Arts & Life

Live Video: No Passengers

opbmusic | March 04, 2015

Watch a performance by the band and Edna Vazquez, solo, at our Stagepass concert.

Sculptor Mike Leckie: Giving Life To The Lifeless

OPB | March 05, 2015

Mike Leckie, who has been a sculptor for nearly 5o years, works in bronze, cast iron, glass, marble and other stones. But he says that his medium is actually the human figure.

Italian Art Comes To Portland Through 'Living With Glass' Exhibit

OPB | March 04, 2015

Living with Glass, an exhibit of Italian art, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. See a slideshow of some of the works of art made available by collector Dane Nelson.

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Arts | NW Life

Statuary Commission Picks Chief Joseph, Duniway

OPB | March 4, 2015 7 p.m.

Oregon's representation in a national statuary hall will change in the next few years, reflecting a later period of Oregon history.

Music | local

Tomo Tsurumi’s Art Inspires His Recovery From Bike Accident

OPB | March 3, 2015 midnight

Artist and musician Tomo Tsurumi sustained a life-altering accident that put him in the hospital. Find out how his passion for art is helping to fuel his recovery.

local | NW Life | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Lola G. Baldwin, Nation’s First Policewoman

OPB | March 2, 2015 midnight

Lola G. Baldwin was the nation’s first municipal policewoman, sworn in by Portland’s police department in 1908. Find out how she crusaded to prevent vulnerable young women from falling into lives of crime.

Music | local

Happy Birthday, MarchFourth Marching Band!

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 7:45 a.m.

The Portland band is celebrating its 12th birthday with a special show at the Crystal Ballroom. Check out Oregon Art Beat's profile from 2007 when "M4" was still a mainly local phenomenon.

Food | Nation

Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

NPR | Feb. 26, 2015 2:09 p.m.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cab driver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.

State of Wonder

Illustrator Carson Ellis Crafts An Image of Home

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 7:52 p.m.

The celebrated artist behind the Wildwood books and The Decemberists’s album covers releases her first children’s book. It’s called “Home,” which is where we visited her.

Arts | Books

After His Brother's Suicide, Writer Seeks Comfort In 'All The Wrong Places'

NPR | Feb. 24, 2015 11:36 a.m.

In his new memoir, Philip Connors writes about "living in the shadow of a suicide." Wracked by guilt and haunted by "what ifs," Connors investigated his brother's death and learned a terrible secret.

Music | Sessions

Stagepass: Magic Mouth

opbmusic | Feb. 19, 2015 11:19 a.m.

One of Portland's most dynamic up and coming bands lays into a groove at Stagepass.

On the Air


Darkroom To Digital: An Oregon Art Beat Special

From documenting the grandeur of the West to pushing the boundaries of the artform, explore Oregon’s remarkable and groundbreaking relationship with photography

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015