|FCC approves merger of Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger of Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio.
Both are nonprofit, listener-supported radio chains. Relevant's stations are principally in the Midwest and East, while Immaculate Heart's are in the West and the Plains states.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
NEW YORK (CNS) — The annulment process provides the unusual courtroom setting for the romantic drama "The Tribunal" (Freestyle). While the movie's Catholic values are strong, they come filtered through some faulty filmmaking.|
Saturday, July 29, 2017
NEW YORK (CNS) — Aspiring to be edgy and stylish, the espionage thriller "Atomic Blonde" (Focus), matches sometimes sadistic brawling with exploitative scenes of aberrant sex. The result is not only degraded but tedious as well.|
Friday, July 28, 2017
|Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
NEW YORK (CNS) — Despite its ponderous title, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" (STX) turns out to be a flashy but lightweight sci-fi adventure likely to divert those grown viewers content to munch their popcorn and enjoy a break from the heat of summer.|
Thursday, July 27, 2017
|The Last Tycoon|
NEW YORK (CNS) — A few significantly objectionable moments, reflecting the worst excesses of contemporary TV and film production, mar the otherwise appealingly old–fashioned storytelling of "The Last Tycoon."|
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NEW YORK (CNS) — "Wars are not won by evacuations," British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously observed. As writer-director Christopher Nolan's compelling historical drama "Dunkirk" (Warner Bros.) demonstrates, however, fine films can be made about them.|
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
|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