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State of Wonder: Feb. 28 2015


Blond Poison in wartime Germany, shimmering sounds from Billy Childs, Timmy Failure at OCT and MORE!

Photo: Alan Sylvestre / Oregon Public Broadcasting

State of Wonder: Feb. 21 2015


Illustrator Carson Ellis, guitarist Bibi McGill, PAM's curatorial search, Oregon's attitudes on arts and culture, and MORE!

Dec. 27 2014 - From The Archives: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Matt Fraction


A show so nice you'll listen twice: Husband-and-wife comics writers Matt & Kelly Sue talk about their amazing year, and suggest stories for us.

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Temperature Check: Arts Leadership In Salem

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

Divining Kate Brown's position on arts & culture, Brian Rogers checks in from the Oregon Arts Commission, and more.

Blonde Poison And The Wyden Family Story

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

The story behind Verona Studio's new production of Blonde Poison — including Senator Ron Wyden's connection to the notorious Gestapo informant Stella Kubler-Isaacson.

The Archive Project - Feb. 25, 2015

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

Episode 17 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat. Mere months after the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Danticat discussed the role of artists in the face of tragedy.

Requiem For A Rug

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

The life and times of the most famous airport carpet in the world.

Billy Childs "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro"

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 18, 2015

Click to hear the exclusive interview with Billy Childs about his new Grammy-award winning record, where he reimagines the work of his long-time idol, folk singer Laura Lyro.

Live Video: Summer Cannibals

opbmusic | Feb. 26, 2015

Watch the band play songs from their new release Show Us Your Mind, out Tuesday.

Four Perspectives On PAM's Curatorial Search

OPB | Feb. 21, 2015

Kristan Kennedy, Elizabeth Leach, and Sarah Miller Meigs share perspectives on Portland Art Museum's search for a new curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Also, PAM director Brian Ferriso on the search status.

Illustrator Carson Ellis Crafts An Image of Home

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015

The celebrated artist behind the Wildwood books and The Decemberists’s album covers releases her first children’s book. It’s called “Home,” which is where we visited her.

Survey: Public Values "Creative" Life Over "Arts"

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015

A new survey offers a look at how Oregonians value view arts and culture — from high culture to daily expressions of creativity.

Strayed Taps DeCourcy For Oscar Gown

OPB | Feb. 22, 2015

Local designer creates gown for author's red carpet walk.

Matt Fleeger: Confessions Of The Reluctant Jazz Guy

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015

Get to know this week's guest curator, KMHD Program Director Matt Fleeger. We also hit the streets for some ideas about the nature of jazz.

Five PDX Jazz Fest Shows to See

OPB | Feb. 16, 2015

Matt Fleeger of KMHD stopped by to recommend five must-see shows at the annual fest.

Past And Future Tense: A Jazz Roundtable

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015

Chuck Israels, Chris Brown, and Tim DuRoche talk about the balance between tradition and innovation in jazz.

Producer Tucker Martine's Jazz Edge

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015

The man who's shaped records for the Decemberists, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, and dozens of other indie stars talks about his work with Bill Frisell, and how jazz shapes his sensibility.

Portland Opera To Go's Bilingual Barber

OPB | Feb. 05, 2015

The company prepares for 70 performances of a re-imagined "Barber of Seville" in towns across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

PNCA Prepares To Move Into 511 Broadway

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

Oregon's largest art school is close to completing an ambitious renovation of the old federal post office. Come have a look around.

Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: "Backstrom" is Fox's new TV series set in Portland featuring Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective.

Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Seeks Applicants

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015

The Fund expects to make over $100,000 in grants to help promote arts and culture events designed to draw more visitors.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Miranda July Novel Embraces Awkward

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015

July's "The First Bad Man" explores intimacy, motherhood, sex, and self-defense.


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