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Sale Of Portland’s Oldest Studio Co-Op Displaces Dozens Of Artists

OPB | June 26, 2016 1:15 p.m.

For nearly 40 years, artists have worked out of the historic Troy Laundry Building. Now the building has a new owner, and most of those artists are searching for new homes.

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Listen Now: A Political Playlist For The Oregon Primary

OPB | May 17, 2016 4 a.m.

Here's a playlist of some of the great politically tinged tunes that have hit airwaves and beyond during previous election cycles, which, believe it or not, might still be relevant to this one.

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Where Portland's Candidates Stand On The Arts

OPB | May 12, 2016 3:45 p.m.

The 2016 candidates for mayor and city council talk about their visions for arts and culture in Portland.

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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.