Arts & Culture

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Red Chamber, Live at KLCC

Oct 23, 2015
Photo by Ed Wolf

The University of Oregon World Music Series presents a performance by the quartet Red Chamber on Friday evening, October 23rd, in Beall Hall on the UO campus. Red Chamber blends the ancient traditions of Chinese plucked string repertoire with modern influences, from bluegrass to jazz fusion and global folk music.

For the past twenty-five years, the Sugar Beets have been one of this region’s most eclectic and popular bands, and they will be hosting a 25th anniversary Silver Ball at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Saturday, October 24th, as well as releasing an album of live material, called Live and 25.

Photo by Eric Alan

Dar Williams returns to our listening region with a concert tonight, October 20th, at the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene. She’s touring behind her new release, Emerald—her first independent release after a long tenure with Razor and Tie Records. She’s also been busy with other creative and social projects, writing and teaching on subjects as diverse as what allows towns to prosper, music movements in a capitalist democracy, and of course, songwriting. She visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

The Eugene airport plans to move a popular art installation during a construction project. This has caused some concern in the community, but the "flying people" aren't going away.

A conversation with Dr. James Braxton Peterson, who will give the UO’s annual Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Thursday, October 22nd, entitled “A Song, A Slogan and a Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives.” It begins a year-long focus on themes of justice by the Oregon Humanities Center. Dr Peterson hosts “The Remix” podcast on WHYY in Philadelphia, and is an MSNBC commentator. He also founded Hip Hop Scholars, Inc., and is Director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University. 

Wild Child, Live at KLCC

Oct 15, 2015
Photo by Eric Alan

The band Wild Child from Austin, Texas, is touring behind their brand-new CD Fools, their third release. Their sound has earned them attention in places as diverse as NPR, the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a Purina Cat Chow commercial. Before performin in full seven-piece electric form at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Thursday, October 15th, they’re came by the KLCC studios in acoustic quintet form for songs and conversation. 

An image from "Adventures of Modernist Cannibals"

Painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya talks with Eric Alan about his exhibition “Adventures of Modernist Cannibals,” currently at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Chagoya gives an artist’s talk in 115 Lawrence Hall on the UO campus on Thursday, October 15th at 6 p.m. 


A new mural was unveiled Wednesday at Sponsors, which provides support for people re-entering society after being in prison.