BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3247@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20111002T000000Z DTEND:20111002T000000Z DESCRIPTION:August 19\, 2011\n(503) 288-2456\n\n<em>For immediate release</ em>\n michael@portlandtaiko.org\n\n<em>Photos available</em>\nwww.portland taiko.org\n\n<strong><em>What:</em></strong> <em>Beat Salad: U-Pick</em>\n <strong><em>Who:</em></strong> Portland Taiko\, Asian American Drum Perfor mance\n\n<strong><em>When:</em></strong> October 1 at 8pm\, October 2 at 2 pm\n\n<strong><em>Where:</em></strong> Newmark Theatre\, Portland Center f or the Performing Arts\; 1111 SW Broadway\, Portland\n\n<strong><em>Ticket s:</em></strong> $32.25 adults\; $24.25 children\, seniors\, and students. $2-$3 service charges\, and telephone or internet sales subject to additi onal handling charges. Available at the PCPA Box Office\, online through w ww.portlandtaiko.org\, or by phone\, 1-800-745-3000.\n\n<strong><em>Suppor ted by:</em></strong> The Collins Foundation\, National Endowment for the Arts\, Oregon Arts Commission\, Regional Arts &amp\; Culture Council\, Wor k for Art. <em>Media Sponsors</em> : KINKfm\, The Oregonian\, PosterGarden .\n\n<strong>Portland Taiko unveils audience and fan favorites at <em>Beat Salad: U-Pick</em></strong>\n\nThroughout the past season Portland Taiko performers have shared their thoughts and remembrances of past concert per formances and songs and told audiences\, &ldquo\;U-Pick.&rdquo\; At concer ts\, events\, online and on social media the company has asked their fans to choose their favorite songs\, and the votes will be in and tallied for the company&rsquo\;s 2011 season finale concert. The winning &ldquo\;U-Pic k&rdquo\; songs will be unveiled at the debut of <em>Beat Salad: U-Pick </ em> on October 1 at 8pm at the Newmark Theatre\, with a matinee performanc e on October 2\, 2pm.\n\nTickets are on sale now for $24.25 - $32.25 (plus service and handling charges)\, available in person at the PCPA Box Offic e at 1111 SW Broadway in Portland\, by phone 1-800-745-3000\, or online at www.portlandtaiko.org. For more information and for group tickets\, call (503) 288-2456 or email info@portlandtaiko.org.\n\nAbout Portland Taiko: F ounded in 1994\, Portland Taiko was the first professional taiko (Japanese drum performance) ensemble in the Pacific Northwest\, and has been a stro ng artistic presence in Portland and beyond for seventeen years. Portland Taiko pushes the boundaries of taiko expression by integrating contemporar y sound\, modern and folk dance movement\, and world music with traditiona l taiko rhythms. Artistic Director Michelle Fujii\, Executive Director Mic hael Griggs\, and Producing Director Teresa Enrico now lead the company\, which performs annually for over 50\,000 people locally and nationally in concerts\, community performances\, and tour engagements. Portland Taiko a lso offers studio classes\, school programs\, and community educational wo rk to students of all ages. SUMMARY:Portland Taiko presents... Beat Salad: U-Pick URL:/en/events/2011/10/02/portland-taiko-presents-beat-salad-u-pick/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR