Plastic bags at a grocery store checkout. 

Plastic bags at a grocery store checkout. 

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  • A Lane Community College dance production is honoring Oregon poet Hazel Hall, a paralyzed woman who gained international fame in the early 20th century but was largely forgotten for years after her death. “The Room Upstairs” focuses on Hall’s work and life through a blend of dance, music and poetry. We talk to Lane Community College choral instructor Matthew Svoboda and the production’s lead performer, Karen Daly.

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