Spoken Arts

50th Anniversary Screening of King Kong verses Godrilla

The Monday Sampler
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Mon, 04/16/2012

Fortunato sits down with Dan Halsted, from the Hollywood Theater, and giant monster expert Kyle Yount, from http://kaijucast.com. They talk about a couple of interesting screening that are coming up at the Hollywood Theater. First, Dreadnaught, a Hong Kong action classic from 1981. And the 50th Anniversary Screening of the 1962 surrealist masterpiece, King Kong Verses Godzilla

20:15 minutes (37.07 MB)

A fitting topic to add is my review of Joy Harjo's Crazy Brave

Joy Harjo has written a jarring account of her early years from an omnipresent point of view that informs us of the whys and from wheres her work originates...A fitting addition to my show with the loose "Crazy" theme.

You will want to listen in on April 19th at 6PM Portland time.

I want to welcome my new listeners from across the web, hope you enjoy, OSIYO with Redwillow!

Talley's memorial event, First Salmon Ceremony, Delta Park Powwow, and more...


Crystal Schenk and Cris Moss on Artifacts of Memory

Art Focus
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Tue, 04/10/2012

 Crystal Schenk has a show called Artifacts of Memory at Linfield Gallery. She joined Art Focus, along with curator Cris Moss.

28:47 minutes (39.53 MB)

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 04/07/2012

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An Evening of Afrotainment
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Welcome to "Women on the Edge", music by Black women that dashes headlong to the edge of sanity, convention, sound, content or creative style.


Between the Covers on 04/05/12

Between the Covers
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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:00am - 11:15am
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Ted Katz talks about his book The Studio Within

On Between the Covers, host Suzanne LaGrande interviews author and painter Ted Katz about his book, The Studio Within.

Katz was born in Philadelphia, PA. While a fellow of Harvard, Katz studied at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. The paintings of Ted Katz have been shown across the country, from New York City to Portland.

The Studio Within contains a series of short vignettes that chronicle key moments in his journey as an artist and educator. Among other things, Mr. Katz talks about how he discovered his passion for painting and teaching, and the importance of getting lost in order to make new creative discoveries.

Paula's Picks playlist for 03/29/2012

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In addition to the fabulous grooves & tunes you heard this evening, be sure to remember that YOU put the "Unity" in "community".

On Saturday, April 7th at University of Portland, bring a youth or celebrate youth at the iUrban Teen Tech Summit!

FREE event for ALL ages! If you are a youth & would like to participate with gizmo & gadgets, please register here.

Between the Covers:Author Maxine Hong Kingston

Between the Covers
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Tue, 03/13/2012

 Host Suzanne LaGrande interviews author Maxine Hong Kingston about her latest book, I Love A Broad Margin to My Life, a free-verse memoir.  Ms. Kingston discusses the influence of Thoreau, her own peace activism and and writing as a act of healing.  Ms. Kingston is also the author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey,  To Be The Poet, and  The Fifth Book of Peace,

16:52 minutes (15.45 MB)

Writers on Craft: Maxine Hong Kingston

Writers on Craft
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Tue, 03/13/2012

 Suzanne LaGrande interviews Maxine Hong Kingston, author of The Woman Warrior, China Men, The Fifth Book of Peace, and most recently, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. A teacher, as well as a writer, Ms. Kingston taught creative writing at UC Berkeley since 1981. Recently retired,  Ms. Kingston reflects on how she learned to write, what she taught her students about creative writing, and what she learned over the years about the process of writing.  

15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)
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