Arts & Culture

  The Eugene Concert Choir presents the Burt Bacharach Songbook at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, February 27th, with the Vicki Brabham Combo, Bill Hulings, Shirley Andress, and Oliver Bacharach, Burt’s son. They’ll celebrate  Burt Bacharach’s songwriting legacy, which includes over seventy top 40 hits, six Grammy awards, three Academy Awards, and more. Oliver Bacharach and Vicki Brabham visited the KLCC studios.

  

Photo by Eric Alan

  The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet with Seatte roots that blurs the borders between chamber music, folk music and jazz. Their acclaimed debut album in 2014 explored the music of keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz, and their forthcoming album is a collaboration with GRAMMY-winning producer Jesse Lewis. They’re on a west coast tour that includes a Eugene performance on Friday, February 19th, as part of the Broadway Avenue House Concerts series. They came in to perform live in the KLCC studios. 

  The percussion and flute duo Caballito Negro  brings Songlines to Corvallis on February 19th, Lincoln City on February 27th and Roseburg on February 28th. Songlines is a set of performances and workshops that takes listeners from South Africa to Turkmenistan and even Los Angeles. Band members Tessa Brinckman and Terry Longshore share music and conversation with Eric Alan. 

  An interview with Richard Leebrick, whose new project Live on Wings of Love: A Journey to PeggySioux  is what he calls “a children’s story for adults”-- a story of addiction recovery and love. It includes a book, artwork and an audio CD. Richard Leebrick will host a release event at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Saturday, February 20th.

  Eugene Ballet presents Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Hult Center on February 13th and 14th, with Orchestra Next and the Eugene Concert Choir. Eric Alan speaks with artistic director Toni Pimble and soprano Zulimar Lopez-Hernandez about the joys and challenges of the classic piece.  

Percussionist and vocalist Ruth Heald of the band Goldfoot speaks with Eric Alan and shares music from the band’s release On the Floor, before the band appears at the Lane Events Center on Saturday, February 13th as a featured band at the KLCC Microbrew Festival. 

Photo by John Stark

  Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are the ultimate banjo family, who individually and together have challenged and expanded the boundaries of the instrument, whether in duo, within their Sparrow Quartet or with an array of their other bands and projects.

Lane County Historical Society

An exhibit at the Lane County Historical Museum in Eugene offers a portrait of health care during the pivotal century between 1840 and 1940. Curator Faith Kreskey took KLCC’s Rachael McDonald on a tour.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Rewind Files” by Claire Willett.

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