Arts & Culture

"Transcendence" exhibit at The Gallery at the Watershed
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As the 100th birthday of French vocalist Edith Piaf nears, Siri Vik presents La Mome: Piaf 100--three evenings of song honoring her music and life. It will be in a cabaret-style setting, as many of Piaf’s own performances were. Siri Vik’s performance will be in the Jacqua Concert Hall of the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene, Friday through Sunday, March 6th through 8th. Siri Vik joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric Alan

Keller Williams has walked a uniquely eclectic musical path, frequently accompanied in his live shows by only his guitar and loop machines, though his band collaborations have been diverse and many. He’s about to release his twentieth CD, Vape, which includes appearances by Sam Grisman and the Travelin' McCourys.  At the moment, he’s touring with the Infamous Stringdusters, who reach adventurously beyond bluegrass. Their double bill stops at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Thursday, March 5th. Keller Williams joined us in the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

Artist Margaret Prentice had both the form and content of her art change during a bout with cancer, as reflected in her new exhibition at White Lotus Gallery, Storm Clouds and Wetlands. She speaks with Eric Alan about transformation, the joy of a million colors, and simplifying in later life.

Sandy and Terry talk about the Illuminations Exhibit.

Mary DeMocker

Eugene resident Mary DeMocker is creating a block-long interactive art installation protesting the proposed Pacific Connector pipeline.

DeMocker's homemade pipeline stretches across her neighbors' yards. It serves as a visual representation of eminent domain, which Pacific Connector might use to claim the land it needs to transport natural gas. DeMocker describes her mock project:

"What we've done is basically condemned all of the neighbors' houses, as will be done if this natural gas pipeline is allowed to go through between Malin and Coos Bay Oregon."

Photo by Eric Alan

Ballet Fantastique will premiere The Odyssey, a ballet with original choreography based on Homer’s classic tale, at the Hult Center in Eugene, Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st. The performance will include live music from Cullen Vance, looping violinist. He and principal dancer Fabio Simoes visited KLCC for conversation and music.

Tonight in Eugene there is a screening of the documentary, To Light A Candle, by Maziar Bahari. It is part of the "Education is Not a Crime" campaign to shed light on the persecution faced by members of the Baha'i Faith in Iran. Following tonight's film, there is a panel discussion.

KLCC's Angela Kellner speaks with a panel member, Iraj Kamalabadi. His family members have been jailed because of their Baha'i faith. The screening begins tonight at 7pm, followed by a panel discussion at the University of Oregon Lillis Business Complex, Room 182.

Photo by Eric Alan

Chico Schwall and friends will present “Thunder and Lies: The Ballads of Francis James Child,” at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene, on Thursday, February 26th. They’ll bring new life to English and Scottish popular songs that have endured from antiquity to the present day, in part because of Francis James Child’s efforts at Harvard in the late 1800s. Chico Schwall joins us here in the KLCC studios.

OSU Professor Gives A Lesson In "Hop-Forward" Beer

Feb 25, 2015
Tom Shellhammer

Hops are a key ingredient in craft beer. At a lab at Oregon State University, the analysis and development of hops continue. KLCC's Emily Greene spoke with Dr. Tom Shellhammer, a an OSU professor of Food Science and Technology in Corvallis.

Tag: You can learn more about hops at an event titled "Craft Beer + Climate" from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, February 26 in the Lee Guistina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. Shellhammer's colleague and fellow hop expert Shaun Townsend will present on hop breeding and how climate trends affect the beer industry. 

The Willamette Valley’s musical community lost one of its most dedicated souls, when Jeff Eaton passed away from cancer in late January. He had three tenures with the Oregon Mozart Players, including two as executive director and one as general manager. As a cellist, he performed with the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Opera and the Oregon Bach Festival, among others.

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