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The Miseducation Of Portland Hip-Hop

OPB | June 30, 2017 12:28 p.m. | Portland

Portland is known for many things: Hip-hop is not one of them. But once a month, a collection of music lovers converge on Mic Check, a showcase that features some of the best Portland hip-hop acts for a night of ferocious, brilliant rhymes and a deep appreciation for the culture. On the last Thursday of June, Mic Check held its one-year anniversary of professionally structured cyphers. But the question remains: Will this be the boost the city needs to make Portland a force in hip-hop?

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Family Of Musician Chris Cornell Disputes He Killed Himself

AP | May 19, 2017 8:18 a.m.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday it completed the preliminary autopsy on Cornell, but that "a full autopsy report has not yet been completed."

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Scenes From The Soul'd Out Music Festival

OPB | April 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. | Portland

The Soul'd Out Music Festival filled Portland with unmatched energy and a week full of unforgettable musical performances. Follow OPB's coverage for highlights and photos from the shows.

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Soul'd Out Music Festival Brings Solange, Ohio Players, More To Portland

OPB | April 18, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland

OPB sat down with Soul'd Out Music Festival co-founder Nicholas Harris for a conversation about the 2017 version of the festival, why soul music is desperately needed today and if he's expecting a riot when Dead Prez performs their classic hit "Hip-Hop."

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R&B, Gospel Artist Liz Vice

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8 p.m.

R&B, Gospel artist Liz Vice never imagined a life as a singer, but once she began singing in church, at age 32, her path quickly unfolded before her. 

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A Queen Among Kings

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 6:38 a.m.

The fiery singer, whose work with The Dap-Kings helped inspire a soul revival, died Nov. 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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5 Things To Know About The Project Pabst Music Festival

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Portland

This weekend, MusicFestNW presents Project Pabst, a celebration of music, art and the Rose City against the backdrop of a fast-dwindling summer.

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5 Musical Acts To See At Portland's Waterfront Blues Fest

OPB | July 1, 2016 7 a.m.

The annual Waterfront Blues Fest returns to Portland, bringing with it some of the world's best musicians to the banks of the Willamette River.

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Portland's Music Community Remembers Prince

OPB | April 22, 2016 6 a.m.

After the news of Prince's untimely death broke, we reached out to Portland's music community and asked them to talk about the man and the musician, as well as what he means to the world — and what he means to them.

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Music Icon Prince Dead At 57

AP | April 21, 2016 9:58 a.m.

Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

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Crate Crawl: 4 Places In Portland To Visit On Record Store Day

OPB | April 16, 2016 midnight | Portland, Oregon

Attention, crate crawlers: Saturday is Record Store. Here are a few places around Portland that are saluting the occasion with special events, sales and more.

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The New Scene: 4 Spots To Hear Jazz In Portland

OPB | April 11, 2016 7 a.m.

Something as transcendent as jazz never truly dies, and the whispers of the golden era can be heard at several spots around the city of Portland today.    

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Soul'd Out Music Festival Returns To Portland This Week

OPB | April 10, 2016 1:45 p.m.

OPB sat down with Soul'd Out Music Festival co-founder Nicholas Harris for a conversation on the 2016 version of the festival, the music industry and exactly what actually happens at a George Clinton show.

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Rap Pioneer Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Dies At 45

AP | March 23, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement Wednesday. He was 45.

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Singer Natalie Cole Dead At 65

AP | Jan. 1, 2016 10:47 a.m.

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to compilations from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

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Pacific Northwest Rainy Day Playlist

OPB | Dec. 30, 2015 12:33 p.m.

If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that it’s raining when you read this — that's why KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger curated a soundtrack for those infamous Northwest rainy days.

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KMHD's Top Local Songs Of 2015

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 17, 2015 10:06 a.m.

If you were tuned in to KMHD this year, you likely heard us playing these artists and songs often.  

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KMHD's Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2015

KMHD Jazz Radio | Dec. 4, 2015 10:42 a.m.

The staff at KMHD listened to tons of music this year and hand picked the top 10 jazz albums of 2015.

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Salem Chamber Orchestra To File For Bankruptcy

Statesman Journal | Nov. 5, 2015 7:27 a.m.

Last week, the orchestra’s board of directors canceled the remaining concerts of the 2015-2016 season, because of a budget shortfall. 

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OPB Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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