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"You can turn this world around And bring back all of those happy days
Put your trouble down
It's time to celebrate
Let love shine
And we will find
A way to come together
And make things better
We need a holiday "
---written by Hans Stevens from the Madonna song Holiday.

Music of 2011...

01. Outasight • Stays the Same

02. Carishma • Glow In The Dark

03. Junior Caldera f/ Natalia Kills & Far East Movement • Lights Out

04. Diana Vickers • Music To Make The Boys Cry

05. Marina & The Diamonds • Radioactive

06. Mike Posner • Looks Like Sex

07. Dev f/ Enrique Iglesias • Naked

08. Morgan Page f/ Tegan & Sara • Body Work

09. Nicole Scherzinger • Try With Me (Cahill Remix)

10. Flo Rida f/ Sia • Wild Ones

11. The Saturdays • Faster

12. Nick Carter • I'm Taking Off (B Sensei Remix)

13. LMFAO f/, GoonRock & Eva Simons • Best Night

14. The Sound of Arrows • Wonders

15. Sneaky Sound System • Big

16. The Knocks f/ Gary Go • Magic

17. Pixie Lott • Kiss the Stars

18. Rihanna • Roc Me Out

19. Oh My! f/ Scrufizzer • Dirty Dancer

20. Rebecca & Fiona • Jane Doe

21. Kaskade f/ Skylar Grey • Room for Happiness


Tribes + Community Standards

It's funny how in this day and age people have such "Community standards" that they live by - workplace, home the bar - we have to do things a certain way ... BLAH !
Facebook is not twitter and all these rule everywhere - sick of it.

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LIKE the Facebook Changes?

Yeah me neither...

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Ray brings you "Coffee with Cardamom"

I am excited the hear that Ray Boyle is in Portland, Oregon and curating a couple exhibits, discussions and events. The opening night is July 16th, 2011 and features two evolving shows so would be a great way to welcome her back and learn about the deep creative work she is organizing. Both shows will feature the work of and projects of Sarah Farahat who was featured last fall at Tribute Gallery and she is currently fundraising and needs your support!

The shows are entitled, “Can You See Me Now? (Part One): Reflections on Palestine” by Sarah Farahat and “Mirrors: A Middle Eastern/ American Collaboration” featuring artists: Farooq Hassan, Marwan Nahle, Becca Bernstein, Jim Lommasson, Amira Dughri, Rolla Selbak, Sarah Farahat, Andrea Boyle, Baher Butti and Beth Ann Short.

On July 17th there will be a Curator's Talk: Double Vision, July 20th: Journalism and New Media in the Middle East: Lecture and Discussion with Stanford Fellow Jenka Soderburg and Palestinian Journalist Saed Bannoura. July 30th,:First Hand: A Night of Storytelling from the West Bank and Gaza. August 3rd: From South Africa to Palestine: The shaping of a movement through Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.

PLACE II: Settlement Galleries @ Pioneer Square Mall
700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor of Atrium Bldg.
Opening Reception: July 16, 6:00- 9:00 pm and closes August 14, 2011
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Sun, Noon- 6:00 pm

Full listing and more information @
Check out this radio interview with Eva Lake on KBOO:

DADT Done!

Photo via Lady Gaga - Flashback to September 16, 2010... A message from Lady Gaga to the Senate
Quite shocked after talking to a friend today on the phone who was confused when I told her newest news on DADT. I sent her a link to Ontop Magazine with hope that would break it down for her but also inclued the NYTimes headline, "Senate Ends Military Ban on Gays Serving Openly". I am so thankful for the leaders of SLDN - the policy organization dedicated to ending Don't Ask, Don't Tell. I have been most impressed with with their twitter campaign of Freedom to Serve! Read more on The Advocate!

Still Living: Publications in PDX

For all those people that say print is dead and how ipads and kindles rule the world...

PDX is able to get all these groups in one room @ Publication Fair at
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
1022 Southwest Stark Street Sunday, December 19 | 11AM – 8PM

Organized by the Publication Studio-but here is a full list of vendors at the fair:

Pinball Publishing
Stand-Up Comedy
Reading Frenzy
Ooligan Press
Marriage Publishing House
Nudity In Groups
Cumbersome Multiples
Tin House Press
Veneer Magazine
Poor Claudia
Dill Pickle Club
Monograph Bookwerks
Triangular Press/ OCAC Book Arts
Container Corps
Little Read Writers
Cooley Gallery publications
Peaches and Bats
1430 Contemporary
Em Space
Justin Bland
Obsessive Consumption/ Kate Bingaman Burt
gaze books
Octopus Books
Publication Studio

Mark the date: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11AM – 8PM, SW Stark & 10th Street. The event is free and open to the public.

