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Artists Rep Abandons Typical Theater Formula With Provocative Season

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017

The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.

'Screaming Eagle Of Soul' Charles Bradley Dies At 68

NPR | Sept. 23, 2017

The singer, inspired as a teen by James Brown, didn't release his first album until 2011, at the age of 62. For the six years that followed, through a battle with cancer, he never wasted a moment.

Portland Chef's Viet-Creole Gumbo Steeped In Family History

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017

From a new cookbook of Portland restaurant recipes, Anh Luu's Vietnamese-Creole gumbo tells the story of her family's journey from Vietnam to New Orleans to Oregon.

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Sisters Folk Festival Offers Partial Refund For Canceled 2017 Festival

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 11:04 a.m.

Festival shows were canceled the week of Sept. 4. The festival director says it will survive the financial hit.

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Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Arts Tax

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 8:16 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Portland’s Arts Education and Access Fund, better known as the arts tax.

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Watch: Holiday Friends Perform Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 21, 2017 7 a.m.

The Astoria, Oregon, rock band plays songs from their new record "Night Terrors" and chat with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

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Making Art For The Masses: The Unsung Master Printer

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 1:16 p.m.

The master printer at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts has worked with some of the Northwest's leading artists to create print editions of their work.

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Rethinking Arts Space In Vancouver And Beaverton

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017 10:16 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

A Sept. 23 arts summit suggests some exciting possibilities for Clark County. Meanwhile Beaverton moves forward on a much-anticipated new public art space.

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Watch: Filthy Friends Perform Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 14, 2017 6 a.m.

The rock supergroup, fronted by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, take over the OPB studios.

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George Takei Takes On Trolls, Trek And Lincoln’s Truths

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:47 p.m. | Portland

Actor and activist George Takei will appear with Oregon Symphony Sept. 16.

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Win Tickets To Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | Sept. 12, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

The Swedish singer-songwriter with the Americana sound returns to Portland at Revolution Hall Sept. 23. Enter to win tickets and vinyl copies of two recent releases available for the first time in the U.S.

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Long-Form Self-Portrait: The Art Of Jeremy Okai Davis

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 7:24 p.m. | Portland

September show at Gallery 135 tracks family memories, and the double lives led by people of color.

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'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

NPR | Sept. 19, 2017 2:49 p.m.

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.

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'The Four Top': CRISPR Over GMOs? | Endangered Foods | Banking Seeds In Vaults

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 6 a.m.

Will a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR make GMOs obsolete? Should we fear the "bananapocalypse"? And what's the deal with "The Doomsday Vault"? Listen to Episode 27 of "The Four Top" podcast to find out.

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Historic Portland Costume Shop Closes After 127 Years

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 9:24 a.m. | Portland

Helen’s Pacific Costumers was still whipping up homemade costumes and custom-built mascots until last week when after 127 years, they closed their doors, permanently.

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'Herman The Sturgeon' Survives Stabbing, Kidnapping, And Now Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 5:44 p.m.

A beloved 79-year old sturgeon has survived a wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

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4 Must-See Shows At PICA's Time-Based Art Festival

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Portland

Outgoing artistic director Angela Mattox picks five shows and reflects on the global festival, plus we talk with Stew of the band the Negro Problem about keeping Portland real.

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opbmusic Playlist: Vietnam

opbmusic | Sept. 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.

From Alice In Chains to Bob Dylan, listen to the songs that were inspired by the Vietnam War.

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Song Premiere: The Get Ahead - 'Mind is a Mountain'

opbmusic | Aug. 31, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The soulful Americana group premieres a stirring new song written in response to a traumatic event.

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Bonding, Good Weather And A Wedding At Hood To Coast 2017

OPB | Aug. 26, 2017 3:56 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

"I need a nap and a shower. But I loved it. Every second of it," said one Hood To Coast runner, minutes after finishing the relay, a few hours before his wedding.

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Times Theater In Seaside Undergoes Renovation With New Vision

Daily Astorian | Aug. 30, 2017 5:52 p.m. | Seaside, Oregon

After closing its doors almost 30 years ago, the historic Times Theater could come back to life early next year.

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Deer Tick Live At OPB

opbmusic | Aug. 31, 2017 11:31 a.m. | Portland

The Rhode Island rockers perform a batch of new songs in an acoustic session at OPB and chat with Jerad Walker.

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Oregon Man Sues Showtime For Bungled Mayweather VS. McGregor Fight Streaming

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 9:15 a.m. | Portland

Some fans called it the fight of the decade. Others called it an over-hyped cash grab. But an Oregon man has another term for this month's Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match: ripoff.

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OPB | May 8, 2017

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