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.
Inaugural census will track Oregon music industry’s economic impact
Through Jan. 15, commercial music workers including musicians, producers and venue owners, can make some noise in the first Oregon Commercial Music Census. The goal is to present policymakers with hard data on how well the music economy is doing across the state.
Remembering the artists, filmmakers, actors and writers we lost in 2022
This was the year we lost actors Sidney Poitier, Angela Lansbury and Bob Saget, fashion titan André Leon Talley, artists Sam Gilliam and Claes Oldenburg and authors David McCullough and Hilary Mantel.
Bodysuits, custom scents and snacks: Symbiosis at Portland’s PAM CUT challenges our view of reality
Symbiosis immerses audiences in an extended reality experience that includes not just sight and sound — as in traditional virtual reality — but also touch, taste and smell. Guests explore a landscape 200 years in the future, where they must adapt to a collapsing ecosystem. Symbiosis had its U.S. premiere in November at the Portland Art Museum’s Center for an Untold Tomorrow.
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.
New musical in Vancouver gives queer and trans youth a Christmas story
“Holiday Out,” a new Christmas musical presented by Metropolitan Performing Arts in Vancouver, seeks to raise awareness about queer youth houselessness and give young LGBTQ+ people a story to tell at Christmas.
Artists Rep welcomes Portland theater company’s first BIPOC female leader
Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland’s oldest-running theater company, has a new artistic director who’s not only the company’s first female leader, but also its first artistic director who identifies as Native American.
Oregon Symphony’s newest conductor redefines ‘rock’ music
Deanna Tham, Oregon Symphony's newest associate conductor, describes how her passion for rock climbing helped her become a better musician.
The Salish language stars in short film shot on Spokane Reservation
Projects featuring Indigenous culture are taking off from big studios to small towns, often as a way to share and preserve culture.