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Map Of 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Entries From The Northwest

opbmusic | Feb. 28, 2017

We've mapped all 400+ contest submissions from the Pacific Northwest. Find where your favorites came from.

Meet Tank And The Bangas, Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

NPR | March 01, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the crew of young New Orleanians who won over our panel of judges with with a bouncy, exuberant song called "Quick."

Portland Jazz Educator Thara Memory Indicted For Alleged Sexual Abuse

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017

A grand jury in Portland has indicted the celebrated jazz educator Thara Memory on several counts of sex abuse.Several charges dating back to 2014 included in the indictment.

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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Portland

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.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Art And Marriage: Crystal Schenk And Shelby Davis

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017 8 p.m.

Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis are a husband-and-wife duo who collaborate on public art installations, including a collection of bronze sculptures found along Portland's Division Street.

Arts | Entertainment | Music

A Shocking Ending Caps A Big Oscar Night For 'Moonlight'

NPR | Feb. 27, 2017 6:09 a.m.

It wasn't a terribly exciting or unusual Academy Awards telecast until all of a sudden, it made all kinds of history.

Arts | News | Nation | Music

Introducing The Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

NPR | Feb. 28, 2017 5:49 a.m.

Watch the joyous video that won over all 10 judges unanimously.

Arts | Books | local | NW Life | State of Wonder

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

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Portland

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.

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'The Four Top': Food Network Champion Tells All | Are Laptop Squatters Killing Cafes? | Surprising Reasons Why Kids Should Cook

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 6:30 a.m.

What's really happening behind the scenes at the Food Network? Are so-called "laptop squatters" bad for business or good for cafeĢ culture? And could a cooking class improve your child's test scores? To find out, listen to episode 13 of “The Four Top.”

NW Life | History | local

At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  


Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

NPR | Feb. 26, 2017 9:43 a.m.

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.

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The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017 2 p.m.

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

Arts | Music

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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Immigrant Artists (1326)

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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.

Cooking With OPB

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