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Mari Balow wants you to make friends while you work out. For over a year now she’s led and organized one of the city’s only weekly grassroots workout groups, the Portland Sweat Project, while maintaining a strong supporting role in the Runaways Run Club. Both of these clubs are free and open…

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Mark Otim, known by his stage name African Dundada is a South Sudanese-American hip-hop and reggae dancehall artist, whose goal is to use performance as a tool to advance a very utopian, “one love” sort of message. He also works with immigrant youth in Portland, many of whom, he says, consid…

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 It only launched this winter, but how are you seeing the Farmhouse Fridays night at Oxbow come together? Seems like it could fill a need for the East End.  It is jelling nicely at this point. Lots of returning faces, many from the local neighborhood. We are not there to force a certain styl…

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Jim Rand has been the WMPG station manager since 1998 and a DJ since 1986. He hosted The Modern Music Show decades ago and is currently the host of Land of the Lost, playing psych, punk, and garage music, Thursdays from 3 to 5 pm.