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Cece Otto's American Songline
Cecelia Otto (AKA “Cece”) is a classically trained singer, composer, educator, and writer. This ends up being too long to write on letterhead and business cards, so she chooses to call herself a “Professional Artistic Journeywoman.” She earned an Interdepartmental Dual Masters Degree in Vocal Performance and Composition from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver — she is the only recipient of this degree in the university’s history. Her studies have also taken her to Cork, Ireland where she studied the Irish language and Irish Traditional music at the University College Cork. It is her feeling that her multiple degrees have not spread Cecelia thin, but made her more focused and dedicated to the music that is all around us. It is truly her second language.
Cecelia is a classically trained Mezzo-Contralto who has performed in venues all over the world as both a soloist and in ensemble. In 2013, she completed her cross-country musical journey An American Songline, performing 30 concerts of vintage music on venues along the Lincoln Highway. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and has written a book and recorded an album based on her travels.
Bright & Shiny
Bright & Shiny began in 2013 with Jonathan Oak, Matt Cockrell, and Jessica Ann working on Jonathan's material in front of a fireplace in Hillsboro, Oregon. It has shifted and morphed and gained and lost members and has finally taken its proper form and wound up in Portland. Bright & Shiny is a group of musicians whose synergy translates into dramatic performances that take audiences on an introspective ride through compelling storytelling. They blend dark themes, goth rock, jazz, singer-songwriter, and Jonathan Oak's evocative lyrics into a unique style of dark cabaret. Their practices are notorious for intense energy, ridiculousness, bad jokes, delicious foodmaking, and having artists and fans join for an evening of community and inspiration.
Professor DR Schreiber, the Historical Conjurer
As a professor of natural philosophy, presenter of experimental conjuring, and exhibitor of legerdemain, Professor DR Schreiber evokes the spirit of early magical performances. His audiences experience illusion and mystery in the same way that 18th, 19th, and early 20th century aristocrats, nobles and elite would have seen it, in their home, mansion, or estate with a private demonstration. Professor DR Schreiber brings parlor magic back into parlors.
Professor DR Schreiber is Danny Schreiber, a Portland, OR-based magic historian, performer, and teacher of young magicians. He has performed throughout the West Coast, the United Kingdom and Hungary. He is the past President and a current board member with the Portland Assembly of Society of American Magicians, a member of the Portland Society of Magicians, the Conjuring Arts Research Center and the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle), as well as a certified mentor for the Society of Young Magicians, Salem and Portland chapters. Schreiber is also holds status of Full Professor at Camelard College of Conjuring Chemmis.