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1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

February 2019

Free

Double Legacy: free film night and panel discussion

Sponsored by the Bright Moments Fund

February 23 | 5:00 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

Join us in honoring the lives and work of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Art Blakey with a panel discussion and series of films. Sponsored by the Bright Moments Fund created by Roberto Lovato and Laura Golino de Lovato. The Case of the Three Sided Dream (5:00–6:30pm) Bright Moments! Remembering Rahsaan Roland Kirk panel with Dorthaan Kirk, Betty Neals, Todd Barkan, moderated by Larry Kelp (6:45–7:45pm) Our Father Who is Art Blakey: Live at the Keystone Korner video short (8:00–8:10pm) We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told (8:15–9:15pm) Want more Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Art Blakey? Join us the following night, February 24 at Revolution Hall for celebrations of their work by Steve Turre and the Eulipeon All Stars and The Messenger Legacy. Learn more and buy tickets here.

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March 2019

Free

The Making of From Maxville to Vanport — Documentary film and discussion

March 3 | 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209
The Making of From Maxville to Vanport

Join us for the world premiere screening of “The Making of From Maxville to Vanport,” a short documentary film by Sika Stanton, followed by a short panel discussion. Through interviews with project artists and footage from project events in Portland and Wallowa County, Stanton tells the story of the From Maxville to Vanport project from the beginning of the creative process to the tour of world premiere performances across the state. The free screening and discussion will be followed by a performance of From Maxville to Vanport, click here to learn more and purchase tickets. Sika Stanton is an award-winning photographer and digital content producer based in Portland. She primarily works on short films and photography projects. She grew up in rural Maine and is a graduate of Stanford…

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From Maxville to Vanport with special guest Marilyn Keller

March 3 | 8:00 pm
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan Street
Portland, 97209

The encore album release performance of Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble‘s From Maxville to Vanport project featuring vocalist Marilyn Keller! The 12-piece Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble performs original songs and short films inspired by two towns that reveal distinctive viewpoints of the state’s under-represented Black history. Looking honestly at the prejudice these people faced, the joyful program celebrates their resilience, courage, and important contributions to Oregon through jazz, R&B, and blues. The music, composed by Ezra Weiss with lyrics by poet S. Renee Mitchell, is performed by the PJCE with vocalist Marilyn Keller. The project also includes two film shorts by filmmaker Kalimah Abioto scored by Weiss that will be projected with the ensemble performing the score. From Maxville to Vanport was funded by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program and was sponsored by…

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