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Blossom + Sanctuary Produce Farms : R&B singer stops to smell (and grow) the cauliflower

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By RACHEL GOOD// Share the land: singer Blossom reimagines community supported agriculture at Sanctuary Produce Farm.


Remembering John Callahan: Our coverage of his life and death ten years later

07/24/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Callahan died on July 24, 2010. An acerbic, hilarious cartoonist and a Portland icon and a musician, too. Here's how we covered his death the next day and the days that followed. ...


Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...


Denson at the 2013 Waterfront Blues Festival Photo by Jon T. Cruz

Karl Denson: Waterfront Blues Festival, July 5, 2013 / Audio interview

06/30/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Karl Denson fills a very important place in the Jazz/Funk nexus. His tunes are complex enough to make any Jazz fan happy, but funky enough to make you dance. This was the original function ...


The best Jazz gig ever: Heat, humidity, Dianne Reeves and a little girl

05/29/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // One memorable night with Dianne Reeves, a little girl and cigarettes.


Joe Henderson

The Worst Jazz Gig Ever!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Bill Royston spins the tale of the worst Jazz gig ever...including No Show Joe Henderson.


Giving Emily Remler her due, thirty years later

05/10/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // The tales and trials of the late guitarist Emily Remler.


Tales of the late Richie Cole who died at 72 on May 2

05/04/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Remembering a few wild adventures with the Alto Madness of Richie Cole


Jan Garbarek

Bill Royston: Vivid memories of his International Jazz Days / Part 2

05/03/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Memories, musings and opinions from past International Jazz Days. Including Anthony Braxton in 90 degree weather wearing a heavy overcoat and a long muffler wrapped around his neck.


Commentary: Thoughts on the passing of John Prine

04/08/2020 | 1 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Our heroes become beacons and today John Prine shines brighter than ever


Through the Eyes of a Child: Skillet

03/02/2020 | 1 comments

By SYDNEY AND MIKE LEWIS // Seven year-old Sydney Lewis's adventures with Skillet. Plus a new video from her.


Tahirah Memory: Producing- Writing- Loss- Staying Healthy School Night Pizza Marti's Music Kitchen EPS2-32

02/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Tahirah Memory's career is in high-gear. So how does she balance being a single parent with extended International tours? And how does she stick to her health and fitness regimen ...


Through the Eyes of a Child: Sydney Lewis' (She's 7) Final Shows of 2019

01/12/2020 | 0 comments

Photos by SYDNEY LEWIS // Story by MIKE LEWIS // Seven year-old Sydney Lewis, daughter to OMN Photographer/writer Mike is back at it, in the photography pit. Plus two videos with dad.


(From L to R) The poster for the first Femme Fatale Productions show, by @kayapapayyaa; Femme Fatale s first logo, by @kill3r.kraft; Event poster, by @staceyfromrussia

Killer, Badass, Edgy: Femme Fatale Productions leaving Oregon

12/29/2019 | 3 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Femme Fatale Productions is leaving Eugene after almost a year of uplifting and centering marginalized voices in the Eugene area, but founder Rhuby Noriyuki plans to continue ...


Kate Power & Steve Einhorn - The Fragile Line Concert - Alberta Rose Theatre 10/20/2019 / Full concert video

12/18/2019 | 1 comments

Kate Power & Steve Einhorn sang to a full house at Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon in appreciation to hundreds who helped during Steve's recent medical emergency in Galway, Ireland last June. ...


Photo by Miranda Cavagnaro

Novacane has Mastered the Art of Self-Expression

11/27/2019 | 1 comments

By EMERSON BRADY // Oregon band Novacane discusses style, star power, and music.


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John Waters talks about his 2019 Christmas show / audio

11/17/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // John Waters one-man Christmas 2019 "Filthier and Merrier" will be at the Aladdin Theater on Friday, December 6, 2019. He talks about it and a lot more.


Seeking Redemption With Terry Robb At Inessa's Robin Road / audio

11/11/2019 | 0 comments

By INESSA // There’s a new album from Terry. He was able to do EVERYTHING he does as a player, and put it all into this new record, Confessin’ My Dues. And as any fan will attest, ...


Through the Eyes of a Child: Seven year old Sydney Lewis shoots her second concert, Sabaton and Hammerfall

11/04/2019 | 1 comments

By MIKE LEWIS Photos by SYDNEY LEWIS // Seven year-old Sydney Lewis shot her first concert at the Waterfront Blues Festival. She's back. See her photos of Sabaton and Hammerfall and read what her dad has ...


Malea and the Tourists cook Chicken Pesto Extreme Chocolate Cake, New Album Workout and Cats Marti's Music Kitchen Season 2 Episode 7

10/29/2019 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // On this episode of Marti's Music Kitchen, Malea will prepare her “go to” quick and easy recipe for Chicken Breasts with Pesto, and Fall Leafy Greens w/Butternut ...


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