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The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

Oregon Orchestras Soundtrack Halloween Movies

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015

On Friday night, the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon East Symphony are performing live soundtracks to "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Nosforatu," respectively.

OPB Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015

OPB Music curated and filmed a series of concerts at Mississippi Studios last year. Those concerts are now on TV.

Rebroadcast: Nick Jaina's Memoir And Music

OPB | Sept. 17, 2015

Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Exhibit Looks At Impact of Riot Grrrl

OPB | Sept. 02, 2015

A new exhibit at PNCA looks at the lasting impacts of the Riot Grrrl movement on artists.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

MusicfestNW Returns To Waterfront Park

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

This year, Willamette Week's annual music festival features 22 bands with a mix of local and national acts.

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview

OPB | July 03, 2015

American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice

OPB | June 04, 2015

A new record pressing plant opened in Portland last week.

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

REBROADCAST: The Wrecking Crew

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: The Wrecking Crew was a group of musicians in the 1960s and '70s that played on some of the biggest hits of the era, but remain relatively unknown.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Following an incident at a club earlier this year, Portland’s Independent Police Review Division is making recommendations to improve the relationship between police and local hip hop artists.

Interview And In-Studio Performance From Kishi Bashi

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Kishi Bashi brought his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his recent album Lighght.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Sound Opinions Chooses Desert Island Discs From Oregon Bands

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014

MONDAY: Greg Kot and Jim Derogatis, hosts of the public radio show Sound Opinions, join us to pick a few local selections for their Desert Island Jukebox.

The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | July 21, 2014

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Portland Musician Janice Scroggins Dies

OPB | May 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Janice Scroggins, an accomplished Portland pianist, died Tuesday night at the age of 58.

Kishi Bashi Performs In OPB's Studio

OPB | May 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Kishi Bashi brings his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his new album Lighght.