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Where To See Fireworks In The Pacific Northwest

OPB | July 02, 2015

Want to catch some fireworks today? Check out these events around the Pacific Northwest

5 Fourth Of July Adventures Across Oregon

OPB | July 02, 2015

Although the Fourth of July will be hotter than usual, this weekend offers some dynamic activities for family and friends across the region.

At Home With A Language's Last Native Speaker

OPB | July 02, 2015

Verdena Parker lives in Winston, OR, and is the last living native speaker of the Hupa language.

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Police Don't Plan To Ticket Pot Users At Blues Festival

OPB | July 3, 2015 10:50 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend is the first large public gathering since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon.

Music

Your Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready

NPR | July 2, 2015 12:04 p.m.

From 3,000-plus listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 perfect songs for the road.

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch Examines A Scorching New World

OPB | July 3, 2015 12:47 p.m. | Portland

This week we talked to Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch about her new novel, which publishes July 7.
She has a reading at Powell's July 8.

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5 Picks For 2015 Portland Waterfront Blues Festival

OPB | July 2, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Dave Christensen, program director of opbmusic, shares five picks for the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival.

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Portland Art Museum Taps New Art Curator

OPB | June 30, 2015 2 p.m. | Portland

Sara Krajewski is the museum's next curator of modern and contemporary art.

Music | Sessions

Joseph Soars With Unique Sibling Harmony

opbmusic | June 29, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Sisters Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner weave their 3-part harmonies in the OPB Music studio.

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Oregon Historical Photo: The Original Pacific Highway

OPB | June 29, 2015 midnight | Portland

In 1967, a threat to public access for recreational use of Oregon’s ocean beaches mobilized citizens, sparking the fiercest legislative battle in the state’s history. Could landowners erect barriers to create private beaches?

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Crescent City Legend Allen Toussaint Takes Center Stage

OPB | June 27, 2015 6 a.m.

The High Priest of New Orleans music talks about his life and songs.

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

NPR | June 29, 2015 10:16 a.m.

We'll call it in the air: 2015 is going to end up being a great year for music.

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Artist Creates, Lives In Solitude Of Alvord Desert

OPB | June 26, 2015 4:26 p.m. | Portland

With just his dog at his side and Facebook at his fingertips, solitary artist John Simpkins carves out productive time in one of Oregon's most remote landscapes.

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Patrick Macnee, Star Of Cult TV Show 'The Avengers,' Dies At 93

NPR | June 25, 2015 3:35 p.m.

The U.K.-born actor appeared on stage and in films, but it was his role as John Steed in the 1960s show that made him famous around the world. Macnee died of natural causes in California.

Music | Sessions

Astoria's Blind Pilot Plays The Liberty Theater

opbmusic | June 24, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski talk about relocating to the coastal town, and play a new song.

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James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Dead, Agents Say

NPR | June 23, 2015 8:38 p.m.

A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

NPR | June 23, 2015 5:10 a.m.

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Quest For First People

OPB | June 22, 2015 midnight

Could Southeast Oregon’s ancient caves hold secrets of the first human settlements in the Americas? Archaeologist Luther Cressman's groundbreaking discoveries in the 1930s upset long-held beliefs and continue to affect science profoundly.

‘When Things Fell Apart’: The Story of Molly Sixteen and Amber Dawn

OPB | June 20, 2015 3:57 p.m.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary since Portland native Molly McMahon died.

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Obama Visits Marc Maron's Garage; Cats Annoyed They Were Shut In Bedroom

NPR | June 22, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Several months ago the White House reached out to Maron to see if he'd be interested in having Barack Obama as his guest. "I just didn't think that it would ever happen," Maron says.

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James Horner, A Giant Among Movie Music Composers, Is Dead, Agents Say

NPR | June 23, 2015 8:38 p.m.

A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.

Books | Arts

Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron, 'Eightball' Will Knock You Out

NPR | June 24, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Daniel Clowes is one of the greatest artists in modern comics, and now his seminal '90s work is out in a deluxe box set — not just Ghost World but his fascinatingly autobiographical gripe sessions.

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Hop Along: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | June 22, 2015 12:12 p.m.

Frances Quinlan's raspy voice whispers one moment, then lets loose a gut-punching howl the next.