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Wednesday Evening Film Series: “La La Land” – TONIGHT! In #SalemOR -Feb. 2nd

Wednesday Evening Film Series:

La La Land

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High ST SE

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist (played by Ryan Gosling) and an actress (played by Emma Stone) fall in love attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. (2016; PG-13; 2 hours, 8 minutes; Comedy, Drama, Music)


Cost is $6.00

The Elsinore Theatre
Salem, OR 97301


Poems of Resilience: An Evening with Spoken Word Artist Amal Kassir

Poems of Resilience:

An Evening with Spoken Word Artist Amal Kassir

February 15, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Willamette U. | Ford Hall | Room: 122, Film Studies Auditorium

Amal Kassir is a Muslim Woman, born and raised in Denver, CO to a German-Iowan Mother and a Syrian Father.

She is an international spoken word poet, having performed in 10 countries and over 45 cities.

She has conducted workshops, given lectures, and recited her poetry in venues ranging from youth prisons, to orphanages to refugee camps to universities to churches to community spaces for the public. She designed her own undergraduate degree called ‘Community Programming in Social Psychology’ and she is a major proponent in education and building individual agency in particularly under-served and vulnerable populations, especially through writing.

She hopes to take part in the global effort for literacy in war-struck areas and refugee camps, Insha’Allah.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Willamette University Campus| Ford Hall | Room: 122 -Film Studies Auditorium

Contact Information:
Nyrie Mietzke

Event Sponsor(s):
English, Religious Studies, Women and Gender Studies

Willamette U. Distinguished Artist Series: The Goldberg Variations with Jeffrey Kahane – Fri, Feb. 23rd in #SalemOR

Distinguished Artist Series:

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

The Goldberg Variations.

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8:00 PM

Willamette University | Smith Auditorium

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series presents a solo recital performed by one of Oregon’s most beloved musicians, a consummate artist , and one of the world’s great pianists, Jeffrey Kahane. He will be performing The Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach.

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.

Mr. Kahane appears as soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago and San Francisco symphonies among many others and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals, including Aspen, Blossom, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart and Ravinia. In April 2016, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Sarasota Music Festival, which offers master classes and chamber music coaching by a distinguished international faculty and features chamber music performances and orchestral concerts performed by highly advanced student and young professionals as well as faculty members.

A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Kahane’s early piano studies were with Howard Weisel and Jakob Gimpel. First Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition and a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, he was also the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. An avid linguist who reads widely in a number of ancient and modern languages, Mr. Kahane received a Master’s Degree in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011. He is currently a Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Jeffrey Kahane resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Martha, a clinical psychologist in private practice. They have two children – Gabriel, a composer, pianist and singer/songwriter and Annie, a dancer and poet.


Willamette Events Calendar

Willamette Univerisyt Campus – Smith Auditorium  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

Contact Information:
Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
(503) 370-6687

Admission / Ticket Info:

Tickets available at www.boxofficetickets.com

  • Tickets are $23 for adults, $12 for ICL
  • $18 for WU faculty & staff
  • $8 for children and students with valid Student ID
  • $5 WU Students with ID

Short play at CCC in #SalemOR: “Blue-Eyed Black Boy” – Mon, Feb. 12th

A special performance by Triangle Productions! from Portland, here on our own campus!

Blue-Eyed Black Boy

Monday, February 12, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Chemeketa Community College Auditorium | 4000 Lancaster Drive | Building 6

In light of recent violent acts against people of color, the collaborating professional artists of Triangle Productions! are sharing four one-act anti-lynching plays written between 1916 and 1934 in the Portland-metro area.

Chemeketa was chosen as one venue.

The goals of these plays is to elicit a greater understanding of yesterday’s events relating to today’s environment.

A powerful play presented as a stage reading, “Blue-Eyed Black Boy” tells the story of Pauline Waters who fears for her son Jack when he’s arrested for brushing up against a white woman on the street.

FREE and OPEN to everyone!


Grand Opening in #SalemOR: Ratchet Brewery – Feb. 9th and 10th

cb015244-0a13-49e2-8d9f-8ac00ba893a7-3855-000002d2639d2019-1Ratchet Brewery will be holding its Grand Opening!

Bring one, bring all, and let’s celebrate our grand opening together!

Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th | 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Ratchet Brewery | 2701 22nd St SE, Salem (Not far from Santiam Brewing)

We will have a taco truck, Rich McCloud will be performing, and a tent set up in the parking lot for a larger event capacity.

There will be giveaways and Ratchet Brewery merchandise for those who have been asking for more gear.

Capital Theater Special Show: The Besties – Local Comedy Variety and Awards Show – TONIGHT! In #SalemOR

The Besties: Local Comedy Variety and Awards Show

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 8:00PM

Capital City Theater | Reed Opera House

*Obnoxious formal attire highly encouraged but not required*

Welcome to a show so amazing we can only do it once a year!

Modeled after all the greatest awards shows, this is not one to be missed.

Audience members vote on categories to help honor all the people that make Capitol City Theater your local comedy go-to.

Complete with dance numbers, acceptance speeches, and show-stopping scenes galore! The besties is a show that honors the best by being the best.

$15 at the door.

Capital Theatre Webpage


Capital City Theater
210 Liberty St SE #150
Salem, OR 97301
(971) 599-1871


#SalemOR Concert Band & Rainbow Dance Theatre present: The Garden of Earthly Delights – Sun. Jan. 28th


The Garden of Earthly Delights

Salem Concert Band with Rainbow Dance Theatre

John Skelton, Conductor

Sunday, January 28, 2018 3 pm

Central High School

Expect an exotic feast of the senses when Rainbow Dance Theatre joins Salem Concert Band for a performance of The Garden of Earthly Delights by Leroy Osmon. This dramatic new work was inspired by the painting by Hieronymus Bosch created between 1490 and 1510. This performance will be staged in the Central High School Auditorium. Don’t miss this dramatic music with stunning choreography and dance.

On January 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Central High School in Independence, Salem Concert Band and Rainbow Dance Theatre will perform a ballet inspired by the 1504 painting by Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights. The eponymous painting is a triptych, a work of art that is divided into three sections that are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open.
The ballet consists of an Introduction, three Acts (each having four Scenes) and an Interlude to Act 3. The Introduction, inspired by the face piece of the Bosch painting (viewable when the triptych is closed) depicts the creation story. Act I depicts the Garden of Eden (the left panel), Act II depicts The Garden of Earthly Delights (the center panel) and Act III depicts Hell (the right panel).
Composer Leroy Osmon’s ballet for wind band and dance artists was first performed in Mexico in 2006 and received its U.S. premiere on July 15, 2015, at the World Association for Symphonic Band Ensembles Conference in San Jose, California. His dramatic music is a primal response to the images of the Bosch painting. The work has been likened to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in its innovative scoring and impulsive rhythms, all tailored to evoke everything from the Creation story to Bosch’s depiction of Hell. 
Choreographers Valerie Bergman, Darryl Thomas and Kristi Lauren have consistently produced some of the most innovative and creative dance works in the medium. Their never-before-seen realization of The Garden of Earthly Delights promises to be an extraordinary experience. The masterful, artistic dancers of Rainbow Dance Theatre are well-suited to bring this work to life on the stage.
Rainbow Dance Theatre consistently delights audiences of all ages with what has been described by Sheryl Dare, Honolulu Advertiser, as “pull-out-the-stops celebration of … dancing that pays homage to world dance and music influences.” For this show, John Skelton will unleash the full power of the Salem Concert Band, creating atmospheric sounds and colors with wind instruments and percussion that many in the audience will have never experienced before. This performance will be held in the magnificent auditorium at Central High School, which is best suited for this show since the band and dancers will be sharing the stage.
The Salem Concert Band has been recognized for artistic achievements by the Oregon Arts Commission, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. They introduce challenging new literature to their audiences. 

John Skelton, the Salem Concert Band conductor, encourages you not to miss this dynamic performance. “The music by Leroy Osmon, the performance by Salem Concert Band and the dance of Rainbow Dance Theatre will provide you with an unforgettable afternoon. Their collaboration will bring the mystery, humor and power of one of history’s most notorious art works to life on the stage. This is a performance that must be experienced live and in person to fully appreciate its power.”

All seats for this concert are reserved seating. For best seat selection purchase your tickets now!

Salem Concert Band

Central High School
1530 Monmouth Street
Independence, OR 97351
Phone 503.606.2200
Fax 503.838.0483

The Salem Concert Band receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission,
a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.