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Door Of The Cosmos: Sun Ra On View At Portland Art Museum

The jazz visionary gets a major exhibition, uniting the many faces of his genius, from jazz to art to philosophy.

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Classical Music's #MeToo Reckoning

Portland violinist Raffaela Kalmar is part of a cohort of musicians who spoke out about sexual abuse by the eminent concertmaster William Preucil.

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Aja Gabel + Oregon Symphony | Classical’s #MeToo Reckoning | The Met Opera Aria Code

A soap opera in the string quartet. The #MeToo moment at the conservatory. And opera appreciation for the rest of us. This week, three tales both classical and modern.

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Best Of 2018 | DJ Anjali | Caitlin Weierhauser | Staff Picks From KMHD And opbmusic

The year that was in jazz music, homegrown indie rock, comedy and more. However 2018 has been treating you, we’ve got picks to help you celebrate the good things of the year.

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Esperanza Spalding’s Homecoming Week

The Oregon-born iconoclast Esperanza Spalding talks about maintaining a presence in Portland, and keeping faith while doing good.

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Guest Curator Fabi Reyna | Women Of Color In Music | Esperanza Spalding | Ear Trumpet Labs | Catalinbread

This week we’re handing over the keys for "State of Wonder" to guitarist and publisher, Fabi Reyna. She's the creator of the guitar magazine She Shreds.

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I Did It My Way: Prentice Onayemi | S1 | Debra Granik And Anne Rosellini | Chanti Darling

How do you get it all done? You’re one person, maybe you have all this desire to do something but none of the knowledge or the connections. This week, we speak with a few artists who got things done their way. 

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Music Critic Jessica Hopper On Life, Death And Gentrification

Jessica Hopper has written about some of the most compelling music of the past two decades. Central to her work: her relationship with Chicago.

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Oregon Symphony Dazzles, Startles With Oratorio On Homelessness

Composer Gabriel Kahane's "emergency shelter intake form" moves the ensemble into a new conversation with the community.

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Madame Gandhi | John Cameron Mitchell | Black Belt Eagle Scout | Gabriel Kahane

This week, we talk with artists whose work — and sometimes even their mere existence — have caused a kind of social friction (and that's not a bad thing).