Portland’s Glitterati Turns Out to Raise Funds – Pt 2

Portland’s Glitterati Turns Out to Raise Funds – Pt 2

The Kridel Grand Ballroom with it’s 9000 square feet of floor space made for an an exceptionally dramatic venue for the joint benefit for the Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. With it’s soaring ceiling heights and rich architectural details, this historic ballroom, adjoining lobby and full proscenium stage, has played host to many of Portland’s premiere events… For decades! For this...

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Opera to Broadway – The Rest of the Story

Opera to Broadway – The Rest of the Story

A few musings about the “Opera House and Concert Hall to Broadway… The composers and lyricists who did it all!” Seems as though with each show there is a story behind the scenes. I look at these photos taken by Bob Gibson and remember how tired I was at the time of this performance at the Artist’s Showcase at the Siletz Bay Music Festival. I opened this concert for legendary American jazz pianist, Dick Hyman. With a career spanning over a 50...

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