|Waiting for gold|
BEAVERTON — For a musician, receiving a gold record for a single or album is not only a career highlight — it’s the moment of a lifetime. For Dan Schauffler, Valley Catholic band director, that moment was more than 30 years in the making. On April 4, students, faculty and staff celebrated the golden achievement.|
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
|Valley Catholic senior makes Carnegie Hall debut|
BEAVERTON — It was a cold night in New York. But Hope Huang, a Valley Catholic senior and musician, didn’t mind the chill as she experienced a musician’s dream, performing at Carnegie Hall.
It was Huang’s first time in the Big Apple, and she was there to take part in a string orchestra at the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at one of the most famous venues in the world.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
|Iconographers convene to celebrate new curriculum|
MOUNT ANGEL — Students of iconography will gather here June 23 - July 1 to pray, study and practice the sacred art form. This year, as the Iconographic Arts Institute marks three decades since its founding, it also will celebrate a new certificate in iconographic studies based on the 12-level curriculum the Institute uses.|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
|UP helping uncover ancient mysteries|
Why did a Roman city on an isle off Spain burn in the third century? Why are both Christian and Muslim ancient burials located there? Why did archeologists on the island find a large pool for baptism replaced by a smaller one, even as Christianity was flourishing?|
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
NEW YORK (CNS) — Once you've seen one vicious extraterrestrial gnaw its way out of a human body from the inside, you've seen 'em all. Or so at least the jaded — or squeamish — moviegoer might be tempted to think.
And yet, the success of the durable "Alien" franchise, which dates all the way back to 1979, and was last added to by the 2012 reboot "Prometheus," would seem to argue otherwise.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
|Marylhurst free talk focus on refugees|
Marylhurst University’s series of free talks on issues of social justice finishes Thursday, May 18, with The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees and Oregon presented by Manuel Padilla, who leads workshops for Jesuit Refugee Service, works with youth through restorative justice frameworks, and volunteers with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Circles of Support and Accountability program.|
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
|'Into the woods' on stage at La Salle Prep|
La Salle Prep presents the musical "Into the Woods" at 7 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, and 1:30 p.m. April 23.
Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other storybook characters will appear in this tale that reminds the audience that "wishes come true, not free."
Friday, April 21, 2017
|Marylhurst talks on gender, race and immigration continue|
Marylhurst University’s series of free talks on issues of social justice continues Tuesday, April 25, with What’s in a Label? Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories presented by public interest lawyer Ann Su.|
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
|'Jesus Christ Superstar' comes to Salem, Forest Grove and Portland|
Aficionados of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will able to compare three productions of the musical this month — something that hasn’t happened for decades. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera is being staged April 14 – May 6 at the Pentacle Theatre in Salem; April 19 – 23 at the Mago Hunt Center Theater at the University of Portland; and April 21 to May 7 at the Theatre in the Grove in Forest Grove.|
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
|14th-century altarpiece reunited|
When Dawson Carr was a curator at the British Museum, colleagues sometimes asked in disdainful tones: “Why do we have so many religious paintings?”|
Carr, now curator of the European collection at the Portland Art Museum, imagines the same question will come up in Oregon.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
|Jesus Christ Superstar at UP|
(Portland, OR) — Gregory Pulver of the University of Portland's Performing and Fine Arts Department will direct Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This rock opera, debuted in 1971, follows the events occurring during the last few days of Jesus's life as described in the Gospels. Additionally, it focuses largely on the perspective of Judas Iscariot and includes interpersonal conflicts between him and Jesus that are exempt from biblical narratives.|
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
|Documentary on World Youth Day features Archbishop Sample|
A new documentary, “World Youth Day Kraków: A Pilgrimage of Mercy,” aims to allow viewers to share in the experience of young Catholics from around the world who participated in World Youth Day in Kraków last year.|
Monday, April 10, 2017
|U.P. presents its 53rd annual Jazz Festival April 12 - 13|
The University of Portland will host its 53rd annual Jazz Festival between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. It showcases excellent student musicians as well as guest artists from around the nation, all contributing to a vibrant festival of jazz and the celebration of music performance and education on campus.|
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
|Marylhurst talks on gender, race and immigration|
Marylhurst University’s series of free talks on issues of social justice continues Thursday, April 6, with Leader of the Free World? The Future of American Women in Politics presented by Melody Rose, president of Marylhurst.|
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
|Saint Martin's fest: For a weekend up north|
LACEY, Washington — Saint Martin’s Capital Food & Wine Festival showcases regional wine, beer, cider and food offerings noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. The event is an annual fundraiser for the college featuring more than a hundred regional wines, dozens of beers and hard ciders, local restaurant fare and three stages of live music.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
|Spanish poet's words come to life for In Mulieribus|
In Mulieribus’ anniversary celebration continues with a concert of impassioned Renaissance madrigals by Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Thomas Morley, Palestrina, Orazio Vecchi and Luca Marenzio, alongside the world premiere of a new work by composer Craig Kingsbury, Canción de las siete doncellas (Song of the seven maidens), commissioned for In Mulieribus' tenth anniversary.|
Monday, February 27, 2017
|Album benefits church relief work|
Some singer-songwriters from Oregon Catholic Press, publisher of this newspaper, have teamed up to produce an album of Scripture-based songs that focus on Christ-centered social justice.|
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
|Music that transports|
For Irish tenor Emmet Cahill, the distance between Ireland and Oregon isn’t much further than the distance between his usual performances of Irish classics and liturgical music.
“Religious music has had a great impact on my life,” says Cahill, who is both a solo performer and a lead singer with Celtic Thunder. “No hymn is out of place in an Irish music concert in my book.”
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
|Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at Chiles Center|
Anthony Doerr will be awarded his doctorate of humane letters from the University of Portland when he speaks as a guest of the university at the annual Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series on Feb. 27.|
Monday, February 20, 2017
|20th-century Masses in concert|
The Portland sacred music choir Cantores in Ecclesia, with James O’Donnell as guest director, will sing two 20th-century Masses at a concert set for 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary Cathedral, Northwest 18th Avenue and Couch Street in Portland.
Thursday, February 16, 2017