News from the UK hits TBA today like a heart-attack and the WW special section is now available on every street corner- MEOW.
VIRGIN TERRITORY
Guy Dartnell is on his way to PDX for his one man show Travels with my Virginity the Guardian(UK) and the WW (PDX) share their views today
Guardian(UK
“a very pleasant 85 minutes…..He tells his story with such a lack of guile
that you get a pimples-and-all portrait of a self-obsessed callow youth, who
is, as he says with 25 years’ worth of hindsight, “so different from me, yet
so clearly me… This is a show about the panic of learning to be a grown-up, finding the balance between recklessness and timidity and discovering that things seldom turn out quite as you had
imagined they would.”
vs. Portland’s own Richard Speer from WW
“Think of it as Little Darlings, Continental-style, except without Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol. A teenager, desperate to lose his virginity, hitchhikes across France, hoping to get picked up in as many ways as possible. Madcap adventures ensue, with loony-bin inmates and lounge-lizard kidnappers as roadblocks to successful defloration. Will our hero, Guy Dartnell, emerge from the melee with his wits intact but his cherry popped? ”
ANTONY AGAIN!
Looks like Antony strikes again winning the coveted Mercury Prize beating out every Brit in the running. Antony says…I am completely overwhelmed,” “I think they must have made a mistake. I think that is insane.” “… trying to pick between such different nominees must have been like choosing between an “orange and a spaceship and a potted plant.”
Posted by:
Kristan Kennedy

5 thoughts on “News from ABROAD and HOME

  1. This is a note for Kristy Edmunds:
    Kris- I still remember the time you came to the
    Center for Endangered Arts:MUSIC, 10 years ago.
    It’s been a delight to have your essence and energy in the metro art mix. Best Always to
    you. —Theonie

  2. Theone – thanks for the kristy comment – i have posted it to her page… see on the right the hand image- you can sende others there if they would like to post.
    my best to you,
    Kristan

  3. Kristy,
    You have raised the bar tremendously for Portland’s cultural vitality. Thank you SO much for that and all that you are. You will be greatly missed by many in this community. Best of luck with your next exciting chapter!
    Elise

  4. why is it so complicated to use the pica and tba websites? I just wanted to buy a ticket to a show and first I didnt have the right Flash plug in just to access the pica site. so I downloaded it. then I got to the tba site and it’s some proto-futuristic bullshit design so you have to scroll over everything to get any info — wouldnt a simple list have been a better way to communicate the info. To actually see the schedule you have to download a pdf file. wtf?
    so then I go to buy the tix at ticketweb, another site, and there is no way to search for the specific event, I have to go through several pages looking for my event. in the end, I dont even see it.
    this sort of represents the biggest problem in art festivals of this sort – the creators are obviously out of touch with the simple person in the public who is a potential audience member. the website to buy tickets is not the place to try out your avant garde design skills – it’s a place to simply convey info.

  5. Yes the web site is flash heavy, but also yes those numbers on the side click on one and the days sched will appear. we try our best. we are not out of touch – we actually need to find this info ourselves- and we understand. small staff, small budget, free web site design that never seems to please everyone! we really do our best but we can always learn more… printed in the flesh catalogs with info and such can be found at 12th and NW Glisan at TBA Central. there are also real live humans there waiting to help you.
    I am sorry for the confusion bear with us – we learn more every year- and i will bring your comments up to the staff and see that they are considered.
    Finally we are not Avant Garde, we are indeed Contemporary.
    Kristan

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