Star Theater Portland, 13 Northwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, United States



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Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 8-11pm
An all‐star cast of Portland blues, jazz, and soul musicians will light up the stage at the third annual “Stumptown Soul Holiday Spectacular,” a benefit and toy drive for the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland. The concert and dance will feature performances by URAL THOMAS, LARHONDA STEELE, KAREN LOVELY, STEVE KERIN, JENNIFER SMIEJA, DAN BERKERY, MICHAEL QUINBY, JIM QUINBY, KATY OBERG, KRIS DEELANE, LEWI LONGMIRE, and AUNDRIA LAUREN, backed by a stellar band including JOE MCCARTHY, PETE MOSS, LEFTY HEAD, PETER DAMMANN, MARK BOWDEN, JIM WOLFE, and TIM SHAUGHNESSY. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Shriners Hospital for Children patients! Proceeds from the performance will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Portland, whose 90-plus-year mission is to provide care to children with orthopedic issues, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The Portland hospital has been instrumental in helping children defy the odds of disability, as well as pioneering education and research to improve lives for generations.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 8-11pm
A live music r&b soul music showcase series featuring up-and-coming local acts plus established Regional and National artists. This is a fun upscale evening of entertainment, dining, dancing and sponsor cocktails in a unique and intimate setting.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8pm through Sunday, April 19, 2015 at midnight
8pm through Sunday, April 19 at midnight
CeDell Davis with Tuatara and Down North 8pm // 21+ Star Theater If you think you’re tough, you need to hear the story of CeDell Davis, legendary Delta Bluesman. His story will set you straight, as it certainly did for me. Lots of people talk about being tough when they play the Blues (or Rock & Roll, Hip-Hop, and Country for that matter) but CeDell Davis, more than anyone I’ve ever met in my life, has literally lived and played the hardest Blues around. He’s one of the toughest men in music, a fighter who will not quit, a man who has never surrendered. I started working with CeDell back in the spring of 2002, when he was already 50 years into his music career. I was asked to put a back-up band together, and the idea was to have a group of rock musicians back up CeDell to show respect for the musical tradition that laid the foundation for almost every form of American popular music that has happened since the beginning of the 20th century. I played the drums, Peter Buck of REM played guitar, REM sideman Scott McCaughey played keyboards, and Joe Cripps of Brave Combo played percussion. We recorded the whole thing in about three days in Denton, Texas, and I released the album in the summer of 2003 on my label Fast Horse Recordings. The result was the critically acclaimed album When Lightnin’ Struck the Pine, which was followed by an extensive tour of the United States using the same back-up band as on the album, with CeDell parked in his wheelchair at center stage every night. This album was mainly recorded with everyone playing together live, with CeDell singing along in real time. Only the keyboards and some hand percussion were overdubbed after we picked the takes. We work like the steel workers who tried to unionize here, playing for hours and eating bologna sandwiches and salt peanuts from the local country store. We wash it all back with iced beer, but on Sunday the beer runs out and we’re in Yalobusha County, a dry county. For the first time in my life, I have to make a run across the county line to buy beer on a Sunday afternoon. It is a mission, indeed, it is a holy mission, because CeDell can only sing with an ice-cold beer in his weathered hand. It’s exciting to break this religious law, because some laws are just made to be broken and this is certainly one of them.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8pm through Thursday, April 16, 2015 at midnight
8pm through Thursday, April 16 at midnight
Goapele 8pm // 21+ Star Theater Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the “neo-soul” tag, the eloquent singer/songwriter completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele craved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul and hip-hop with her own beautiful poetry. Yet, while the Oakland native and former Berklee College of Music student has continued to grow as artist and live performer in the eleven years since her debut, Goapele is also known as a savvy businesswoman. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele’s follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through majors in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze. “I like being more hands on when it comes to my music,” Goapele says of the family owned independent label. “Establishing Skyblaze allowed me to have a more direct connection with my business as well as the music.” While Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off six years from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss and all the life in between.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 5-10pm
Join us for a star-filled evening featuring a collection of Portland's most talented musicians, who will be singing out in support of labeling genetically engineered foods in Oregon (Yes on 92 measure). Featuring: Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols Chervona Bambino Sam Coomes of Quasi Lisa Mann Jeremy Wilson of the Dharma Bums Mike Coykendall Dave Dahl, founder of Dave's Killer Bread Tres Shannon, founder of VooDoo Doughnuts Mic Crenshaw Pete Krebs & Leslie Beia as Earnest Lovers The Vulva Underground Darka Dusty w/Miri Stebivka, Ned Failing & Gregg Hyatt Joe McMurrian Madgesdiq LoveBomb Go-Go A full set by Ashland’s Indubious MCed by Noah Mickens, Wanderlust Circus' Ringmaster Guest Speakers: Jerry Greenfield, Co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Paige Richardson, Yes on 92 Campaign Director GMO-free food vendors, raffles and more goodies TBA! Don't miss out on this special evening, RSVP and buy your tickets TODAY! $17 presale | $20 at the door Presale Tickets here: All proceeds go to Yes on 92 campaign Donations will be accepted at the event VIP Tickets: $100, limited amount available VIP Package includes: tickets to a 4:00PM Meet n' Greet with Zia McCabe & Courtney Taylor from the Dandy Warhols, David Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's and other performing celebrities, all night access to the VIP lounge & bar, reserved seating at a front table and a VIP bag full of treats from our sponsors. Sunday, October 12, 2014 5 PM - 10 PM Star Theatre 13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 This is a 21+ event, please bring your ID Sponsored by: Ben & Jerry's, Dr Bronner, KBOO, Sambazon and Sappo Hill Produced by: Zia McCabe and Dar Sernoff Why Label? We have a right to know important information about the food we eat and feed our families – such as sugar and sodium levels, whether flavors are natural or artificial, and if fish is wild or farm-raised. We should also have the right to choose whether we want to buy and eat genetically modified (GMO) food, just like 64 other countries already do. Labeling GMO foods would assist shoppers who are concerned about the potential effects of increased pesticides and herbicides to make informed purchasing decisions at the store. The Oregon Right to Know initiative is about transparency and empowering shoppers. This is not a ban on genetically modified food and this is not a debate on the science. It’s about consumers getting the information we need to make our own decisions about the food we feed our families. Give us the information and we will make our own decisions. Be a part of the positive revolution - help us spread the word by inviting your friends using the invite button and sharing this event on your wall! And of course, make sure to vote Yes on 92 this November! Thank you, and see you at the event!