Arts http://nwpr.org en Bend Welcomes Home Olympic Hero http://nwpr.org/post/bend-welcomes-home-olympic-hero <p>Crowds lined the streets of Bend Sunday to for a parade celebrating Olympic gold medalist and hometown hero, Ashton Eaton. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:03:26 +0000 David Nogueras 15720 at http://nwpr.org Bend Welcomes Home Olympic Hero Oregon's Ashton Eaton Wins Gold In Men's Decathlon http://nwpr.org/post/oregons-ashton-eaton-wins-gold-mens-decathlon <p>At the London Olympics today, Oregon&#39;s own Ashton Eaton placed first in the Men&#39;s Decathlon, coming in just shy of the Olympic record. That achievement earned the 24-year-old Eaton not only a gold medal, but also the ceremonial title of &quot;World&#39;s Greatest Athlete.&quot; Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:40:49 +0000 David Nogueras 13137 at http://nwpr.org Street Pianos Invade Salem http://nwpr.org/post/street-pianos-invade-salem <p>Oregon&#39;s capital city is echoing with the sounds of impromptu piano concerts this week. About a dozen brightly decorated street pianos are scattered about town. It&#39;s part of a worldwide phenomenon inspired by a British artist. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:39:40 +0000 Chris Lehman 11605 at http://nwpr.org Street Pianos Invade Salem Tacoma Art Museum Gets Big Gift http://nwpr.org/post/tacoma-art-museum-gets-big-gift <p>A German billionaire and his wife are donating a major collection of Western American art to the Tacoma Art Museum.</p><p>Erivan Haub and his wife Helga started collecting art of the American West almost 30 years ago. But Tacoma Art Museum director Stephanie Stebich says she never expected the Haubs would donate their collection to her museum. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:04:16 +0000 Marcie Sillman 11354 at http://nwpr.org Tacoma Art Museum Gets Big Gift