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Not just clowning around: Portland artist creates and plays characters to reflect life

Emily June Newton isn’t an ordinary clown. She doesn’t wear a red-nose. Her style of clowning means creating and becoming distinct characters that allow her to express where she’s at in her life. She’s debuting a brand new character this week at the CoHo Clown Festival in Portland.


The Grateful Dead saved an Oregon creamery on this day 50 years ago

In August 1972, the Springfield Creamery hit a financial rough patch. Owners Chuck and Sue Kesey had been in business for more than a decade and just introduced a new probiotic product called Nancy’s Yogurt. That’s when somebody got the groovy idea to ask a popular psychedelic rock band for help. And help they did.







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