24 season
The symphony announced the guest musicians joining its classical lineup for the season, as well as details of its plans for performances linked to pop culture.
Harmonious: Jun Kaneko’s works spur ‘freedom of thinking’ amid Japanese garden’s tranquility
Kaneko’s oversized ceramic structures carefully mingle with the green and auburn expanse of the Portland Japanese Garden. They're on display through Feb. 20.
Oregon Symphony performs tradition-challenging ‘The Firebird’
Stravinsky’s 1910 rule-breaking ballet score comes to Portland.
Pink Martini’s Portland New Year’s Eve tradition returns, with local all-stars and a rediscovered film
Audiences will have a chance to watch "Destino," an animated film by by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney, backed by an updated score.
A conversation on identity and music with Nabil Ayers
While on a book tour stop in Portland, the memoir author spoke about his complex upbringing.
As drag queens prepare to ring in 2023, Portland’s Darcelle reflects on decades of artistry
Headliners from Portland’s 40th annual La Femme Magnifique drag pageant show take center stage on New Year’s Eve.