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  1. Tonight in Music: Drive-By Truckers, Kathryn Calder, Karen Gomyo & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    KATHRYN CALDER, KELLY BOSWORTH The New Pornographers' 2014 album Brill Bruisers was a dazzling, upbeat comeback for the Canadian power-pop band after a couple of relative downers. But the New Pornos are very much crafted in Carl Newman's vision, and Brill Bruisers ' bright sound doesn't necessarily speak for everyone in the band.

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  2. It's Happening This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | The Pordland Mercury

    Last December, Jeremy Eli and Jason Lamb launched Minority Retort, Portland's only monthly stand-up showcase for comedians of color. Now it's one of Portland's most reliably funny comedy fixtures.

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  3. My, What A Busy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | The Pordland Mercury

    KPSU's month of shows keeps trucking along, and tonight they're teaming up with the Mercury to bring you a dazzler of an evening: Portland's Modern Kin make fully amplified folk-rock with blood and grit under their fingernails, Seattle's Tangerine play lovely, sparkle-fresh pop, and Rilla's a new band on the local scene featuring members of the Vandies. NED LANNAMANN Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8:30 pm, $5 MUSIC - Though his laidback jams are aptly known for their slacker tone, anyone who witnessed Mac DeMarco crush at last year's Pickathon festival knows how surprisingly rousing his live shows can be.

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  4. Hall MonitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    On April 15, city commissioners were in the midst of a rather dull hearing over fees that developers pay for parks - and how city leaders seem poised to fundamentally alter and increase them - when Commissioner Steve Novick posed a question: Would Commissioner Amanda Fritz, overseer of Portland's parks system, support the same basic deal for roads and sidewalks? Novick had his people crunch the numbers, he said, and by rejiggering the Portland Bureau of Transportation's charges for new development in the same way Fritz is proposing for parks, PBOT would be looking at a windfall : Developers would kick the city $14,000 for every person served by a new home, as opposed to roughly $2,800 a house. An unrealistic sum.

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  5. Tonight in Music: Record Store Day, Loscil, the Woolen Men & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    RECORD STORE DAY The controversy continues as to whether boutique fetish items from major-label artists have their place at Record Store Day - seeing as how they dominate the production lines of overburdened record-pressing plants, leaving smaller artists and labels out in the cold - but the retail holiday continues to be a net gain, overall. The ostensible idea behind the whole thing, anyway, is to celebrate not just records but the stores where you can buy them, and while recorded music continues to be the thrust of the endeavor, it seems like live music and DJ appearances dominate the proceedings in Portland.

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  6. Marchers Demand End to 'Poverty Wages'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    Nicole Stroup , an nine-year Aramark employee who works on the Portland State University campus, lost her home and is living in her car. She tears up when explaining that her two kids - a 10-year-old daugher and a 3-year-old son - are living with relatives, separated from each other and their mom.

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  7. Craft Brewers Conference Weeklong EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    Rivers of free beer and mountains of food pairings and secret hip hop shows will all run rampant this week when Portland hosts this year's Craft Brewers Conference that officially kicks off tonight. Most of it is off-limits to you unless you have a job in the industry and get to humblebrag that all these all-you-can drink events are "just another day at the office."

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  8. Everything Joel Salatin Does is IllegalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    The problems associated with the way we've chosen to feed our population include food borne pathogens from robust strains of antibiotic resistant pathogens, diabetes, obesity, water pollution, increased green house gasses, and a general disconnect between ourselves and real food. We wander the grocery store, reaching for whatever processed corn product we feel most suits our appetite.

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  9. New Trailers for Terminator and Ant-Man, Two Movies You Probably Forgot ExistedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    As we head into a particularly franchise-heavy movie season - hell, we're already in it, with Furious 7 on track to cross the billion-dollar mark - keep in mind that for every Jurassic World and Mad Max that people seem curious about, there are other franchise films that people either don't know exist or have already forgotten about. For better or worse, this is the new normal with blockbusters: Just about all of them will be insanely expensive sequels, reboots, remakes, or rehashes, and while some will prove inexhaustible, others will just prove they never should've been franchises in the first place.

