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Up next on Adventures in Artslandia, with too much time on her hands and in need of a lift, our fearless host Susannah Mars drops two interviews this week! She chats with Will Eno and Larissa FastHorse  two wonder playwrights, one East Coast and one West, both of whom have produced in Portland. Then, author Kate Ristau and 2009 Librarian of the Year Erin Fitzpatrick Bjorn gather virtually to celebrate the release of Ristau’s new book, “Shadow Queen.” It’s a socially distanced yet audibly intimate party.

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Musician and Composer Kenji Bunch

Up next on Adventures in Artslandia, our fearless host Susannah Mars chats with composer and violist Kenji Bunch of Fear No Music who was a recent guest on Artslandia’s Happy Hour. The two explore how Fear No Music and art flex with the time and reflect on how music is responding to our present-day challenges.

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Jazz Master Rebecca Kilgore

Up next on Adventures in Artslandia, our fearless host Susannah Mars chats with wondrous jazz master Rebecca Kilgore who shares of her life at home in Portland with music and stories.

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Violinist Regina Carter

Regina Carter, a MacArthur "Genius Grant" and Doris Duke Arts Award recipient, chats with Susannah about her work as a hospice volunteer, teaching, grief, and the perks of her prestigious awards.

Regina Carter joins Metropolitan Youth Symphony in the West Coast Premiere of David Schiff’s 4 Sisters jazz violin concerto on March 8, 2020.

Tickets here!

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Do you know about The Low Bar Chorale? It's a twice-a-month extravaganza that transforms a local bar into a drop-in alt/indie sing-along backed by a live band of rotating musicians from Blind Pilot to Brandi Carlisle’s band, and no one cares what you sound like.

Meet Creative Director/Producer Kate Sokoloff!

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Stephanie Schneiderman is a brilliant singer songwriter, and she is currently at work on a new musical. Here's another podcast from Mississippi Street Fair with a live performance. September 15th don't miss Stephanie Schneiderman at The Old Church.

Due to technical difficulties that day, this is an extra short podcast, but don't miss Stephanie's live performance at the end of the interview!

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Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony is a chilling thriller and we imagine no-one will do it better than visionary director Jerry Mouawad and conductor Nicholas Fox. A visitor is invited to a penal colony to observe the execution of a prisoner at the hands of a nightmarish machine. The New York Times calls Glass' piece a “surreal exploration of injustice.” Intimately performed in the round, don't miss this thrilling evening of theatre at Portland Opera. Jerry and Nicholas share insight into this one of kind production.

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Tonight Nothing

Tonight Nothing is new work created and performed by Merideth Kaye Clark and Katherine Murphy Lewis that follows the paths of two long-term friends, Kaye and Em, who find their way back to themselves and each other. What makes up a legacy? What we leave, or don’t leave, behind? and How on earth do we let go?
Come find out at Coho Productions July 26 – 28.

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Brilliant citizen artist Darrell Grant, a recipient of an Oregon Creative Heights grant, is known for his multifaceted and deep artistic projects. Listen here for a preview of his performance of The Territory coming up at the Oregon Bach Festival on July 12th. Grant also shares for the first time a snippet of work he created for his son’s graduation from middle school.

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Susannah chats with the brilliant and charming George Manahan, Portland Opera’s Music Director and the conductor of The Barber of Seville, and the lovely and talented Aleksandra Romano, who will be our city’s own Rosina. Their wide-ranging conversation covers Rossini, mischief and fun in opera, and what’s up in Portland!

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