Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



The Oregon Arts Commission, supporting its multiyear Sustaining Oregon’s Arts program, has awarded $237,500 in capacity building grants to 17 Oregon arts groups.

The grants range from $3,100 to upgrade Triangle Productions’ office equipment to $24,500 for the Salem Arts Association capital campaign.

Support went to the following Portland companies: All Classical Public Media Inc. ($22,400 to support its move to Hampton Opera Center); Chamber Music Northwest ($22,300 for system upgrade); Friends of Chamber Music ($10,000 for relocation to Hampton Opera Center); Literary Arts ($20,000 to support lecture archives); Newspace Center for Photography ($7,900 for financial management upgrade); Portland Opera Association Inc. ($22,300 for website for 50th season); Triangle Productions; and Young Audiences of Oregon and Southwest Washington ($15,300 for technical upgrades).

A big loss

Speaking of The Bite, the longtime event lost one of its supporters recently when

Terry Amato, one of its marketing people, died of cancer.

Amato, 61, also was involved in the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Portland Bridal Show and Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

Amato was born in Portland, raised in the city and attended Jesuit High School and Portland State University.

New album

Portland’s The Dandy Warhols have released their first live album, “Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia: Live At The Wonder” — recorded at The Wonder Ballroom during the band’s 13th anniversary tour of the album “Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia,” which produced the hit “Bohemian Like You.”

The band is going on tour in the U.S., Europe and Australia through August, starting April 23 in San Francisco. For info:

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