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Shoshana Bean returns to Oregon March 21

To celebrate the release of her fourth studio album, recording artist and Broadway star Shoshana Bean returns home to her alma mater Beaverton High School for a spectacular one-night-only concert. “Shoshana Bean: Spectrum” will feature backup by an 18-piece big band and special local guests including Michael Allen Harrison. Ticket sales will benefit BHS performing…


Carol Leifer: “Judaism is in my DNA”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This version is updated from the February print edition to reflect Carol Leifer’s presence at the Academy Awards March 4. NPR’s Susan Stamberg will be the  featured guest at the MJCC’s annual Friends of the Center Brunch.  Carol Leifer promises Portlanders “a laugh and a heartlight moment” on March 4. Carol had planned…


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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