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Martin Zarzar doing a Coffeeshop Conversation @ Artichoke Music

Coffeeshop Conversations returns to Artichoke Music on June 2!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Beginning June 2 we'll be back recording Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music...at Artichoke Music!

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Little Richard dies at 87

05/09/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The embodiment of Rock n Roll in all its aspects is gone.

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Caspar Babypants

New Releases 5-8-20

05/07/2020 | 0 comments

Here's what's new this week, vinyl and CD, courtesy Music Millennium.

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Bill Royston celebrating International Jazz Day while quarantined

04/30/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Tips on how to celebrate International Jazz Day today and every day...and some remembrances of Past IJD's.

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RIP Lynn Easton of the Kingsmen, Portland TV fame

04/25/2020 | 0 comments

From TERRY CURRIER // Lynn Easton was a member of the Kingsmen and later became a TV dance show host. 

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough — Portland Musicians for COVID-19 Relief

04/07/2020 | 0 comments

In support of Jeremy Wilson Foundation's GoFundMe campaign for its COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund to offer financial assistance, and connection to resources for medical, housing, and ...

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Ellis Marsalis dead at 85 from Covid-19 / A remembrance

04/02/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // After one particularly strong performance, the agent who was with us slinked over to the last horn player. Ellis stood up, wagged his finger, and warned "You stay away from him! ...

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Shadowy "Hipsterati" organization lobbies OLCC for dress code, upper age limit, other restrictions in clubs

04/01/2020 | 0 comments

An anonymous source at OLCC said today, "We're treating this with great seriousness. Like at a four-way stop sign, we're waiting to see who goes first on this issue. I will say that we got lobbied heavily ...

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Huffington Post to buy Oregon Music News - staff stays intact

04/01/2020 | 0 comments

"We are happy to help them continue on their path to excellence. We will be keeping the staff intact, and giving them substantial raises. We know it has been a tough road for them and that they have worked ...

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Ton of Bricks at My Dining Room Table 04.01.2020 PHOTOS

04/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MIKE LEWIS // OMN exclusive!

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John Prine in critical condition

03/29/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Prine's wife has also been ill with Covid-19

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2020 Waterfront Blues Festival Canceled

03/24/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Annual event pulled down due to Covid-19 fallout

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JJ Grey and Mofro at the Crystal Ballroom in 2019

Oregon-based events with 250+ attendees postponed or canceled

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Touring grinds to a halt as Covid-19 virus spreads

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Crystal Ballroom latest to suspend concerts in wake of virus

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

Crystal Ballroom announced suspension of concerts due to COVID-19 virus

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Artichoke Music temporarily closing due to COVID-19

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

Artichoke Music, Portland's iconic music store/venue closed temporarily today due to the COVID-19 virus.

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Lyle Mays: A remembrance by Bill Royston

03/08/2020 | 1 comments

By BILL ROYSTON: The founder of the Portland Jazz Festival with a fond remembrance of pianist Lyle Mays who passed away on February 20, 2020.

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McCoy Tyner, dead at 81 / A tribute from Bill Royston

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

McCoy Tyner, one of the great Jazz pianists, died today. Read a tribute by Bill Royston

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Mike Thrasher, center. From his Facebook page.

Mike Thrasher, concert promoter, dead at 48

03/03/2020 | 0 comments

Willamette week is reporting that Portland concert promoter Mike Thrasher has passed away at age 48. No cause of death yet.

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Tove Lo at Roseland Theater on 02/25/20 Photos and Review

02/28/2020 | 0 comments

Photos by Liana Kramer / Story by Matt Carter // With a fierce dedication to her performance, movie star good looks, and a general positivity and confidence, Lo ensured that no one went away from ...

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Photo by Diane Russell

Archie Shepp / Ashley Kahn Jazz Conversation Portland Jazz Festival at Art Bar 2020

02/23/2020 | 2 comments

Giant of the Jazz avant-garde Archie Shepp talks music with journalist Ashley Kahn at the Art Bar for the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.

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