Arts & Culture

Hult Center
6:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras Celebrate Eight Decades of Music

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestra

The Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras celebrate eighty years of bringing music into the lives of youth, with a performance at the Hult Center in Eugene on April 5th. That performance will include all of the ESYO ensembles, and a guest appearance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tracy Bonham Fine, a Eugene native who once played violin in ESYO. She joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, along with Michele Pound, ESYO’s Executive Director.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:33 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Robin Bacior and Dan Bindschedler Live at KLCC

Robin Bacior (keyboards, vocals) and Dan Bindschedler (cello) in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Vocalist and pianist Robin Bacior  is part of a musical duo with cellist Dan Bindschedler, who've recently relocated to Portland from New York. They're working on a new CD called Water Dreams, to be released this summer. They visited the KLCC studios to play a few songs, before performing at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday, April 3rd.

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Bees
1:47 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Beautiful Bee Photos Part of First Friday Art in Eugene

First Place Winner "The Measure of a Bee"
Autumn Steam

Honeybees are in peril because of disease and pesticides. A photo contest celebrating bees will be on display during the first Friday Artwalk in Eugene Friday evening.

The organization Beyond Toxics has been sounding the alarm about bee health for years. They're celebrating a recent decision by the Eugene City Council to ban the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids from city property. The chemicals are proven to kill bees and other insects. Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics says we should care about bees because they help to grow food:

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
6:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays

The Sixth Annual Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays runs April 4th-12th at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Executive Producer Paul Calandrino and playwright Nancy West talk with Eric Alan about the joys and challenges of short-form theatre, and what emerges when eight plays are presented together.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Jacobs Gallery, Rhythm

Terry Way and Sandy Jensen check out three artists showing at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene.

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Cozmic
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

McKenzie River Memories

Prince and Marjorie Helfrich on the McKenzie Pass in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, circa 1930.

McKenzie Memories is an annual evening of McKenzie River storytelling, rare historic film clips and photographs. It will be at Cozmic in Eugene on Friday April 4th. Wooden boat expert Randy Dersham and Joe Moll, Executive Director of McKenzie River Trust, join Eric Alan to talk about drift boats, Helfrich family history, and why the McKenzie River is iconic.

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Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Oregon Humanities Launches Pen-Pal Letter Exchange

Credit sheknows.com

Oregon Humanities is launching a letter exchange to help connect people from different parts of the state. It's called the Dear Stranger project.

Writing a letter, sending it through the mail, then waiting for a reply isn't as common in the digital age. That's partly why Oregon Humanities is launching a letter exchange. Executive Director Adam Davis says part of their mission is to connect people. They will be gathering dear stranger letters from all over the state, and then they'll swap them.

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AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Where Music, Baseball and Healing from Violence Converge

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe on stage in Mill Valley, CA. (Left to right: Shawn Rohlf, Brent McClain, Tim Flannery, Dennis Caplinger, Turi McClain, Jeff Berkley, Randi Driscoll. Not shown: Doug Pettibone, Barbara Nesbitt...)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

March 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of one of baseball’s most tragic fan violence cases: the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  It also marks one of the most unusual musical benefit efforts in response. Eric Alan travels with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe—a band led by the San Francisco Giants third-base coach—to explore the place where music, baseball and healing from violence converge.

 

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Lane Community College Art Gallery
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jonathan Swanz, Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage

Jonathan Swanz

Glass sculptor Jonathan Swanz is doing installations at Lane Community College called Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage, the latter of which is paired with a dance performance by Bonnie Simoa and Sarah Nemecek. Jonathan Swanz joins Eric Alan to talk about light, the social behaviors of glass and people, and the relationship of portals and pilgrimage.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building

Tim DuRoche

The Downtown Eugene Public Library presents “The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building,” on Saturday March 29th. It’s a community conversation led by Tim DuRoche, a jazz musician and scholar, who joins Eric Alan to talk about the changing landscapes of music and society. 

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