Some say she has the “prettiest” voice in Portland. Well-known jazz singer Rebecca Kilgore has entertained in Portland for a couple of decades — but many of her favorite old haunts are now gone. Find out how and why — years ago — this “singing secretary” made the leap from the office to the jazz scene when OREGON ART BEAT catches up with her at Jimmy Mak’s for the release of her new CD. Tune in to the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting on Thursday, November 5 at 8pm.

Johanna Wright writes and illustrates children’s books. Sometimes she starts with a picture, sometimes with a story, but she ends up with a whimsical tale and matching illustrations. She also reads aloud in a preschool, to share her story with her audience.

Greg Wilbur’s hand-made vessels have such a humble elegance and purity of form that many people can’t tell what they’re made of. Learn how this Portland sculptor has mastered the art of raising, the ancient technique of hammering a flat piece of metal into something beautiful.

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OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 11th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at

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