Culture/Arts

Myrlin A. Hermes, "The Lunatic, the Love & the Poet"

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/20/2010

Dmae Roberts features Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet. Hermes turns Shakespeare "topsy-turvy" bringing a fresh look and "prequel" to Hamlet.

29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Ubu Hour on 08/02/10

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:00pm - 11:55pm
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The City That Once Worked/The Pink Swastika

Two new Ubu Hour shows will air on this night. 

The contraversal history book, THE PINK SWASTIKA, written by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams,
is now an Ubu Hour audio drama! The Ubu delves into Nazis, homosexuals, special rights, and the
 secret "agenda" in America today to take over our schools. 

Another major sex scandal rips through THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, when a masseuse accuses 
a former vice President of acting like a crazed sex poodle. Faux News air-bags Swill
O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist jump into the fray.

Art Focus on 07/20/10

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Diane Jacobs

This Tuesday Diane Jacobs will be my guest on Art Focus. Currently she has a show up called Bowing to Paradise at 23 Sandy – an installation in the front gallery and a room full of objects in back. The gallery website has plenty of installation shots.

Some (not all) are worth watching twice!

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Thu, 07/15/2010

 Hosts Becky Ohlsen, Doug Holm, Ed Goldberg discuss the films: "The girl who played with fire," "Inception," "9500 liberty," "Micmacs,"  "Cropsey," "Last airbendor," "Predators," "Night and day," and "Eclipse."

29:20 minutes (13.43 MB)

Stage and Studio on 07/20/10

Program: 
Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet.

Dmae Roberts features Portland Novelist Myrlin A. Hermes and her book The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet. Hermes turns Shakespeare "topsy-turvy" bringing a fresh look and "prequel" to Hamlet.

Thomas Chatterton Williams on "LOSING MY COOL: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture "

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 07/15/2010
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Thomas Chatterton Williams about his memoir, LOSING MY COOL: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture. In the book Williams describes how he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles--"keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage. Pappy grew up in the segregated South and hid in closets so he could read Aesop and Plato. He envisioned for his son a lot in life greater than his own, and encouraged Williams to read and educate himself, and to embrace the opportunities that had not been available to Pappy's generation.
26:35 minutes (12.17 MB)

Two very good documentaries opening July 16

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Cropsey (Documentary 2009)
Directors: Barbara Brabcaccio, Joshua Zeman

I was expecting a film about the various urban-legend boogeymen who have haunted kids through late summer nights and around campfires, and indeed, Cropsey the escaped lunatic and child killer of New York ghost stories is referenced here.  But this is only prologue to the true story of a child murderer on Staten Island in the 1980s.
Beginning with the disappearance of a13-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, the film recalls the police investigation of the crime, and interviews retired cops and citizen searchers and neighborhood watchers, many of whom are still active in the community.

Michael Meade on Ecstatic Soul

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Wed, 07/07/2010

Host Lyn Moelich speaks with mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade about how a sense of myth and story is required for making sense of the rapid changes in the world and for sustaining a sense of meaning and purpose in our individual lives. They also discuss his July 7th appearance at the Old Church in Portland with evening of ecstatic poetry and sacred music. Meade says that in dark and troubled times ancient peoples turned to the poets and mystics, not to escape reality, but to find solace, understanding, and inspiration. The mystics say that something that turns within us helps to make the world turn. They say that there is a "light seed grain inside; you fill it with yourself, or it dies."

26:55 minutes (12.32 MB)

The Melting Pot on 07/20/10

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The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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FEATURED ARTIST ~ BLOCKHEAD: Interview, Live Mix, & More

Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. The son of an artist, early on he found his passion was for music. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic, and from there he began to produce beats.

JAW: A Playwrights' Festival 2010

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/13/2010

Host Dmae Roberts features JAW: A Playwrights' Festival 2010. She talks with Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and the "Made In Oregon" playwrights: William S. Gregory, Sara Jean Accuardi and Ebbe Roe Smith.

Their plays range in topics from the first African American officer in the U.S. military to a portrait of an elderly widow to the nightmares of a middle-aged man. All the staged reading events of JAW are free to the public and run July 17 - 25, 2010 at Portland Center Stage's Armory building.

Visit the official webpage StageNStudio.com to hear more shows and see more photos, slideshows and video

25:22 minutes (14.52 MB)
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