Oregon is the only state that has ever paid for and sponsored a rock festival. In August 1970, the American Legion held its conference in Portland and invited Richard Nixon to be its keynote speaker. In May of that year, 31 activists were hospitalized after protests took place in the Park Blocks near Portland State University. These protests were not only a reaction to the … [Read more...] about State Sponsored Rock n Roll!
No More Bullshit is the first song in Act 1, Scene 1 of Vortex 1 : The Musical. The images in this video are both historical - from the actual events taking place in 1970 - and recent photos from our staged reading in January 2019. The song was written by Sue Mach and Bill Wadhams and features Malia Tippets, Olivia Stone, Bill Wadhams and Paul Harestad on vocals. It was mixed … [Read more...] about Vortex 1 – Music Video – Act 1
https://youtu.be/sNRZkfPb16g Our musical project "Vortex 1" is based on this historical event. We tell the story from the perspectives of the activist/protesters and Governor Tom McCall's office. In 1970, Vietnam War protests were erupting into violent skirmishes with deadly results. Governor McCall's primary goal was to avoid violence. The protesters wanted to make their … [Read more...] about OPB Vortex Documentary
Allen Nause • Sue Mach • Bill Wadhams Book/Lyrics: Sue MachComposer: Bill WadhamsArranger: Reece MarshburnDirector: Allen Nause Featuring:Leif Norby Malia TippetsColin KaneNathan DuncanDanielle WeathersCharles GrantRandi DouglasEric VialeOlivia StoneDuncan CassBruce LawsonBrian Myers Band:Bill Wadhams - GuitarTom Grant - PianoMartin Zarzar - PercussionPaul Trubachick - … [Read more...] about Vortex 1 Team