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New Music From Blind Pilot And Joseph | Classical Music Meets Silent Disco | Sista In The Brotherhood


This week on State of Wonder, Blind Pilot on the loss that inspired their new album, the golden harmonies of Joseph, a star-studded classical concert series at some of the regions most stunning outdoor sites and more.

Photo: Jarratt Taylor/opbmusic

Actors Jesse Eisenberg And Wendell Pierce On Their First Books


Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Wendell Pierce talk about jumping from the big screen to the page with stories of comedy and post-Katrina New Orleans, respectively. Plus, Alicia Jo Rabin reads mystical poetry and plays a little music.

Photo: Reuben Unrau/OPB

Portland's Most Controversial Building | Buster Keaton's 'The General' Turns 90 | Erin McKeown


State of Wonder takes a closer look at Portland's newest building, the Yard; the Hollywood Theatre gives 'The General' a new score for its birthday; arts lovers descend on Converge 45; and Erin McKeown sings the queer gospel.

State Of Wonder's Arts Roadtrip


State of Wonder brings the vacation to you with Disjecta's Portland2016 Biennial, a trip to the LH Project ceramics residency in the Wallowas, a trip through Hells Canyon with writer Pamela Royes and more.

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PICA Kicks Off TBA Festival With A Sea Of Horn Players

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016

Musician Kelly Pratt has collaborated with everyone from David Byrne to Beirut. Now he baptizes PICA's new home with a wall of sound.

XOXO 2016 Fest Will Be Its Last — For Now

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

XOXO founders Andy McMillan and Andy Baio move their community onto Slack and into a workspace known as Outpost.

With Arts Central's Shutdown, What's Next For Central Oregon's Arts Leadership?

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016

Arts Central announces complete shutdown; Arts and Culture Alliance digs in.

Oregon Film Explores Life As A Black Woman In Construction

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016

The award-winning short "Sista In The Brotherhood" tells the day-in-the-life story of one African-American woman trying to navigate the job site.

Classical Music Meets Silent Disco At Iconic Oregon Sites

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016

The pianist Hunter Noack and members of Pink Martini bring classical music and high tech headphones to WPA sites and parks across the region.

Joseph: Soaring Harmonies On The Willamette

opbmusic | Aug. 17, 2016

The Estacada trio sings from their new release, I'm Alone, No You're Not, from a dock on the East Bank of the river.

Blind Pilot's New Music Finds Renewal After Grief

opbmusic | Aug. 10, 2016

With stirring arrangements and knowing lyrics, the band performs songs from their new release, And Then Like Lions.

Skylab Builds Portland A Brand New Yard

OPB | Aug. 06, 2016

A new highrise pushes Portland's architectural boundaries and sets a tone for Burnside bridgehead.

Buster Keaton's Oregon-Filmed 'The General' Tours State With A New Score

OPB | Aug. 06, 2016

Filmed in Cottage Grove, Keaton's silent classic turns 90 this year, and the Hollywood Theatre has commissioned Oregon composer Mark Orton to create a live soundtrack and take it on the road.

The Funniest Thing In Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | July 23, 2016

This week on State of Wonder, comedian Shelley McLendon introduces us to Portland's scrappy improv scene and her sister, the comedian Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaid," "The Goldbergs"), in preview of the Stumptown Improv Festival.

Writing Outside The I-5 Corridor At The Summer Fishtrap Gathering

OPB | July 09, 2016

State of Wonder travels to the Wallowas for a live show at the annual gathering about writing and the West, with guests Timothy Egan, Erika Wurth, Kim Stafford, Sherwin Bitsui and more.

Disjecta's Portland Biennial Takes Over The Entire State With Art

OPB | July 29, 2016

Miwaukee-based artist, academic and curator Michelle Grabner talks about embedding in Oregon's studios and her approach to selecting biennial artists.

Somebody Do Something: Portland Artists Respond To Baton Rouge, Minneapolis And Dallas

OPB | July 16, 2016

State of Wonder spends the hour exploring how the region's actors, hip-hop artists, writers and others are using art to work through racial justice and the recent shootings.

Exploring Color And Recollection Through 'The Color Of Memory'

OPB | July 30, 2016

"The Color of Memory" at Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art in Northwest Portland is on view now through Aug. 27.

Ceramics Meets Rock 'N' Roll At The LH Project In The Wallowas

OPB | July 30, 2016

The artists' residency is known as the Shangri-La of ceramics, drawing potters and sculptors from around the world, including a group of military veterans who return every year.

3 New High-Rises Raise Portland's Skyline

OPB | July 29, 2016

Columnist-in-residence Randy Gragg shows us three standouts in the new class of Portland skyscrapers: Park Avenue West, the Cosmopolitan and Indigo @ twelve | west.

Painter Arvie Smith's Show At Portland Art Museum Calls Out Inequality

OPB | July 30, 2016

Portland artist and Pacific Northwest College of Art professor emeritus Arvie Smith’s show at the Portland Art Museum’s APEX Gallery goes on view July 30.  

Portland Writer Melanie Alldritt Doesn’t Want to Be Beautiful: She Wants To Speak

OPB | July 18, 2016

The young writer works through her experiences as a black women, as well as the recent shootings, through her writing.

Art Beat Update: Arvie Smith

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015

See what painter Arvie Smith has been doing since his appearance on Art Beat 15 years ago.

Hip-Hop Artists Rasheed Jamal And Mic Capes Talk Race And Music

OPB | July 16, 2016

Portland hip-hop artists Rasheed Jamal and Mic Capes recently came in to the studio to talk about race, music and the current state of equality for people of color.


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