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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017

Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.

Portland 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca Teams With Kit Seaton Exploring 'Afar'

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017

Portland artist Leila Del Duca has been drawing an Image Comics series called “Shutter” since 2014. It’s the story of a hard-charging young adventurer named Kate Christopher.

The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

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A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

NPR | Feb. 25, 2017 11:44 a.m.

Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.

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Making Public Access TV Cool For A New Generation

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Under dynamic new leadership, Portland Community Media rebrands itself as Open Signal, a media arts center dedicated to storytelling across mediums.

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Examining The Mysterious Glowing Creatures Of Northwest Waterways

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A scientific and eye-popping look at the tiny creatures that produce light in seawater.

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Jay Z Is The First Rapper To Be Elected To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:35 a.m.

Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time's Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.

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This Teeny-Tiny, Handmade Pipe Organ Is Utterly Delightful

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:40 a.m.

Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it's powered by a balloon.

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 12:08 p.m.

An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously.

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People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children's Books Characters In 2016

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017 8:18 a.m.

In 2016, people of color were the protagonists in fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.

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Sale Of Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre Sends Bag & Baggage Packing

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 11 a.m. | Hillsboro, Oregon

The theater company hustles to make other arrangements as the sale of Hillsboro’s historic Venetian Theatre nears completion.

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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 7:21 a.m.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy, 66, says of his condition.

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From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

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Keeping The Curtain Up: Eugene Opera Asks Public For Input

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

At public meetings, the company lays out its financial situation and looks to the community for a way out of its insolvency.

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2016: The Year In Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on the biggest stories, best conversations, interesting artists and people who were in the news.

Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

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Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.