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'Black Nativity' Lights Up Portland's Holiday Season

A profile of one of Oregon's longest running African-American theater companies, as they produce August Wilson's "Two Trains Running" for the stage.

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Singer Jimmie Herrod Commands The Stage

Portland singer Jimmie Herrod is Pink Martini's latest singing sensation, and he's commanding spontaneous standing ovations.

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Elizabeth Woody: Transcending Chaos Through Art

Elizabeth Woody, Oregon's eighth poet laureate, is the first Native American to be named to the position.

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Life After Life: The Art Of Stephanie Brockway

In Stephanie Brockway's hands, the past life of an object is fuel for the energy in her new art.

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Cultivating Wisdom In A Chinese Garden

Portland is home to one of only a handful of Chinese gardens in North America.

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Reflections On Peace: The Portland Japanese Garden

The Portland Japanese Garden is considered one of the finest examples of the art form outside Japan.

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Fort Vancouver: A Historic Trade Post Of The Pacific Northwest

At one time, the largest landowner in North America was the Hudson's Bay Company, a vast British trading enterprise. In the early 1800s, Fort Vancouver served as the HBC headquarters in the Oregon Country employing hundreds of people from over 35 different ethnic groups. This unique, vibrant, multicultural community prevailed for more than 20 years. Fort Vancouver is the story of the people, the place and the changes that the Hudson's Bay Company brought to the Pacific Northwest.

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Rothko: Life Beyond The Abstract

Painter Mark Rothko sold newspapers on Portland street corners, worked in his uncle’s downtown Portland clothing store, and eventually enrolled at Lincoln High School, where he excelled. 

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La Belle: Lost In The World Of The Automaton

Portland’s Imago Theatre is famous for their long running, national touring, hit shows "Frogz" and "ZooZoo." But now, Directors Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouwad have created what they hope is a new hit.

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Painting With A Side Of Aromatherapy In Oregon's Lavender Fields

Every summer, scores of painters descend on the lavender fields of Oregon, creating work, and getting a little aromatherapy as well!