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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

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.

Photo: David Christensen/opbmusic

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.

Photo: Aaron Scott/OPB

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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.

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.

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