12-05-2016  6:35 am      •     
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The only gospel choir from the West Coast won 'Peoples' Choice' award last year

Award-winning choir, The Greater Works Chorale, and founder DaNell Daymon, are again the sole choir from the West coast to compete in Verizon's "How Sweet the Sound" a televised nationwide search for the best gospel choir in America


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Odom failed field sobriety test

Lamar Odom was arrested early Friday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol.


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In this highly-informative opus, the author relates the history of soul food in intimate fashion

This book explores where southern food ends and soul food begins, and why soul food became the most recognized aspect of African-American cooking'


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' We have to remember that night in history, that night before his assassination, and everything leading up to it '

artsDuring the current commemoration of Martin Luther King and his 'I Have a Dream' speech, critics are drawing attention to the difference between the idealized King we revere today and King, the man. A new play at Portland Center Stage, "The Mountaintop," focuses squarely on the latter.

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Local MC discusses his journey to Portland, music and building unity amongst artists

One of the first things you'll see on Rasheed Washington's Twitter page is, "Don't follow me on twitter, follow me in real life…"

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Tyler says she camps and snowboards but has no rythym and can't dance

Aisha Tyler is not your typical comedian.  The 42-year-old is a 6 foot tall woman who snowboards, camps, raps about her lack of a rear end, and can't dance. Her new book "Self-Inflicted Wounds" details her most embarassing moments


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Jackson's mother and children are suing the concert promoter in the pop icon's death

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death did not appeared to be pressured by AEG Live, an expert hired by the concert promoter testified Friday.


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Verse of disses brings new energy to hip hop

Two hip hop stars respond to Kendrick Lamars Control verse. The kicker? They are not the ones he dissed.


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Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael Jackson's two oldest children, returned to the witness stand Thursday for a second day of testimony in the AEG Live death trial in Los Angeles court. She was forced to testify about the singer's drug use by lawyers for the concert promoter being sued by Jackson's mother and three children.


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Brown reached a civil compromise with car owner

A judge dropped a hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown after the singer reached a "civil compromise" with his accuser Thursday. It was not immediately clear if the dismissal would stop the revocation of Brown's probation he has faced since the traffic charges were filed last month.


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