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Gospel Brunch

gospelbrun150logo.jpgPortland Monthly attends an edition of the Doug Fir Lounge's just-launched "gospel brunch" determine if the "grey area" surrounding the event amounted to an awkward cultural appropriation. The takeaway: "I'm not sure an event like the Doug Fir's Gospel Brunch engages the difficult but crucial historical context of this music in a responsible way. To this reviewer, it felt uncomfortably closer to aesthetic appropriation than soulful celebration." [PoMo]