Arts & Culture

Lane Library League
6:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Peculiar Pioneer

The 14th annual Authors and Artists Fair takes place at the Lane County Fairgrounds on December 7th. Howard W. Robertson will be there with his novel Peculiar Pioneer. He draws from his ancestors’ wagon trail journal and his Cherokee heritage, in creating a fictional account of the racial and cultural clash between Oregon settlers and indigenous peoples. He speaks with Eric Alan about his unique bi-cultural perspective.  

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The Very Little Theatre
10:25 am
Tue December 3, 2013

A Man Who May Be 14,000 Years Old

The Man from Earth was science fiction writer Jerome Bixby’s philosophical final work, a piece about immortality completed on his death bed in 1998. It was later made into a film that succeeded in unusual ways, and was adapted for the stage by Richard Schenkman. The Very Little Theatre in Eugene now offers a Stage Left production of the play, directed by Jay Hash, and starring David Mort as the central character, John Oldman. The play will run from December 6th through 15th. Jay Hash joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

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Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Walking the Camino

Modern pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain for twelve hundred years, particularly the five-hundred mile route known as Camino Frances. One person whose life was changed by taking the pilgrimage is Oregon filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, who first felt compelled to make the journey, then later to return and make a documentary following the journeys of six other pilgrims. Her film Walking the Camino has won awards and audience acclaim, and is currently on an extended run at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel Live at KLCC

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Craig Chee is celebrating the release of his new CD, Life in the Key of Chee, produced by Tyler Fortier. It places Craig's ukulele playing in some non-traditional contexts of songwriting and performance. Before his CD release concert at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Friday, November 29th, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel brought their ukuleles and good spirit to the KLCC studios, for two live songs and one from the CD.

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Human Interest
7:22 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Daredevils Woo Twin Falls To Recreate Evel Knievel Canyon Jump

Snake River Canyon. Evel Knievel’s 1974 launch ramp is the hump on the rim, top right.
Credit Tom Banse

A passel of daredevils aim to succeed where the king of stunt performers once famously failed. They want to attempt Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon. But first, one of the modern stuntmen has to secure the rights to both a launch and a landing spot on opposite sides of the canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. That has the potential for another wreck in the making... a bureaucratic one.

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Orchestra Next
6:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Orchestra Next's Unique Mentorship Model

Brian McWhorter (left) and members of Orchestra Next

In just two years, Orchestra Next has established a training orchestra in the Willamette Valley, and become the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet. Music director Brian McWhorter speaks with Eric Alan about the orchestra's unique mentorship model, pairing student and professional players.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
11:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project Celebrates the Legacy of Miles Davis at the Blackhawk

The Miles Davis band of 1961 was melodic, subtle and built on the grooves of one of the best rhythm sections in jazz. In April of that year, they played and recorded two classic concerts at the legendary Blackhawk jazz club in San Francisco, which were eventually released in full as a four-CD set. The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project will bring the spirit and music of those nights to the stage of the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on Thursday, November 21st.

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Eugene Symphony
8:50 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Counterpoint Festival: Romeo and Juliet, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Terri McMahon

As the Eugene Symphony's month-long, city-wide Counterpoint Festival continues, the symphony and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival prepare to collaborate on a groundbreaking version of Romeo and Juliet on November 23rd. It combines a full symphony orchestra performing music from Prokofiev with Shakespeare's classic text, brought to the stage by three actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Eric Alan speaks with Terri McMahon, who directs OSF's participation.

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KLCC Live Performance
3:51 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Mary Gauthier Live at KLCC

Mary Gauthier at KLCC
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Mary Gauthier's redemptive songs have had great impact, over the course of more than half a dozen CDs and an endless string of live performances. After a rough childhood in Louisiana and young travels elsewhere, she's settled into Nashville and become a songwriting force there over the past decade.  Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Monday, November 18th, she stopped in at KLCC to perform a new song co-written with Fred Eaglesmith and two of her pervious classics, in a performance hosted by Eric Alan.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:42 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

The Gloria Darlings and the Gin Jars

Touring south for the winter, the Gloria Darlings swing by the Saturday Cafe, and show how, with the change of one musician (and their entire repertoire) they magically become the Gin Jars.

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