Bits & Pieces
'Dallas & Robo'
The Tribune recently featured Portland's ShadowMachine animation studio. Its new show premieres Wednesday, May 30, on YouTube Red.
"Dallas & Robo" is a buddy comedy about space truckin'. It stars Kat Jennings as (the voice-over of) sassy space trucker Dallas and John Cena as cowboy hat-wearing Al Robo, as they try to make a few dollars in the seedy world of interplanetary big-rigging while navigating their way through cannibal bikers and rival space truckers. Other guest voices are from Jane Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Taran Killam, Clancy Brown, Nat Faxon, Dana Synder, Bree Williamson and Milana Vayntrub.
All the episodes will be launched on YouTube Red, a paid streaming product of YouTube.
"The binge-watching moment is one way to look at it," says Alex Bulkley, ShadowMachine co-founder and executive producer of the show. "You let somebody choose the way they want to watch it."
ShadowMachine is best known for "BoJack Horseman" on Netflix and "Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network.
For more: www.shadowmachine.com.
Publicists say the first case in the new docu-series "Evidence of Innocence" on TV One is about Lisa Roberts, who had been (purportedly) wrongly incarcerated for the 2002 murder of her girlfriend at Kelley Point Park. It airs Monday, June 4.
"With a mountain of evidence against her," says a news release, "Lisa Roberts pleads guilty to the brutal slaying of her ex-lover. But she didn't do it, and only took the deal to escape a life sentence. Will anyone believe that she pleaded guilty to a murder she didn't commit?"
"Evidence of Innocence" tells the stories of individuals who allegedly had been wrongly convicted of crimes. It's hosted by civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump. The new series comes after TV One's successful series "Two Sides," narrated by Viola Davis.
For more: www.tvone.tv/show/evidence-of-innocence.
The summer 2018 lineup for the Hollywood Theatre microcinema on Concourse C at Portland International Airport has been announced: "Armor del Amor," Kirk Kelley/House Special; "Roost: The Crows of Downtown Portland," Irene Hess; "Fossil Radio," Tommy Harrington/Sean Flinn and the Royal We; "In My Home," Cheryl Green; "Relive the Oregon Trail," Great Big Story; "River Gold," Brady Holden; "Warehouse Samba," Gabriel Shalom; "The Water's Fine," Human Access Project; "Death," Shelley Short; "Rajneeshees in Oregon," John Rosman; "Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated," Travel Oregon; "The Famished Frog," Shelby Menzel; "Soar," Ryan Al. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.
Blue Star Museums
Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W Park Ave., will be one of more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
It's the ninth year of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration program among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and the museums.
There'll be free admission at the museums from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day.
For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org.