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The Surprising History Behind Oregon's Animation Magic

How Oregon became one of the animation capitals of the world

Hacking The Javelin At Design Week Portland

OPB | April 25, 2017

The University of Oregon Department of Product Design takes on one of the oldest forms of sports equipment.

What's Next For The Eatons After Track? Possibly, A Trip To Mars

AP | April 23, 2017

Items on the to-do list for two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton now that he's retired: Play with the puppy. Sharpen his snowboarding skills. Take a space shuttle to Mars.

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Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival: A Tribute To Jimmy Mak

OPB | April 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

The Soul'd Out Music Festival filled Portland with unmatched energy and a week full of unforgettable musical performances.

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HBO's Newest Show Will Film In NE Portland

OPB | April 17, 2017 2:41 p.m.

Locations for the new HBO series "Here, Now" may include Mississippi Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood.


In The Wake Of Prince's Death

NPR | April 21, 2017 5:24 a.m.

A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.

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Agnes Obel: Wonder Ballroom Soundcheck

opbmusic | April 13, 2017 11 a.m.

The Berlin-based artist plays from her atmospheric record Citizen of Glass, at soundcheck before a recent Portland performance.

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Chuck Close Portraits Heat Up The Pendleton Art Scene

OPB | April 13, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

The Pendleton Center for the Arts features a show by the modern master thanks to a partnership with a big city art wrangler. Plus, the nearby Rivoli Theater restoration plans get approved.

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Oregonian Clifton James, Sheriff In 2 James Bond Films, Dies At 96

AP | April 16, 2017 10:58 a.m.

Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. He was 96.

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Oregon-Born Play Wins The Pulitzer Prize For Drama

OPB | April 10, 2017 5:30 p.m.

Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015 and won the Pulitzer Prize shortly after opening on Broadway.


Stream Kendrick Lamar's New Album, 'DAMN.'

NPR | April 14, 2017 5:53 a.m.

The 14-track album features guest appearances from U2, Rihanna and beats from a cross-section of rap's production elite.

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Vancouver’s North Bank Gallery To Close In May

OPB | April 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

One of the city's most prominent contemporary art galleries falls victim to rising rents.

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'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional Eating

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.

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'Either/Or' At 20: Celebrating The Music Of Elliott Smith

opbmusic | April 5, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Friends and colleagues look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.

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In WWI Trenches, Instant Coffee Gave Troops A Much-Needed Boost

NPR | April 7, 2017 10:02 a.m.

One hundred years ago today, the U.S. entered World War I. American GIs marched into battle armed with one important — and then still-novel — item to give them a jolt of energy and raise morale.

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Prince Contained Multitudes, New Book Confirms

NPR | April 10, 2017 7:31 a.m.

Prince on defining his music: "The only thing I could think of, because I really don't like categories, but the only thing I could think of is inspirational."

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'Shots Fired' Creators Want To 'Challenge Your Perspective' On Police Shootings

NPR | April 9, 2017 10:51 a.m.

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are the husband-wife screenwriting duo behind the Fox TV series that imagines the fallout of a flipped script: a black cop shoots an unarmed white man.

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Portland Japanese Garden Opens New Cultural Village

OPB | March 31, 2017 midnight

The Portland Japanese Garden is opening three new buildings this weekend, known as the Cultural Village, which will house a gallery, cafe and performance spaces.

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Furry Fiber Animals In Southwest Washington? Alpaca My Bags!

OPB | April 1, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Ridgefield, Washington

This weekend, Washington’s Clark County brings back its 19th annual Alpacapalooza. The event celebrates the fluffy, smaller South American cousin of the llama.

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