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Chanukah Tales

  All Jewish holidays begin with a good story. Passover depicts Moses facing off against Pharaoh, and Purim features Mordechai and Esther prevailing over the wicked Haman. Chanukah boasts a particularly compelling narrative with its epic tale of freedom versus tyranny. The underdog Maccabees managing to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and the…

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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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Set the tone with music

Though it’s often given only fleeting consideration in wedding planning, music is a great way to set the mood a couple wants for their special day. “What do you hear in your head that you want to hear at your wedding?” asks Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, senior cantor of Congregation Beth Israel. “The bride and…

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