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January 31st, 2015

The Federal Theatre ended as it had began, with fearless presentation of problems touching American life. If this first government theatre in our country had been less alive it might have lived longer. Bu

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“The field of theatre history is still waiting for a methodology that would allow for a scientific approach to theatrical facts. Until then, we remain constrained to the dilletantism and anecdotalism of the pseudo-historians on whose shoulders we stand.” - A.M. Nagler, A Source Book in Theatrical Histor

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This is not the great photo of the moon, but I shot it handheld, so just be impressed you can tell it’s the moon at all. I took this yesterday evening, just before sunset from the parking lot by the new Subway restaurant on Shaff Rd. The post

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January 30th, 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer (shown in IMAX theaters, hence the crap quality).

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Be the first to enjoy the 2015 vintages of New Belgium's wood-aged sour beers, including La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek (now blended with Oud Beersel's Oude Kriek) and a unique, one-off, rare wood-aged beer.

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I’m pretty sure this female mallard duck at Pioneer Park was posing for my camera. I can’t prove it, of course, since she swam away before I could ask her. That was kind of rude, if you ask me. Darn duck. Still, she is cute, so whatever. The post

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January 29th, 2015

“…while our aim is to put to work thousands of theater people, our more far-reaching purpose is to organize and support theatrical enterprises so excellent in quality, so low in cost and so vital to the communities involved that they will be able to continue after federal aid is withdrawn” - Hallie Flana

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The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might

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Watch the 2015 Super Bowl in Portland - Seattle Seahawks vs New England Patriots! Parties, Food and Drink Specials. The Super Bowl takes place on Sunday, February 1st at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona at 3:30 PST. Idina Medzel will sing the National Anthem. Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform the half-t

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The Stats on WordPress.com are a special favorite of many site owners — it’s our second-most visited screen. At a glance, you can see when you get the most traffic, which posts are making the biggest impact, who your most frequent commenters are, and more. It’s a great way to gain …

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The weekend is here and we're one week into the replacement of the PDX Carpet. Show off your Carpet pride with a Carpet T-Shirt in Traditional Colors or Sports Colors. The Seahawks battle the Patriots this weekend in the Super Bowl - find a good place to watch on our party roundup. Rose City Rollers have 3 days of action, a

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Guest Photographer Terri Jo Adams spotted something I had no clue lived here in Stayton — an albino squirrel at Pioneer/Neitling Park. Her description: Ok, now I KNOW the picture’s grainy and blurry, but it’s the best I could do at the time with my puny point-and-shoot camera. If anybody else who has ac

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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

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The Corvallis School District is showing large gains in graduation rates in an annual report released today by the Oregon Department of Education, while the Philomath and Monroe school distric…

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January 28th, 2015

Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the Escapism, PDX Carpet, Live Wire! & more.

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Through chunks of glass and daubs of paint, woven fibers and stitched textiles, camera lenses and fired clay, eight Corvallis artists work together to tell a story — or rather, eight little ones.

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Once again, Northwest Ninth Street and Circle Boulevard tops the Corvallis Police Department’s list of the city's 10 most dangerous intersections.

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Join us in the Providence Wellspace for a series of discussions on staying healthy and injury-free this winter. Talk to a physical therapist from our Sports Care Center and enter to win great fitness-related prizes.

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You can request songs you want to sing, but also partake in Kamikazi Karaoke and sing random songs, buy your ticket to the front of the line, or just put songs in for your friends that they have no idea about. Or just stop by the Funhouse Lounge and watch the fun unfold!

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Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano shows in Portland. The show, which at times can get a “little cheeky,” isn’t just two players banging on pianos for five hours, We boast a Vegas style, Request Driven, Audience Interactive Show complete with Bits, Games, Sing-A-Longs, Comedy a

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File this under "random."  From the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry comes this finding about an element in hops:One compound found in hops, called xanthohumol, has gotten the attention of researchers for its potential benefits, including antioxidation, car

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Alisa Fairweather grew up in Pennsylvania, moved to Portland in 1996, had a pair of kids and, until recently, worked as an administrator for a local university. But one day, she decided she wanted...

