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How Long?

Recently I discovered the thoughts of Katy Butler, author of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”. There is a New York Times review of her book by Abraham Verghese, professor and senior ­associate chairman for the theory and practice of medicine at Stanford University, who is the author of the novel “Cutting for Stone.” The book ponders the NeverNeverland of a not uncommon medical nightmare that kept her mother on sustained and exhausting caretaking duty in her late 70’s while her husband’s overall health declined as his…

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Performances

ONE of the pleasures of living in a creative space called Portland is the on-going encounter with street artists who never fail to enchant.  Who knew you could just make up an outfit or grab your violin and hit the street to entertain and open the minds of passersby.  The pictures below need no explanation. I particularly liked the military boots accompanying the violin artist who just happened to be playing a selection from Bach’s Cello Suite.  Gasp!  Visual and audio expression at its best and…

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SXSW Musical Meanderings

The South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas has just ended and poured out many new sounds worth exploration.  Check it out.  If you want to cut to the chase and take advantage of a wonderful offer of music filtered by some of the best musical reviewers, make sure you go to NPR.org before April 2 for their sampler of 100 of the best songs from the festival.

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