What are you reading?

Decembeard Time

I get excited about things like Decembeard because it is fun and it good ! Heard about IdeaWorks making this cool app that make my facial hair grow super digital and donating $5 each time to Dymocks Children's Charities, Sydney Children's Hospital, and Australian Wildlife Conservancy ! Get your free Decembeard and support !

Open Engagement 2011

Just in from the PSU Social Practice people ... Open Engagement 2011 dates announced ! + Community information session (meeting or party?!)
Save the Date! May 13-15th, 2011

Open Engagement 2011 Community Information Session
This will be a great time to see where things are currently at with the conference, and form partnerships between organizations interested in connecting to the conference. You will meet members of the planning committee that include current and former students, PSU faculty, UofO faculty, and representation from PNCA.
Please feel free to pass this message along to anyone you feel would be interested in being involved in Open Engagement.
I hope to see many of you there, " Jen Delos Reyes

Monday, December 6, 2010 5:30pm-6:30pm
Field Work, 1101 SW Jefferson Portland, Oregon 97205

It Gets Better

I am shocked by the number of videos out there that people have made for the "It Gets Better Project". From the celebrities to everyday people. I am going to post more but the first is Paul Richmond's an artist who shows you through this art. Check out my friend Tara Dublin and her heartfelt video ! Tell me which one you love of if you did one ! Where is yours?

Ready. Aim. (Friendly) Fire

Be surprised by new works by Jeremy Okai Davis including this acrylic on canvas called, "Friendly Fire". I was impressed when I first saw Jeremy's work at the Shits & Giggles show. Check out the artists blog and site. Opening this First Thursday at Slinde & Nelson. More goodness coming soon with creative curator + artist John Graeter. Not not his own but Jennifer Mercede and Flora Bowley.

Saranac Art is so Not "Main Street"

I am not sure if Spokane, Washington knows how lucky they are ! Tours, art shows, panels!
The co-op started a few years ago but just recently began focusing more on promotion and outreach. You can help and donate as well...
Jenny Hyde is also working on this show. Get in on it ! Call For Art: Digital-Matter(s): Call for Work
See their roster of great artists including Rima K. Simaitis, NEA grant recipient and Garric Simonsen, Twitter Celebrity. More soon ...

Covered Picnic Tables

As we - my boyfriend and my dog drove cross country this summer I was thrilled to see these tables at Badlands National Park. I would say it would be worth the packing a lunch and making a day of it - wherever you are in the country(that's for my Monacle Magazine friends). I wonder if other cool tables are out there ?

Filming now ... for 2011

I had to search what a logline was but for this film it is "What Jane doesn't know could hurt you.". I have been following the production filming via their facebook page and blog. As well- I know a couple of the talented actors and met Jacqueline Gault, the director this summer! It's not too late to a walk-on role with a character ! Yes, if you support this film and be rewarded - I just heard they hope to be in full production in October! A scene was shot at Dante's a few weeks back that we will be showing at a big party at on 9/1. More soon ... Come back for details!

More than one night of Rites in Passage

Alicia Blue Gallery brings Last Thursday alive with "Rites in Passage", this will be a
A Portland debut of San Francisco based artists Kevin Taylor and Colleen Flaherty.
The Gallery is more than a Last Thursday gallery - be sure to follow on twitter and stay on top of what is going on!

Upcoming - 'I Dream Animal' July 29 - August 22 Christine Nguyen, Caryn Baumgartner and Karen Florek.

More details @

NYC's Next Largest Mural

The largest mural in NYC, covering two exterior walls of Griffin Court Condominium at 800 Tenth Ave., begins tomorrow!
Corrinne Ulmann’s winning mural depicts a pattern of trees using variations of light and shadow intended to evoke the building’s 8,700-square-foot private courtyard and the nearby DeWitt Clinton Park. The mural will cover two large exterior walls of the two-building condominium complex, each measuring 1,800 and 4,700 square feet.
In addition to having her design overlooking NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, Corinne will receive a $20,000 stipend, an art show hosted by Alchemy Properties at the building to display her works, a private consultation with a top art dealer, and a display of her work in the building’s lobby..Photo above -rendering of the mural- events to come - might have to just visit NYC soon -

