Ballerina Says Goodbye to Dance

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 28, 2014

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KC Cowan contributed to this story

PORTLAND — After 18 years at Oregon Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer Alison Roper is hanging up her toe shoes. She has dazzled audiences for nearly two decades, but she’s 40 now, and for a dancer, that’s old. She says she has suffered from some chronic injuries that are just getting …

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Did Your TV Show Deserve To Die?

Posted by Steve Leader on March 19, 2014
TV Set

What happened?  You were hooked on a tv show .  Now it’s gone.  Where’s the justice?  You might get some by making your opinion known in a poll.

Kristi Turnquist of the Oregonian, our tv and pop culture expert, wants to hear from you.

Vote here.  

Photos courtesy: Associated Press, The Oregonian


Vancouver Director’s Film A Texas Festival Highlight

Posted by Steve Leader on March 14, 2014


Beth Harrington got the idea for a documentary about a singing family, the Carters, more than ten years ago. It came to her while working on an earlier film, “Welcome to the Club.” It’s the story of women who sang a type of music called “rockabilly” in the 1950’s.  They didn’t get their due for decades.

While interviewing the women for …

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Stars Of Little People, Big World Separate

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 12, 2014

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Hillsboro, Oregon –  The stars of the TLC reality show, Little People, Big World say they have separated after 26 years of marriage. Matt and Amy Roloff tell People Magazine its a trial separation.

They tell the magazine “Matt remains living on the farm in our guest house and we work together everyday on the farm, on our …

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Greg Allman To Headline Waterfront Blues Festival In July

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 3, 2014

Portland, Oregon – Gregg Allman will make his first ever appearance at the Waterfront Blues Festival on Sunday, July 6th. The festival announced its headliners today and says Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & The Expressions and John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys will also perform at the four day festival. Rolling Stone  calls Allman ” one …

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