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Oregon Eclipse Festival Pairs Glitter And Heavy Machinery

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

This week, 30,000 people from around the world will head to the remote Ochoco Mountains to enjoy a mammoth festival filled with 400 musical acts and dozens of workshops, speakers and artists.

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Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | Aug. 12, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.

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Country Music Outlaws Head Home For Helix's Wheatstock

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Helix natives Tylor & The Train Robbers bring their outlaw honky-tonk and gritty Americana home for the Wheatstock music festival in Helix, Oregon.

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Concerts In Rural Oregon? At 1 Enterprise Theater, Artists Say 'OK'

OPB | Aug. 11, 2017 1 p.m.

When Darrell Brann bought a concert venue in Wallowa County, he knew it wasn’t a no. 1 destination for big touring bands or really touring bands of any size. These days, that's changed.

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Kent Nerburn | Yukiyo Kawano And Meshi Chavez | PSU Chamber Choir | Peter Sears

OPB | Aug. 5, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we speak with author Kent Nerburn about the resurgence of his classic book, two artists explore a devastating act of war, and the PSU Chamber Choir takes on new work.

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Pickathon Preview: Drive-By Truckers | Charles Bradley | Tank And The Bangas | The Last Artful, Dodgr

OPB | July 29, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," picks for Pickathon! Hot studio sessions with artists on stage at one of the most eclectic fests of the summer.

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Portugal. The Man | Eclipse Preview | Daniel H. Wilson

OPB | July 22, 2017 noon

On this week’s "State of Wonder": Portugal. The Man on the key to their new album, sci-fi best-seller Daniel Wilson on the ancient robots in his newest novel, and eclipse mania.

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The Decemberists As Offa Rex | Tracy K. Smith | DaVinci Days | Bend Arts Center

OPB | July 15, 2017 noon

This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff | Ghost Town Poetry | Teva Harrison | Ural Thomas | Bend Art Center

OPB | July 8, 2017 noon

Devil-may-care side trips to imaginary cities, soul-searching conversation with graphic novelist Teva Harrison, and moments of wonder with Portland's premier soul interpreter.

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Beth Ditto | The Slants | Thara Memory

OPB | June 24, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," singer Beth Ditto breaks out from her band Gossip, the Slants gets their big day at the Supreme Court, and we look back on Thara Memory's complicated legacy.