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Remote Theater Project shares ‘A Message from Far Away’

The celebrations begin on August 4 with a free concert of Kinan Azmeh’s City Band at the Bandstand at Fort Allen Park on Portland’s Eastern Promenade. The concert is presented by Portland Ovations. On August 5, the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center and Mayo Street Arts will sponsor “Parade with US!” in support of immigrants, … Read more

Portland’s new poet laureate connects writing to mental wellness

Maya Williams uses writing and poetry to stay connected and to stay alive. As Portland’s next poet laureate, Williams will help others do the same by teaching workshop participants and others to express themselves and communicate with those who matter most. “Writing has been the biggest thing that has connected me to the community and … Read more

Live, in-person performance returns to Portland Ovations

PORTLAND — Portland Ovations welcomes you to return to in-person performance this fall. On June 15, virtually join Portland Ovations for Screen to Stage, a 30-minute sneak peek at the artists the 90-year-old nonprofit arts organization is bringing live onto Portland stages in their 2021-22 season, as we move off of our screens and back … Read more

Portland Ovations Presents: POP 90 on March 25

Portland Ovations is in production for Portland Ovations Presents: POP 90, a benefit celebration of Ovations’ 90th anniversary year, livestreamed from Merrill Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25. Packed with performances and Portland celebrities, this live event and virtual gathering is free and open to all. “Our individual and community well-being relies on creating … Read more

Portland Ovations Celebrates 90 Years With Fundraiser This Thursday

It’s almost unheard of for a nonprofit to last 90 years — NINETY YEARS. ALMOST A CENTURY. But here we are talking about Portland Ovations, who just hit that milestone and is celebrating with a massive fundraising event this Thursday, March 25. “Pop 90” is loaded with…everything, honestly. From an exclusive pre-party that lets you … Read more

Virtual conversation on Indigeneity March 3

PORTLAND — Join Portland Ovations, Indigo Arts Alliance and a group of North American Indigenous artists in a sweeping conversation, Seeking Resonance: Toward Being Future Beings, on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. This gathering looks toward the development of renowned Yup’ik artist and choreographer Emily Johnson’s new multidisciplinary project, “Being Future Being,” … Read more

Indigo Arts Alliance and Portland Ovations present ‘Seeking Resonance: Toward Being Future Beings’

PORTLAND — You’re invited to a free conversation on contemporary art making on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. via Zoom (RSVP at Please join Portland Ovations, Indigo Arts Alliance and a dynamic group of North American Indigenous artists in a sweeping conversation, “Seeking Resonance: Toward Being Future Beings.” This gathering looks toward the … Read more

Maine theater returns to parks and television screens

BANGOR, Maine — Portland Ovations has teamed up with city officials and Ice Dance International to bring shows to a few outdoor parks and skating rinks on Saturday, Feb. 6th, between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. It’s one of many “Performances in Your Parks” that Portland Ovations has done through the pandemic, including live concerts … Read more