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March 2014
We at Imago Dei Music are excited to announce the release of our sophomore album "The Crucified King" featuring Imago original songs and arrangements depicting the narrative of Christ’s journey to the cross, crucifixion and resurrection. Download it today for FREE HERE and do share! 
Lent Listenings: a contemplative playlist for this Lenten season.
Imago Dei Music : Crucified King, Jacob Montague : All Creatures Vol. 1, Page CXVI : Lent to Maundy Thursday, The Oh Hello’s : Through the Deep, Dark Valley, Liz Vice : There’s a Light, Loud Harp : Loud Harp

Karen Green, Writer

Tell us your life story in three sentences
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, escaped to California for college, and spent the next few years searching and wandering. I never found what I thought I was looking for, but I found God in a crowded chapel in New Mexico. These days I'm learning to be content, to love family, community, and mystery, and to accept grace. Here's a forth sentence because I'm not good with parameters.
What has the last year been like for you?
In the last year I've tried to stop letting fear be the deciding factor in all of my decisions. I've taken a writing class, learned to hold a baby, cried in public, prayed out loud, told people I love them, and jumped off a cliff. It's been a pretty kick ass year. 
What inspires you?
Silence and calamity. As a writer, nothing supplies me with more material than hardship, struggle, longing, and all of life's little quirks and inconveniences. But it's only in moments of peace and reflection that I'm able to process and appreciate them. The hardships build character, unite us in our struggles, and shine a spotlight on beauty. In those quiet moments I'm inspired by the balance that God has built into this life and the mysterious, beautiful ways that He reveals himself everyday.
What's your favorite place in Portland?
Laurelhurst Park in the summer for the sunshine, people-watching, and puppies. A cozy pub in the winter (there are so many to choose from) for the beer and conversation.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I've stopped trying to plan things long term in my life. I'm not saying it's bad to have a goal, but I have a tendency to think about distant plans and then look at all the steps and struggles I'll have to take to get there, then get instantly overwhelmed. These days I'm choosing to follow my passions and listen to what God is calling me to do on a small scale, day by day. It's helped me look at life as an adventure instead of a never-ending series of checklists.


Tango Alpha Tango @ The Doug Fir
March 13th / 9pm                     
Join Tango Alpha Tango as they rock the socks off the city of Portland at their first headlining show of 2014! Joining them will be Fox & the Law (SEA) and the Lower 48 (PDX) who both pack a punch and a room. Come for sweet suprises and new music. RSVP HERE!
21+ / $10 adv/$12 dos
Brown Bear, Brown Bear @ Biddy McGraws
March 14th / 6pm
Shoot some darts and drink some pints while these gentlemen politely offer to melt your ear drums with some gypsy-folk infused harmonies and melodies! BB,BB features far too many familiar Imago faces to handle and sweet dance moves. PLUS It's happy hour, so the drinks/eats are cheap, and the kiddies can come to. There are no losses, only awesome times. RSVP and read more about the event HERE
FREE / All ages
The Wild & Woolly @ The Arbor Lodge
February 3- March 15th
The Wild & Woolly is a Sasquatch Themed Art Show featuring our very own Breena Bard of Easel Aint Easy! Snatch up a delicious coffee, visit some sweet woolen art and cast your vote for your favorite piece! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three artists! Read more about the event and RSVP HERE!
FREE (but you should be a good person and buy a coffee, so $2-5)
Catherine Feeny Kickstarter
$14,000 pledged by 3/18
Our very own, acclaimed singer-songwriter, Catherine Feeny and her accomplished drummer/percussionist, Chris Johnedis, are set to record an adventurous modern classic and WE can help! They plan to record an album entirely live, made only of sounds the two can produce -- heart, soul and very little studio trickery -- harkening back to the days of classic Blue Note recordings and they need $14,000 by March 18th in order to do so. Come be a part of their musical journey as they create something altogether lovely and profound. Go HERE to read more about their Kickstarter and how you can help!

Dinner with Vibe @ Migration Brewery
March 19th / 4pm- 8pm
Dine out at Migration Brewery and support Vibe of Portland! A portion of all dinner proceeds go directly to support our Vibe@School programming! This is an all ages event- so bring the whole family out for the evening! Read more about it and RSVP HERE!

