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COURTESY PHOTO: TIDALWAVE COMICS - Here is the cover of the new Loretta Lynn comic book by TidalWave Comics.Loretta Lynn comic — TidalWave Comics has produced a comic book biography for late country legend Loretta Lynn. "Female Forces: Loretta Lynn" will be released Oct. 5; it was in the process of being published at the time of her death this week.

It's written by Ryan McCall with art by Martin Gimenez, and it's available digitally and in print.

"Here at TidalWave, we have been looking forward to sharing our latest comic celebrating Loretta Lynn, which is scheduled for release October 5. It is bittersweet that we have learned our announcement coincides with the news of her passing. We hope that we were able to capture our admiration for the life and talent of a true American icon. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends, and we join with her leagues of fans in mourning Loretta Lynn, a country music legend. We have been working with her staff making the book available at her museum," said publisher Darren G. Davis.

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PAM CUT — Three programs are launching at PAM CUT/Center for an Untold Tomorrow this fall, offering a range of new opportunities for media artists in film, television, animation, XR, VR, gaming, podcasting, and cross-disciplinary mediums to sustain and grow their artistic practices—as well as their careers. These PAM CUT Artist Services programs include the 2022 Sustainability Labs for mid-career artists, the PAM CUT Artist in Residence Program for multi-media storytelling, and Fiscal Sponsorship for media arts projects.

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Oregon Symphony — The Oregon Symphony's "Symphony Storytime," which features musicians accompanied by readings of beloved children's book, has added more Spanish-language episodes.

The episode "La Oruga Muy Habrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar)" was released this week. It showcases assistant principal second violinist Ines Volgar Belgique and how a violin can make a sound like a caterpillar munching.

All episodes are free online to parents, kids, educators and others.

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Matlin speaking — Take note: The 30th season of the Voices Lectures, a women's empowerment speaking series, has moved to Revolution Hall, 1300 S.E. Stark St., and begins with Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God"), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The series continues with animator Danielle Feinberg ("The Art of Science: Bringing Pixar's Imagined Worlds to Life"), Nov. 16; National Geographic photographer/filmmaker Ami Vitale ("Wild Hope"), Feb. 1, 2023; Stephanie Land ("Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive"), March 8, 2023.

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COURTESY PHOTO: LAIKA - Here is the Laika/Topaz Farm maze on Sauvie Island.Laika maze — Laika, the animation studio in Hillsboro, and Topaz Farm have collaborated on a corn maze inspired by the Academy Award-winning stop-motion comedy "ParaNorman" — more specifically the film's hero, Norman Babcock.

It's located on Sauvie Island.

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