Arts & Culture

Lane Community College Art Gallery
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jonathan Swanz, Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage

Jonathan Swanz

Glass sculptor Jonathan Swanz is doing installations at Lane Community College called Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage, the latter of which is paired with a dance performance by Bonnie Simoa and Sarah Nemecek. Jonathan Swanz joins Eric Alan to talk about light, the social behaviors of glass and people, and the relationship of portals and pilgrimage.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building

Tim DuRoche

The Downtown Eugene Public Library presents “The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building,” on Saturday March 29th. It’s a community conversation led by Tim DuRoche, a jazz musician and scholar, who joins Eric Alan to talk about the changing landscapes of music and society. 

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Shedd Institute
4:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Solas Plays Live At KLCC

Solas with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. (Left to Right: Eric Alan, Noriana Kennedy, Winifred Horan, Mick McAuley, Eamon McElholm, Seamus Egan.)
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

The Irish-American band Solas stopped by the KLCC studios for an interview/performance with KLCC's Eric Alan. They are touring the Pacific Northwest in support of their latest project, Shamrock City. Solas plays the Shedd Institute in Eugene tonight (3/27), and in Sisters, Or. on Saturday night (3/29).

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A Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

A Piece of My Mind: Marriage


Not that long ago in Oregon and America, marriage evoked a simple narrative.  A man and his “intended” would exchange vows. The woman would take the man’s name. They’d commit to each other for life.

Today, divorce is on the rise. Heterosexual marriage is a shaky proposition.  Many partners forgo it.  They simply live together.  The woman may choose to take the man’s name… or not.  Either one may insist on a prenuptial agreement to protect assets should the marriage not take.  Divorce, once stigmatized, is as accepted these days as scrapping an old car.

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4:13 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Linda Perhacs visits KLCC

Singer/Songwriter Linda Perhacs

Linda Perhacs recorded an album in 1970 called "Parallelograms". The album got some small notice back then, but Linda went back to her day job as a dental hygienist for about the next 40 years. In the meantime "Parallelograms" slowly developed a cult following, and because of that Linda has just released a new CD called "The soul of All Natural Things".  She visited the KLCC studio to spin a few tunes from her CD, and talk with KLCC arts reporter Eric Alan.

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Crows Feet Commons, Sam Bond's Garage
3:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra Live at KLCC

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra. Left to right: Chris Lynch (fiddle), Marty O'Reilly (vocals and resonator guitar), Jeff Kissell (bass).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra bring vintage Delta Blues influences to original music, along with other eclectic influences. The Orchestra is a trio that includes including Marty O’Reilly on vocals and resonator guitar, Chris Lynch on the fiddle, and Jeff Kissell on double bass. They performed live in the KLCC studios before playing in Bend at Crows Feet Commons on Friday, March 21st and then on Wednesday, March 26th at Sam Bond’s Garage in Eugene.

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7:27 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Patricia Cortez Says Her Calling Is To Help Latino Youth

Patricia Cortez founded Juventud Faceta to train latino youth to be leaders and human rights advocates.
Credit Storycatchers

Patricia Cortez is founder of Juventud Faceta, a program developed with the Amigo Multicultural Services Center to train Latino youth to be leaders and human rights advocates. She sat down with one the youth members to discuss how Juventud Faceta has affected their lives. The young man asked to remain anonymous.

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Edited by Evelyn Thorne.

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4:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Golden West at White Lotus

John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:27 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Hanneke Cassel Live at KLCC

Left to right: Mike Block (cello), Hanneke Cassel (fiddle), Christopher Lewis (guitar).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel returns to her native Oregon from the Boston area, bringing her eclectic trio to KLCC before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene and a house concert in Bend on March 19th and 20th, respectively. She’s out touring behind her most recent CD, Dot the Dragon’s Eyes, along with Mike Block on cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar. They perform three eclectic instrumental tunes, and speak with Eric Alan about everything from touring in China to growing up in Port Orford.

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J. Michael's Books
6:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

Sharon Schuman has just released a new book called Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World, which looks at our definitions of freedom and how they may contribute to divisions between us. She explores that both through literature and current topics. She speaks with Eric Alan, before a book signing at J. Michael’s Books in Eugene on Saturday, March 22nd.

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