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A fundraiser for the Eugene Mission drew more than 13,000 people, Saturday, according to Executive Director Jack Tripp. The Eugene Food Truck Fest featured a tasting competition, live music, and family activities. 28 food trucks were parked at the Valley River Center, with 10 percent of each truck's proceeds going to support the Eugene Mission.

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  Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel are both masters of the ukulele, with roots from Hawaii to Alabama and the UO. They’ve come together as a duo in life and music, and have returned to the Willamette Valley for an performance as part of Aloha Friday on June 17th, at 6 p.m. at Whirled Pies Downtown in Eugene—formerly Cozmic. Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel visited the KLCC studios, along with bassist Milo Fultz. 

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  Bearcoon is the musical duo of Andrea Walker and Solange Igoa, from Long Beach, California. As a result of being grand prize winners at the Buskerfest music festival, they were able to record their debut CD El Guapo.

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  Ruth Moody’s music has made its way into the world from Winnipeg, whether it’s her solo CDs, her key part in the band the Wailin’ Jennys, or touring and recording with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Her most recent CD is These Wilder Things, and she’s touring with her quartet, the Ruth Moody Band. They’ll appear at Tsunami Books tonight, Thursday, June 9th, with Jeffrey Martin opening the show at 7:30 p.m. They also perform on Friday and Saturday in the Dalles and Portland, and in Bend on Sunday, June 12th as part of the House Concerts in the Glen at Newport Hills.

  DanceAbility International has brought people with and without disabilities together through dance for over twenty-five years in twenty-five countries. They’re now expanding their local reach through teacher trainings co-sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, other classes and events. Founder Alito Alessi speaks with Eric Alan about how the languages of dance and community expand through diversity.  

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  Songwriter Ben Bochner splits his time between Eugene and Austin, Texas. He’s been a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, has been working on recordings with David Jacobs-Strain, and was infamously known as the Rogue Reader after being a controversial part of Ken Kesey’s group novel-writing project at the University of Oregon. 

Maude Kerns Gallery

  Vocalist, fiddler and songwriter Carrie Rodriguez has gained acclaim over the course of a career that has taken her from her native Austin, Texas to Carnegie Hall, A Prairie Home Companion to The Today Show.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Life Without a Recipe” by Diana Abu-Jaber.

A quotation from this book:  “Sometimes I think the older you get, the more memories there are, and the deeper the forest becomes.  A child thinks their life has one smooth shape – always moving straight ahead.  Eventually, though, you start to see how crooked the path is, how the trees move closer, how birds have eaten your trail of crumbs.”

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