Julie Van Amerongen

Jam Cruise 6 – Sailing Green & Sustainable Jan 4-9, 2008

Setting sail January 4-9, 2008, Jam Cruise 6 features Warren Haynes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Funky Meters, Galactic, Soulive, Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and the Everyone Orchestra feat. Steve Kimock, Jon Fishman and Jeff Coffin. As we look forward to setting sail, Ann keeps us afloat and educated on her efforts to keep the cruise close to 100% green and sustainable.

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Burning Man – The Countdown Is On!

Burning Man is a project best known for an eight-day-long annual event that takes place in Black Rock City, a temporary city on the playa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.

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Buck Down of The Mutaytor

Born in Black Rock City at the world-renown Burning Man Festival and incubated in Los Angeles' tribal-techno underground, The Mutaytor combines 100 thundering drums, live improvisational electronica, breathtaking fire performers, sensual hoop dancers, dazzling aerial stunts, various forms of modern and bellydance and giant video projections. It's a multi-media experience blending high energy music with amazing performance art all under a serious rising star.

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Dynamic Live Painters

Taking their art to the people, live painters are emerging as one of the more accessible and entertaining facets of our music scene, blending art and music, capturing rhythm and energy on canvas. Right before our eyes, live painters offer eye candy and inspiration for art and music lovers alike. Glide caught up with two dynamic Live Painters, Phil Cheney and Tovah Jacobson, about their onstage creation celebration.

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MarchFourth Marching Band

rom the looks of it, the marching band in Prince’s halftime Super Bowl show couldn’t touch the fun factor of Portland’s favorite band with a 10 foot pole. Named after the date of their first gig, the MarchFourth Marching Band is a high-energy mobile unit of good times. Taking a Fellini-esque mix of Mardi Gras mayhem, Afro beat, Mexican hustle, sultry samba, big band, and gypsy folk to the streets and the club/ festival scene.

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Vagabond Opera

Vagabond Opera……a unique ensemble, plays Eastern-European, klezmer-based original, jazz and belly dance music with skill, exuberance, and a gritty vagabond edge. Eric Stern, operatic tenor, accordionist, pianist, and composer leads the band as they play songs about thieves, Jewish weddings, Parisian tramps and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Every show is a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence.

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Rock the Earth

You’ve likely seen the smiling faces behind the Rock the Earth booth at numerous shows and festivals across the nation. An environmental advocacy organization born from and serving the music community, with a staff of volunteers recruited from the music community, the projects upon which the legal and technical staff work are suggested by artists and their fans. Outreach, education, canvassing and membership solicitation is done in conjunction with the music community — at concerts and festivals throughout North America

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Circus Contraption: Step Right Up!

Circus Contraption, the Northwest’s premiere one-ring traveling carnival is not your Mama’s circus. Mixing traditional circus skills such as trapeze and aerial dance, acrobatics, juggling and clowning with elements of cabaret, vaudeville and physical comedy; the troupe also creates its own fantastical masks, costumes, puppetry, props, sets and banners.

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Ice Cream Man : Million Treats For Free

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…that quintessential symbol of summer. Matt Allen, aka Ice Cream Man has logged more than 20,000 miles to give away frozen confections at music festivals across the nation, posting photos and reviews along the way on his website. From kids to rock stars and everyone in between, it seems we all have something in common: we love ice cream. And, what could be better than getting free ice cream? Giving it!

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S.K. Thoth – Prayformer

You never forget the first time you experience S.K. Thoth. Costumed like an ancient Greek superhero, complete with loincloth and a red feathered headdress, he is striking sight to behold. Then he opens his mouth and begins to sing in his three range operatic voice, with a violin on his shoulder, dancing like a man possessed by something otherworldly, stomping rhythms with his heeled sandals and belled ankles making an indelible impression in your mind.

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