Archive for category: Interview

American Idol 2010 Interviews

August 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm Interview

The American Idol Tour in 2009 made Portland the first stop on the trip. The buzz and excitement of Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta hitting the stage for the first time was palpable. This time around the American Idol Tour hits Portland as it is winding down. Rather than have all ten of […]

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Interview with Josh Kornbluth – Ben Franklin Unplugged

October 2, 2009 at 8:31 am Interview, Theater

In 2002 I picked up a copy of the film Haiku Tunnel. It was described to me as “Office Space” if Woody Allen had directed it rather than Mike Judge (a pretty spot on description). It was hilarious.  Since then I’ve followed the career of Josh Kornbluth (the star of the film), as he’s established himself as one […]

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Professional Bull Riders in Portland Interview – Ross Coleman

October 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm Events, Interview

It takes a lot of guts to be a professional bull rider. Over a season with 30+ stops a bull rider takes a tremendous amount of physical damage (including broken bones, dislocated shoulders and a ton of bashes and bruises).  Somehow these bull riders pick themselves up and hop back on those bulls for another […]

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Mike Daisey Interview – The Last Cargo Cult

July 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm Interview, Theater

Mike Daisey is a breath of fresh air. In an era where there is so much derivative work  appearing on stage (look no further than Shrek The Musical, Legally Blonde or Xanadu),Daisey reminds us why we go to live theater in the first place – to see something happen, in the moment. Unlike many other notable […]

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American Idol Live in Portland Video Interviews

July 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm Events, Interview, Music

The 8th installment of American Idol Live makes its first stop at The Rose Garden on July 5th. On Portland had the opportunity to sit down and talk to the top 10 American Idol performers (in batches of two). Reporters were given just 5 mins to ask questions and with two idols to cover it […]

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Honor Society Interview

June 28, 2009 at 12:31 am Interview, Music

Honor Society (an heir appearant to the Jonas Brothers) stopped in Portland on one of the first legs of the Jonas Brother’s Tour.  On Portland interviewed the band in two parts.  The first part was conducted by Hannah Kleinman (aged 10), On Portland’s youngest contributor.  Hannah talks with the band about their breakout song See […]

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Slaying The Green Dragon

November 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm Beer, Books, Food, Interview

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about restaurants closing due to a dramatic drop in business (including the sad news that one of my favorite Portland restaurants Kalga Kafe closed). This week we received news of an entirely different sort: The Green Dragon, an extremely popular watering hole for Portland’s tech set, and the […]

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Portland Family Adventures – Interview

November 12, 2008 at 7:59 pm Interview

For On Portland’s inaugural interview we decided to talk to Portland Family Adventurer Vince Schreck about his experiences running his site and dragging his family to the ends of the area in search of the next great adventure. When, How and Why did you first start Portland Family Adventures? In November of 2007, after getting […]

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Interview with Monotonix

October 3, 2008 at 8:39 pm Interview, Music

In my final installment of my coverage of Monotonix, I have a back stage interview which I did with the band. In the interview Monotonix talks about how thier performing from the floor got started, what they see as the definition of punk, how many times they’ve gotten injured in their shows and what the […]

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