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Lyle Ritz RIP | Classical Music Feud | Wendy Red Star | Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon


This week on "State of Wonder," words nerds and classical music lovers rumble, artists get political, and Wendy Red Star soars.  

Photo: Courtesy of 45th Parallel

'Grimm' Warehouse Sale | March Sadness | Architecture In Virtual Reality


This week on State of Wonder, 'Grimm' sells all the monsters, sad songs to make you happy, British psych rock, and much more.

Photo: Scott Green/NBC

Chicano Batman | Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Ihsan Rustem | Portland Arts Tax


Is the Arts Tax unconstitutional? Also, music From Chicano Batman and Thao Nguyen, master sculptor Lee Kelly, and Northwest Dance Project does Carmen.

Photo: April Baer/OPB

Colum McCann | Modernizing Shakespeare | Surfer Blood | Thara Memory


This week on "State of Wonder," Shakespeare goes modern, photographers go old school, Colum McCann digs for the roots of empathy and more.

Photo: Courtesy of the Aces

Last Artful, Dodgr | Virtual Reality | National Museum Of African-American History And Culture | 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca


This week on "State of Wonder," artists will transform your world with virtual reality and digital flamingos; hip-hop sensation the Last Artful, Dodgr owns the studio; a comic series of unlimited adventure; and more.

Photo: Jarratt Taylor/opbmusic

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Portland Choreographer Jayanthi Raman's 'Duality' Hits Political Hurdle

OPB | March 24, 2017

Jayanthi Raman has been staging internationally renowned shows in Portland for nearly 30 years. This one had a small hiccup.

Portland Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Wikipedia Gender Gap

OPB | March 18, 2017

It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.

See Art, Win Money, Make A Difference With 2 New Portland Programs

OPB | March 24, 2017

Art Passport PDX and Artists Resist are two new programs from arts writer and activist Jennifer Rabin meant to get you embracing art.

Crossed Swords Lead To 'Classical Crossroads' Concert

OPB | March 25, 2017

Facebook feud gives rise to program of vanguard compositions for 45th Parallel.

March Sadness: The Tournament For The Most Sorrowful Song

OPB | March 17, 2017

March Sadness: the most sorrowful songs you can think of, going head-to-head, tournament style.

Portland Flocks To 'Grimm' Estate Sale For Piece Of TV History

OPB | March 11, 2017

More than 1,500 people lined up in Portland Saturday to take home a piece of television history. The NBC show "Grimm" is selling off a warehouse full of the TV show’s props, furniture and costumes.

Temples: Crystal Ballroom Soundcheck

opbmusic | March 16, 2017

The psych-rock band from Kettering, England plays songs from their sophomore release, Volcano.

VR Is Changing The Game For Portland Architecture

OPB | March 17, 2017

Consumer-grade virtual reality makes it possible to walk through a building that hasn't broken ground yet.

5 Things To See At Massive Ceramics Conference In Portland

OPB | March 17, 2017

For three days Portland will be invaded by more than 5,000 ceramicists. Here's what you don't want to miss. 

NW Dance Projects' 'Carmen' Combines Passion With Humor

OPB | March 14, 2017

The Portland company’s first story ballet is its most ambitious collaboration yet with resident choreographer Ihsan Rustem.

Exploring The World Of Oregon Sculptor Lee Kelly

OPB | March 11, 2017

At 84, sculptor Lee Kelly is still creating monumental steel works that are shown all over Oregon. 

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 16, 2016

Making music that's both rhythmically electric and deeply personal, the band gives a live performance in the studio at OPB.

Chicano Batman: Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 03, 2017

The L.A.-based band makes an ebullient and soulful musical statement on freedom in our studio.

The Ethereal And The Infernal: Photographers Tara Sellios And Lauren Semivan

OPB | March 04, 2017

Two artists on impermanence, their process, and the joys of the 8-by-10 view camera.

Portland 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca Teams With Kit Seaton Exploring 'Afar'

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017

Portland artist Leila Del Duca has been drawing an Image Comics series called “Shutter” since 2014. It’s the story of a hard-charging young adventurer named Kate Christopher.

Balto Live at OPB

opbmusic | Jan. 27, 2017

The Portland roots-rock band joins us to play songs from their upcoming release, Strangers.

The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017

Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.

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.


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