Jeffrey Peyton to direct PSU Percussion Ensemble ThursdayWho says you need an entire band to put on a good concert? Jeffrey Peyton, director of percussion studies at Portland State, will conduct the PSU Percussion Ensemble Thursday, April 12, in Lincoln Hall as part of the university’s 2011–12 Performance Attendance Recital Series.
Enjoy a musical extravaganza showcasing Japanese culture and celebrating the US Cherry Blossom CentennialThe Tsugaru shamisen band Abeya will enliven the Portland State campus with a flood of intricate and exciting Japanese music this Thursday in the Lincoln Recital Hall. Abeya will perform on shamisen instruments accompanied by flutes, drums, singing and dancing.
Don’t let BADBADNOTGOOD’s name fool you: Album BBNG2 is quite goodgoodnotbadWe live in an age when haircuts and money supersede musical talent. Our country’s youth are enthralled by flashy imagery and the misguided conviction that the coolest people make the coolest music. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the hype-machine these days. How delightful is it, then, when a group of nascent jazz musicians burst onto the scene with incredible force and originality.
PSU grad student Sam Guerrero examines male interactions in his on-campus exhibition Stop CryingSam Guerrero takes guy-time very seriously. An artist and teacher, Guerrero is completing his Master of Fine Arts in studio practice at Portland State with his upcoming exhibition, Stop Crying.
This treat will make you go bananas!Homemade baked goods always kick store-bought boxed mixes out of the park. Quick and easy to make, these muffins are a great use for bananas that have become a tad too ripe to eat on their own. The crumb topping adds an extra crispy crunch that really makes these muffins sing.
Los Angeles-based Belden Piano Quartet to perform in Lincoln Recital HallThe Portland State Department of Music is focusing on French music this year, and the Los Angeles-based Belden Piano Quartet is taking full advantage during its upcoming visit to Portland.
Four local artists find art in lost images at Littman, White GalleriesIt’s much easier to find something that is lost if you aren’t looking for anything in particular. Four local artists will explore the significance of the word “lost” in today’s society in an art exhibition appropriately titled LOST at the Portland State Littman and White Galleries. The show will take place Thursday, April 5, through Friday, April 27.
Lars Von Trier’s controversial 2009 film Antichrist was written while the director was under the influence of what he called a “deep depression,” and it shows. The film has been called misogynistic by various reviewers, “a load of balls” (Willamette Week) and “dumb” (The New York Times). It has also been hailed as a challenging, philosophically insightful piece of cinema, among the best of the Danish provocateur’s offerings.
MFA graduate student Will Bruno showcases artwork in AB Lobby and MK GalleryWill Bruno, a Master’s of Fine Arts candidate, remarked that the AB Lobby Gallery in the Art Building has been transformed into “a place where art production happens.”
Visiting scholar Josh Kun to lecture at PSU on role of popular music in shaping Tijuana’s culture, economyDr. Josh Kun—professor, editor, cultural scholar, nonprofit co-founder, exhibition curator and Latin music TV and radio host—knows his way around popular music from many cultures and its international influence.
Film critic Warren Etheredge to shatter egos, incite laughter, teach filmmaking through criticismWarren Etheredge is a prolific media critic, writer, director, teacher and interviewer. He’s hosted the Seattle International Film Festival and curated the 1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot. “The High Bar” is Etheredge’s gin-fueled, humorous interview show in which he’s hosted the likes of Moon director Duncan Jones and actress Jodie Foster. The show airs on Tacoma public television.