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Bits & Pieces: 'The Bachelor'


BUSHNELLLauren B, aka Lauren Bushnell of West Linn, received a rose from Ben Higgins during the sixth show of “The Bachelor” on Monday, but not before some drama led her to tears. (With the rose, Lauren B stays alive in the romance reality show, 8 p.m. Mondays on ABC).

Lauren B was involved in a group date to an uninhabitated island in the Bahamas that has swimming pigs. Apparently other women got jealous that Ben was “obsessing” over Lauren B. Another woman, Leah, bad-mounted Lauren B to Ben, who confronted Lauren B about maybe not being the right woman for him. Lauren B cried, and then didn’t receive a rose during the group date.

Ben sent Leah packing for the bad-mouthing, saving Lauren B in the end.


The Portland Augureys, the local quidditch team (playing the sport from “Harry Potter” fame, as featured in the Feb. 4 Tribune), competed in the regional championships last weekend in Salem. They didn’t make US Quidditch nationals — those three teams would be Boise State Abraxans, the Rain City Raptors from Washington, and the University of British Columbia — but they played well in a tournament shortened because of bad weather and field conditions.

‘The Boss’ is coming

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play at the Moda Center, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Tickets, ranging from $65 to $150, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the Rose Quarter box office, Walmart stores and select Fred Meyer locations, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.rosequarter.com.

Springsteen’s The River Tour will extend its U.S. run with 14 new shows. During each stop on the North American leg, Springsteen and the E Street Band give an in-sequence performance of the 20 songs from 1980’s “The River” album.

New Magenta

It’s across the Columbia River, but it’s news anytime somebody makes theater better. Magenta Theater will be putting on its first play, “The Women,” in its new home, Feb. 12 through 27.

The Clare Boothe Luce story is about 31 women in 42 roles in a play written in 1936 by a woman whose publishing tycoon husband refused to give her a staff position on Life magazine, which she had conceived and named.

Magenta’s new space is at 1108 Main Street in Vancouver, Wash. (www.magentatheater.com).

New Conduit

Conduit Dance is hosting a re-launch and community gathering, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, giving an official welcome to the company’s new studio at the Ford Building, 2505 S.E. 11th Ave., No. 120.

SubRosa Dance Collective held the first performance at the new space with a well-received Fertile Ground Festival premiere, aptly titled


Conduit was established in 1995. For info: www.conduit-pdx.org.