Category Archives: Music

This Week in Performance: Week of July 25, 2014

The summertime productions do not stop rolling in, despite all of the recent controversy surrounding local productions, in particular, the Dance scene comes on strong this week after a seemingly quiet interlude. José Amador leads you through the numerous offerings.

This Week in Performance: Week of July 11, 2014

With temperatures already reaching the upper 80's in early July, we have every indication that the proverbial dog days of Summer will be a lengthy period this year. There won't be a shortage of entertainment options, however, and this weekend provides Shakespeare galore, Serge Gainsbourg inspired dance, improv based on the mob genre and more. José Amador leads you through it all

This Week in Performance: Week of June 25, 2014

Summer has broken, as Yusuf Islam might have it, and José Amador guides you through the week's entertainment options.

My Personal Treasury of Cat Stevens Stories

Max Reif celebrates the music of Cat Stevens with a personal reminiscence.

This Week in Performance: Week of May 29, 2014

José Amador rounds up the stage happenings for the week.

This Week in Performance: Week of May 23, 2014

Aaah, Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of Summer. Lots to do in the region, as is usually the case with a long weekend during the warm months.

This Week in Performance: Week of May 15, 2014

More performing arts goodness for your stuck in the house blues. José Amador schools you.

This Week in Performance: Week of May 5, 2014

This Week in Performance moves to the beginning of the week, as the Star's José Amador brings us previews from the worlds of Dance, Theater, Music and more. First, however, an in memoriam for a local luminary.

Neo Boys: Portland’s Queens of Punk Recollect Their Roots

Recovering the punk history of Portland's legendary Neo Boys. Andrew Hamlin on the beat.

The Body Acoustic: Cyndi Lauper

Andrew Hamlin returns to the 80s in the piece about Cyndi Lauper, past and present.