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Songs for Young Audiences

7 Nov

Singer and actress Julianne Johnson.

While we’ve yet to gorge ourselves on turkey, stuffing, pie, and fluffy potatoes, the heart of the holiday season is just around the corner. On December 1, we hope you will join the amazing Julianne Johnson at the PCPA’s Winningstad Theater for Home For The Holidays, a celebration of the season to benefit Young Audiences.

In addition to Janice Scroggins and Celebration, this year’s guests this year will bring a youthful zeal to traditional holiday music. High School a capella artists Altotude, under the direction of Carl Jeppeson, give a new twist to standard holiday fare. Under Julianne’s direction, the Portland Community College vocal ensembles, The Sisters in Survival Chorus and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Mass Choir will lend the power of 80+ voices to the grand finale. From spiritually uplifting gospel to the sophisticated rhythms of jazz and celebratory music from around the world, Julianne will bring you and your family into the season with good music for an excellent cause.

Tickets are available at the PCPA box office, by calling 503-946-7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Selfless Promotion – HALLOWEEN!

10 Oct

Vagabond Opera’s Annual Halloween Bash and Ten Year Anniversary Party!
The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball

With Chervona, Rachel Brice, Dum Spiro Spero with Flip Cassidy and the Junkyard Gospel and more!

Vagabond Opera Group Photo

Vagabond Opera

Vagabond Opera raises the dead in style at their sixth annual Halloween bash! The event will ALSO mark the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the band! Held in the vintage restored Star Theater (Portland’s historic 1911 silent film and Burlesque venue) Vagabond Opera presents a stunning night of haunting music, dance, ritual and art for honoring our ancestors and those who have passed. Whether you want to dance, party or pray this night is for you!

Vagabond Opera Halloween

a stunning night of haunting music, dance, ritual and art…

Featuring Russian party band Chervona, Haunting Appalachian tunes by Dum Spiro Spero with Flip Cassidy and the Junkyard Gospel and Belly dance by Rachel Brice and Karolina Lux. Also featuring wandering Butoh performers and an sacred fire ritual honoring our ancestors. The evening will also encourage audience participation with an interactive Day of the Dead altar, psychic Dino tarot readings, Lulu’s Chocolates and more for a truly eclectic and spell binding evening. Costumes highly encouraged!

Wed, October 31st

Vagabond Opera’s Annual Halloween Bash and Ten Year Anniversary

The Transylvanian Voodoo Ball

With Chervona, Dum Spiro Spero with Flip Cassidy and the Junkyard Gospel
Belly Dance by Rachel Brice and Karolina Lux
Wandering Butoh performers, Dino Tarot Readings and an interactive Day of the Dead Altar!
Costumes encouraged!
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th Avenue
TIckets: $16 advance | $20 door | 21+
   Buy online at www.startheaterportland.com
Call: 503-248-4700
View info online at www.vagabondopera.com/halloween

source: Vagabond Opera

Selfless Promotion 6/26/12

26 Jun

Airships, Accordions and Aeronauts

VAGABOND OPERA and ABNEY PARK present a summer STEAMPUNK Extravaganza!  At the Wonder Ballroom, July 6th.

A Mustache touting accordion player bellows opera from a Victorian hot air balloon while Tesla coils and theremins whistle on stage. The cellos’s begin to
duel. A belly dancing chanteuse sings of ancestors and wails to the moon. The  Guitarron’s been drinking. Portland’ own Bohemian Gypsy pop ensemble, Vagabond Opera and Seattle’s infamous and dance-able Abney Park present a wild summer Steampunk extravaganza. Victorian fashion, culture and art mingle with Steam Power, anachronistic technology and really cool outfits for an interactive evening not to be missed.  Featuring a Steampunk marketplace, audience interaction and costumes highly encouraged!

What:      Live music, cabaret, dance and Steampunk
When:     Friday, July 6th, doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm
Where:   The Wonder Ballroom, 128 Ne Russel, Portland
Tickets:  All Ages. For tickets call 503-284-8686, or go to www.wonderballroom.com

source: Vagabond Opera and Abney Park

2012 Sunburst Awards Luncheon

17 May

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to announce the winners of the  2012 Sunburst Awards for brilliance in arts education. We are proud to recognize local individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to the arts in our community. This year’s winners are:

Mayor Sam Adams (Advocacy)
Deborah Vaughn – Oregon Arts Commission (Advocacy)
Nicole Joanne (Artist)
Pacific Youth Choir (Arts Organization)
Atkinson Elementary School – Portland Public Schools (Education)
Larry Verdoorn (Education)
Far West Fibers (Philanthropy)
Paula Wight (Lifetime Achievement)

Please join Young Audiences for a luncheon on Wednesday May 23rd at 11:30 a.m., at the  Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland to celebrate these local leaders and their exemplary commitment to the arts.

This event is generously sponsored by Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies, Ball Janik,  LLC., Umpqua Bank, Perkins & Company, Albina Community Bank and Boly:Welch Consulting|Recruiting.

Tickets for the event are available at our website: www.ya-or.org, at the door, or by  contacting Christi Crowley at (503)225-5900 ext. 233.

