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'The Four Top': Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

OPB | March 27, 2017 6:13 a.m. | Portland

Are you being spammed by "spon con"? Is food-and-drink cobranding idiotic or innovative? And why is American brewpub food so universally terrible? To find out, tune into Episode 15 of “The Four Top.”

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Paul McCartney, Denied Control Over Beatles Hits For Decades, Is Told To Wait

NPR | March 23, 2017 3:12 p.m.

McCartney has long sought control of The Beatles hits he co-authored and has filed a court case against the company that controls them.

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At SXSW, Garth Brooks Sees The Constants In A Changing Industry

NPR | March 20, 2017 6:13 a.m.

The music business has evolved dramatically since the country icon began his career. What hasn't changed, he says, is how artists connect with fans: "The music kinda lets you be in their life."

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Culture Wars

NPR | March 17, 2017 11:11 a.m.

Atlanta has been the center of innovation in hip-hop for at least two decades, but the city has failed to turn musical success into growth for the communities that create it.

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

NPR | Feb. 27, 2017 10:23 a.m.

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest And Michael McKean Join 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit

NPR | Feb. 8, 2017 9:41 a.m.

The three comedy legends join Harry Shearer's suit, first filed last fall, against the film's owner.

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Super Bowl Ads 2017: What Works, What Doesn't And What Gets Political

NPR | Feb. 4, 2017 5:37 p.m.

While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.

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From Mozart To Adele To Chance The Rapper, Measuring Album Sales Means Being Specific

NPR | Jan. 11, 2017 10:02 a.m.

Physical CDs and even digital downloads only are only part of what determined chart success in 2016.

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Jimmy Makarounis, Owner Of Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak's, Dies Of Cancer

OPB | Jan. 2, 2017 4:04 p.m. | Portland

Jimmy Makarounis, the longtime owner of famed Portland jazz venue Jimmy Mak's, has died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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Filberts Vs. Hazelnuts: Celebrate Oregon's Nutty Late-Fall Bounty

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Whether you call them hazelnuts or filberts, this season's abundant Willamette Valley crop is in, and it's time to celebrate a rebound led by the Oregon State University-developed Jefferson tree.