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  10. Portland's Chicago-Based Police Reform Watchdogs May Not Replace Their 'Ears on the Ground'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | The Pordland Mercury

    The head of a team of Chicago academics being paid to watchdog Portland's police reform says he's not sure whether he'll hire a new person to be the team's "ears on the ground," after former state Chief Justice Paul De Muniz resigned for health reasons this week. Following a sometimes-tense meeting with community members last night, Dr. Dennis Rosenbaum, a criminology professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, told the Mercury he's still trying to figure out whether De Muniz should be replaced.

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  11. Some Germans Came to Portland with Video EquipmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | The Pordland Mercury

    In October, the folks from Munich, Germany's Hauskonzerte live-session series visited Portland for two weeks, exploring the city and the musicians who live here. That visit has been documented in this edition of their Traveling Tapes series, which I urge you to check out below.

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  12. Former Justice Paul De Muniz Leaving Police Reform Efforts, Cites a 'Health Issue'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | The Pordland Mercury

    Former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul De Muniz - a vital member of a team that's overseeing changes spelled out in the police bureau's settlement with the federal government - said today he's leaving the effort because of a health issue. "I am sorry to inform you that as a result of a private and personal health issue, on the advice of my doctor, I have withdrawn from this project effective immediately," De Muniz wrote in an e-mail to members of a citizen board watching over reforms.

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  13. It's Happening TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | The Pordland Mercury

    It's time to resurrect the single-suspender overalls and argyle sweater vests: Boyz II Men are bringing their smooth harmonies to Portland, all the way from the '90s! Fangirl SQUEEEEEEEEE! The self-proclaimed " greatest R&B group of all time" are touring in support of their latest album, Collide , and playing with the Oregon Symphony . SHELBY R. KING Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $55-120, all ages MUSIC - The crew at Red Bull Sound Select continues their monthly series of great live music for a great price , and tonight features the excellent, adventurous experimental rock of Helvetia , who turn the conventional sounds of indie rock inside-out with compulsive, unshakeable sounds .

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  14. Tonight in Music: Houndstooth, Magma, Action Bronson & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 4 | The Pordland Mercury

    HOUNDSTOOTH, NO LA LA Houndstooth's new album, No News from Home , is not the product of years of touring, or the result of hard-learned lessons taken from the snaking roads of the United States and beyond. Titles aside, it's the product of a reinvigorated confidence in songwriting.

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  15. Tonight in Music: Fly by Night, Charlie Parr, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | The Pordland Mercury

    FLY BY NIGHT: MYKE BOGAN, TOPE, HOT 16, BLOSSOM The recent collaboration between KPSU and We Out Here magazine has been one of the most positive things to happen to the Portland hiphop community in recent memory. Their monthly showcase, The Thesis, highlights some of the best local talents at a low cover price.

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  16. Pie Town: Quick Reviews of Portland's Newest Pizza JointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | The Pordland Mercury

    THE OPENING of Slice, a laidback spot next to a dress shop and a mini mart, wasn't trumpeted across the foodosphere, but its inventive pies don't need buzz marketing. Without hype, something pretty great is happening at this little slice of NE 7th and Knott.

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  17. Pie TownRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The Pordland Mercury

    THE OPENING of Slice, a laidback spot next to a dress shop and a mini mart, wasn't trumpeted across the foodosphere, but its inventive pies don't need buzz marketing. Without hype, something pretty great is happening at this little slice of NE 7th and Knott.

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  18. Light of the MindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The Pordland Mercury

    The Other Place Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, through April 12, $20-36, portlandplayhouse.org WHILE FILM AND TV rarely acknowledge the existence of women over 40, theater often does better. Portland Playhouse's The Other Place is a testament to this.

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  19. In Other NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | The Pordland Mercury

    MAYOR CHARLIE HALES' office has begun seeking new digs for the former judge responsible for monitoring Portland's police reform, amid outcry from advocates following news he's been working out of a partial police station. As first reported by the Mercury [" An Office Among Officers ," News, March 18], former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul De Muniz had demanded an office independent of city staff for his role as a "community liaison" tasked with reaching out to the public about concerns over cops.

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  20. Good Morning, News: Portland's Dead Elephant Master, Racial...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Pordland Mercury

    The sentence "once he grabbed a brush, there was no holding him back from the canvas" might be uttered of any great master you'd care to name. Yesterday, it was uttered of Rama, the 31-year-old male elephant felled, finally, by a decades-old leg injury that had become too much to bear.

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