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Waterfront Blues Fest | Nu Shooz | Modern Bonsai | Timber Rock

OPB | May 21, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, the Waterfront Blues Festival's ticketing quandary, the return of Nu Shooz, "timber rock" guitarist Scott Pemberton, the quest for an all-ages venue with Friends of Noise, PSU's surprising choir and more.

Music | Arts | local | State of Wonder

From 'Jazz Hippies' to Hit Makers: The Return Of Nu Shooz

OPB | May 19, 2016 4:15 p.m.

The dance wizards behind 1985's "I Can't Wait" stop by the OPB studio to play classic hits and tracks from their new release, "Bagtown."

Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | State of Wonder

PSU Chamber Choir Meets Eriks Esenvalds' Haunting Music

OPB | May 18, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Portland State University's internationally acclaimed choir celebrates its 40th anniversary May 22 with a U.S. premiere and the first U.S. recording of Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds' work.

Music | Arts | local | NW Life

Friends Of Noise Aims For All-Ages Music Venue

OPB | May 18, 2016 5:10 p.m.

Northwest musicians are aiming for a new space that takes booze out of the music equation — an all-ages, nonprofit music venue in Portland.

Technology | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - May 18, 2016

OPB | May 18, 2016 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Rita Dove discusses her writing process, adapting her work to the stage, and facing fear through poetry, among other subjects. 

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What Is Timber Rock? Ask Scott Pemberton

OPB | May 16, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Portland musician Scott Pemberton harvests jazz, grunge and jam bands with the sweep of his roaring guitar.

Arts | Books | State of Wonder

Summer Reads: Katherine Dunn | Phil Knight | Monica Drake | Mo Daviau | Victoria Jamieson

OPB | May 14, 2016 noon

State of Wonder helps you pack for your summer trips: Remembering Kathrine Dunn, Phil Knight's autobiography, Monica Drake's haunting story collection, Mo Daviau's yarn of time-traveling music lovers and Victoria Jamieson's "Roller Girl" graphic novel.

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Victoria Jamieson Clobbers Young Adult Tropes In 'Roller Girl'

OPB | May 14, 2016 8 a.m.

The Portland writer's graphic novel for middle-grade readers is about finding out who you are and dealing with life's messy social geometry through the raucous sport of roller derby.

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Monica Drake Haunts Portland With Her New Story Collection

OPB | May 14, 2016 8 a.m.

One of Portland’s best known contemporary bards talks about her new collection of interconnected stories.

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Mo Daviau's Spirited Novel Explores Love And Music With A Time-Traveling Twist

OPB | May 13, 2016 4 a.m.

Portland writer Mo Daviau's debut novel, "Every Anxious Wave," is a time-traveling twist on Gen-X love and music obsession.