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4 Must-See Shows At PICA's Time-Based Art Festival

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Portland

Outgoing artistic director Angela Mattox picks five shows and reflects on the global festival, plus we talk with Stew of the band the Negro Problem about keeping Portland real.

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Shakespeare And Smoke: Bad Air Forces Cancellations In Ashland

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 4:24 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Chetco Bar Fire and other blazes are blowing smoke right into Oregon's theater capital.

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2017 Newport Folk Festival Broadcast Schedule

opbmusic | Aug. 31, 2017 2:28 p.m.

opbmusic is airing live performances recorded at Newport Music Festival on Labor Day weekend. Click here for a complete schedule.

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The Estacada Timber Festival Brings Out Local Competition

OPB | July 4, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Estacada, Oregon

Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.

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Portland 82nd Avenue Rose Parade Canceled Over Counterprotest Threat

Portland Tribune | April 25, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

The annual 82nd Avenue Rose Parade and Carnival scheduled for Saturday have been canceled of threats against the Multnomah County Republican Party, a longtime participant in the parade.

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'The Bricks' At Oregon Shakespeare Festival Gets Facelift, More Seating

Medford Mail Tribune | Nov. 12, 2016 12:49 p.m.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s wildly successful Green Show — staged outdoors on “The Bricks” before evening shows — has outgrown its modest space.

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Artists Take To The Streets For The Art Along The Rogue Festival

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Every October, the streets of Grants Pass are transformed into a work of art. It’s not fall foliage adding the color though, it’s dozens of artists gathered for the Art Along the Rogue festival.

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Oregon's Largest Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 15 Years

OPB | July 17, 2016 9 a.m. | North Plains, Oregon

The growing bluegrass music scene in the Pacific Northwest stays alive with the Northwest String Summit celebrating its 15th year at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.


opbmusic Newport Folk Festival Broadcast Schedule

opbmusic | Sept. 4, 2015 9:34 a.m.

opbmusic is airing live performances recorded at Newport Music Festival on September 5th and 6th. Click here for a complete schedule.

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Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year

OPB | Sept. 3, 2015 12:45 p.m.

The festival, focused on independent filmmakers, is an event for mavericks, according to its executive director.

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Wildfire Smoke And Outdoor Theater Don't Mix

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 24, 2015 10:15 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

In Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the “show-must-go-on” mantra of the theater has given way to continuous air quality checks and tough show-time decisions.

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State of Wonder: Aug. 8, 2015

OPB | Aug. 8, 2015 noon | Portland

Seekers + savants: Kamasi Washington, Jason Isbell, painter Christos Koutsouras, Pickathon recap, fun and games with Jumpdrive Studios, and more.


Festival Life At Pickathon 2015

opbmusic | Aug. 3, 2015 12:54 p.m.

opbmusic's Jerad Walker recaps festival life from Pickathon, the three day music event held at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Sweats America's De-Industrialization With New Play

OPB | July 30, 2015 1:50 p.m. | Portland

The Ashland theater premieres Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage's play "Sweat" — about steel workers on strike — just as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's own crews vote to unionize.

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Police Don't Plan To Ticket Pot Users At Blues Festival

OPB | July 3, 2015 10:50 a.m. | Portland

Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend is the first large public gathering since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon.

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Shakespeare Festival Workers Vote To Form Union

OPB | June 11, 2015 11:14 a.m. | Portland

Stagehands, light, sound techs and others will form a new chapter of IATSE in Ashland.


Missing XX Factor: Dearth of Women At Summer Music Fests

opbmusic | May 22, 2015 1:05 p.m.

A look at summer's biggest outdoor music festivals - and the lack of representation by female artists.

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'Filmed By Bike' Brings International Bike Cinema To Portland

OPB | April 10, 2014 midnight

Filmed by Bike is the city's premiere film festival dedicated to movies with themes revolving around bikes.

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Recap: An Interview with Ahmad Jamal

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Living legend, Ahmad Jamal, is arguably one of the greatest pianists in jazz history. Click to listen to an interview with the legendary musician.

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2014 Portland Jazz Festival: The Rough Guide

KMHD Jazz Radio | Feb. 3, 2014 9:57 p.m.

The 2014 Portland Jazz Festival beckons, but, as you consider the dizzying array of scheduled gigs, you might have trouble finding the off-the-beaten path shows.  Fear not, because we've got your back with this handy "rough guide" to the festival.