SPACE hosts its fair share of incredible rock bands, but it's definite the out-of-the-ordinary events that often leave the biggest impressions on us. Last week Chicago's Occidental Brothers Dance Band International brought their African/world music and took the room by storm along with local openers Grupo Esperenza. There were a lot of new faces in the room - at least I think so, it was hard to... MORE
We like to keep you on your toes, Portland. Instead of what you may be used to at SPACE, the opening of the exhibit Sound And Vision: Circuit, Tube, and Prism landed on the second Friday of January instead of the first - you know, the time when everybody is out wandering the streets to get their monthly fill of art? Well the change didn't seem to throw anybody off, because the gallery was filled... MORE
In the next month, we'll observe the following:
• the inauguration of the first non-white President of the United States
• the anniversary of the 80th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
• the 100th anniversary of the NAACP
A potent time to reflect on race in America, to be sure. But in considering these landmarks, what do we really understand about how racism continues to function in our... MORE