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Afeni Shakur, Mother Of Tupac Shakur, Dies At 69

AP | May 3, 2016 7:27 a.m.

Born Alice Faye Williams, Shakur changed her name as an adult when she became a political activist and joined the Black Panther movement. Shakur was an inspiration for her son's music and oversaw his music catalog and legacy after his death.

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New Mountain Bike Trail Opens At Silver Falls State Park

Statesman Journal | April 29, 2016 12:30 p.m.

The 4.5-mile route officially opens Sunday, May 1, with a celebration of an idea conceived by Powell but created through communal effort.

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The Beginning Of An Icon: When Prince Was 16

OPB | April 22, 2016 6 a.m.

Every journey has a beginning. Long before music lovers across the world found their souls bathed by the cascading notes of "Purple Rain," Prince was the skinny kid on the Minneapolis scene who always had a guitar in his hand. 

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Portland's Music Community Remembers Prince

OPB | April 22, 2016 6 a.m.

After the news of Prince's untimely death broke, we reached out to Portland's music community and asked them to talk about the man and the musician, as well as what he means to the world — and what he means to them.

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PICA Finds A Permanent Home, After Years Of Roaming

OPB | April 21, 2016 5:01 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art will kick off the Time-Based Arts Festival in a new 16,000-square-foot, rent-free compound in NE Portland. Exclusive drone video.

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Watch: What Is Jazz?

OPB | April 12, 2016 1:58 p.m.

So...what is Jazz? Of course John Coltrane is "jazz," but what about Kendrick Lamar? Can they both be jazz? This video explainer describes that jazz is not just a genre, but it's a meta-genre which encompasses a universe of sound.

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Listen: How Portland Jazz Evolved Over Nearly 70 Years

OPB | April 6, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Hear more of the artists and songs featured in "Jazz Town" with these playlists, plus take a look at the future of Portland jazz.

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Rick Bartow, Stunning Northwest Artist, Dies At 69

OPB | April 5, 2016 6:10 p.m.

Inspired by his Native American heritage, the artist created boldly colorful and idiosyncratic paintings, prints and sculpture that hang at institutions around the country.

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Could The Arts Get Pushed Out Of Portland?

OPB | March 28, 2016 2:29 p.m.

The list of theater and dance companies that have been displaced, have lost their homes and have struggled to find new ones as a result of Portland’s booming real estate market continues to grow at an alarming rate. What can be done about it?

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Jim Harrison, 'Legends Of The Fall' Author, Dies At 78

NPR | March 27, 2016 1:15 p.m.

Jim Harrison wrote more than three dozen books, including the novels Dalva and True North, the novella Legends of the Fall, and many collections of poetry. He died Saturday in Patagonia, Ariz.