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Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

Airs at: Mon, 01/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a w... Read more

"Frankie and Johnny" with Antonio Sonera and Fertile Ground Festival with Trisha Panco

Airs at: Thu, 01/15/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Dmae Roberts talks with Antonio Sonera, director of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally at CoHo Productions. In the second half, Trisha Panco fills us in on all the events at the Fertile Ground Festival which includes world premieres all over Port... Read more

Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

Airs at: Tue, 01/06/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama “El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan. 17th… and in the second half we learn more about classical Chinese dance and music from a touring group called Divine Perfo... Read more

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing i... Read more

Bread & Roses Show January 9, 2009 ~ Two Women Writers: Keepers of History

I'll be interviewing two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala takes us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood w... Read more

Imago's "Big Little Things" and PCS' "A Christmas Carol"

Airs at: Tue, 12/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
  On Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts, Composer Katie Griesar and Performer Danielle Vermette tell us about Imago's "Big Little Things" - a fanciful physical theatre piece about animals. And in the second half Mead Hunter of Portland Center Stage talks about his adaptati... Read more

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

Airs at: Mon, 12/15/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
For more than 40 years, maverick stop-motion animator Bruce Bickford has been constructing dreamlike landscapes and bringing them to life, gaining notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind behind the Frank Zappa films Baby Snakes and The Amazing Mister Bickford. The subje... Read more

Tapestry Theatre "1943 Christmas from Home" + Readers Theatre Rep "Tiny Tim in Hell"

Airs at: Wed, 12/10/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts features Tapestry Theatre's 1943 Christmas from Home with Actor Jodi Eichelberger, Director Judy Straalsund Playwright Pat Kruis Tellinghusen which features Big Band orchestra, the Golden Age of Radio and highlights Japanese American Inter... Read more

Gregg Bielemeier, Lyndee Mah about their dance concert + Robin Lane of "Do Jump Theatre"

Airs at: Tue, 12/02/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Dmae Roberts talks with Gregg Bielemeier and Lyndee Mah about Skinner, Kirk + Bielemeier dance concert Dec. 3-7th at the Portland Opera Studio Theatre presented by Whitebird Dance.  And Robin Lane of Do Jump's "Home for the Holidays" is featured in the second half.  That s... Read more

Comics and Animation Wizard Michel Gagne

Airs at: Mon, 11/24/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar.  Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knigh... Read more