Legendary trumpeter shows the way in ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’
The heralded film “Whiplash” depicts—realistically, I expect—a world of hungry aspiring jazz musicians who are easy prey for a brutal, sadistic conductor who deliberately pits them against each other, feeds and then assaults their fragile egos, and continually moves success just beyond their reach.
Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne. No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon.
WSU Vancouver’s marquee diversity event
The off-Broadway play, "Our Young Black Men are Dying and Nobody Seems to Care," will be performed at Washington State University Vancouver for the school's spring Marquee Diversity event on April 1.
Setbacks won’t change plans for one league
The re-establishment of the Portland Interscholastic League at the 6A level will continue into the next school year, despite setbacks in its inaugural year for at least two high school football programs which struggled to enroll enough players to compete at the 6A level, the highest ranking for the state’s largest high schools.
Youth expo brings real world learning
Getting ready for college and career took on new meaning for the more than 3,000 Portland Public students who mingled with some of the region’s major employers at the NW Youth Careers Expo earlier this March.
A classical Chinese dance troupe comes to Keller Auditorium for performances this weekend.
Agenda set for OAME trade show
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) presents its 27th annual Luncheon and Trade Show Thursday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.
Eggs-citing times are in store Saturday, April 4, when the Oregon Zoo hosts its annual Rabbit Romp, a celebration of spring geared toward families.
Know someone who might be Portland's First Miss Cinco De Mayo? Let them know it's time to audition.
Risky war business
From the Islamic State to the streets of Paris, Americans get bombarded daily with fresh reminders of conflicts around the world. What’s harder to figure out is what to do about it. What would actually make us safer?
Making an impact for underserved women
Oregon Tradeswomen and Bank of America are deepening their partnership to help create a skilled workforce to fill some of Portland’s 87,000 advanced manufacturing jobs.
Stand up to those wanting to turn back the clock
Fifty years ago I traveled from Mississippi to Selma, Ala. to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of fellow citizens marching the 54 miles to the steps of the state’s capitol in Montgomery.
Another wrong-headed trade pact
The work of repairing the racial fissures that broke wide open in Ferguson, Mo., last year goes beyond the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Tyrone Dumas of Portland has embarked on a Navy career serving as an Airman Apprentice with an elite group known as the “Flying Eagles.”
Portland General Electric is gearing up to host its annual Diversity Summit for Portland businesses and organizations.
Don't have the time to plan an Easter egg hunt this year? Don't worry - now you've got it covered.
Albert ‘Al’ Williams
Though God decided Al’s journey had ended on the evening of March 9, 2015, our hearts will be filled with happy, funny, crazy, and loving memories forever.
Novel brings up issues of addiction and fear
A new novel follows the descent of an African-American family into the bare horror of the afterlife of slavery in its modern attachments to the black body.
Power, money and freedom, but at what cost?
In this riveting drama, a futures trader works to earn his release while unwittingly handing the tools for financial chaos and political vindication to his captor.