In Portland Center Stage’s 30th season, Coleman is directing four shows. Box office success, he says, is the key to the theater’s artistic freedom.
The Pulitzer-winning playwright talks about upcoming projects and comparing today’s political turmoil with the era that inspired “Angels In America.”
local | NW Life | Arts | EntertainmentOPB | Sept. 22, 2017 12:05 p.m.
The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.
The August heat set records in Portland and Salem. It was especially brutal for people who work outside.
The Chetco Bar Fire and other blazes are blowing smoke right into Oregon's theater capital.
After closing its doors almost 30 years ago, the historic Times Theater could come back to life early next year.
local | Music | Books | Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | State of WonderOPB | 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.
Music | NW Life | Business | Arts | EntertainmentOPB | 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.
Environment | local | Water | NewsOPB | Aug. 8, 2017 11:56 a.m. | Portland
The benefits of an above-average snowpack measured in most locations statewide earlier this year have yet to be fully realized due to extreme heat.
Environment | local | NewsOPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:34 p.m. | Portland
The National Weather Service says westerly winds could clear smoke Friday night into Saturday as temperatures dip below triple digits, but smoke is expected to return.
Environment | local | NewsAP | Aug. 4, 2017 2:31 p.m. | Portland
A wildfire has charred more than 80 square miles of grass and juniper in sparsely populated southeast Oregon.
local | Transportation | NewsOPB | Aug. 4, 2017 10:37 a.m. | Portland
Earlier this week the Portland-area transit agency waived fares because of delays caused by extreme heat. Trains are still slow today due to higher-than-normal temperatures, but you must pay to ride.
local | Transportation | NewsOPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland
For the second day in a row, TriMet users can expect another day of free rides. The transit agency said it will again waive ticket charges Thursday but riders could see more delays.
Environment | local | NewsStatesman Journal | Aug. 2, 2017 4:08 p.m.
The Whitewater Fire burning east of Detroit blew up Wednesday, growing nearly fivefold to 1,500 acres in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness.
local | NW Life | Food | EntertainmentOPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. | Portland
We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.
Environment | local | NewsOPB | July 29, 2017 12:43 p.m. | Portland
The National Weather Service says temperatures in the Portland area this coming week are likely headed for the record books.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | July 20, 2017 noon
Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.