Bits & Pieces: The 20th Ten Grands to air on KGW-TV
The 20th anniversary show of Michael Allen Harrison's Ten Grands will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, on KGW (8).
Harrison will be joined on stage by Tom Grant, Jimmie Herrod, Ashley Wojtas, Cayla Bleoaja, John Nilsen, Colleen Adent, Mac Potts, Hailey Potts and Joshua Humlie — all playing grand pianos — as well as by violinist CJ Neary, singing trio We Tree and vocalist Julianne Johnson.
For more: www.michaelallenharrison.com.
Selections for the Rose Festival Court start this week, many of them being shown on the Rose Festival YouTube channel.
The schedule: Parkrose, March 30 (YouTube); Metro East and West, March 31 (YouTube); Roosevelt, April 1 (YouTube); David Douglas, April 2 (in person); McDaniel, April 5 (YouTube); Central Catholic, April 6 (see CCHS website); Lincoln, April 7 (YouTube); Cleveland, April 8 (in person); Franklin, April 9 (YouTube); Grant, April 12 (YouTube); Jefferson, April 13 (YouTube); Benson, April 14 (YouTube); Wells, April 15 (YouTube); St. Mary's Academy, April 16 (YouTube).
For more: www.rosefestival.org.
The next Voices Lectures event will be April 7, and features Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder of Sseko Design, a footwear and accessory brand that employs young women seeking to finance their higher education. It starts at 7:30 p.m. For more: www.voicesinc.com.
Hollywood Theatre will be streaming some Academy Awards short film nominees via its website, www.hollywoodtheatre.org, starting Friday, April 2. There'll be animated shorts, live action shorts and documentary shorts available to watch.
The annual "Lady Sings the Blues," a tribute to Billie Holiday, will be virtual this year, streaming at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, from Alberta Rose Theatre. For more, see www.albertarosetheatre.com. It's $20 to watch the performance, which features Arietta Ward, Debra Patton, Marcia K. Hocker, Laura Cunard, Ta'Mara Walker (aka F.I.Y.A.) and Rachel Breshear.
It benefits Siren Nation and KairosPDX, an education-focused nonprofit that addresses Portland's achievement gap.
'Wine in the Wilderness'
A staged reading of writer Alice Childress' study of race, gender and class, which explores how the Black community perceives, defines and affirms itself, has been released as part of the PCS Remix: Stage Reading series by Portland Center Stage. It'll be available through April 11 at www.pcs.org/wine-in-the-wilderness.
The 19th annual Multnomah County Library community reading project, which continues with online events in April and highlights Ross Gay's "The Book of Delights," welcomes Gay in a virtual author lecture in conversation with Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, to conclude Everybody Reads. It's presented by Literary Arts. See www.literary-arts.org for tickets.
For complete details on Everybody Reads, see www.multcolib.org/everybody-reads.
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