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Damian Lillard on His Rap Music | RAC's Grammy Win | Eugene Opera | Making Public Access TV Cool


This week on "State of Wonder," a Blazer talks about his side-gig as a rapper, Portland's indie remix pioneer brings home the win, Portland Community Media gets an update and more.

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Marvel's Luke Cage | Shy Girls | Eugene Opera | Liz Vice


This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland writer behind Marvel's new Luke Cage series, bedroom singer Shy Girls and soul singer Liz Vice, the Portland International Film Festival, and so much more.

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Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth Huffman


This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.

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Chloe Eudaly | Portland Winter Lights Festival | Tony Furtado | Sallie Tisdale


This week on State of Wonder, sear away the S.A.D. with the brightest new arts fest, hear from Portland's newest commissioner and find out what it takes to design iconic album art.

Photo: Photo courtesy Portland Winter Lights Festival

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Making Public Access TV Cool For A New Generation

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017

Under dynamic new leadership, Portland Community Media rebrands itself as Open Signal, a media arts center dedicated to storytelling across mediums.

Sale Of Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre Sends Bag & Baggage Packing

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

The theater company hustles to make other arrangements as the sale of Hillsboro’s historic Venetian Theatre nears completion.

Blazers' Damian Lillard Talks Balancing Hoops And Hip-Hop

opbmusic | Feb. 08, 2017

The Portland Trail Blazers' star point guard talks about his music - and starting a record label.

Portland's Indie Remix Pioneer, RAC, On His Grammy-Nominated Work

OPB | Feb. 12, 2016

André Allen Anjos, who records as RAC, has become the go-to guy for remixing indie bands, not to mention mega stars like U2, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. He shows us the method behind his magic.

Keeping The Curtain Up: Eugene Opera Asks Public For Input

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

At public meetings, the company lays out its financial situation and looks to the community for a way out of its insolvency.

1939 Ensemble: Beats, Noise And Beauty

opbmusic | Feb. 10, 2017

The experimental Portland quartet plays from their upcoming release, New Cinema, surrounded by vintage drum kits at Revival Drum Shop

From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

R&B, Gospel Artist Liz Vice

OPB | Feb. 09, 2017

R&B, Gospel artist Liz Vice never imagined a life as a singer, but once she began singing in church, at age 32, her path quickly unfolded before her. 

Shy Girls at Doug Fir

opbmusic | Feb. 02, 2017

We catch up to the smooth bedroom pop act at soundcheck at Doug Fir Lounge.

David Walker On New Luke Cage Comics Series For Marvel

OPB | Feb. 06, 2017

The Portland-based writer will wrap up “Power Man and Iron Fist” and start a “Cage” standalone in May.

Dinner And A Movie And A Flight: Hollywood Theatre Set To Open At The Portland Airport

OPB | Feb. 02, 2017

The iconic Hollywood Theatre will show works by local filmmakers at its new outpost on the C Concourse.

Director Elizabeth Huffman's Theatrical Response To The Syrian Refugee Crisis

OPB | Feb. 03, 2017

Portland-based artist talks about performing her one-woman show, and the surprising reactions she got from refugees and German citizens.

Prince To James Baldwin To Pam Grier: Portland Black Film Festival At The Hollywood Theatre

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

Powerful works to take you beyond the big-name releases of the year.

Portland Holds First Arvo Pärt Festival in North America

OPB | Feb. 01, 2017

Portland-based vocal ensemble Cappella Romana joins with Third Angle to present works by the most performed living composer in the world.  

Tony Furtado Live At OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 20, 2017

Americana multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado performs an intimate session and chats with OPB's Jerad Walker.

What Bookseller-Turned-Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Has Learned At Portland City Hall

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017

Indie bookseller closes the doors on her long-running business and moves into the fray at Portland City Hall.

From 'South Park' To Hong Kong, The Many Voices Of Eliza Jane Schneider

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017

The actor behind countless animated characters is now channeling the voices of houseless people from around the world in her one-woman show "Displaced."

Portland Choreographers Strive To Make Traditional Dance Contemporary

OPB | Jan. 15, 2017

Subashini Ganesan and Oluyinka Akinjiola discuss their new work, identity, and what it means to stand and face 2017.

Pander Brothers Revive Tech Thriller 'The Dissident'

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017

What began as a futuristic treatise on corporate use of data becomes spookily prescient in 2017.


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