Arts & Culture

Photo by Eric Alan

This fall, over thirty pianists in nine countries will participate in Climate Keys, a project pairing concerts and climate change talks. Locally, pianist Alexander Schwarzkopf will pair with geologist Gregory Retallack, on November 8th at First United Methodist in Eugene, in a benefit for 350 Eugene. KLCC’s Eric Alan speaks with Alexander Schwarzkopf and Deb McGhee, co-founder of 350 Eugene.

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Neighborhoods will be swarming with children tonight as they perform the annual ritual of trick or treating. Kids, parents, residents and motorists are encouraged to follow some Halloween safety tips.

It’s a school night, so kids are expected to be out early, walking along roadways and knocking on doors. Debbie Janecek supervises the Crime Prevention Unit with the Eugene Police Department. She wants to remind drivers to look out for excited little ones who may be in costumes that obstruct hearing or vision.

Photo by Beau Baumann

Ursula K. LeGuin’s classic 1969 science fiction novel The Left Hand of Darkness explores themes of a world beyond gender, as well as issues of loyalty and betrayal. In the past five years, she has worked with theatre director John B. Schmor, to collaboratively produce an evolving stage version. 

In 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, age 41, wrote to a friend that he was in a riverside town near Paris painting oarsmen. He'd been "itching" to do it for a long time: "I'm not getting any younger," he wrote, "and didn't want to defer this little festivity." Now that painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party, is the star of a new exhibition at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Eric Alan

Saxophonist Idit Shner has made her mark in both the jazz and classical worlds, and finds inspiration from literature in the form of her new release 9 Short Stories, upon which she’s joined by a Texas jazz trio. Idit Shner will perform twice in Eugene, first as part of the Broadway House Concerts series on October 28th, honoring Duke Ellington’s saxophonist Johnny Hodges, and in a CD release show at the Jazz Station on November 4th. 

Painter Margaret Coe in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon, October 2017
Sandy Brown Jensen

Show: Viz City

Subject: Margaret Coe

Date of Interview: Oct. 19, 2017

Date of Broadcast: Wed. Oct. 25 , 2017

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound: Terry Way

RE: Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Gallery, Mark Clarke and Margaret Coe: Our Lives in Paint

which will show October 21, 2017 to April 01, 2018

The first annual Northwest Different Arts and Music Showcase (NODAMS) celebrates experimental sounds and music, inspired in part by a parallel festival in Olympia Washington, and by the Dada and surrealist movements of a century ago.

The Sprout Film Festival presents films realistically portraying the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Locally, the 10th annual festival is presented by Full Access, which provides services and support to people with those disabilities. It will screen at Lane Community College’s main campus and Cottage Grove campus on Thursday, October 19th, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Friday, October 20th, and at the Broadway Metro Theater on Saturday, October 21st.  April Wick, Executive Director of Full Access, speaks with KLCC's Eric Alan. 

Mac McAnally has been named the Country Music Association’s Musician of the Year for eight consecutive years. Besides writing hits for many country stars and performing as part of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, he’s released sixteen albums of his own. The latest one is Southbound, which puts his songs in an orchestral context.

Susan Detroy, Photographer, has a show called "Infrared Messages" at Territorial Vineyard
Sandy Brown Jensen

 Featuring Susan Detroy, "Infrared Messages-Today's Memories" at Eugene's Territorial Vineyards and Wine Company Sept. 29--Oct. 28

A mysterious luminous horse in a radiant meadow, a finely detailed grasshopper throwing a soft shadow--this is the infrared photography of Susan Detroy.

"Infrared photography is capturing the rays of light that are infrared...those rays are not visible to the human eye."

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