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Oregon Folklife Network to receive $30K NEA grant

Oregon Folklife Network to receive $30K NEA grant

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make a $30,000 award to the Oregon Folklife Network to continue its ongoing statewide Folklife Survey which began in 2013. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

A Fair deal: Lane County Fair opens Wednesday

A Fair deal: Lane County Fair opens Wednesday
File photo from the 2012 Lane County Fair

The Lane County Fair starts Wednesday. Whether you go for a day or every day, there are ways to stretch your dollars at the fair.

Photos: Project Pabst takes over Portland's South Waterfront

Photos: Project Pabst takes over Portland's South Waterfront
Weezer plays for a hopped up crowd at the Project Pabst Festival on Sunday, July 19.

Back for a second year, the Project Pabst Festival brought together bands, brews and best buds for a weekend of fun in Portland's South Waterfront.

Eugene man to appear on 'America's Got Talent'

Eugene man to appear on 'America's Got Talent' »Play Video
Facinet Sylla

Facinet Sylla started tumbling when he was 6 and grew up in an African circus.

He later settled in Eugene.

Now 28, you can see him Tuesday night at 8 p.m. #LiveOnKMTR on NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story

Photos: Drone photography contest shows the world from new angles

Photos: Drone photography contest shows the world from new angles
From the pure fun to the potentially world-changing, we continue to find exciting new reasons to put drones in the sky. But one of the most compelling is the blossoming world of drone photography, where vehicles hover with ever-improving camera gear open up new perspectives on the world around us. Dronestagram has just held its second annual drone photography competition and it's no surprise the judges had no shortage of stunning images to choose from. This year's competition attracted more than 5,000 entries from all over the world, snapped by both professional photographers and those just coming to grips with their joysticks. http://www.dronestagr.am/ Featuring: 1st Prize Category (Nature French Polynesia) Where: Worldwide When: 09 Jul 2015 Credit: Tahitiflyshoot/Dronestagram **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Photos: What a load of scrap! Artist creates giants from recycled materials

Photos: What a load of scrap! Artist creates giants from recycled materials
Danish artist Thomas Dambo utilizes scrap wood and leftover construction materials to fabricate sculptures that are fantastically gigantic. While one may imagine the sculptures to be quite intimidating, they actually produce the opposite effect. Many of Dambo's pieces playfully interact with their surroundings and, as a result, they exude a whimsical personality. Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Copenhagen, Denmark When: 14 Jul 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Photos: Artist paints portraits on palms, then stamps them on paper

Photos: Artist paints portraits on palms, then stamps them on paper
California-based Russell Powell takes finger painting to another level with these celebrity portraits created using his hands! The young artist is able to paint incredibly detailed portraits on the palm of his left hand, before stamping it on a paper canvas to create a permanent imprint of the artwork. Powell calls the process ‘hand-stamping’; “The handstamps are a technique I started about a year ago just experimenting after painting my students faces.” “I would just doodle on my hand…after 40 or so I figured out how to stamp them, but it’s still a learning process everyday…” Featuring: Atmosphere Where: California, United States When: 09 Jul 2015 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Highlights and 'low-lights' of Miss USA

Highlights and 'low-lights' of Miss USA

Every year 51 talented, beautiful women from across the country don lavish gowns and parade across the stage at the Miss USA contest.

'This is surely our best attendance year since 2000'

'This is surely our best attendance year since 2000'

Over 50,000 people visited the Oregon Country Fair last weekend, the largest attendance total this century for the arts and music festival.

Photos: Wiener Dogs Races

Photos: Wiener Dogs Races
24 wiener dogs took the track at Emerald Downs for the 19th Annual STAR 101.5 Kent and Alan Wiener Dog Races. In front of hundreds of people, wiener dogs sprinted out of the gate and towards their owners at the finish line. July 12th 2015. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

24 wiener dogs took the track at Emerald Downs for the 19th Annual STAR 101.5 Kent and Alan Wiener Dog Races.

Selfie-stick etiquette: 'They're a little bit annoying'

Selfie-stick etiquette: 'They're a little bit annoying' »Play Video

The reflecting pond at Balboa Park is a San Diego icon.

 
People are always taking pictures here.
 
And more and more are using selfie-sticks to capture that special moment.
 

Photos: Puppy hijacks Wiener Dog Race Qualifier

Photos: Puppy hijacks Wiener Dog Race Qualifier
We came out to the STAR 101.5 Wiener Dog race qualifier at KOMO Plaza to check out what speedy little guys would make the the big 19th Annual Kent and Allen Wiener Dog Race at Emerald Downs on July 12th, 2015. The event was hijacked by a puppy wiener dog though and we made sure to take lots of photos of Charlie the puppy. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Seattle Refined visited the Wiener Dog race qualifier at KOMO Plaza in Seattle to check out what speedy little guys would compete in the 19th Annual Wiener Dog Races at Emerald Downs.

'Some people will never watch Cosby the same again'

'Some people will never watch Cosby the same again' »Play Video
Bill Cosby

The sexual assault allegations looming over comedian Bill Cosby threaten to overshadow his decades of work as a groundbreaking African-American television star, and college professors who study and teach about his career are adapting to his changing public perception.