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State of Wonder: July 4, 2015


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

It's a patriotic explosion of arts this weekend: Portlander Dave Depper on joining Death Cab for Cutie, the news that mandolinist Chris Thile might take over for Garrison Keillor, a new modern curator at the art museum, Lidia Yuknavitch's new book, Other Lives' opbmusic session and more!

Photo: Courtesy of PICA

State of Wonder: June 27 2015


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Everything old is new again — a new vinyl record factory, the Go-Go's reborn, pay phones as art project, and MORE.

Photo: Alan Sylvestre / OPB

State of Wonder: June 20, 2015 — Astoria Show


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

We visit Astoria to explore how it became a bastion for creatives, with musical performances by Blind Pilot and classical musicians from the Astoria Music Festival.

Photo: April Baer / Oregon Public Broadcasting

State of Wonder: June 13, 2015


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Third Angle New Music joins forces with "New Yorker" critic Alex Ross for "Hearing Voices," a tour of the West Coast avante-garde.

Photo: Joe Cantrell

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Portlander Dave Depper Steps Onto World Stage

OPB | July 03, 2015

Northwest indie icons Death Cab for Cutie tapped Depper to tour the world as their new guitarist, playing everywhere from Glastonbury to Letterman.

Quintana Galleries Closes Its Doors After 42 Years In Business

OPB | July 03, 2015

Quintana Galleries is known nationwide for its collection of Native American Art. And after 42 years, it’s closing its doors.

Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch Examines A Scorching New World

OPB | July 03, 2015

State of Wonder spoke with Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch about her new novel, “The Small Backs of Children,” which publishes July 7.  She has a reading at Powell's July 8.

Portland Art Museum Taps New Art Curator

OPB | June 30, 2015

Sara Krajewski is the museum's next curator of modern and contemporary art.

Portland Hip Hop Artist Gets Community Service After 'Last Thursday' Dispute

OPB | June 30, 2015

Glenn Waco — a bystander at May's Last Thursday shooting — pleads no contest to two counts of interfering with police, as well as harassment and disorderly conduct.

Tony-Winning Playwright Mashes-Up The Go-Go's with 'Arcadia'

OPB | June 27, 2015

Shakespeare's got the beat in the world premiere by Jeff Whitty at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Crescent City Legend Allen Toussaint Takes Center Stage

OPB | June 27, 2015

The High Priest of New Orleans music talks about his life and songs.

Oregon Company Finds Its Groove In Vinyl

OPB | June 19, 2015

A trio of entrepreneurs has opened what they believe is Oregon's first vinyl record pressing plant.

Old Hardware, A New Twist: The No-Pay Phone

OPB | June 17, 2015

Two self-described Portland geeks are trying to preserve the public phone by connecting it to the Internet.

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OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

Painter John Simpkins draws inspiration from the open spaces of SE Oregon.

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Shirley Gittelsohn paints what she loves - her family and domestic life - and she's made a successful career of it.

Astoria's Blind Pilot Plays The Liberty Theater

opbmusic | June 24, 2015

Israel Nebeker and Ryan Dobrowski talk about relocating to the coastal town, and play a new song.

Where We Make: Astoria's Creative Culture

OPB | June 18, 2015

How Astoria became a destination for artists and creatives. Also: can creatives still afford to live and work there?

Astoria's Energy Resonates, Inspires Music Of Blind Pilot

OPB | June 18, 2015

After gaining national attention while living in Portland, the band moved to Astoria to set up studio. They tell us about their new work and play two songs, including the brand new "And Then Like Lions."

Astoria Music Festival Surrounds Town With Sound

OPB | June 18, 2015

Music and more with audience favorites.

Historic YMCA In Astoria Bought For Creative Space

OPB | June 16, 2015

Boise buyer says it will house business, artists' studios.

Portland Arts Business Nonprofit To Close By End Of Summer

OPB | June 11, 2015

A Portland-based nonprofit for the arts is shuttering for financial concerns.

Shakespeare Festival Workers Vote To Form Union

OPB | June 11, 2015

Stagehands, light, sound techs and others will form a new chapter of IATSE in Ashland.

'Goonies' 30th Anniversary Draws Fans in Astoria

OPB | June 08, 2015

The film's durability is hard to argue with.

Zach Dundas Explores The Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

OPB | June 05, 2015

The Portland journalist plumbs ancient London haunts and fan fiction both for the elusive answer to the continuing appeal of the Great Detective. He reads at Powell's June 8th.


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