Arts & Culture

Hult Center
6:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

David Sedaris Waxes Poetic About Optimism, the Mekong Delta, and Haircuts in Eugene

David Sedaris
Credit Photo by Hugh Hamrick

Humorist David Sedaris speaks with Eric Alan about such varied topics as the differences in optimism between the British and Americans, his judgments about a tour guide in the Mekong Delta, and why Eugene is such a great place to get a haircut. David Sedaris appears at the Hult Center on November 20th, touring behind his new book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

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Tsunami Books
3:22 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Steve Forbert Live in the KLCC Studios

Steve Forbert
Credit Photo by Alan Messer

Mississippi native Steve Forbert has been crafting albums since 1978’s Alive on Arrival first announced his arrival in New York. It’s now been thirty-five years since the follow-up Jackrabbit Slim brought his greatest hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” and he’s celebrating that anniversary with a tour that stops at Tsunami Books in Eugene this Saturday evening, November 15th. He dropped in to perform live in the KLCC studios.

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Arts & Culture
11:39 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Robert Leo Heilman Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of "Overstory Zero"

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Robert Leo Heilman, from down Myrtle Creek way, did some commentaries and baseball playoff reporting for us back in the day. He's in town to herald the 20th anniversary of his book of essays, "Overstory Zero: Real Life in Timber Country."

There will be a pre-release party at "While Away Books" in Roseburg Sunday, November 16th from 2-4 pm.

KLCC's Tripp Sommer has this interview.

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Howard Berkes
6:36 am
Wed November 12, 2014

NPR's Howard Berkes Shares Insights From Reporting

NPR's Howard Berkes and KLCC's Tripp Sommer
Credit John Stark

NPR's Howard Berkes got his start in radio at KLCC more 35 years ago. He's back for a visit and a conversation with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer. Berkes's new investigative series on mine safety begins on All Things Considered Wednesday.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Searmi Park's First Solo Performance as Eugene Symphony Concertmaster

Searmi Park

On the eve of her first solo performance with the Eugene Symphony, violinist and concertmaster Searmi Park speaks with Eric Alan about Barber’s Violin Concerto, including how soccer helped her to learn its difficult passages, and why relaxation is vital.

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VizCity
6:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

The City as I See It exhibit @ The Gallery at the Watershed

Viz City's Sandy and Terry talk about the latest juried show at the Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene.

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Arts & Culture
7:17 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Anarchist Writer Visits Eugene

Author Chris Dixon is in Eugene to talk about his book "Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements"
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Originally from Alaska, Chris Dixon has been involved in social and environmental activist movements along the west coast for years. The self-described anarchist attended graduate school at the University of California Santa Cruz and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. Dixon's new book is called "Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements". Dixon spoke with KLCC's Rachael McDonald.

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The Jazz Station
3:20 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Toni Lincoln and Tom Grant at KLCC

Tom Grant and Toni Lincoln in the KLCC studios
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Jazz vocalist Toni Lincoln has just released her self-titled debut CD, more than five decades after she began to sing as a child. Her recorded debut features a number of fine Pacific Northwest players, including pianist Tom Grant, who is a part of Toni Lincoln’s band and produced the album. Before appearing at the Jazz Station in Eugene on Friday, November 7th. Toni Lincoln and Tom Grant visited the KLCC studios to share songs from the CD, and Toni's story of emergence.

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Book Review
6:31 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Book Review: Everyone Out Here Knows

Credit Oregon Reads

It starts with little things.  “Flowers jump from the tracks of Big Foot all over the uplands.”  William Stafford’s poem “Everyone Out Here Knows” was originally published in “Starting with Little Things,” a 1983 teaching guide for poetry writing in the classroom.

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UO School of Music and Dance, Oregon Bach Festival
6:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Deep in My Soul Forever Stay, with Matthew Halls

Matthew Halls, artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival

Matthew Halls, artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival, speaks with Eric Alan about “Deep in My Soul Forever Stay,” a concert of remembrance for Veterans Day, presented on Sunday, November 9th. The interview includes music from Purcell, MacMillan and Bruckner.

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