Portland Taiko’s Insatiable is a new compositions exploring as they say “the possibilities of the art form of taiko through contemporary reflections on Japanese folk dance.”
Host Dmae Roberts talks with Nicole Lane, festival director of Fertile Ground about the 5th annual Portland festival. Also on the show, Polaris Dance Theatre Artistic Director Robert Guitron of Groovin’ Greenhouse and composer Richard Moore of Rain! The Musical at David Poulshock Productions. (Encores Jan. 19th at 11am on KZME 107.1 FM)
Hear Nicole Lane talk about the [...]
A look at professional holiday youth productions: Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! and Peter Pan at Northwest Children’s Theatre & School. We’ll hear from director Aaron Wheeler-Kay at Do Jump! and Managing Director/Co-Founder Judy Kafoury at NWCT which celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new commissioned adaptation of the classic Peter Pan.
(encores 11am Sat 12/15 on KZME [...]
A mix of live music, clogging (yes!) and conversation with Portland Revels Appalachian Christmas recorded live in the KBOO studio. We’ll hear about this yearly tradition of presenting the music and dance of traditions around the world.
Around the country there’s a tradition of Revels which is a season celebration of holiday traditions during Christmas. Portland Revels has [...]
Hear the Making Change final special. Join Producer and Guest Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer and activist Rupa Marya, the lead vocalist and director of Rupa and the April Fishes. Their music encompasses elements of jazz, blues, klezmer, folk amongst others, with songs in Spanish, French and English. Rupa herself was born in [...]
We feature music and memory from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called “Crazy Janes Collaborate!” And we’ll hear from playwright Miriam Feder about ‘Ephemory’ her play that mixes memory with the ephemeral.
‘Crazy Jane’ is the name of an earthy character invented by the Irish poet W. B. [...]
From blues to rock to opera… We explore August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni today with Artists Repertory Theatre‘s Seven Guitars by August Wilson, Portland Playhouse‘s Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. We’ll also hear about Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Portland Opera. (Encores Sat 11am 10/20 on KZME 107.1 FM)
(Left photo: Ramona Lisa, Alexander, Lance McQueen, Michael J. [...]
Hear a special concert on Stage & Studio by Portland Taiko. Dmae Roberts talks with artistic director Michelle Fujii and taiko artist and dancer Toru Watanabe about their new fall concert Making Waves 2012. (Re-boadcast Sat 11am on KZME 107.1 FM)
Every autumn, Portland Taiko brings out its biggest drums. Making Waves 2012 features the premiere of [...]
Oregon has historically been at the bottom for arts funding, and there’s an arts crisis going on throughout Oregon schools. The School & Arts Together initiative aims to provide arts education and access to Portland’s school-age children. Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Jarratt Miller, the executive director of the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) that has championed [...]
A special look at Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Party People written by Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp and William Ruiz, a.k.a. Ninja of Universes. Party People documents an historic time when the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords worked together to make revolutionary social change during the turmoil of the 60s and 70s in America. Dmae Roberts [...]