Matthew Rowning

Records show college instructor Andy Mingo resigned after accused of falsifying student records

By Clackamas Print / May 23, 2017

By Kristen Wohlers and Elizabeth Kessel Clackamas Community College last year investigated one of its most high-profile instructors for falsifying student records, according to documents provided to The Clackamas Print. Andy Mingo, who won the prestigious 2015 Governor’s Award for Innovation, resigned in the wake of the investigation into the offense, which could have been…

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Drink too much beer! Drink way too much beer!

By Matt Rowning / May 24, 2016

7 p.m. is an auspicious time. It’s the twilight hour where the boredom of the day culminates into the night’s plans. At that hour I jumped into a white coffin of a ’95 Chevy pickup and belted in the center seat. To my left was my photographer and designated driver, and to my right a…

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Animal Collective dabbles in dada

By Matt Rowning / March 9, 2016

Psychedelic concert at the Roseland had ups and downs, but was an overall success

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Esperanza Spalding swings home

By Matt Rowning / March 9, 2016

Four-time Grammy winner returns to Portland with a new album ‘Emily’s D+Evolutuion’

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Psychedelic disco rocks Revolution Hall

By Matt Rowning / February 3, 2016

Somewhere in the psychedelic dance party that is the sound of Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a higher ideal than the hedonism you’d expect. On their last album “Multi-Love,” songwriter and frontman Ruban Neilson used dance, disco and polyamory to create a collection of amazing psychedelic rock songs. Their live show on Jan. 30 at Revolution Hall expounded on those themes and proved that UMO isn’t…

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Another brick in the Yellow Wallpaper

By Matt Rowning / January 27, 2016

By Matthew Rowning Clackamas Community College’s own Sue Mach has struck the creatures at the play with her cunning scripts, and she’s currently striking twice at once. Dual shows at CCC and CoHo Productions in Northwest Portland both have Mach’s name in the byline. Before the stage is set, some exposition should illustrate the scene. Mach’s…

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‘I am a Blackstar’

By Matt Rowning / January 19, 2016

On David Bowie’s 69th birthday came blasting from the depths of outer space his new album, “✭” (Blackstar). David Bowie came from outer space. Since his ascent to rock stardom with his call to astronaut Major Tom through his arrival to earth as Ziggy Stardust and his alien Thomas Jerome Newton, he has told us…

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Quentin Tarantino’s Christmas Gift

By Matt Rowning / January 13, 2016

Quentin Tarantino’s new film “The Hateful Eight” opened on Christmas Eve at the Hollywood Theatre, it was as lewd and as lovely a gift as anyone could have asked for. Tarantino’s aptly named eighth film is a masterwork western of a director in his prime. It has all the prerequisites to be dubbed an epic…

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Art house cinema

By Matt Rowning / December 8, 2015

Art Deco signs, lights and glitz. The hum of a real film projector and the sheen of film grit. Art cinema houses are a living entity here in Portland. From the Avalon to the Hollywood, and the Moreland to the Roseway, there are more independent theaters mining out an existence here than one could guess. They are divergent. Some allow minors, some don’t allow…

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