Vox Pop pdx
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#TBA10 Art Radio Adventure: Hassabi to Karaoke to Hassabi

Maria Hassabi is a director/choreographer/performer. Her works are filled with iconic images that put forth—then push beyond—their initial connotations. With aesthetic precision, extreme physicality and extended duration the works create live installations that push limits of live performance.

Cherie Blackfeather stretches the limits of vox pop. A “vox pop” is a broadcasting term that means “popular voice” or the “man on the street” opinion. Cherie is interested in the voices of the people - popular or not. Her radio show, Vox Pop pdx, is a radio adventure, exploring the many ways in which people express themselves.

In this episode “Hassabi to Karaoke to Hassabi”, We begin at the solo dance performance of Maria Hassabi on September 14th at Imago Theatre, Portland, Oregon. Hassabi’s “voice” is an elegant contribution to #TBA10 PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival.

How do you bring the voice of dance to an auditory experience? Through the voice of the audience. That is where this episode begins, and as often happens in these Vox Pop pdx adventures, we find ourselves unexpectedly circling back to where we began.

Vox Pop pdx podcast episode: 0014 Hasabbi to Karaoke to Hassabi #TBA10

Beautiful photos of Maria Hassabi’s sculptural dance poses are on her website.


PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) draws artists from across the country and around the globe for a convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media, and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Entering its eighth year, the TBA Festival is presented September 9-19, 2010, with visual art installations running through October 17th. TBA celebrates artists from across and in-between all mediums, and activates the entire community with art and ideas.

FollowRadio23’s CCR blogging team’s coverage of TBA10 events on twitter @radiointhetrees #TBA10 or facebook or tumblr .

Galaxy Restaurant & Karaoke Lounge 909 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214

4 years ago
July is beaches and beer on Vox Pop pdx

Some of the people and topics you’ll encounter in July:

  • Veteran Bartender and Beer Decider for the Laurelthirst Public House
  • 10,000 Haikus for BP
  • Taplister for iphone.  yep! There’s an AP for that.
  • The Pickathon Brew Crew
  •  A handful of Native Oregonians
  • GulfSongs Oregon Coordinator
  • Craft Brewers and Beer Drinkers
  • Oregon Coast Fishermen
  •  Live Music

Adventures this month include meeting up with a couple of my old drinkin’ buddies for beer and bluegrass (Jack Straw plays Happy Hour) at the Laurelthirst Public House on Tuesday, July 13th. I’ll talk with the Chief Beer Decider at The Laurelthirst Pub about the Oregon Craft Beers represented there. They have a lot of taps!

On Thursday, July 15th I’ll be at the White Eagle for the GulfSongs Oregon benefit where we’ll cry in our beer about the oily disaster while raising some cash on behalf of organizations providing direct aid in the Gulf region. A series of shows are scheduled. Info is available at this link.

Over the weekend my adventures will take me  to Pacific City on the Oregon Coast  for the 51stDory Days Festival and a visit to the Pelican Pub and Brewery.

If you haven’t heard, July is Oregon Craft Beer Month so on the weekend of July 22-24 I’ll be at the Oregon Brewers Festival and if I’m lucky…I just might get to join the parade!


4 years ago

NE Portland folks speak about the BP Gulf disaster. Hemp it? Nuke it? Love it or leave it? Food chain? Sarah Palin? What do think?


Lesson In Love At Grant High School Portland, OR USA

[For every minute the “God Hates Fags” clan is protesting, we will be collecting donations to benefit the Grant High School gay / straight alliance club.]

The “God Hates Fags” Westboro Baptist Church picketed Grant High School with their hateful anti-gay message as students arrived for school on the morning of June 3, 2010. Listen to this podcast “Lesson In Love Grant High” to hear how Portland handled the Phelps clan.

Also check out this lesson in love  Phelps-A-Thon

When the Westboro Baptist Church descend into a community to protest, many people are hurt by their message and are looking for a way to respond. Phelps-A-Thons give the community a positive, productive way to respond to the hateful messages of the Westboro Baptist Church.

 Phelps-A-Thon.com is a pro-civil rights organization focused on channeling passion against Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church into donations to make positive change for all people affected by the hateful message being spread by WBC.

I wanted to try something different when the Phelps’ clan came to Boston this time. I wanted to create a positive atmosphere where our side was smiling and laughing, instead of yelling and crying, filled with hate and fear. I had heard of the idea of holding a Phelps-A-Thon, where people pledge for every minute the Phelps’ crew protests. I decided that this tactic would be the perfect way to counteract Phelp’s hate.

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