Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
1:16 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Steve Landes as John Lennon in Rain

Steve Landes as John Lennon.

Steve Landes has been portraying an eight-year portion of John Lennon’s life for sixteen years, as part of the multi-media Beatles tribute called Rain. Before Rain’s performance at the Hult Center, he speaks with Eric Alan about the oddity and excitement of the role, what it takes to recreate the Beatles, and what he’ll do when he no longer looks like John Lennon.

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Lane County Audubon Society
6:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker is the author of The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human. He’s also associate editor of Birding magazine, and he’ll be the guest speaker at this month’s Lane County Audubon Society meeting on Tuesday evening, April 22nd. He speaks with Eric Alan about birds’ surprising intelligence, including aspects of altruism, art and dance.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Eugene's Own "Shakespears" On The Bard's 450th Birthday

Zac and Christy Shakespear
Credit Angela Kellner

William Shakespeare is said to have been born on     April 23rd 450 years ago.  Eugene is home to a family named "Shakespear" -- and they're related to the Bard!  Intrigued by their name,  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke with two family members:  Roosevelt Middle School 8th grader Zac, and his mother,  Christy.

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UO Knight Library
6:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Gish Jen: Art, Culture and the Interdpendent Self

Gish Jen

The University of Oregon English Department and the Collins Fund present Asian American Voices, A Collins Literary Forum, bringing four authors to the UO campus in spring. The first will be Gish Jen, author of four celebrated novels, a collection of short stories and her most recent book, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self. That book is drawn from her lectures at Harvard University in 2012. She’ll appear in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the UO campus on Monday, April 21st at 8 p.m.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:57 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Claudia Schmidt on the Saturday Cafe

Claudia Schmidt has been a touring professional musician for over four decades, with nineteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz and spoken word. Her spring tour brought her to Salem and Eugene with her new Red House release, New Whirled Order.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
12:43 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Marx(ist) Brothers on the Saturday Cafe

Live music should always be so lively!  Andy Cohen, Chico Schwall and Mark Ross begin their first Northwest tour as the Marx(ist) Brothers with a rousing send-off on the Saturday Cafe.

 

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Environment
12:51 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Eugene Celebrates A Windy Earth Day

A tent in distress!
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Despite rainy and windy conditions, hundreds of people celebrated Earth Day Saturday in the Eugene Water and Electric Board's downtown parking lot. The wind seemed to be more of a factor than the rain. Elizabeth Brown is with the organization "Our Children's Trust" who operated a booth at Earth Day. She says they tied their booth next to two adjacent ones.

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Axe and Fiddle, The Belfry
3:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach Live at KLCC

Bob Beach (left, harmonica) and David Jacobs-Strain (right, guitar and vocals) in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

David Jacobs-Strain merges the blues with his own musical vision, including in acoustic duo shows with Philadelphia harmonica master Bob Beach. He’s also recently been recording in southern California with some stellar players, including bassist Viktor Krauss (of Lyle Lovett's Large Band), Greg Leisz and legendary drummer Jim Keltner.

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Hult Center, Florence Events Center
6:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Eugene Symphony Guest Conductor Grant Llewellyn

Grant Llewellyn

Guest conductor Grant Llewellyn, a native of Wales, will join the Eugene Symphony for their April performances in Eugene and Florence. He also is participating in extensive artist residency programs this week as well. He speaks with Eric Alan about the experience.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Lincoln Gallery

OSLP Lincoln Gallery

Terry Way and Sandy Jenson visit Lincoln Gallery in Eugene. It's sponsored by Oregon Assisted Living Program.

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