Stage&Studio

David Ornette Cherry- Remembrance

 

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

Joe Kye- Music, Community & Tiger Tiger

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

Unit Souzou and Constant State of Otherness

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

Lauren Steele – “Queens Girl” Actress and “Nighttime” Singer

 

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

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

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