In this photo composite, (left) Deanna Tham at her Oregon Symphony debut on Sept. 3, 2022. Tham is also an avid rock climber.

Oregon Symphony’s newest conductor redefines ‘rock’ music

Deanna Tham, Oregon Symphony's newest associate conductor, describes how her passion for rock climbing helped her become a better musician.

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Oregon’s deadliest shipwreck was on this day 108 years ago

Sept. 18, 1914 began with fair weather as the Francis H. Leggett set out for San Francisco. But by afternoon, the skies turned dark. As the Leggett made its way south past the Columbia River, gales reportedly reached 60 miles per hour. Giant swells churned the ocean, and the vessel began to take on water.

At Rose City Comic Con, cosplayers come together in Portland

Rose City Comic Con hosted roughly 45,000 people last weekend for a cosplayer competition, community building and fun. It was the convention’s second year back, since canceling in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Futuristic animated image of the contours of a man's face, made up of blue and white dots on a black background

The Portland Art Museum rents out virtual reality experiences

The Portland Art Museum's Center for an Untold Tomorrow rents out virtual reality headsets, preloaded with 10 curated immersive VR pieces from around the world, for viewers to try out for a few days at home.

A vintage 1950s fire engine is driving down the street in a parade. Standing up front in the fire engine is Pastor Luis Molina, a man wearing a white cowboy hat, a white button up shirt, jeans and cowboy boots. He's smiling and waving toward the camera.

Woodburn’s Fiesta Mexicana going strong after nearly 60 years

Fiesta Mexicana has been an annual summer tradition in Woodburn since the 1960s. The weekend of festivities in August brings community members together for plenty of food, music, dance, a parade, a car show and more in celebration of Woodburn's vibrant Mexican community.