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Play explores surfing and Holocaust survival

Julie Hammond presents the Portland premiere of her show “Other Inland Empires” at Portland Playhouse June 26-30, 2019. When writer/director Julie Hammond learned that Gidget, the quintessential California girl and 1950s spark of a global surf boom, was really the Jewish daughter of Austro-Hungarian refugees, she began to imagine events in reverse. What would happen…

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2019 JAW: A PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

This summer, the 21st Annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival brings three new plays to The Armory for two weeks of script workshopping that will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. This year’s plays are Otto Frank by…

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NW Dance Summer Premieres June 13-15

PHOTOS: Above, NW Dance Project Founding Artistic Director Sarah Slipper (photo by Michael Slobodian). At left, choreographer James Canfield (in hat) with NW Dance Project dancers Anthony Pucci (left) and Kody Jauron (photo by Blaine Truitt Covert). Last week the NW Dance Project hosted a preview of its “Summer Premieres,” a trio of new works…

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ROOFTOP JAZZ SWING CONCERT

Did you know OJMCHE’s rooftop is a beautiful setting for summer events? On July 24 you can discover the magic when the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education presents a Rooftop Swing Jazz Concert. The 7 pm concert honors Benny Goodman’s legacy. Portland’s Cherry Blossom Orchestra will feature both standard and new arrangements…

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