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For The Love Of Motorcycles: Renowned Portland Show Grows From The Ground Up


The One Motorcycle Show in Portland started as an outsider's motorcycle show designed by people who appreciated bikes as art. It's grown into a world-class motorcycle celebration.

'Little Constructions' Burns With Unstoppable Rage


Anna Burns gained fame in 2018 when her third novel, Milkman, won the Man Booker Prize. Little Constructions is her second novel, about a woman's vendetta against her violent, abusive brother-in-law.

Pickathon Woods Stage: Phil Lesh And The Terrapin Family Band


The founding member of The Grateful Dead brought his Terrapin Family Band for a marathon Friday set at least year's festival.

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In 'Foul Is Fair,' Lady Macbeth Goes To Prep School

Hannah Capin's new young adult novel is a modern-day retelling of Macbeth — centered on Lady Macbeth, now a high-schooler taking bloody revenge on the prep school boys who assaulted her at a party.

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In 'Once Were Brothers,' The Band's Earliest Years Shine

A new documentary doesn't radically alter what we know and love about The Band, but does unearth some fresh details.


'An Evening With Whitney' Hologram Tour Trades On The Image Of A Complicated Star

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Jason King of New York University about the surge in hologram tours and what the ethical implications are of recreating the image of Whitney Houston.


Refugee Docents Help Bring A Museum's Global Collection To Life

Attendance at Philadelphia's Penn Museum has shot up since the Global Guides first tours in 2018. The refugee and immigrant docents receive training in archaeology, ancient history and story-telling.


19th Amendment, 19 Women: NY Philharmonic's 2020 Program Celebrates Suffragists

The NY Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It's called Project 19.


On 'Lost Girls,' Bat For Lashes Spins A Vampire Fairy Tale With Synth-Pop

After her 2016 release, The Bride, Natasha Khan didn't know if she'd make another album. But she moved to LA, starting working on a script for a vampire film and found herself writing a concept album.

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KMHD's 2020 PDX Jazz Festival Guide

The KMHD staff breaks down this year's PDX Jazz Fest schedule day-by-day with our must-sees and top recommendations for any taste.


Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

For two decades, some of Afropop's hottest sounds have come out of Brooklyn. Duke Amayo and Martin Perna of the band Antibalas talk about their latest release, Fu Chronicles.

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Mount Bachelor's Adaptive Skiing Offers Access To All

Adaptive skiers and volunteers come together on central Oregon's Mount Bachelor to help remove barriers and make skiing accessible to people with disabilities.

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The Man Behind Mister Rogers, Away From The Neighborhood Of Make-Believe

Photographer Lynn Johnson documented Fred Rogers for over a decade, both on and off set. "It was a delight being in his energy field," she says.

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You Can Now Enter The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Send in your video before midnight ET on March 30. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and tour the country with NPR Music.


Coriky, Ian MacKaye's New Band With Joe Lally And Amy Farina, Announces Debut Album

The self-titled album from Coriky — featuring members of Fugazi, The Evens and The Warmers, and sounding like the best of all three — comes out March 27.

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At The Oscars, 'Parasite' Makes Best Picture History

Bong Joon-ho's film about families, class and keeping secrets won best picture. It's the first time a film in a language other than English has won the top prize.

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Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder, Dies At 78

The founder of the South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which brought an innovative version of Zulu singing to a worldwide audience, died Tuesday in Pretoria. He was 78-years-old.

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Love Has A Ghost Of A Chance In 'The Regrets'

Amy Bonaffons deftly avoids the trap of saccharine sweetness in her new novel about a ghost serving out a 90-day sentence on Earth — and the woman he falls in love with.

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On 'Crisis Actor,' Roselit Bone Challenges Genre, Stereotypes And Even Gender

Trans singer Charlotte McCaslin and her band join opbmusic for a deep dive into their visceral new record.

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Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Announce New Album, Release 'Be Afraid'

His band will release Reunions on May 15. On the first single, Isbell pointedly criticizes artists for not speaking their minds more forcefully.

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Mobile Museum Teaches Black History 101 In Portland

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim founded the Black History 101 Mobile Museum to teach the public about African American history. The museum came to Portland Community College campuses in January.

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'The Freedom Artist' Is A Perfect Read For A Post-Truth Era

Ben Okri's new novel begins with a prison, which preoccupies his characters — where is it? What is it? Who's in it? It's a deceptively simple read that wrestles with deep questions about humanity.


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