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David Ornette Cherry

Jun 18, 2017 Comments Off on David Ornette Cherry by

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Dmae welcomes pianist and composer David Ornette Cherry for an in-depth looks at his music and new collection of compositions for his upcoming new CD release. David has composed numerous CDs and produced evenings of his Organic Listening Club (coming in Oct!) as well as being the composer for Susan Banyas’ The Hillboro Story. David more […]

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Profile’s 26 Miles

Jun 11, 2017 Comments Off on Profile’s 26 Miles by

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Dmae features Profile Theatre’s artistic director Josh Hecht and director Rebecca Martinez of  26 Miles by Quiara Alegría Hudes. We’ll hear about the play and about the rest of Profile’s season which features Hudes work as the sole playwright. (Aired 11am 6/13/17 on KBOO 90.7FM or always on stagenstudio.com and always on  iTunes) Profile Theatre Project presents 26 Miles by Quiara […]

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Crossing East: Relations

Jun 02, 2017 Comments Off on Crossing East: Relations by

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For more than a year, Dmae Roberts has been conducting interviews about the historic and current relationship between African Americans and Asian Americans debuts. What began as a documentary featuring the Crossing East Archive collected for MediaRites‘ 8-hour radio series on Asian American Pacific Islander history series Crossing East has become  Relations, a timely chronicle of the Model Minority […]

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Good With People + Relations Preview

May 28, 2017 Comments Off on Good With People + Relations Preview

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Dmae welcomes Devon Allen, co-artistic director of Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab. She and co-producer Matt DiBiasio are performing a two-person play. In David Harrower’s Good With People a woman encounters the man who bullied her son 14 years earlier when they were schoolmates. And then in the latter part of the show, Dmae previews a […]

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Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

May 07, 2017 Comments Off on Vanport Mosaic + OutWright

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Dmae features two very different festivals. First up we feature Damaris Web and Laura Lo Forti​ co-directors of Vanport Mosaic that happens May 26-29 throughout Portland. The 2017 festival of events that highlights important history of Vanport communities and beyond. This year the festival includes staged readings of two new one-act plays about the American Dream, displacement […]

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AAPI Heritage Month

Apr 27, 2017 Comments Off on AAPI Heritage Month

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May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and events are heating up all over Portland. Up first we’ll talk with playwright Nandita Shenoy whose play Washer/Dryer gets its staged reading Oregon premiere by Theatre Diaspora. Shenoy created this play to present real life ethnically diverse cast with one South Asian character who is nearly autobiographical. As an actress she […]

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Tea Girl of Hummmingbird Lane

Apr 08, 2017 Comments Off on Tea Girl of Hummmingbird Lane

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Dmae welcomes back NY Times best-selling author Lisa See who has just released her new book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. Lisa See spends a couple of years researching and writing her books. Since Dmae spoke with her in 2014, the author has been researching the Akha, an ethnic people  in the Yunnan region of China and […]

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Two World Premieres

Apr 01, 2017 Comments Off on Two World Premieres

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Dmae talks with director Rose Riordan about the world premiere play Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore at Portland Center Stage at the Armory through April 30th. Always personal and funny, Weedman turns life’s pain into memorable stories and this time songs as she takes on the alter ego of a country singer named Tami Lisa. Hear […]

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