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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.
July 29, 2020
Portland-based contemporary arts center Yale Union is transferring ownership of its land and building to the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, in recognition of the building being upon Native land.
July 25, 2020
As the state earmarks $50 million to aid music, culture and community venues, focused on organizations around the state, Portland's creative laureate talks about how to boost equity in Oregon's artistic ecosystem during the pandemic.
July 20, 2020
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.
July 13, 2020
The Oregon Symphony has announced the cancellation of all in-person concerts and events through the end of the year because of COVID-19.
July 12, 2020
Nearly a hundred string musicians convened in North Portland to issue a musical call for justice for a violinist who died before his time.
July 6, 2020
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.
July 6, 2020
For a handful of historic Oregon theater venues, recent financial help from the state will support some needed improvements while their doors are closed.
July 1, 2020
As Black booksellers race to meet increased demand for books about race and justice, many are dealing with complicated, sometimes painful feelings about what the new business means.
June 29, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, Portland painter Jeremy Okai Davis’ work takes on a new poignancy and power.
June 22, 2020