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One of the most intriguing jazz news stories of recent years was revived when Don Cheadle recently confirmed that his plans to make a film about Miles Davis were developing. The proposed project, which Cheadle would both direct and star in, was announced two years ago but had scarcely been mentioned by the Oscar-nominated actor since. Cheadle, of course, has been busy starring in films like Iron Man 2 and …more…

Beep! Beep!

Nearly everyone living in the United States during the last fifty years has seen this artist’s work, or at least is familiar with it. That is quite an audience; however, not many people could tell you the artist’s name.

An exhibit spanning the life’s work of animator Chuck Jones, who was born in Spokane, Washington, is now on display at Portland International Airport (PDX) through March 2012. Those of us who …more…

The Artist’s Touch, The Craftsman’s Hand

Drawing from its extensive permanent collection of over 2,500 Japanese woodblock prints, the Portland Art Museum (PAM) has carefully selected about 250 of the most unique and historically significant items for a special exhibition, The Artist’s Touch, The Craftsman’s Hand: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints from the Portland Art Museum.

The permanent collection began in 1932 with a donation by Mary Andrews Ladd of over 750 traditional woodblock prints. Over the …more…