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Portland Dance Showcase

The bill includes Balanchine’s iconic Serenade, the elegant and beautiful Swan Lake Act II, Tom Gold’s energetic Festival Russe, the visually stunning Rip/Tide by the founders of BodyVox, and Quinary, a brand new work by Portland Ballet Master Jason Davis.

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Writings for a Better World

Student leaders tackle systemic racism

First place winner Jack Hill of Westview High School wrote about the inequities of providing housing for people who face economic hardships and discrimination, maintaining his own determination to overcome obstacles.

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Tradeswomen Host Career Fair

The event hopes to inspire a new generation of tradeswomen to pursue the many apprenticeships and job openings in the construction industry from local companies and organizations

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Opportunity to Serve

May vote a choice for school board direction

For the first time in a more than a decade, a black member of the community is poised to be represented on the seven-member Portland School Board.

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School Board Candidate Shanice Clarke On The Issues

Clarke calls for holistic, new approach

Clarke has traversed a personal and winding path that led her to becoming an advocate for education, a goal she calls her life dream.

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School Board Candidate Michelle DePass On The Issues

DePass has deep roots to community

DePass said she knows from personal experience the plight of surviving in a low-income upbringing and the disruptions that situation causes for learning.

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In Loving Memory

Willie Kemp Jr.

Willie Kemp Jr., a resident of Portland since the 1970s was originally from Flint, Mich. He was an 18 wheeler truck driver for Portland General Electric for 40 years.

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Dynamic New Voice

Standout vocalist and multi-instrumentalist MorMor (Seth Nyquist) will delight audiences with his falsetto sound and own brand of R&B and pop music when he performs in Portland, Thursday, May 2 at the Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison. The Toronto music star is winning accolades with a new single and critically-acclaimed debut EP.

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Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Day was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.

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PDX Jazz Presents Kendrick Scott

“He’s a brilliant mind bringing innovation to the music and at the same time he’s creating a safe place for young talent to develop and grow,” said renowned trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard.

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Campus Police Power Targeted

The Oregon Senate last week unanimously voted to curtail some of the policing authority from security officers hired to patrol college campuses.

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Lightning Thief Rock Musical

The story of a young man born half-human and half-Greek god takes center stage in "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical," starring Chris McCarrell and James Hayden Rodriguez.

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Good in the Hood Parade Signups

Celebrating unity in the community, the multicultural event is one of the largest community parades in the Pacific Northwest. Volunteers are already expecting this year's parade route to be bigger and more exciting than last year's!

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Explore Washington Park

Free shuttle service to explore Washington Park, with stops to all major attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, Hoyt Arboretum and Children’s Museum, are now running for the spring and summer season with both daily and weekend schedules. Daily service started this week, but come October, the service changes to weekends only for the fall and winter.

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Longtime Resident Remembered

Nathaniel “Big Nate” Griffin Jr.

Nathaniel, known by many as “Big Nate,” provided years in service as a United States Marine Corpsman during the Korean War; as a Portland Police Officer during the 1960s and 1970s; and as a security patrol officer with the Kaiser Foundation.

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In Loving Memory

Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson (Chaney) died April18, 2019. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at Mallory Avenue Church of Christ, 3908 N.E. Mallory Ave.

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Protect the people and impeach No. 45

By Oscar H. Blayton

No person in his or her right mind will deny that America is a thicket of racism, misogyny, entitlement for the wealthy, dishonesty and a fictitious veneer of meritocracy. So, it is befitting that we have an occupant in the White House who exemplifies all these things.

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Hobbs Waters on Empowerment

Exhibit features works by young dancer and artist

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts is proud to feature Portland artist Hobbs Waters in a new month long exhibit,” Empowerment is the Passage to Freedom.” At 12 years old, Hobbs is the youngest artist ever to be featured at the performing arts venue, located at 1111 S.W. Broadway.

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2019 Rose Festival Court

Fifteen outstanding young women from Portland metro area high schools comprise the 2019 Rose Festival Court. With history and tradition at its center, the court program provides the students scholarships for higher education, promotes community outreach and volunteerism, and offers networking and mentoring opportunities.

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Blazers Begin Second Round

The Denver Nuggets rode a 37-point performance from center Nikola Jokic to a 121-113 win over the well-rested Portland Trail Blazers Monday night in the opener of their second-round playoff series, despite Damian Lillard’s strong 39-point effort and Enes Katner’s formative return.

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