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Reviews of District 9 and Inglourious Basterds, both in wide release

District 9 (New Zealand) Director: Neill Blomkamp With: Sharlto Copley, etc. One of the joys of reviewing movies is the pleasant surprise.  Sometimes I wonder if I have become jaded, and that my tastes are too refined for the average movie patron.  Then, a little gem like t... Read more

Fishtrap, a writers gathering

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts presents a two-part special on the Fishtrap writing program in Joseph, Oregon in the heart of the Wallowas. She went to the summer gathering in July and talked with writers about the art of writing. Part One features Writer Kim Stafford and Rich Wanschneider wh... Read more

Tali Singer profiles Portland Music Therapist Marion Van Namen.

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Producer Tali Singer profiles Portland Music Therapist Marion Van Namen.   As part our continuing series of features on Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts… Tali Singer brings us a side of the arts used for therapy.  According to the American Music Therapy Association, music... Read more

Spin Films' "Finding Face" and a profile of a music therapist

Airs at: Mon, 08/10/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts talks with Spin Films' Patti Duncan and Skye Fitzgerald produces acclaimed international documentaries. Their latest films are "Finding Face"about acid attacks on Cambodian woman and a film on the war in the Congo called "Peace Commandos." See "Finding Face" at... Read more

Sarah Slipper and Valory J. Lawrence doing great work!

  I talked with Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Dancer Lex Dones of Northwest Dance Project today. Loved meeting Sarah after years of seeing her dance for Oregon Ballet Theatre and seeing her choreography for some of the indie dance companies. She started the NW Dance P... Read more

NW Dance Project and Coho's Endless Summer

Airs at: Mon, 08/03/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Show time: 11:00am - 11:30am Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Sarah Slipper and Dancer Lex Dones of Northwest Dance Project about all their summer shows featuring new contemporary World Premiere dance. And in the secon half, Valory J. Lawrence tells us about Endles... Read more

Thinking of the classics

 On today's Stage and Studio, I talked with Connor Kerns and Debbie Hunter who have been running Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre concentrating on the classics and Connor's original plays. They started in 2001 and it's been a labor of love for most of this deca... Read more

Bill Rausch, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Host Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Rausch, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival talks about "Equivocation"--the world premiere of Bill Cain's play and about how the whole season is about "truth-telling."   Read more

Pride & Prejudice and Bill Rausch, OSF

Airs at: Mon, 07/27/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director and Playwright Connor Kerns and Actress Debbie Hunter of Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre about their new adaptionof "Pride and Prejudice" and in the second half of the show a visit with Bill Rausch, artistic director ... Read more

Movie Talk: Review of Sleep Dealer

 Ed's personal KBOO blog is still under construction. Until then, here is his latest review   Sleep Dealer (USA/Mexico 2008) Director: Alex Rivera With: Luis Fernando Pena, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas Where: Hollywood Theatre   (Mostly in Spanish, with subtitles) Dystopian vi... Read more