Alibi V.20 No.48 • Dec 1-7, 2011 

Art Preview

Down on the Farm

Steve White’s folky spectacular gets a holiday twist

Steve White is a folk hero. Or at least he’s a hero of folk art. His Summer shows at his studio and home—aka the Folk Farm—have been a big hit with collectors of inexpensive and kooky pop-culturally inspired artwork for a decade. Now he’s hosting a holiday show, replete with live music, nifty gifts and photo ops with Santa for the kiddies.

Book Review

Luck of the Irish

The grit and grime of organized crime

Plugged

It's ugly, filthy, rough around the edges and heart-stoppingly vile. Like a red-haired Rodney Dangerfield, mob life hailing from the Emerald Isle never seems to get any respect. Compared to its Italian-American counterpart, the cars aren't as sleek, the killings aren't as poetic and there's definitely no Frank Sinatra crooning through the speakers of a quaint, candlelit ristorante.

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Culture Shock

Speaking Through Spokes

Last time the Alibi caught up with Jake Foreman, he was leading a group of teens on a 200-mile bike trek along the Trail of the Ancients [News, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Aug. 11-17]. He had just created Cycles of Life, a program that helps Native youth gain an appreciation for their bodies, environment and heritage.

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Learn to Work the Sax

Miguel Zenón Quartet

The Grammy Award nominated, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and saxophonist brings his unique voice as a composer and conceptualist, perfecting a mix of Latin American Folkloric music and jazz.
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Image by George Williams

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P.T.SS.D.

DeliKateSSen

The play touches on anti-semitism and friction through the lens of delicatessen owners and their past traumas.
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Image by Jason Quigley

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Fitter, Happier

Portland Cello Project

Portland’s premiere alt.classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble including brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King, that performs a night in homage to Radiohead.
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