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Solange And Soul'd Out | Chuck Close In Pendleton | Wild Ones | Portland Art Museum

OPB | April 15, 2017 noon

This week's "State of Wonder" has great art, great soul and great authors, all wrapped up in phyllo dough and covered in honey.

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5 Shows To See At Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | April 14, 2017 5:45 p.m.

KMHD DJ Derek Smith tells us his most anticipated acts for Portland's annual Soul'd Out Festival. 

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Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or' At 20 | Slim Moon | Larry Crane | Sean Croghan | Luz Elena Mendoza | Matt Drenik | The Secret Sea | Catherine Feeny

OPB | April 8, 2017 noon

Friends and colleagues of Elliott Smith look back at seminal songs that continue to inspire fans around the world.

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Portland Music Producer Larry Crane Revisits Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or'

OPB | April 5, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Back in 1996, Larry Crane recorded the vocals for Elliott Smith's "Pictures of Me" because Smith's personal console was broken. Twenty years later, Crane remembers his legacy. 

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Conor Oberst | Portland Japanese Garden Reopens | YA Stars Laini Taylor And Sunshine Girl | Blitzen Trapper's Rock Opera

OPB | April 1, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland Japanese Garden gets a huge expansion, two best-selling fantasy authors build worlds of magic and ghosts, Portland rockers' sci-fi musical, and more.

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Composer Kenji Bunch On Collaborating With Eugene Ballet On 'Snow Queen'

OPB | March 31, 2017 4:51 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Principal dancer Danielle Tolmie suits up as the vivacious, domineering Snow Queen in the Eugene Ballet production.

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Crossed Swords Lead To 'Classical Crossroads' Concert

OPB | March 25, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland

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

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

OPB | March 25, 2017 noon | Portland

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

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

OPB | March 18, 2017 noon

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

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March Sadness: The Tournament For The Most Sorrowful Song

OPB | March 17, 2017 7:45 p.m.

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