Arts & Culture

Brian Bull / KLCC

Eugene-area residents have until Monday night to share three words that describe the downtown.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Eric Alan

Garvar Brummett spent many years being homeless and did prison time for bank robbery, as well as dealing with abuse and addiction. Now he’s a drug and addition counselor, motivational speaker, and the author/illustrator of the book The Scent of Jasmine Cools the Rage.

The Sisters Folk Festival is offering refunds to ticket holders. This year’s concerts were canceled amid heavy wildfire smoke.

The festival was scheduled the second week in September, with headliners like Justin Townes Earle, Robbie Fulks, and the Hot Club of Cowtown. But the Milli Fire and other blazes close to Sisters created unsafe air quality across the region. The festival canceled.

Soprano Renee Fleming is one of music’s most accomplished vocalists, with her accolades including multiple Grammy Awards and the National Medal of Arts, bestowed upon her by President Obama.

The enduring legacy of six Oregon poets is honored in Erik Muller’s new book Durable Goods: An Appreciation of Oregon Poets. The four of those poets still living--including Barbara Drake, Paulann Petersen, Clemens Starck and Lex Runciman--will be featured at the Windfall Reading Series at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on September 19th. Erik Muller speaks with Eric Alan about poetry as an education of emotions; a venue to explore place, community and ourselves. 

Oregon Bach Festival

Ever since the Oregon Bach Festival last month announced the surprise termination of Artistic Director Matthew Halls, there’s been international reaction and speculation. The secrecy surrounding Hall’s departure has done damage to the reputation of the world-class festival.

Display Poster for Marco Elliott's Plein Air Paintings exhibit at Eugene's Downtown Library, September through October 2017
Marco Elliott

 

  MARCO ELLIOTT

  Show: Viz City

Subject: Marco Elliott

Date of Interview: Sept. 1, 2017

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Sept. 13, 2017

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

Photo by Eric Alan

After touring with her music for over two decades, Dar Williams has developed unique perspectives on community as well as music. That’s reflected in her new book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns, which takes a close look at what makes communities thrive. She’s touring behind the book, integrating reading and music. Before appearing at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Tuesday, September 12th, she visited the KLCC studios for community conversation and music, hosted by Eric Alan. 

The unhealed wounds of the Vietnam War still persist, as do the bonds between those who served there. Both are explored in the film Tripwire!¸which focuses on the experiences of local veteran Marc Waszkiewicz and his fellow Marines.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “Avenging the Owl” by Melissa Hart.

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