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Ron Blessinger: 45th Parallel's new season and the secret signals of symphony orchestra musicians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #202

07/10/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ron Blessinger heads up 45th Parallel, a new music organization while holding down a violin chair in the Oregon Symphony. He returns to the podcast to let us in on what he's up to and ...

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Jimmie Herrod: A voice like no other...from PSU to Paris / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #198

06/05/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Just back from a short world tour with Pink Martini, the unique singer/composer Jimmie Herrod lets us in on his world.

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Shoehorn's Introduction to Electronic Tap Dancing: MIDI Triggering / Part 1

06/04/2019 | 0 comments

by MICHAEL 'SHOEHORN' CONLEY // How Shoehorn does what he does, and how you can learn how to make it happen.

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Kishi Bashi: "Marigolds" / OMN Featured audio

06/03/2019 | 0 comments

Kishi Bashi's concert at The Old Church Concert Hall on June 14th is sold out. Listen to "Marigolds"

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The night I interviewed Leon Redbone / Audio

05/31/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Leon Redbone passed away this week. Here's a radio phoner I did with him c.1989 for the American Radio Network. I asked him, "Leon, people want to know 'where are you at?'"

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Ani DiFranco Speaks at Revolution Hall / Photos

05/16/2019 | 0 comments

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Sarah Tiedemann: Artistic Director at Third Angle previewing next season / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #195

05/15/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Sarah Tiedemann is just finishing up her first full season as Artistic Director at Third Angle New Music. How did it go? What's in store for next season?

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Lynn Darroch: "Toys for the Buddha" - a new story set to music / audio

05/01/2019 | 1 comments

"Magical realism to show that Portland today is just as weird as it always was - and how the past has remained with us. Plus there’s a riddle about the Buddha and a suitcase full of toys." -- ...

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Enrique Ugalde aka Soriah on a spectacular upcoming throat singing concert / Coffeeshop Conversation @ Catfish Lou's #192

04/25/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Soriah aka Enrique Ugalde talks about his upcoming concert at the Old Church with Chirgilchin (from Tuva) and the ethereal world of throat-singing.

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Soul'd Out Festival starts this week! Here's everything you need to know

04/15/2019 | 0 comments

Get the schedule and listen to the curator talk about EVERY performer at the Soul'd Out Festival which starts this week!

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Savion Glover’s All FuNK’d Up, The Concert at the Schnitz / Preview

04/08/2019 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // See tapdancer Savion Glover April 9th and 10th, 2019 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland

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Review: Sarah Reich’s New Change Live- Tap Dance Comes Up For Air In Portland. Goodfoot Lounge, Portland, 3/25/19

03/27/2019 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // The energy and sophistication of this performance was extraordinary and Reich has come into her own as a leader in this tap dance Renaissance.

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New Change Live featuring Sarah Reich tap dances into the Goodfoot / preview

03/20/2019 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // New Change Live featuring tap dance sensation Sarah Reich at the Goodfoot Pub & Lounge in Portland Monday, March 25th 2019

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Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo at the Moda Center on 03/14/19 - Show

03/16/2019 | 0 comments

By BRENT ANGELO // Cirque du Soliel's Corteo about Mauro The Dreamer Clown visits Portland

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Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo - Behind the Scenes - Alex Reis Q&A and photo gallery

03/14/2019 | 1 comments

By BRENT ANGELO // Cirque Du Soleil drummer Alex Reis takes us behind the scenes.

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Guitarist Steven Mackey

Orpheus Unsung preview, Third Angle at Holocene Feb. 20th & 21st

02/16/2019 | 0 comments

By MATT CARTER // Yes, Sophocles, there are holograms. Orpheus Unsung, Guitarist and Harvard professor of music Steven Mackey, along with Jason Treuting of Sō Percussion at ...

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Nels Cline Q&A: From Improvising with his brother to his latest working band - Nels Cline 4

01/21/2019 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // Guitarist/composer Nels Cline talks about his latest album and beyond Wilco. The Nels Cline 4 will play two shows at Mississippi Studios on February 14, 2019. The first show ...

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Chatta Addy, Portland musician, teacher dead at 58

12/31/2018 | 2 comments

By MICHAEL CONLEY // Long-time Portland musician Chata Addy, drummer, dancer and songwriter, died December 8th, 2018 of natural causes.

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