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COVID-19 redefines musical theater

Cailey McCandless is the program director of Teen Musical Theater of Oregon, a youth theater program based in Medford. The program, which provides a safe space for young artists, produces several performances a year. But the pandemic shut down the company’s spring show two days before opening night, forcing McCandless to come up with innovative ways to keep the production alive.

Portland Black comedians reflect on the role of comedy in Black Lives Matter

Black Portlanders in the city’s comedy scene have spent the last few months out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of a global Black Lives Matter uprising, Black comedians are also figuring out how their humor fits into the movement.

The Archive Project - Nikky Finney

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney gives a powerful performance of her poetry and explains her drive to speak truth beautifully.

The Archive Project - Cornelius Eady

This episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project" features Cornelius Eady's talk from a Portland Arts & Lectures event in 2002, hosted by Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon.