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For the Old Mole Variety Hour June 29, 2009

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, when, for the first time in history, queer people fought back against decades of police harassment.

Michael Brophy's New Paintings....


This Tuesday my guest on Art Focus will be Michael Brophy, who has a show opening at Laura Russo. There are big oil paintings and small square gouaches. Brophy's house + studio was destroyed in a fire - some of the work is about that.
Listen to the interview here.

Program changes for July 2009

We've been updating our on-air sound to offer compelling radio programs in a convenient and easy-to-follow schedule. We've moved a step at a time, starting with surveys and community meetings and then working closely with our volunteer-driven program committee to offer more great radio. We want to give you a better listening experience, and we want to reach more listeners while keeping a commitment to our core values which include community, diversity and a perspective of progressive change in the world. With all that in mind, here's a primer on what we've changed and why, this year and last year:
Last Year - Evening Music

·         Edgier, more contemporary and/or has a younger audience: Electronica, hip-hop, indie, punk, experimental, dj sets and African-American culture, music and politics. 

·         Clarity: How do we make our schedule easier to understand and follow? A goal for each round of changes is to create a schedule that listeners can understand and also put programming in blocks or strips that is likely to attract the same audience.

Lesbian Art Show

Listen to the interview here.

Today I went into Fontanelle on SW Pine to see the Lesbian Art Show, a Dada-inspired exhibition by Azsa West and Mary McAllister. I loved the show. It features collage, drawing, painting and some very cool installation. So tomorrow - on the 26th of June, a Friday - I am hosting the Radiozine and having Mary and gallery director Leslie Miller on. We are going to talk about lesbian art and play some lesbian music.

King Lear and a Casting Director


 Portland Actors Ensemble is one of the oldest Shakespeare in the Parks groups in the country.  For 40 years, they've offered free Shakespeare every summer and have trained countless young actors in performing the bard's plays. Hear more about it on Stage and Studio.  Also check out the interview with Casting Director Lana Veenker. She's cast hundreds of Portland actors in the current cable show "Leverage" and the Harrison Ford movie "The Crowley Project." She's supporting Senate Bill 621 which would make more tax incentives for film and TV producers. Hear how it could make Oregon millions of dollars.

Check out the interview  

Take care, Dmae

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Parallel Worlds at the Japanese Garden

Listen to the interview here.

Diane Durston will join me at KBOO this coming Tuesday. She is the curator at the Japanese Garden here in Portland. Durston organized Parallel Worlds, the current show - it compares ceremonial robes and textiles from Japan and the Pacific Northwest.

Doit weekend listing thanks! Leigh!



Commotion and Bounce Brigade @ Goodfoot (funk, Afrobeat, bass, live party tracks)

White Light @ Valentines (free disco/electro dance party)

Art Spark @ Rontoms (a gathering of artists in PDX to meet and collaborate on possible projects)

Girls Rock Camp Benefit Show @ Rotture (bands, bands and booze)

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