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Voices in “Pericles Wet” remind scholar of Havurah

When Shakespearean scholar Daniel Pollack-Pelzner saw a new adaptation of “Pericles,” the playwright’s use of women’s voices reminded him of the gender-neutral prayers he grew up with at Havurah Shalom. This month Portland Shakespeare Project presents the world premiere of “Pericles Wet,” a visceral reimagining of Shake­speare’s “Pericles, Prince of Tyre.” Commissioned by Portland Shakes…

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Israel’s L-E-V returns to White Bird Uncaged

Israel’s acclaimed dance company L-E-V returns to White Bird Uncaged with Sharon Eyal’s riveting “OCD Love,” Nov. 16-18 (see details below). Six powerful dancers perform work inspired by complexities of love and obsessive-compulsive disorder. L-E-V first performed with White Bird two years ago, where they left a lasting impression with two boldly sensual works, “Sara…

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ORA shines light on art for 11th year

PHOTO: Visitors at last year’s Celebration of Art browse at artists’ booths in the MJCC. Art will tickle all your senses at the 11th annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center the last weekend in October. Admission is free to both events. ORA Northwest Jewish Artists returns to the MJCC for their…

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Michelle Alany: Bringing people together with music

Classically trained violinist and vocalist Michelle Alany draws on an eclectic background to perform fiddle-driven Sephardic, klezmer, Balkan and Mediterranean soul music. “I consider songs a vehicle for culture and language,” says Michelle, now in her early 30s. She describes her musical focus as “celebrating differences and appreciating similarities. … Music can reach that space…

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Jewish Museum goes local for second exhibit

Caption: Landscape (View of Portland, OR), c.1928, by Mark Rothko. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.   Following its inaugural exhibit featuring an international artist, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education looks closer to home for the second exhibit in its new main exhibit hall. “I…

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“Caught” combines performance,visual art and news

Artists Repertory Theatre presents “Caught,” a show centered around Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo that combines visual art installations and live theater. “Caught” is presented in partnership with The Chújú Gallery/SF and The Geezer Gallery, and features dozens of collaborators including playwright Christopher Chen. The production runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 29 on Artists Rep’s…

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Opal 28 hosts Portlandia and Weddings

Photo: “Portlandia” co-creator and co-star Carrie Brownstein with Opal 28 owner Margot Feves.   Opal 28 had an exciting June with recognition of its very Portland vibe from two distinctly different media realms. On June 30 the cast and crew of IFC hit show Portlandia stopped by to film an episode. Also last month, Oregon…

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