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Is Portland big-league enough for a second sports radio station?


News Stories
Let’s face it: Conventional wisdom would tell any local radio exec Portland needs a second sports radio station like Greg Oden needs another knee injury. So non-radio folks were scratching their ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Lance Kramer

"THE GAME" signs Brian Wheeler for radio talk show on new 95.5



Beginning May 12, longtime Blazers play-by-play maestro Brian Wheeler will host a sportstalk radio show on the new all-sports radio station 95.5 "The GAME," according to the station's programming director, Jim Derby.

This morning Derby confirmed that Wheeler's ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 by Lance Kramer

DUSTY YORK TRIO, Thoughts Take Flight (Diatic)


[PROGRESSIVE JAZZ] Tenor-saxophonist Dusty York's new album, Thoughts Take Flight, is a showcase of dynamic compositions that move between countless phrases—each with their own style, tempo and feel. It's one more praiseworthy move for an artist who's already attracted a heap of wel...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 by Lance Kramer

DUSTY YORK TRIO, Thoughts Take Flight (Diatic)

ALBUM REVIEW


Music Stories
[PROGRESSIVE JAZZ] Tenor-saxophonist Dusty York’s new album, Thoughts Take Flight, is a showcase of dynamic compositions that move between countless phrases—each with their own style, temp ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Lance Kramer

Portland Jazz Festival Impressions: Ornette at the Schnitz (Feb. 15, 2008)


When extraterrestrials in the '60s did hallucinogenic drugs and made slimy, unbridled alien love aboard the UFO afterwards, they might have played an Ornette Coleman album on their anti-gravity record player to set the right mood.

If you've never heard Coleman, his unmistakable brand of free-form jazz...   More
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 by Lance Kramer

Man Candle

One Portlander ditches the corporate ladder to fire up the wick world.


Featured Stories
Spend enough time in Michael Chorazak’s historic home in Northwest Portland, and there’s a good chance you’ll reek of urinal cakes and strippers. Guests at the Chorazak home haven&rs ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Lance Kramer

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
The food at this famous east-side eatery is more like glorified bar nibbles making the dimly lit dining room a nice spot to start a late-night crawl. Though best known for burgers ($5.50-$7) Dots has a spicy hummus and pita app ($4.50) that's generous tasty and unexpectedly exotic. The chicken and g   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Lance Kramer

Cheap Eats 2007


Food Reviews & Stories
This bit of Athens on Burnside looks like it's been around for a thousand years a rare reminder of pre-hipsterized Southeast Portland. There's a beauty to the simplicity of Foti's a convenience store with a dozen tables to enjoy some good honest Grecian bites. Grab a Hillas Greek beer for yourself f   More
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Lance Kramer

ALARM

Not your grandma's book on tape.


Books
A product of the tactical disarray that can be DIY self-publishing, Portland writer Mike Daily's second novel, ALARM (Stovepiper Books Media, 212 pages, $19.99), follows Mick O'Grady through his down- ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Lance Kramer

AANd it's a wrap...




Saturday night wrapped up the 2007 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' annual convention, held here in PDX and hosted by WW. Over the course of three days, staffs from over 100 alt-weeklies across North America attended a lineup of guest speakers, seminars and panels that handled e...   More
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 by Lance Kramer
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