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ABC will be airing an upcoming television special with a Portland connection, "30 Years: A Celebration of the James Beard Foundation," Sunday, Nov. 26. It'll be hosted by chef Marcus Samuelsson. More than 50 award-winning chefs and culinary influencers will be featured in the one-hour special.

The foundation is named after the famous late chef from Portland.

New album

Portland bluesman Curtis Salgado has made some appearances this year supporting his album, "The Beautiful Lowdown," after recovering from heart bypass surgery. Now he has a new collaborative album coming out Jan. 12, with renowned guitarist Alan Hager.

Salgado and Hager have jammed together since 2003, and Hager has been part of Salgado's band for two years. They recorded "Rough Cut," a stripped-down album featuring originals and blues covers by Alligator Records.

"We did it for the love of the music," Salgado says. "This is where our hearts are."

Timber exhibit

With high-rise mass timber buildings being built in Portland and around the world, the World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum has opened a new exhibit about the mass timber phenomenon, "The Future of Tall."

Displayed through summer 2018, it tells of the strength, versatility, fabrication and installation processes of mass timber products being used in buildings. They are cost-competitive, carbon-efficient, sustainable and reliable. There are panels, videos and hands-on pieces as part of the exhibit.

Mass timber is defined as wood framing that incorporates engineered wood products with vertical and horizontal members.

The Discovery Museum is located in Washington Park at 4033 S.W. Canyon Road. For more:

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