Parfait Bassale & Migrations

Jan 24, 2015 Comments Off on Parfait Bassale & Migrations by

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Dmae profiles guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale who is about to debut his new EP of original songs. Originally from West Africa, Bassale weaves joyous guitar melodies with his intricate vocals. He often sings about his experiences and introspections of immigrant dreams and daily life.  Bassale performs live and debuts some of his new songs […]

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How To End Poverty

Jan 17, 2015 Comments Off on How To End Poverty by

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Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It’s been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland. This time they’re teaming up with Portland Playhouse to debut the regional premiere of HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES. We’ll hear how Rohd and Sojourn have created a model […]

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Profile Theatre + Margaret Cho Speaks

Jan 10, 2015 Comments Off on Profile Theatre + Margaret Cho Speaks by

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Dmae talks with Margaret Cho about her recent Golden Globes controversy. Then we focus on Adriana Baer (featured left0, artistic director of Profile Theatre about their new season of plays dedicated to the work of MacArthur-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Each season the theatre chooses four plays by one playwright along with a staged reading series. […]

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FG Fest 2015

Jan 03, 2015 Comments Off on FG Fest 2015 by

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For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest city-wide Festival of New Works in Portland. We’ll get an overview from festival director Nicole Lane. Then we’ll find out about three of the events with Eric Nordin of  The Snowstorm, Turiya Autry of Roots, Reality and Rhyme and Miriam […]

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Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

Dec 20, 2014 Comments Off on Faux Museum Closes + Best of Highlights

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Dmae talks with Tom Richards the curator of the Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum that boasts the world’s last living Woolly Ant. The Faux Museum won’t be renewing it’s lease and will be closing its doors on Jan. 11, 2015 after two years of often offbeat and humorous exhibits created to spark critical thinking. […]

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3 Authors & Indy Publishing

Dec 13, 2014 Comments Off on 3 Authors & Indy Publishing

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Dmae Roberts talks with  three Portland authors about self and small press publishing. Martha Hull, Sandra de Helen and Patti Duncan represent three different genres of books: an artistic picture book, a murder mystery and a collection of essays. They all have new recently published books. We hear about their journey through funding, editing, design […]

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OBT Dancers & Diversity

Dec 02, 2014 Comments Off on OBT Dancers & Diversity

Guest Host Sarika Mehta talks to members of  Oregon Ballet Theatre! They will be performing George Balachine’s The Nutcracker, which runs Dec. 13-27th at the Keller Auditorium. What is unique about OBT is the diversity of their company and how this enhances the performers. Sarika Mehta chats with three of dancers from the Oregon Ballet Theatre: Xuan Cheng, Ye […]

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Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

Nov 01, 2014 Comments Off on Arthur Dong – Forbidden City, USA

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Dmae talks with Arthur Dong, a Peabody-winning filmmaker who has written a book based on his research and  film: Forbidden City, USA. Dong’s 1989 film aired on PBS’ American Experience program.  Now 25 years later, he put together a comprehensive document of photos and stories from the original performers from 1936-1970. Read Dmae’s Asian Reporter […]

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Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

Oct 25, 2014 Comments Off on Shaking The Tree + Organic Listening Club

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Host Dmae Roberts talks features two original shows in different disciplines. First up, artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe of Shaking The Tree Theatre talks about creating an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” with the writer so Playwright’s West.   Joining her is actor Matthew Kerrigan (featured in the photo) […]

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O Romeo & New Now Wow

Oct 11, 2014 Comments Off on O Romeo & New Now Wow

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What would October be without a Day of the Dead celebration? Dmae Roberts checks in Olga Sanchez, artistic director of Miracle Theatre who has put together a new Dia de los Muertos meets Shakespeare’s famous dead characters. We’ll find out which Shakespearean characters Sanchez has brought back to life (sort of) the  inventive concept of […]

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