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Bits & Pieces: Pickathon Info

Tickets are on sale for the 15th Pickathon, the indie roots music festival at Pendarvis Farms in Happy Valley, Aug. 2 to 4.

Among the performers: Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Howe Gelb, Vieux Farka Toure, Foxygen, Shabazz Palaces, Parquet Courts, and JD McPherson.

A weekend pass is $260. Go to www.pickathon.com for info.

White Bird

White Bird will introduce its first White Bird Dance Awards during the dance company’s 15th anniversary fundraising event, the “Feathered Follies,” Sunday, April 7 at Castaway, 1900 N.W. 18th Ave. Receiving awards will be Paul Taylor (Lifetime Achievement Award), Nancy and George Thorn (Angel Award), BodyVox (Excellence in Community Engagement Award), Alonzo King (“Barney” Choreographic Prize). For more info: www.whitebird.org/follies.

Star attractions

Portland Center Stage will be producing the world premiere of “Somewhere in Time,” May 28 to June 30, and it has announced that Ryan Silverman (as Richard Collier) and Hanna Elless (as Elise McKenna) will play the lead roles.

Silverman starred in “Passion” and “The Phantom of the Opera” and Elless in “Godspell” and “Mamma Mia!”

“Somewhere In Time” is based on the book by Richard Matheson, and the film starred Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. For info, go to pcs.org.

RACC report

The 2012 annual report by the Regional Arts and Culture Council is available for public consumption at racc.org/2012AnnualReport.

Among the news:

RACC expanded the public art collection through murals, portable work purchases, large-scale projects and more.

The Right Brain Initiative expanded art integration to 44 schools.

The giving program Work for Art raised a record $823,693.

More artists and art organizations received grants than ever before.

Voters approved a $35 per person income tax to support arts education and access in Portland.