Billy D’s first love was rock ’n roll, but growing up around the blues scene of Chicago’s South Side made a lifelong impression.

Bluesman rocks local music scene

Billy D plays the Horse Radish on April 26 and Hotel Oregon on May 10

Submitted photoHamming it up as usual, Salvador Dali kisses the hand of a young Christine Argillet in the garden of his chateau on the Costa Brava.

The real and surreal

Recent stories not related, or are they?

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterThe Rev. Kent Harrop, pastor at First Baptist Church, will be honored as Ecumenist of the Year in an awards ceremony set for Thursday, April 25, in Portland.

A message of unity

Inclusion and compassion at heart of Rev. Kent Harrop’s ministry

This hand-tinted postcard, postmarked 1931, shows the newly built Burnside Bridge drawn for ships to pass.

Bridge-building scandal aroused fury of 1920s Portland

The public couldn’t help but wonder if there might have been more bids if the bidding process had been open for more than one day

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterWilliam “Bill” Walker of McMinnville shows off one of the Herald front pages that featured his pictures of defendants in a high-profile murder trial. Walker shot photos for the Los Angeles newspaper for almost 30 years.

News through the viewfinder

William Walker had long photojournalism career

April's former scarcity inspires kitchen frugality

For those trying to live out of the backyard garden, it can still be a challenging time

Junior Matrons got the job done

McMinnville over the years had 10 chapters

 E Steamed Owl  by Maida CummingsCurrents Gallery presents its fourth annual Recycled Arts Show, with an opening session set for the downtown McMinnville Art & Wine Walk, Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Weekend Tempo 4/19/2013

Music, art and performance on display on this Earth Day weekend in the valley.

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterY-C Soccer Club head coach Karen Wright and team coach Greg Wall lead the Pink-a-boos in an after-practice cheer. The team has spent two years and four seasons together.

Getting a kick out of coaching

Karen Wright shares passion for the game with young soccer players

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterWalter Scott Wines co-owners Erica Landon and Ken Pahlow stand at the entrance to their new winery facility in the Eola Hills.

Great Scott

Couple’s combined talents take winery forward

Ossie Bladine/News-RegisterThe Hill Dogs (left to right: Lucas Benoit, Kayla Stroik, Kody Mikkelson, Taylor Kingman and Ricky Rohr) hang out on Meridian Street in downtown Newberg.

Hill Dogs inspired by their roots

Newberg grads bring folk-rock sound to La Casa Verde on Saturday

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterKnowing that Benedick (James Scoggins) is secretly watching him, Claudio (Seth Mayhew) gives an over-the-top performance for Leonato (Norm Tognazzini).

Sparring pair steal the show

‘Much Ado’ continues at Gallery through April 20

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Don Murray’s faith was strengthened following a brush with death at Willamina Falls.

Finding his purpose

Despite permanent injuries, Don Murray finds turning point after life-threatening fall

Odd conclusions emerge from quest

Author explores how dogs can be longer-lived

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The Jackalope Saints entertain the crowd during last year’s La Casa Verde festival. The Hilldogs and Jack Ruby Presents will perform at this year’s event.

Saturday's La Casa Verde celebrates sustainability

In a day designated to celebrate everything green, visitors to McMinnville’s Granary District can participate in a chicken tractor race, fun run or walk, cold-frame construction workshop and community brewing workshop. They can listen to music, visit vendor booths and dine on pizza.

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