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Martin Zarzar has a new album: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/23/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Percussionist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer....and Martin Zarzar does them on on his new album El Jardin to Mi Abuela.

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Heilung at the Roseland Theater 01/013/2020 / Photos and review

01/19/2020 | 0 comments

Photos and story by MIKE LEWIS // It’s quite easy to get lost in what Heilung brings as performers to the stage at the Roseland. This isn’t something that is merely a concert but instead ...

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Hedwig returns: Portland Center Stage with Delphon “D.J.” Curtis, Jr.

01/18/2020 | 0 comments

By HOLLY JOHNSON //  Hedwig is alive and well. Delphon “D.J.” Curtis, Jr. explodes in a simply magnificent performance. Portland Center Stage has offered the city  a luscious ...

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Reel Music Festival 37: NW Film Center's Ben Popp gives us the rundown. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/17/2020 | 0 comments

It's time for Northwest Film Center's annual festival of music and movies, Reel Music 37. NWFC's Ben Popp tells us all about it. / Audio

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l to r: Magic Dick, Mark Hummel, Lee Oskar, Jerry Portnoy

HarmonicaGreats: Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel / New Video Episode Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #227

01/16/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Jerry Portnoy, Lee Oskar, Magic Dick & Mark Hummel, four of the greatest harmonica players on earth visited Artichoke Cafe, sat around a table and talked and talked and talked. ...

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Roddy Ricch at Roseland Theater 01/15/2020 Photos

01/16/2020 | 0 comments

By MIGUEL PADILLA //

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Nicholas Salas-Harris named new Artistic Director of PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival

01/13/2020 | 0 comments

Nicholas Salas-Harris of Soul'd Out Music Festival and Jack London Revue has been named new Artistic Director of  PDX Jazz/Portland Jazz Festival. No Soul'd Out Festival in 2020.

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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.

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Mark Bowden cooks Lamb Gyros with Marti / Marti's Music Kitchen #31

01/11/2020 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Mark Bowden, guitarist, writer, producer, and one of the top nationally known go-to musicians cooks with Marti and is joined by his partner Rachel and singer Karen Lovely. They'll ...

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Juliana Tobon: Behind the scenes at clubs / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #226

01/09/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Juliana Tobon is currently the event director at The Old Church Concert Hall and has worked behind the scenes at clubs like Dante's and OHM. What must that have been like? OMN's salute ...

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Tenth Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball

01/09/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Laissez les bons temps rouler

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Northwest String Summit announces initial 2020 lineup

01/08/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // 19th Annual Festival runs July 16-19 in North Plains

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BEST OF 2019 COFFEESHOP CONVERSATIONS: Reggie Houston remembers Dave Bartholomew: Coffeeshop Conversations at Artichoke Music #201

01/01/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Reggie Houston remembers the great Dave Bartholomew who died in 2019. This was the first Coffeeshop Conversation recorded at Artichoke Music. It is our Best Coffeeshop Conversation of ...

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A new piece by Lynn Darroch: "Passages" / audio

12/30/2019 | 1 comments

Something new by Lynn Darroch. Piano: George Colligan. Read the backstory.

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Neil Innes: The Bonzos, The Rutles and world domination / R.I.P

12/30/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Neil Innes of the Bonzo Dog Band and the Rutles plus Monty Python passed away on Sunday, December 29 at 75. He was as silly as he was talented musically. Here's an OMN interview from ...

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Long Ryders

Terry Currier's Top 15 Albums of 2019

12/29/2019 | 1 comments

Here's Music Millennium's Terry Currier and his top 15 albums of 2019

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(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 ...

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Lisa Mann and Allen Markel - Best of 2019 Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music / Video

12/26/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //Lisa Mann and Allen Markel: Marriage is a two-bass hit / VIDEO Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #213. First published September 25, 2019

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