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Ronni Lacroute says arts organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown are those locked into a venue, like a symphony hall or a theater that doesn’t allow flexible spacing. Smaller, project-based companies are better able to look at alternatives. Photo by: Carolyn Wells-Kramer

‘A world of uncertainty’

Voices from the front: Philanthropist Ronni Lacroute says COVID-19 is forcing arts groups to think in new ways.

Solidarity through song

Voices from the front: Anton Belov brings a community of singers together through Facebook Karaoke.

“The 99W” is a documentary featuring a homegrown topic: The Newberg drive-in theater, one of only three remaining in Oregon.

Nine short takes on 85 short films

From horse-racing to Newberg’s 99W drive-in, there’s a lot to like in this weekend’s McMinnville Short Film Festival.

Dave Densmore says one of his goals in writing poetry is to “reinforce for the men and women of the industry a sense of pride in what we do and who we are.” Photo by Patrick Dixon, courtesy FisherPoets Gathering

Fishers of poetry

Commercial fishermen will share poems, stories, and songs during the 23rd annual FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria.