The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's new artistic director has started his new job. Tim Bond spent 11 seasons from the mid-'90s to the early 2000s at the Ashland-based festival. Now he's returning to become the artistic leader at a time of serious turmoil for the repertory company.
For nearly 30 years, Portland has been the main funder of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, which in turn has been one of the main arts and culture grant-makers in the region. The contract with Portland makes up over $6 million of the council’s $7.5 million budget. Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan announced last week that the city is going to end its contract with the nonprofit.
More than 60 drag performers from around the country strutted the stage at the historic Darcelle XV Showplace last week with one goal: break the Guinness world record for longest continual drag performance.
Summer is here, and with sunny skies comes more arts and culture events to add to our calendars. OPB producer Donald Orr sat down with “All Things Considered” co-host Crystal Ligori to preview a few things to look forward to in July.