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'Madras Maiden'

As part of the Liberty Foundation's 2017 Salute to Veterans tour, the restored World War II B-17 bomber "Madras Maiden" will take to the skies over Portland on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and will be on display at the Hillsboro Airport to celebrate the 72 years since the end of the war.

There will be public flights and ground tours Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5.

The "flying fortress" bomber helped win the war, and now serves as a functioning part of history and relies on publicity and public donations.

'Thrones' coming

The popular "Game of Thrones" will come to the Portland stage in the form of a live concert experience that features orchestra, choir and musical solo performances and video technology to re-create the various realms found on the award-winning HBO show. Composer Ramin Djawadi takes fans through the Seven Kingdoms in the new immersive experience.

The tour will hit 24 cities, including Seattle on March 31, Vancouver, British Columbia on April 1, and the Moda Center in Portland on April 2.

For tickets and info: www.rosequarter.com.

Dolby appearing

Powell's presents a a book-signing appearance by musician Thomas Dolby, noon Monday, March 6, at Powell's City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St.

He has a new book, "The Speed of Sound," which documents his time atop the music charts with such hits as "She Blinded Me With Science" and "Hyperactive!" as well as his second career as a tech pioneer (who created a popular ringtone for Nokia).

For more: www.powells.com.

'Relative Race'

Season 2 of the competition reality show "Relative Race" on BYUtv will include Portlanders Joe and Madison Greer.

"Relative Race" is described as a combination of "Amazing Race" and "Who Do You Think You Are?" Four married couples race across many states — Florida to Massachusetts — in search of long lost relatives, armed with paper maps, a rental car, $25 per diem and a flip phone. They use DNA and extensive research from Ancestry and AncestryDNA.

The Greers met on Instagram and have been married for more than a year. Joe is a media director and Madison is a fashion blogger; they're both also photographers.

"Relative Race" premieres March 5.