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Wanda Sykes Talks with the Portland Observer

Comedian Wanda Sykes with advise for aspiring comedians and her reflections on the late Joan Rivers.

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August Wilson's 'The Piano Lesson' at Playhouse

The August Wilson play, now playing at The Church, 602 N.E. Prescott St., reflects the African-American experience, covering questions of ...

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Ambition, Loyalty and the Glitter of Motown

A groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes.

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Misfits and Hidden Gifts

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "A Wrinkle in Time," invites audiences to travel through worlds of imagination and meaning.

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Blue presents: The Tao of Pimpin’

Uhuru Rahman to some virtually, better known to many in the analog world simply as ‘Blue’ recently published her semi-autobiographical ...

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‘Calvary’ grasps for a World beyond Fairness

Our 'Opinionated Judge' Darleen Ortega on the film 'Calvary', "This film deals with the question of faith in a challenging ...

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Business Focus: Hip and Street

This summer marked the grand opening of Portland’s latest black-owned business, Kyoto. A menswear shop on the border of Old ...

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Mural Ready for Debut

The Kirk Reeves Mural is complete, the scaffolding has finally come down, and a celebration is planned.

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Groovin’ on the Grass

Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray headlines Saturday concert.

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Global Impact

Photographer Alex Riedlinger looks to bring the vibrancy of he captured in a trip to southwest Nigeria, that in part ...

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Right Kind of Reverence

From the sheer energy in the musical performances, to capturing some of the harder parts of the cultural icon, the ...

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Concordia Blues Honors Scroggins

The late Grammy-nominated and beloved Portland musician Janice Scroggins will be honored Saturday, Aug. 9 when Concordia University and the ...

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Real Life Drama

"Never has a film so poignantly captured the sweet ache of family life, of parenting, and of the passing of ...

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Family Album

Our 'Opinionated Judge' reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival's premier production of "Family Album," a rock musical that tackles the struggles for ...

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Connecting

Our 'Opinionated Judge' takes on the Oregon Shakespeare festival play 'Water By the Spoon' examining the sometimes messy and beautiful ...

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