3 Things About Today: free concert, emojis and a silent film theater

U.S. Cellular created this graphic to show some of the most commonly misinterpreted emoji.

  1. In less than 24 hours, instrumental guitarist, Jon Dennis will take the stage at Four Rivers Cultural Center’s Harano Gallery at 7 p.m. Information: www.4rcc.com, (541) 889-8191.
  2. Today is World Emoji Day! Smartphone users have used these colorful symbols to express emotions for many years. According to a statement from U.S. Cellular, using punctuation marks and numbers to make faces dates all the way back to 1982. This trend grew in the 1990s and by 2011 had been adopted as a global standard for visual communication — and the emojis are often misinterpreted. To learn more about emojis, what they mean and how to use them correctly, visit: www.emojipedia.com.
  3. On this day in 1926, the owners of numerous silent film theaters spanning from Los Angeles to Seattle, Claude C. Jensen and John G. von Herberg, opened a 1,500-seat movie theater complex called the Hollywood Theatre. Residents of Rose City Park, located in northeast Portland were so taken by the building that the neighborhood was renamed the Hollywood District, according to Oregon Encyclopedia.com.
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