Arts & Culture

Viz City
6:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Interview with artist Sarah Sedwick

Credit Sarah Sedwick

Eugene artist Sara Sedwick talks with KLCC's Terry Way. Sedwick is showing at The Gallery at the Watershed at 3rd and Mill in Eugene through February 8th.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Whitney Monge Live at KLCC

Whitney Monge, live at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Seattle soul songwriter Whitney Monge visited the KLCC studios to perform a few songs, in advance of her show at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday evening, January 7th. Here she plays live, and talks with Eric Alan about busking in Seattle, her impending trip to the Redwoods, and refining her sound in the studio in the process of creating her new album.

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Arts & Culture
7:15 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Destination DIY: Creative Focus Shifts With Diagnosis

Andrea Leggitt holds one of her laser cut mobiles in her work space at ADX in Portland.
Kris Regentin

Andrea Leggit cranks out clever mobiles and other laser cut goods for her company, saltyandsweet design. She didn't set out to start her own business, but her life and her creative focus changed when she got some unexpected news. That was shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in industrial design. This story comes from Julie Sabatier, host of the public radio show, Destination DIY.

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Book Review
6:58 am
Fri January 3, 2014

The Boys in the Boat Book Review

Credit danieljamesbrown.com

Eugene Public Library Director Connie Bennett reviews "The Boys in the Boat" Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.

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Eugene Opera
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Eugene Opera's La Traviata

Leah Partridge stars as Violetta in Eugene Opera's La Traviata.

Verdi’s once-controversial opera La Traviata has become an enduring standard. Eric Alan speaks with Andrew Bisantz  and Mark Beudert  about the Eugene Opera’s presentation of La Traviata, including the star power of soprano Leah Partridge, and why Verdi’s musical approach was revolutionary.

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Oregon History
6:57 am
Mon December 30, 2013

New Plan Would Preserve Oregon History

The saddle of famous Nez Perce cowboy Jackson Sundown in his 1916 Pendleton Roundup win is part of Oregon's rich western heritage. It's still on display and in mint condition, and a new Oregon Heritage Plan aims to ensure other rare artifacts also are preserved.
Credit Photo by W.S. Bowman, 1916.

Oregon needs to do more to preserve its history-- that's according to people who support a new state Heritage Plan. It would set many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next five years.

The median annual budget for the many small museums around the state is less than a typical lower income household, and many depend on volunteers to keep their doors open. Kyle Jansson is with the Oregon Heritage Commission. He says more training for caretakers is one aspect of the plan.

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Glass Art
9:35 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Holiday 'Glass Art' Hunt Features Northwest Artists

Credit oregoncoast.org

For those spending the holidays near Lincoln City, scouring the beaches might prove to be fruitful. More than 100 colorful glass floats will be hidden throughout 7.5 miles of the Oregon coast. And if you find one, you can keep it.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
10:50 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Kathryn Claire on KLCC

Kathryn Claire

So much of the music we hear this time of year seems to come from the British Isles:  Christmas, Solstice, songs to drive cold winter away.

Kathryn Claire, Ara Lee and Zak Borden bring a few more songs to the Saturday Cafe on their way to a Winter Solstice show at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Eugene.

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The Jazz Station
3:31 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Halie Loren Live at KLCC

Halie Loren at KLCC, with Mark Schneider on bass. (Not pictured: Matt Treder on keyboards.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Halie Loren and her band perform two holiday concerts at The Jazz Station in Eugene, on Friday, December 20th. She’s been out touring behind her new release Simply Love, which quickly reached number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts in Japan, as well as reaching high in the national radio charts in Canada and the U.S. She joined us live in the KLCC studios, along with Matt Treder on the keyboards and Mark Schneider on the bass.

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Tsunami Books
3:28 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Caldera Songwriters Beth Wood and John Shipe Live at KLCC

Beth Wood and John Shipe talk songwriting before playing at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their second annual benefit concert for the Egan Warming Center, on Friday December 20th at Tsunami Books in Eugene. Two of the many performers that evening, Beth Wood and John Shipe, stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few songs, and talk about the Caldera group and how the concert will assist the homeless served by the Egan Warming Center.

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