Newmark Theatre -- Portland
Michael Kaeshammer is a triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma. This potent combination has earned the Vancouver, BC based artist international critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. Classically trained, Kaeshammer is known for his hard-swinging, high-energy pursuit of boogie-woogie, a vintage piano style rooted in the early 20th century and engaging vocals. His live shows are electric, charming and an evening full of joy for his audiences.
This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-- as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special one-night engagement.
Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly sixty years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.
Kevin Fedarko, Writer & Pete McBride, Photographer/Filmmaker
In an effort to share the Grand Canyon’s uncharted glory and shed light on the myriad threats it faces, writer Kevin Fedarko and photographer/filmmaker Pete McBride set off on an audacious and demanding adventure this year: to transect the length of the canyon on foot. This trek is not the pair’s first adventure together, but it may be the toughest.
Ami Vitale, Photojournalist
Experience our world through the eyes of an award-winning photographer whose career has brought her face-to-face, not just with violence and conflict, but also with surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Ami Vitale’s work has taken her to more than 90 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.”
Lil’ Buck and Jon Boogz team up for an evening-length work LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS featuring Movement Art Is and members of Control Freakz. This new work will feature 4-6 dancers, 1-2 spoken word artists and addresses social issues such as police brutality and violence in America, while also seeking to promote diversity, inclusion, and empathy as a uniting force.