DiaTribe: From the Village to the Streets

23 Apr

Obo Addy

International artist, Young Audiences’ Roster Artist and Portland treasure Obo Addy takes to the streets, collaborates with the local hip hop community for a one-night event.  Following are the details:

DiaTribe: From the Village to the Streets blends traditional Ghanaian drumming with modern day music and dance

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 23, 2012 – The newest production by the Obo Addy Legacy Project, DiaTribe: From the Village to the Streets, demonstrates the powerful connection between African traditions and the newer forms of dance and music popularized by today’s young African Americans. The legendary Obo Addy will be joined by well-known Portland artists Mic Crenshaw and Alan Wone to present a history of African music and dance from its traditional roots to urban dance music. The all ages show will take place May 25 at 7:30 pm at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance and $15 for ages 16 and under. Tickets can be purchased through the Alberta Rose website: www.albertarosetheatre.com/tickets.html.

Addy is an internationally acclaimed performer and composer whose music reaches far beyond the boundaries of his land of birth. Born into the Ga ethnic group in Accra, Ghana, Addy was one of the 55 children of Jacob Kpani Addy, a wonche or medicine man who integrated rhythmic music into healing and other rituals. Obo Addy’s earliest musical influence was the traditional music of the Ga people, but he was also influenced as an adolescent by popular music from Europe and the United States, and performed in local bands that played Westernized music and the dance music of Ghana known as highlife. He currently teaches at Lewis & Clark College and is the leader of two musical groups. Over the years, Addy has shared his music with more than one million Americans. He is passionate about rap and hip hop and believes that its positive messages need to be heard.

Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet emerging on the national and international stage. He has been the driving force for some of most popular hip hop artists in the region, including Hungry Mob, Suckapunch and Cleveland Steamers, releasing numerous albums. The Portland Mercury called Crenshaw (with the Lifesavas) “two of the very best hip-hop acts in PDX.” In 2009, he released his debut solo CD, “Thinking Out Loud,” which spent 10 weeks on CMJ’s National Radio Hip Hop Charts in the top 10, peaking at number four. He has since collaborated and shared the stage with major national and international acts including Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, the legendary Fugees, Ice Cube, Outkast, Wu-Tang Clan and many others.

Alan Wone is a writer, filmmaker and educator of the media arts who has been acting for more than 30 years and writing for 15. He branded a creative writing style that he developed as curriculum for teenagers called “Philosofloetry.” He has four feature films to his credit and is a self-published author with a poetry series called “Afro-Isms and Deja Views” complete with a companion CD featuring live nightclub performances appropriately titled “Audio-Isms & Deja Grooves.” Wone will be directing DiaTribe: From The Village To The Streets and states: “The world needs to be taught the birth of the drum and its universal journey throughout the body of rhythm, especially hip-hop. DiaTribe blends two of my loves – percussion and vocal expression – to form a most magical, mutually musical matrimony of heart and soul.”

This program is sponsored in part by The Collins Foundation and The Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information, interviews and photos, contact Susan Addy at susan@oboaddylegacyproject.org or 503-810-0496.

source: Chris Crabb, Crabbsoup Public Relations

Young Audiences’ Roster Artist Nancy Klos

9 Mar

Here’s what Young Audiences’ Roster Artist Nancy Klos is up to in the coming weeks… 

Nancy Klos’ pastel “After Rehearsal” was selected for the Oregon Society of Artists Spring Show

Opening this Sunday from 1-4pm. The show runs March 4th – April 6th.

Visit OregonSocietyofArtists for map and details

One Day Workshop at OSA with Nancy Klos, “Lessons from the Masters: Renoir-Beauty in the Everyday”

Friday March 9th,  9am-3pm.

Contact nancyklos@gmail.com to register!

One Person Photo Show,  “Lorikeets,” by Nancy Klos

Starbucks at 7th and NE Weidler

March 1st-31st

source: Nancy Klos

Hep Cats and Hound Dogs

8 Mar

Here’s what one of our Roster Artists is up to in the near future…

Red Yarn Productions, a new company created by Portland musician, educator, puppeteer and storyteller Andy Furgeson (AKA Red Yarn), is excited to annouce nine free shows at Multnomah County Libraries in March and April of 2012. “Hep Cats & Hound Dogs,” Red Yarn’s second musical puppet show through the libraries, follows the relationship of a rockabilly cat and a country hound dog through classic American folk and rock’n’roll songs. Find the details below:

Red Yarn Productions & Multnomah County Libraries present:

Hep Cats & Hound Dogs

Hep Cats & Hound Dogs performances at Multnomah County Library locations

“Hep Cats & Hound Dogs”

Can a cat and a dog be friends? Join Red Yarn, aka Andy Furgeson, and his hilarious animal friends Hep Cat Eddie and Jim the Hound Dog in this lively musical puppet show. Mixing classic rockabilly and country songs with puppetry, storytelling and interactive performance, this show is sure to be fun for the whole family!

All performances are free. First come first served. Generally, tickets are available 30 minutes before showtime.

Saturday, March 10, 10:30am-11:15am, Albina Library (3605 NE 15th Ave.)

Saturday, March 10, 2:00pm-2:45pm, Holgate Library (7905 SE Holgate Blvd.)

Tuesday, March 20, 10:15-11:00am, Hillsdale Library (1525 SW Sunset Blvd.)

Monday, April 2, 11:15am-12:00pm, Troutdale Library (2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale, OR)

Saturday, April 14, 2:00-2:45pm, Gresham Library (385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham, OR)

Saturday, April 21, 11:00-11:45am, Fairview-Columbia Library (1520 NW Village St., Fairview, OR)

Saturday, April 21, 3:00-3:45pm, Northwest Library (2300 NW Thurman St.)

Friday, April 27, 4:00-4:45pm, Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave.)

Saturday, April 28, 10:30-11:15am, Sellwood-Moreland Library (7860 SE 13th Ave.)

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source: Red Yarn Productions

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