Arts & Culture

Photo by Eric Alan

PROJECT Trio is one of this nation’s most unusual chamber ensembles, merging flute, cello and double bass in ways that extend beyond genres, including elements of classical, jazz, rock, beatboxing and more. They  arrived in Eugene from Brooklyn for a concert at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene on Thursday, November 6th. We welcomed PROJECT Trio into the KLCC studios for a performance, including Greg Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello, and Peter Seymour on double bass.

Photo by Eric Alan

Calico, the band, is an Americana trio that includes songwriters Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher and Aubrey Richmond. They’re bringing their California country influences to Oregon in several upcoming shows, on tour behind their debut CD Rancho California. In our listening region, they’ll appear in Cottage Grove, Bend and Salem. They’ll also perform in Pistol River, Portland and Hood River, and they joined us live in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric John Kaiser

Eric John Kaiser plays a style of music he calls Parisian Americana, reflecting his French origins and his current Portland residence. He’s touring behind a new CD of songs called Idaho, inspired by his American travels.  Before performing an album release concert at Sylvan Ridge Winery in Eugene on October 30th, he joined us live in the KLCC studios.

All Hallows’ Eugene celebrates the spookiest old holiday by creating new downtown traditions on Halloween. Multi-media artist Terry Holloway, one of the creators of the Haunted House Art Exhibit, speaks with Eric Alan about the art installations and why fear isn’t as interesting as the moment just before it. 

Can spinach, kale and chanterelle mushrooms be good ingredients in beer? Authors Drew Beechum and Denny Conn say so, in the book Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer. The book will be released in time for National Learn to Homebrew Day on November 1st. Denny Conn speaks to Eric Alan about unusual sides of the do-it-yourself brewing trend.

Terry talks with painter Cheryl Wilson about Day of the Dead and Steampunk.

Radio Redux is a theater company based in Eugene which celebrates the golden age of radio, roughly 1935-1960, by recreating important broadcasts live on stage. Radio Redux has a new home at the Soreng Theatre at the Hult Center. The new season opens this Friday with "Arsenic & Old Lace.

Photo by Eric Alan

Phusiri Marka is a band from the Chilean Andes, whose name translates as “Town of Wind Players.” They have been performing traditional panpipe, tarka and orquestra music since 1976. Before performing in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, October 24th, a smaller version of the ensemble came to play in the KLCC studios. They were joined by Juan Eduardo Wolf, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the UO and head of the UO World Music Series.

Gallery at the Watershed

Terry and Sandy review "The Elegant Nude" at The Gallery at the Watershed" in Eugene.

Crazy is a young adult novel by Linda Vigen Phillips, based on her experience of growing up in Klamath Falls with a mother suffering mental illness. She speaks to Eric Alan about overcoming the fear of mental illness, and how her book can help the conversation. She will appear in Eugene at Barnes and Noble on October 24th and at Tsunami Books on November 1st, and at the Book Bin in Corvallis on October 25th.