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Thumbnail for - Review: Dralion
Jun 16, 2011
cirque du critique
By now, it’s common knowledge that Cirque du Soleil has a lot of tricks up its sleeve—from credulity-straining contortionism to death-defying trapeze leaps. But technique alone can’t be credited...
Thumbnail for - Review: Reasons To Be Pretty
May 30, 2011
theater
Dying City, Jack Goes Boating, The Scene —and now, Coho Theater’s Reasons To Be Pretty. I don’t know whether to chalk it up to my own selection bias or a burgeoning trend, but this theater season...
Thumbnail for - Review: Cherry Orchard
May 17, 2011
theater
For some, an adaptation of a play, especially one that is an established classic, is foolhardy; any re-write or re-direction simply diminishes a great work. For instance, if Romeo and Juliet...
Thumbnail for - Review: Opus
Apr 21, 2011
theater
Only when it was over, did we confess our preconceptions. “To be honest, I didn’t think this play would be this great,” I admitted. And with a flood of relief, my date agreed. Funny story: we...
Thumbnail for - Review: Ten Reasons To See Billy Elliot
Apr 9, 2011
broadway
The Civics LessonBilly Elliot was inspired by the actual UK miners’ strike of 1984, but just so happens to be touring in 2011, as Wisconsin state workers’ unions find themselves under threat and...
Thumbnail for - Review: The Scene
Mar 10, 2011
theater
“Surreal” is the first and last word in The Scene. At the beginning, the word is giggled by a seemingly clueless coquette, and at the end, it’s spat by a broken man. In the meantime, Theresa...
Thumbnail for - Album Review: Loch Lomond
Mar 3, 2011
music
Portland indie pop outfit Loch Lomond has come a long way in the last 8 years. In its infancy, way back in 2003, Loch Lomond was a solo project started by singer and multi-instrumentalist Ritchie...
Thumbnail for - Portlandia: Over | Flyer Wars | Deuce Hotel
Mar 1, 2011
tune in: television
I’ll admit it: it’s been a couple weeks since I checked in on Portlandia. After a whirlwind of posts, an onslaught of thoughts, and a double dose of premieres, I stopped paying attention. I’ll...
Thumbnail for - Album Review: Ashia Grzesik
Feb 21, 2011
music
Cellist Ashia Grzesik may sing music from the old country, wear ruffled skirts and cook borscht, but she’s no neo-bohemian gypsy-punk poser. Though she currently hangs her plumed hats in...
Thumbnail for - Album Review: Holcombe Waller
Feb 15, 2011
music
In 2008, Portland based performance artist and musician Holcombe Waller was commissioned by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, in partnership with On the Boards of Seattle, to create...
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