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Portland Youth Philharmonic

Portland Youth Philharmonic

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interested in classical music for the whole family but not sure where to start?   Join the Portland Youth Philharmonic for their annual Concert-at-Christmas on December 26th at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. They’ll invite all four of their ensembles and an alumni orchestra to the stage to celebrate the holiday season […]

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The Road from Rock Star to Fatherhood: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Road from Rock Star to Fatherhood: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Much of what we listened to growing up derived from our own Northwest backyard, including the rock band, Candlebox. A radio dial couldn’t be touched without hearing one of their two major hits, “You” and “Far Behind,” off their self-titled debut album, “Candlebox,” released in 1993. While at Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, we were […]

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Dazzling the Holidays with Dance

Dazzling the Holidays with Dance

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

One Local Young Lady Lights UP OBT’s “The Nutcracker” Eleven-year-old Zaida Johnson knows all about pressure and poise. Last September, Zaida (pronounced “Zay-da”) gathered with her School of Oregon Ballet Theatre classmates to audition for the plum parts in George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker,” to be performed December 13–27 at Portland’s Keller Auditorium. “I normally don’t […]

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The Gift of Inspiration: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy

The Gift of Inspiration: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If no one is barfing or bleeding, it’s not rock ’n’ roll.” Wow. Maybe the perfect words, spoken by rock ’n’ roll musician, Michael Gerbino (more on him later) to describe the magic of a particular time and place — when you’re 20. But what happens when you’re 40? Or 50? Or even older? Though […]

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The Nutcracker at Oregon Ballet Theatre

The Nutcracker at Oregon Ballet Theatre

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition. This story appeals to everyone–young and old. Bring someone you love to the ballet this winter. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected heroes into a land filled with dazzling confections, and the dancers of OBT shine […]

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Frogz! at Imago Theater

Frogz! at Imago Theater

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh, we here at Portland Family love the theater! So here’s another winner, especially for families or hard-to-buy-for kids and kids-at-heart. Imago Theater presents FROGZ! This is an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike. It has been seen on stage and television by over a million people. The ingenious masks, mesmerizing movement, outlandish costumes, and […]

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Northwest Children’s Theater

Northwest Children’s Theater

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all love a good show! This holiday season, give the gift of theater with these classics the entire family will enjoy.      Mary Poppins The beloved flying nanny lands on the NWCT stage in this adaptation of the classic film turned musical hit. Filled with memorable songs, soaring dance numbers, and spoonfuls of […]

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Portland Youth Philharmonic: America’s First Youth Orchestra

Portland Youth Philharmonic: America’s First Youth Orchestra

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this month’s issue of Portland Family Magazine, you’ll read about the Portland Youth Philharmonic, an impressive and highly talented group of young musicians who have been performing in Portland for 91 years. In fact, they’re America’s first youth orchestra! Performances are the product of all their hard work, but it’s the rehearsal process that […]

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Portland Youth Philharmonic Makes Beautiful Music

Portland Youth Philharmonic Makes Beautiful Music

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) began in 1924 as a grand experiment. What would happen if talented young musicians were placed under the direction of a trained professional conductor in a serious environment? Ninety seasons later, the results are still musically impressive. However, much more has come out of the Portland Youth Philharmonic than trained […]

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Preserving Children’s Artwork

Preserving Children’s Artwork

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Preschool and school-age children love to create works of art for us to admire. And we do need to give our children’s efforts the attention they deserve. But, from spelling tests to craft projects, if we kept it all, we would soon be unable to find our children amongst the towering stacks of papers. Here are a […]

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