Articles by Gloria Hammer


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Ezra Weiss and all that jazz

Either way you say it – Music Man or Man, Music! – Ezra Weiss loves jazz. His enthusiasm is contagious, his involvement is impressive. Portland can thank Ezra’s Oberlin College buddy, Zack Hickman, for suggesting that they move to Portland after graduation in 2001. Besides rave album reviews and airtime, he teaches at Portland State…

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Inspired by Sherlock

Alexander Millkey, the co-founder of Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC, was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes books as a kid. Maybe that is a clue into his chosen career as a forensic psychologist. He grew up in Atlanta, where he was raised “loosely Jewish” by his Jewish mother and non-practicing Catholic father. His mother’s family has lived…

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Matt Miner: Keeping music live and alive

A story on National Public Radio about house concerts featuring professional musicians in private settings inspired Matt Miner to launch his second career. Matt and his wife, Sasha Kaplan, started presenting great music and delicious food in their home; things grew from there. Matt grew up in Gladstone, across the Willamette River from my family…

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Frank Wesley at 97

EDITOR’S NOTE: Less than a week after the issue with this article was printed, Frank Wesley passed away at the age of 97. He died  at 6:30 in the evening on May 26, 2016. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends and received visitors until the very end. Frank Wesley is…

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