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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 s 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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Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…

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OJMCHE INAUGURAL EXHIBIT

Grisha Bruskin ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory June 11-Oct. 1, 2017 Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 pm Grand Opening: June 11, noon-4 pm. Free Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education 724 NW Davis St., Portland  97209 503-226-3600 l ojmche.org The inaugural exhibit in OJMCHE’s main gallery features a visually stunning collection of…

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OJMCHE Named Spaces (as of May 10, 2017)

1st floor Changing Exhibition Gallery: Renee & Irwin Holzman 2nd floor Gallery: Leonard & Lois Schnitzer Family Lobby: Stern Family in memory of Jerry Stern Main stairway: Jay & Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation Vestibule: Lila Goodman Gift shop: Ron Tonkin Family Café: Rosemarie F. Rosenfeld Family (Lefty’s Cafe) Smaller gallery, 1st floor: Solomon & Rosalyn…

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