We are not troubled guests @ Tabor Space
March 25th / 7pm
Our very own Scott Ericksonwill be performing his new multi-media experiential piece titled "We Are Not Troubled Guests". Through spoken narrative, live painting, and video, Scott shares some os his most personal experiences with doubt, faith, pain, and the solidarity of Bohemian Rhapsody.
 Vibe (House) warming party
March 29th / 6pm
Come join us in the comforts of home as we listen to local musicians and raise funds to Vibe of Portland! Bring your friends, kids, snacks to share and enjoy the sounds of folks like Imago’s own Hannah Glavor and our dear friend Liz Vice as they serenade the evening away and raise their voices on behalf of children and art in our schools. Learn more about Vibe HERE and RSVP for the event HERE! (6034 NE Clackamas St.)
ALL AGES (bring cash/check for donations of your choosing)
Hannah Glavor @ Secret Society
March 31st / 9pm
How do you end the month of March right? By enjoying sweet tunes at the Secret Society as provided by Hannah Glavor and the Family Band, Joseph and The Show Ponies. Seriously folks, this is going to be a dancing good time as Joseph is celebrating the release of their killer album this month, the Show Ponies make even us stiff Portlanders dance and HG and the Family band are sharing some of their new tunes. You do NOT want to miss this goodness.
Capoeira Angola Palmares @ Imago Dei Community 
Sundays / 5-8pm
Capoeira Angola is a community based Afrocentric strategy game with elements of percussion, song, choir, poetry, humor, respect, reverence, guile, dance, improve, martial arts, bluffing, tumbling, acrobatics, focus, awareness, Afrocentric Portuguese and relevant Lore. Sound intriguing? Do come and check it out! Sign up for Capoeira on the city HERE, follow the group on Facebook HERE and get to know the instructor HERE!  
Joseph Album Release @ Enso Winery 
March 14th / 7:30pm
If you haven’t encountered the sweet vocals of these Portland sisters, you are surely missing out. Their release features sweet spirituals, songs of love and loss, and their familial, unprecedented harmonies. Tickets are limited, so be sure to snatch yours up quick! Read more about the event and RSVP HERE! In the meantime, snatch up their awesome tunes HERE, its seriously wonderful.

Michalangela and Matthew Flowers Jazz/Soul Revue @ the Blue Monk
March 16th / 8pm
Join Michal Angela Wilson and Matthew Flowers as they present an evening of soul and jazz, featuring classic songs by your favorite artists and a few deep cuts to please true soul fans. Featuring Ramsey Embick on piano, Chance Haydenon guitar, John Mazzocco on bass, and Richard Lawrence on drums. RSVP HERE

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll Reading @ Portland First Christian Church
March 27th / 6pm
Do you love/hate Christian rock? Were you, at one time, "down with the DC Talk?" Join Joel Heng Hartse (Paste, Geez, Christianity Today, the Mercury, etc) as he reads from Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll , an essay collection about being an Evangelical teenager in the 1990s and what it means to fall into and out of love with Christian rock. Musical guests for this reading include: Todd Fadel (Agents of Future), Danny Seim (Menomena), Johnny Bertram (Synthar) and more!  In addition to the reading, there will be a panel discussion of the 90's Christian indie rock scene in the PacNW and beyond. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring some people who were in Christian bands in the 90s! Learn more about this event and RSVP HERE!
Liz Vice w/ Cody ChesnuTT @ Mississippi studios
March 28th / 9pm
Enjoy the sweet vocals and vibes of the lovely Liz Vice as she brings it at the Mississippi this month! She will be opening for the one and only Cody Chesnutt which promises to make for an exciting evening! RSVP HERE!
B Movie Bingo : Ft. Collision Course @ The Hollywood Theater
April 1st / 7:30pm
Have you ever wanted to watch less than blockbuster movies from the 1980s packed with tremendously terrible clichés while being serenaded by synthy dreamscapes and win prizes in the most epic Bingo game of the century? Don’t worry, Portland provideth. For those of you who are new, welcome to the world of B MOVIE BINGO. For those returning, welcome back; we’ve missed you. A little bit about the event: B-MOVIE BINGO is a game that is exactly like it sounds — OR MORE. Everyone gets a game card and you play bingo to the most awesome movie cliches ever committed. If you’re lucky, you can actually meet actors or relatives of these actors at the showings of the movies themselves all while enjoying the joys and rush in the fine sport of Bingo. This dreamtown happens EVERY MONTH! This month’s feature is Collision Course starring Jay Leno and Mr. Miyagi. Enough Said.
New Releases!
Click to check out these great new albums from some of our favorites
Music Lessons:
Now YOU can be instructed by some of Imago’s top music professionals!
Contact these fine individuals to get started.

Guitar/Songwriting lessons by Charlie Shaw:

Piano lessons by Sam Adams:

Vocal lessons by Lisa Adams:

Violin lessons by Tamara Bennet:

March 19th - 4-8 p.m.- Dine out at Migration Brewing and support Vibe of Portland
a portion of the evening's proceeds go directly to support our school programming and for our summer camp scholarship funding
Migration Brewing : 2828 NE Glisan
(You might want to double check with Van Wheeler before adding this to the Vibe Corner but: 
Fundraiser House Party at Van and Sylvia Wheeler's house on March 29th)
Van is putting it together with bands and beer to benefit Vibe- so cool!
So he would have more details- also if we want to let people know later....
Art Studio:
Spring Break Workshops for elementary kids March 24-28th Noon-3 p.m.
Summer Camp Registration now open for 
2 weeks of preschool camp in June, 2 weeks of elementary camp in July
more camp dates coming soon (middle school illustration/comic camp, music camps, etc!)
Information, Camp Prices and Registration found at 

Vibe needs a Gallery for our June Art Gala!
We have a large project installation that our kids have been working. Bare minimum: we need 2 walls for the main project: one needs to be at least 16 feet long and 10 feet high while the other wall needs to be at least 8 feet long and 8 feet tall.
Please contact Laura at if you have any leads. 
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