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Portland Center for the Performing Arts – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall


address  1037 S.W. Broadway
 Portland, OR  97205
cross street Main St.
phone (503) 248-4335
hours Box Office: Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm; days of events 2 hours before curtain and 30 min. past curtain
www.portland5.com/

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Garry Trudeau

Readings, Talks/Lectures
Inarguably the most influential editorial cartoonist of his generation, Garry Trudeau has served as the unflinching voice for truth and justice in American journalism for more than 37 years. Launched in 1970, Trudeau’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, syndicated comic strip 'Doonesbury' continues to be as entertaining, controversial and thought provoking as ever with its unique blend of social commentary, humor and political satire.
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 • Tue 10/16/18 at 7:30pm 

Oregon Symphony

Classical
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 • Fri 12/7/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sat 12/8/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 12/9/18 at 4pm 

John Prine

Rock, Folk
When Chicago's own John Prine left his post-office job to become a musician, he was immediately labeled "the new Bob Dylan" for his socially conscious songs. For over thirty years, Prine has explored styles ranging from folk & blues to country & rockabilly, never settling on one element to pigeonhole his creative output. Prine won a 1991 Grammy award for his album, 'The Missing Years,' which included guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt & Tom Petty.
Chicago; Bob Dylan; Missing Years; Grammy Award; socially conscious; rockabilly; Bruce Springsteen; Bonnie Raitt; Tom Petty
johnprine.com
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 • Fri 9/21/18 at 8pm 

Lily Tomlin

Stand Up Comedy, Comedy
Comedian Lily Tomlin's extraordinary entertainment career includes starring in motion pictures, television/animation/ theatre and video. She is a winner of six Emmys, two Tony awards, a Grammy for her comedy album and two Peabody awards.
Emmy; Tony; Grammy; Peabody; Award; motion picture; television; animation; theatre; video
www.lilytomlin.com/
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 • Sat 9/22/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sat 9/22/18 at 7:30pm 

Renee Fleming, Soprano

Classical (Solo Vocal)
Renee Fleming's versatility and charismatic stage presence have made her a sought-after performer. The American soprano is regarded as one of the truly magnificent voices of our time.
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 • Sun 9/23/18 at 7:30pm 

Miguel

R&B/Soul, Rap/Hip Hop
Miguel (Miguel Jontel) is a new R&B artist and songwriter signed to Jive.
www.officialmiguel.com
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 • Tue 9/25/18 at 8pm 

CHVRCHES

Electronic, Pop
Chvrches are a Scottish electropop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011.
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 • Wed 9/26/18 at 8pm 

First Aid Kit

Folk
First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden.
thisisfirstaidkit.com/
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 • Wed 10/3/18 at 8pm 

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

Fashion Show/Bridal
Your favorite queens are here to "WERQ Your World" in the RuPauls Drag Race Official World Tour. Hosted by Michelle Visage with sickening performances by Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Peppermint, Shangela, Valentina and Violet Chachki.
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 • Thu 10/4/18 at 9pm 

Oregon Symphony with Star Trek Beyond in Concert

Classical, Film
www.orsymphony.org/
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 • Sat 10/6/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sat 10/6/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 10/7/18 at 2pm 

Gregory Alan Isakov

Alternative, Acoustic, Folk
Gregory Alan Isakov is a Colorado-based singer/songwriter. He is performing in 2016 with his own five-man backup band and The Ghost Orchestra, a Colorado brass and string ensemble.
Boulder; Colorado
www.myspace.com/gregoryalanisakov
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 • Mon 10/8/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Mon 10/8/18 at 7:30pm 

My Favorite Murder

Talks/Lectures, Podcast
Ready yourself for a murder adventure hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two lifelong fans of true crime stories. In each episode of the podcast, the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, 'cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.
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 • Thu 10/18/18 at 8pm 
 • Fri 10/19/18 at 8pm 

Lila Downs

World, Jazz, Blues
Lila Downs is a critically-acclaimed, Mexican-American singer. She and her group perform traditional Mexican ballads, jazz, down-home blues and original compositions sung in Mixtec, Zapoteco, Mayan, Spanish and English.
Critically-acclaimed;Mexican-American singer;Mexican ballads;
www.liladowns.com/
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 • Mon 10/22/18 at 7:30pm 

Celtic Thunder

Irish/Celtic, Pop, Musical
As seen on public television, Celtic Thunder features five-six male vocalists in a tour-de-force celebration of Celtic heritage. From rousing ensemble numbers to solos showcasing each members’ vocal style and personality, Celtic Thunder performs powerful ballads, popular hits, and heartwarming songs of love and loss from across the Celtic music spectrum, including Irish, Scottish, traditional and contemporary takes. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for their captivating use of dramatic lighting effects and choreography.
ballad;Scottish;traditional;contemporary;Paul Byrone;George Donaldson;Keith Harkin;Ryan Kelly;Damian McGinty
www.celticthunder.ie
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 • Wed 11/7/18 at 7:30pm 

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

Film, Interactive, Sketch Comedy, Improv
Join Joel Hodgson, creator/host of the acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show, and host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring an all-new live touring production of MST3K to a city near you. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be MST3K without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt) checking up on their unwilling test subjects via remote video. The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with separate admissions. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches plus audience participation!
www.mst3k.com/tour
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 • Fri 11/9/18 at 7pm 
 • Fri 11/9/18 at 10pm 

Pirates!

Family/Child, For the Family
Ahoy, Matey! Pack your bags for another swashbuckling musical adventure with the Oregon Symphony’s merry band of pirates. Music from Hook, Peter Pan, and more
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 • Sun 11/11/18 at 2pm 

David Sedaris

Solo Performance, Signing/Readings, Comedy
Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. David Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, NC. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner. Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on National Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holiday on Ice," as well as bestselling memoirs "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" and most recently, "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls," his next book, "Theft by Finding," due out in the summer of 2017, will be a collection of his diaries.
humorist;radio;autobiography;National Public Radio;NPR;David Sedaris;Orpheum
www.davidsedarisontour.com
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 • Thu 11/15/18 at 7:30pm 

Black Violin

Blues, Classical, Jazz, R&B/Soul, Rap/Hip Hop, Family/Child
Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil Baptiste (viola) are Black Violin, two classically trained musicians who, along with their DJ TK, have created the ultimate synergy between classical and hip-hop music and with it an incredible opportunity to reach children. Kev Marcus and Wil b, both graduates of Dillard Performing Arts High School, used their musical talents to earn full scholarships to college. Now Black Violin wants to make sure that young people get the same exposure to the arts and opportunity that they did. Performing and touring with P. Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, the Eagles and more, Black Violin has committed themselves for the next few years to give back and teach children that classical music is cool.
• Kid Friendly
genre-busting;classically-trained;violin;;Showtime at the Apollo Legends
www.blackviolin.net
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 • Fri 11/16/18 at 8pm 

Disney in Concert with Oregon Symphony

Classical, Multimedia
The magic of Disney comes to life in this multimedia showpiece featuring music from the scores of Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more.
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 • Sat 11/24/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 11/25/18 at 2pm 

Joe Bonamassa

Blues, Rock
A guitar virtuoso, a singer and a songwriter, Joe Bonamassa is a former lead guitarist for Bloodline. B.B. King discovered him and had him play onstage with him at the tender age of 12. He has a following among both rock and blues fans.
guitar;Handy;slide;bottleneck;bloodline;
www.jbonamassa.com/
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 • Tue 11/27/18 at 8pm 

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Art Talk, History/Science, Talks/Lectures
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, has become the popular face of modern astrophysics and has had a large hand in reviving the popularity of science in America. He is a frequent guest on the nighttime talk shows. Tyson earned his B.A. in Physics from Harvard and his Ph.D in Astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way. In addition to dozens of professional publications, Tyson has written, and continues to write, for the public. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural Historymagazine under the title “Universe.” And among his 10 books are his memoir, "The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist"; and "Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution," co-written with Donald Goldsmith. "Origins" is the companion book to the 2004 PBS-NOVA mini-series "Origins," in which Tyson served as on-camera host.
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 • Wed 11/28/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Thu 11/29/18 at 7:30pm 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Jazz, Pop, Swing, Live Music in Bar/Club
Scott Bradlee is a composer, arranger and American pianist who got his start in jazz before turning to pop music. His Postmodern Jukebox project began on YouTube in 2011 infuses notable popular songs with jazz, swing and ragtime elements, or, as a Boston Globe writer put it "takes the pop hits of the text-and-Snapchat age and recasts them as meticulously arranged period pieces, from ragtime to doo-wop."
postmodernjukebox.com
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 • Fri 11/30/18 at 8pm