January 19, 2016
Larry Wilder entertains a wide variety of audiences with his banjo, guitar and vocals. He also delights audiences with virtuoso yodeling that shows why he was named National Yodeling Champion in 2008.
Larry has performed 2000 shows on national and international stages, bringing his heart and passion for Americana music directly to his audiences through stellar musical performances intertwined with the compelling stories behind the artists and songs. His original songs reach into the soul of his Americana roots and connect strongly with his enthusiastic fans. Larry’s dynamic and upbeat personality keeps the show moving and the people involved.
Larry’s stellar yodeling is to be honored on a stamp, to be issued on August 8, 2020, the U.S.’s tenth International Yodeling Day.
“Nothing makes me happier than old-fashioned community singing like folks used to do. I love to hear people sing as we allow the great songs of Americana to touch our hearts,” Larry says.
January 19, 2016
January 12, 2016
Cameron Whitten made a big splash when he arrived in Portland in 2012. That year alone, he served as a leader in the Occupy Portland movement, ran for Mayor of Portland and staged a hunger strike before City Hall to… Read more »
Prepare to be entertained by our talented Celebrity Spellers and Celebrity Officials for the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented by Fred Meyer, on Thursday February 11, 2016. Celebrity Spelling Bee Officials 2016 Judges Drew Carney – TV Personality, KGW… Read more »
January 8, 2016
Niel DePonte is the Principal Percussionist of the Oregon Symphony, a position he has held since 1977. He was nominated in 2003 for a Grammy in the category Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with Orchestra with James DePreist and the Oregon… Read more »
January 6, 2016
December 17, 2015
Darius is an award-winning actor based in Portland, where he moved after growing up in South Florida and attending Brown University. He is a member of Third Rail Repertory Theatre and a co-founder of the Anonymous Theatre Company. Darius has… Read more »
This is the kind of publicity we really love! Kids helping kids! The students in the radio program at Benson High School recorded this public service announcement for KBPS about our 2016 Celebrity Spelling Bee. Give it a listen…
December 15, 2015
Fred Meyer Stores is the presenting sponsor of the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee this year. Fred Meyer’s presenting sponsorship is the retailer’s most recent demonstration of support for Schoolhouse Supplies. Fred Meyer Stores was a founding partner of School… Read more »
December 11, 2015
Looking for the perfect gift for the spelling bee enthusiast in your life? Or eight to ten of your word-houndiest friends? You’re in luck! Tickets to Portland’s hottest orthographic event of the year, the Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee, presented… Read more »
October 29, 2015
Mark your calendars, Celebrity Spelling Bee fans! We have a date: Thursday, February 11, 2016. Watch this space for sneak peeks of auction items and Celebrity Spellers! Want more information? See our Celebrity Spelling Bee events page!