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COURTESY: PORTLAND CENTER STAGE - Portland performer Storm Large reprises her hit show 'Crazy Enough' at The Armory in June.
'Crazy Enough'

Tickets have go on sale — are they sold out yet? — for the 10th anniversary shows of "Crazy Enough," Portland performer Storm Large's autobiographical, one-woman rock musical.

The show broke records in 2009 with a sold-out, 21-week run.

The 10th anniversary shows will be June 25-30 at The Armory, directed by Daniel Stern and featuring original music director James Beaton.

In the show, Large tells stories of her complicated childhood that involved her mother's schizophrenia and the ups and downs that followed with sex, drugs, running away to California, and rock and roll.

"Crazy Enough" will open June 25 on Large's 50th birthday.

She wrote a memoir of the same name, and it won the 2013 Oregon Book Awards' creative nonfiction award. She performed the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Festival in Australia, and Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York.

Tickets (starting at $100) and details can be found at Portland Center Stage's website,

New leader

Chamber Music Northwest is expected to announce its new artistic director at the 49th annual Summer Festival Preview Party today (Jan. 8) at All Classical Portland FM's Roger O. Doyle Performance Studio.

David Shifrin will celebrate his 40th and final season in 2020, stepping down after the group's 50th annual festival.

"I have been honored to share my talents and artistic vision with Chamber Music Northwest audiences for the past 40 years and proud of how Chamber Music Northwest has grown and evolved in that time," he says.

Under Shifrin, it has grown from a small, regional chamber music festival to one of the nation's largest and most highly regarded chamber music producers and presenters.

Abbot retiring

Gyokuko Carlson, abbot of Oregon's largest Zen temple, has retired.

The Soto Zen priest and co-abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center recently left her role leading the temple. She co-founded the Zen temple in 1974 with her husband, Kyogen Carlson.

A news release says that Abbot Carlson has pioneered ways to bring spirituality into the lives of more people, no matter their ages, their circumstances or where they live. She oversaw the temple's growth, introduction of children's programming and expansion at 8500 N.E. Siskiyou St. (off 82nd Avenue).

The center has five ordained monks and five lay teachers. Co-Abbot Kakumyo Lowe-Charde will serve as Dharma Rain's sole abbot.

"It is with a heart full of gratitude and hope that I entrust the future of this temple to the next generation of leaders," Abbot Carlson says. "I could not have imagined, 37 years ago, how vital this fledgling sangha would become. It has been a privilege to be a part of this."

Portland Boat Show

Reminder: At the 59th annual Portland Boat Show, Jan. 9-13 at Ethe xpo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, there'll be a full array of Northwest boating from small inflatables and nonmotorized boats to fishing, pleasure, ski and wakeboard boats, cruisers, pontoons, sailboats and yachts.

It takes place 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 9-11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $10 ($10 parking). For more:

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