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Record Store Day

Record Store Day


Posted on Apr 19, 2011

   Last Saturday was the 4th Annual Record Store Day.  This new tradition is one that we get pretty excited about.  My husband loves music and tries to go record shopping every chance he gets.  It's fun to have a special day devoted to the thing he loves most.  This year we planned our route and brought my mom-in-law along.  We hit 7 stores in all and got lots of Record Store Day grab bag...

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou


Posted on Jun 4, 2010

For my birthday, my mom-in-law and the farmer gave me tickets to see Maya Angelou.  My husband and I saw her at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (such a beautiful venue) last Wednesday.  From the minute she opened her mouth, I was transfixed.  Her amazing speech about having the courage to be a positive influence on others was filled with humor, poetry and wisdom.  This will be a night that I will treasure...

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Buckman Art Show and Sale

Buckman Art Show and Sale


Posted on Mar 23, 2010

Two weekends ago I attended the Buckman Art Show and Sale.  I'm embarrassed to admit I've never been to this show before.  I don't even know how that's possible, but now I've righted that wrong.  I had a tricky time just getting in because no food or drink is allowed.  Diana and I had to chug the coffees we purchased moments before the show.  Then the bouncer at the door told us that...

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Dharma Bums Reunion

Dharma Bums Reunion


Posted on Feb 23, 2010

This past Saturday was a very fun and packed day.  That night we saw the Dharma Bums at the Crystal Ballroom.  The Dharma Bums are my husband's favorite band.  They are from his same small town and were a big influence in Portland in the early 1990's.  It's been 18 years since they played.  The concert was a fun reunion and my husband saw lots of childhood friends.  The night was filled...

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Downtown 81

Downtown 81


Posted on Jan 25, 2010

I've been intrigued by Jean-Michel Basquiat for years.  I'm a fan of his paintings and I really enjoyed the biopic Basquiat.  Watching Downtown 81 was getting to experience just a tiny piece of his life and the art world he surrounded himself in.  While the film is fiction, you get a good understanding of what his life must have been like. Much of the movie is a homeless Basquiat walking around New York...

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Xanadu

Xanadu


Posted on Jan 23, 2010

Being a child of the 80's I grew up with Olivia Newton-John rollerskating her heart out in the movie Xanadu.  Yes, it's not the best movie ever, but it's campy and fun.  It was also the last film my hero Gene Kelly starred in.  Check out Gene on roller skates. Last weekend, I saw the play Xanadu.  It was part off our Broadway play season tickets.  I must admit, I wasn't terribly excited to...

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