Children Get Stuck Places Underground - an opera

an opera by Bethany Ides(who I hear is moving to New York)
music by Ryan Sullivan
Flo Buddenbaum, Devin Lucid, Morgan A. Ritter & David Weinberg
JUNE 25TH & 26TH performances at 7 & 9, both nights
More info @

Jason Robert Brown concert + SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD cast (left to right) Vin Shambry, Elizabeth Klinger, Rebecca Teran and David Cole (photo by Kenneth Aaron)
Miracle Theatre Group and Staged! Portland’s Musical Theatre Series present a collaborative production And Yes - Tony award-winning Jason Robert Brown in concert June 27 at Milagro!

World Premiere of Resurrection Day

A new play written and performed by Ezra LeBank is happening in Portland, Oregon ...Yes, Mr. LeBank is here for the summer - out from hiding in the rocky mountains. He is taking a short break in his role of assistant professor of University of Montana and wearing his hat of artistic director of Lynx Co. Theatre Company.

July 14-17th, 2010. 8PM @ Conduit Dance, Inc- Pythian Building

918 SW Yamhill, 4th Floor $12/$8(students)

Read more Lynx Co social theatre @

And, Keep your eyes peeled - You might even catch him running by the waterfront or enjoying our PDX food carts !

Hand2Mouth's 3rd Festival of New Performance

I still hear people talking about the Risk/Reward Festival from last year!
The Breakdown for SATURDAY, JUNE 19:
5pm | Erin Leddy, Oslund + Co, Angela Fair,Paul Budraitis directed by Sean Ryan
8pm | Hand2Mouth, Katherine Longstreth, Mike Pham, The Cherdonna & Lou Show
Buy Advance tickets and check out the other events going on like "DIRECTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE: Why Festivals?"
A Panel including: Chris Weber (Bumbershoot), Sean Ryan (NW New Works Festival),
Trisha Mead (Fertile Ground), Chantelle Hylton Simmons (Portland Folk Festival and Brooklyn Northside Festival), Kelsey Tyler (JAW), Jerry Tischleder (Risk/Reward),
and moderator
Michael Rohd of Sojourn Theatre (Facilitator)

Paddle Competition ... get your film on

Oregon Film Collectibles to be auctioned off! & so much more like this "Colony Dress" designed by Project Runway designer Janeane Marie.

Photos, collectibles, storyboards, signed posters, paintings and drawings by artists such as Gus Van Sant, the Pander Brothers, Rose Bond, Chel White and Zak Margolis

The auction will go live at Film Stuff for Stuff the Film, an event on June 10th at the Ace Hotel Cleaners. There will be a $10 donation for admission.

Proceeds will benefit the Media Arts Education Fund administered by the Oregon Media Production Association and the film Stuff by Lawrence Johnson. View the trailer and find out more about Lawrence Johnson. And be sure to check out the auction site is administered by Slate Technologies. (& follow @stuffthefilm )

Who is behind the Breeze Block?

If you are in Portland Oregon and are frequenting the PDX Art Scene - you should know Breeze Block Gallery and more importantly know Paige Prendergast. She has locked arms and supported artist, arts organizations, and well connected. The Northwest is very lucky to have her talents. She is curating FUTURE HIGH at Tender Loving Empire and will also be curating Kevin Bouton-Scott at Coeur:Art, big opening August 5th. check out
check back for more buzz...

PDX Stock gives 2nd chances ?

Stock is a monthly public dinner event and presentation series based in Portland, Oregon which funds small to medium-sized artist projects.
Next Portland Stock Dinner: Sunday March 14, 2010

6-8 pm PNCA Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St.
Dinner and Voting Rights = $10

Presentation by January's winner, Forrest Martin of Death Magazine
Vote on Proposals by artists including: Vanessa Renwick, Comrade Clover, Sarah Mirk with Dill Pickle Club, Ashley Neese, &
Emily Lieb with LARKE.

*so the Buzz is last month Vanessa Renwick had a proposal .... and she is back this month.

We must find out more in person...or follow them

New Shop for Handmade Goods

Dedicated to handmade/modern + decorative/functional art+design, small victories will feature one of a kind pieces and limited editions, all made by hand. Featuring almost 20 artists from Portland and all over the world. Located in the Tribute Gallery in Old Town- Small Victories is inspired by the idea that art is all around us, from a pair of earrings to a hanging planter.
Make sure to follow for updates @ and check out the website