Selfless Promotion 1/14/2011

14 Jan

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From Aaron Meyer:

February 13 – Valentines Concert with Aaron Meyer & Tim Ellis at The Day Music Theatre & Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 2 – 3:30 pm

Join violinist Aaron Meyer & guitarist/producer Tim Ellis for an intimate Valentines Concert at Oregon’s newest performing arts center, The Day Music Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Tickets $25 – no service charges
To reserve your tickets call 503.515.3461 or email

The Day Music Building
5516 SE Foster
Portland, Oregon 97206

February 14 – Portland City Grill Presents:  “Valentines In The Sky”  – Dinner & Concert
February 14, 2011 at 7 pm

“Valentines In The Sky” Dinner & Concert
Featuring Violinist Aaron Meyer & Guitarist Tim Ellis

$125 per person

Price includes:
– Full course dinner paired with NW wines
– 2.5 hour parking
– gratuity
– concert with Aaron Meyer & Tim Ellis
– fabulous view of Portland

Dinner at 7 pm
Concert at 8:30 pm

Contact Portland City Grill Private Dining to make reservations
503.525.5260 or

Note: Vegetarian option available upon request.  Please let the staff know when you call.

Portland Summer Music Camp with Violinist Aaron Meyer and Producer Tim Ellis – July 2011
No musical experience required.  This program is open to any student interested in learning about music, songwriting, and recording.

July 11-15, 2011

The Day Music Building
5516 SE Foster
Portland, Oregon 97206
(across from George Morlan)

Click here to print off a registration form and for more info

The Details:
Ages 8 – 14 welcome to register
Limited space
9 am – noon
7 pm final performance on Friday, July 15 – Parents/Family welcome

Tuition & Fee Schedule
$250 per student – $100 deposit required to reserve your space
No musical experience required.

In this one of a kind program children will learn how to:

–  Write lyrics and produce their own music CD.

–  Record & perform your own original music

–  Make their own CD.

–  This program is very creative, educational, & fun.

–  Students will tour one of the northwest’s finest recording studios.

–  Students will go to a live performance with Aaron and experience   a load in, sound check, and concert

–  Early drop off available – Snack provided
To reserve your spot or for more information
call 503.515.3461 or email:

for more info and to hear samples of student songs
click here

PLEASE NOTE: we have two summer music camps for 2011
Cannon Beach, Oregon – June 22 & 23
Portland, Oregon – July 11 thru 15

More Aaron Meyer Events

January 20 – Aaron Meyer at Broken Top Golf Course in Bend62000
6200 Broken Top Drive, Bend, Oregon –  541-306-3988

February 12 – Aaron Meyer opens for the Vancouver Symphony Big Band.
June 22 & 23 – Summer Music Camp in Canon Beach, Oregon


From 3 Leg Torso:

Everything Old Is New Again: 3 Leg Torso performs at the newly revived Blue Monk on January 29

3 Leg Torso returns to The Blue Monk’s newly revitalized basement music room on Saturday, January 29, 2011. The show, at 3341 SE Belmont St., begins at 9pm and costs just $10 for patrons 21+.

About 3 Leg Torso
Since 1997, 3 Leg Torso has created modern chamber pop music infused with the authenticity of folk music, the passion of world music, the precision of chamber music and the enthusiasm of rock & roll. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

Since the ensemble’s humble start more than 10 years ago with spontaneous street performances — called “Meestering” by co-founders Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released five CDs (two with New York spoken word artist, NPR contributor and Duplex Planet founder David Greenberger), composed and recorded film and documentary scores, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed their original music with several symphony orchestras and in a headlining performance at The Getty Center in Los Angeles. The cinematic nature of many of the ensemble’s compositions has paved the way for its inclusion in films by Academy Award winner Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and others.

Founding members and principal composers Béla Balogh (violin, trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) are joined by Mike Murphy on double bass and percussionists/mallet players Gary Irvine and T.J. Arko.

More info:
Music Samples:
High Res. Photos: (see the “Press Photos” set)


From Carrie Moore:

Ackerman Middle School in Canby, OR is an ARTS based school that promotes cross cultural peace, and has had a variety of speakers come through its doors—Gandhi’s grandson; the former First Lady of Seoul, Korea, to name some.  It has one of the only gifted remnants of a steel structure from the 9/11 bombing of the World Trade Centers in NYC in their Peace Garden.

Anyway, I’m the third artist they’ve asked to show and speak to the students.  They grant me a stipend for my time. It’s a nice honor. My work is there now through March 8th in their custom gallery donated and completed pro bono by an area Architect .  It’s a great space, and I’m excited to speak to and with the students there in the coming month.


From Miracle Theatre Group

Dancing with Duende
One of the most defining characteristics of the artists in Lorca’s time was their desire to be well-rounded in all the arts. Rarely did one specialize solely in sculpture or poetry, music or painting. Rather, Federico García Lorca and his contemporaries strove to master it all. To be “jacks of all trades” as it were.

Echoing the pursuits of this unique era, our show, Duende de Lorca, which opens this weekend on Friday, January 14, represents this idea by its very nature. Duende de Lorca, a world premiere, employs numerous art forms to reveal the history of Federico García Lorca, his life and his work, and to bring to life the struggles and triumphs in his art and his relationships. The script weaves selections of Lorca’s poetry together with the poignant language of his various acquaintances to lead us on a captivating journey through the reality and imagination of our protagonist. This journey is accompanied by the ever-present soundscape of the world in which Lorca finds himself—a world that is somewhere between reality and fiction. A world in which many artists reside.

Poetry, music, and dialogue are joined by dance, a final artistic element that allows Duende to engage and reflect the multi-talented circles in which Lorca thrived. Dañel Malán dances a ballet piece mirroring the lead butterfly in Lorca’s first play, Maleficio de la Mariposa. Then all together, the cast dances a high-powered New York Charleston, as well as a traditional Cuban son when Lorca’s travels take him to Cuba.

Each of these artistic elements serves as a vehicle in which to approach Lorca on his own terms. Artist to artist, we offer our tribute to his life and work in this new show, Duende de Lorca.

Duende de Lorca plays Jan. 13-22, 2011 at the Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark St., Portland). Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday Jan. 16 and Saturday Jan. 22. A Bilingual Book Bazaar follows the Saturday matinee. Tickets are $12 to $23 and can be purchased from The Miracle Website or 503-236-7253. Discounts apply for students, seniors and groups.


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