Stage&Studio

Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts

Dmae Lo Roberts talks with perhaps the most influential benefactor of Oregon arts.

Most artists and arts organizations in Oregon know the name of Ronni S. Lacroute. Anyone who attends performing arts events, art exhibits, films and music festivals knows … Read the rest

Mystery Friend to the Arts

On the next Stage & Studio on ArtsWatch, Dmae Lo Roberts has a mystery guest.  Here are seven clues. This guest is…

1–familiar to most Oregon artists and arts organizations.

2–once was a high school teacher in Massachusetts.

3–was the … Read the rest

The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join Dmae Lo Roberts for a conversation with Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, a website, traveling art exhibit and podcast documenting the journeys and stories of immigrants in the Portland and across the country. A volunteer-run nonprofit, … Read the rest

Rhonda P. Hill and the EDGE of Design

Dmae looks at the Black contributions to fashion design throughout American history with writer, publisher and fashion expert Rhonda P. Hill.

She recently published a series of eight articles called A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story,  Read the rest

Pasifika Unity Festival + Kalani Pe’a

Dmae Lo Roberts features the first annual Pasifika Unity Festival a free outdoor event that celebrates Pacific Islander culture and health. With live music, crafts vendors and local food trucks, the celebration is also a health fair and COVID-19 vaccination … Read the rest

Heidi Durrow-Mixed and Remixed

Dmae talks with award-winning author Heidi Durrow who is a keynote speaker at this year’s virtual Willamette Writers Conference (July 29-Aug.1).

The daughter of a Danish immigrant mother and an a Black serviceman, Durrow grew up overseas before settling in … Read the rest