Priti Gandhi came to take the helm as artistic director of Portland Opera during the fall of 2021. She inherited a dynamic season that began with one of her favorite operas Carmen and followed by newer operas Thumbprint and ABSENCE: … Read the rest
You always think you have more time. That’s what I thought when I hit a snag in scheduling an interview with David Ornette Cherry. I was shocked to learn he died on November 20th 2022 in London from … Read the rest
Since he moved to Portland in 2016, Joe Kye has made a name for himself in the music scene as a respected musician and composer but also has created strong bonds with the AAPI artist and creatives community. A classically … Read the rest
For this edition of Stage & Studio, we highlight Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage month and we feature innovative taiko artists Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, the founders and directors of Unit Souzou and Constant State of … Read the rest
To say that Lauren Steele is a gifted actress is an understatement. In 2019 she delighted audiences with a tour de force performance playing 19 characters in Queens Girl in the World, by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Steele showed the … Read the rest
On the next Stage & Studio on ArtsWatch, Dmae Lo Roberts has a mystery guest.Â 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