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The 2015 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show and Sport Fishing Boat Show®, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, is the second largest sportsmen’s show in the nation. Celebrating its 40th year this February, the Pacific Northwest Sportsman’s Show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, i

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Don’t miss Orff’s monumental work for orchestra, chorus and soloists—246 musicians on stage in all! With its earth-shaking sound and powerful rhythms, it’s an awe-inspiring experience, a celebration of all that’s lusty and luscious in life. It’s the biggest musical event of the season!

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I was down at Pioneer Park yesterday taking pictures of some mallard ducks, when this dog decided to go for a bit of a swim. The ducks didn’t seem too concerned, and the dog was perfectly happy to leave the ducks alone, and left the water when its owner called it. It reminds me of […] The post

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A Belgian brewmaster, whose family has been making beer for more generations than he can count, came to Corvallis this week to add to his expertise. And as a result, one of Corvallis' local mi…

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January 27th, 2015

Olaf Schaftenaar’s 3-point production has been a group effort.

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After a traumatic childhood, Farm Home helps young woman call her own tune

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Brunch Box’s brick and mortar is a tiny place—there’s only seating for about 10 (not including a few sidewalk tables that are put out when it’s nice), plus a short standing bar, á la Seattle’s...

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A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Linn County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, displacing about 100 persons for more than two hours.

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A funny thing happened on the way Elysian's public flogging.  There I was, bracing for another round of "Judas" called collectively from the internet.  If 10 Barrel Brewing, a nice outfit but certainly nothing like the beating heart of Bend, could generate a week's worth of existential angst, then authentically be

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Guest photographer and resident awesome firefighter Matt Aalto sent along this beautiful images his wife, Tami, took down at the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. His description: Hi Celine! My wife Tami took this photo [the day before] yesterday as we took our boxer Leila for a walk at the wilderness park. There was

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WordPress.com's default theme for 2015 is the perfect canvas for your creative vision.

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You’ll enjoy writing if it doesn’t take over your life

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prisdifficult: Romeo and Juliet omg so bad it’s good. and by good i mean bad.

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The delegates from Polarlandia announced first that it would cease oil drilling that threatened an endangered species in their territory in order to avoid conflict with their environmentalist …

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January 26th, 2015

The biggest fear for Daniel Gomis on the basketball court is feeling as though he’s not doing his part and letting his team down.

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The biggest fear for Daniel Gomis on the basketball court is feeling as though he’s not doing his part and letting his team down.

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After 24,000 miles, my front tires wore out due to the camber that my car has (the tires are tilted slightly). $522 for the two mounted and installed. Ouch.

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From a very early age, music was a refuge for Megan Stores. One piece in particular, a Mozart piano trio, always provided a sense of tranquility in a world that all too often was confusing, ch…

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The Staves’ video is soooooo good

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The last time Jamie Weisner was at Wells Fargo Arena, she was so upset Oregon State let a late seven-point lead slip away in a 64-62 loss to Arizona State that she punched a wall.

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The last time Jamie Weisner was at Wells Fargo Arena, she was so upset Oregon State let a late seven-point lead slip away in a 64-62 loss to Arizona State that she punched a wall.

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Blizzard Survival Tips: Meteorologists are forecasting that a major blizzard will hit the Northeast starting Monday night, with more than two feet of snow potentially shutting down roads and keeping residents from New Jersey to Maine st

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Noam Chomsky discusses terrifying “American Sniper” mentality

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Snow is falling, inches of it, maybe even feet by the time the storm passes. We walked to the hardware store to buy a second snow shovel, as we love to be out in it together, tag team. I can’t remember if I’ve already said this, but snow, and our sheer pleasure at its falling […]

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Yesterday was pretty foggy. So I went out and took this photo last night to show some of it. See it up there? That’s fog. In case you didn’t know. And the lights? Those are lights. Car headlight and taillights, plus some street lights. Do you want me to diagram it? Because I’m not going […]

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The Corvallis library has rebuilt its usage on Sundays in the seven months since it resumed opening on that day.

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The Corvallis library has rebuilt its usage on Sundays in the seven months since it resumed opening on that day.

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