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James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

OPB |Oct. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird"  is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.

The Portland Jazz Festival Enters Its Second Decade

OPB |Feb. 24, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll get the scoop from KMHD's Matt Fleeger about the hottest acts at the Portland Jazz Festival.

Jazz Messengers Unite In Portland

Feb. 22, 2013 12:25 p.m.

Members of drummer Art Blakey's band — Jazz Messengers — will celebrate Blakey's music at the Portland Jazz Festival.

Bob Holo's Guitars

Aug. 07, 2012 12:40 p.m.

Local luthier Bob Holo builds gypsy jazz guitars played by musicians around the world.

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel In Portland

July 31, 2012 9:30 a.m.

French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel will be playing a sold-out show at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland on July 31st.

The Ellington Century

Feb. 22, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Jazz historian David Schiff's new book, The Ellington Century, discusses Duke Ellington's pivotal role in merging African-American and European musical traditions in the twentieth century.

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/10

Nov. 10, 2011 9:40 a.m.

We'll look ahead this weekend to big events in the worlds of jazz and college football: Herbie Hancock and Oregon's match with Stanford.

Devin Phillips

April 08, 2011 9:30 a.m.

Jazz saxophonist brings creative and classic sounds to Portland's Soul'd Out Music Festival on April 11 and April 16.

A Jazz Bridge

Feb. 23, 2011 9 a.m.

The latest PDX Jazz Festival celebrates Jewish and African Americans playing jazz together.

Esperanza Spalding

Oct. 13, 2010 9 a.m.

Are you a fan of jazz musician (and Portland native) Esperanza Spalding? What would you like to ask her?

Earl Newman, Poster Artist

Dec. 05, 2008 midnight

What does it take to capture music, dance, theater, or protest in visual form?

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