The best in performing, literary, and media arts
End of the Year Reflections
It’s safe to say 2021 was a better year than 2020. With the vaccine, life this year became a little less fearful. People started to gather, first in small groups, and then with larger audiences for theaters and public events. … Read the rest
Experiencing Beyond Van Gogh
â€œMadness, pain, ear-cutting despair, desolate poverty, Van Goghâ€™s myth tells the tale of a melancholic martyr who took his own life in an ultimate act of revulsion. By contrast, to follow the evolution of Van Goghâ€™s works is to go … Read the rest
Ronni S. Lacroute – Friend to the Arts
Dmae Lo Roberts talks with perhaps the most influential benefactor of Oregon arts.
Most artists and arts organizations in Oregon know the name of Ronni S. Lacroute. Anyone who attends performing arts events, art exhibits, films and music festivals knows … Read the rest
The Immigrant Story + 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Join Dmae Lo Roberts for a conversation with Sankar Raman, founder of The Immigrant Story, a website, traveling art exhibit and podcast documenting the journeys and stories of immigrants in the Portland and across the country. A volunteer-run nonprofit, … Read the rest
Rhonda P. Hill and the EDGE of Design
Dmae looks at the Black contributions to fashion design throughout American history with writer, publisher and fashion expert Rhonda P. Hill.
She recently published a series of eight articles called A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, … Read the rest
Pasifika Unity Festival + Kalani Pe’a
Dmae Lo Roberts features the first annual Pasifika Unity Festival a free outdoor event that celebrates Pacific Islander culture and health. With live music, crafts vendors and local food trucks, the celebration is also a health fair and COVID-19 vaccination … Read the rest