Arts & Culture

City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Annual Gifts To The City

Meeting Date: December 19th, 2014

Air Date: December 22nd, 2014

Gifts to the City returns for another year. The City Club of Eugene's annual program features local luminaries giving the city their gifts, ranging from a song to a lump of coal.

This year we are pleased to announce that our Mistress of Ceremonies is Leigh Ann Jasheway.

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Tsunami Books
3:14 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Caldera Songwriters Benefit Concert for the Egan Warming Center

Beth Wood in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their third annual group concert as a benefit for the Egan Warming Center, at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. As well as featuring a large array of local songwriters, plus haiku and holiday cheer, the annual event gathers needed supplies for the homeless. In the KLCC studios, Beth Wood performed live, including a new song about Major Thomas Egan, for whom the Egan Warming Center is named; and Charley Harvey of St.

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WOW Hall
6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Darol Anger & the Cascadia All-Stars, Keepin' It In the Family Holiday Show

Darol Anger and the Cascadia All-Stars

Master violinist Darol Anger presents his 2nd Annual “Keepin’ It In the Family” Holiday Show with the Cascadia All-Stars at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Sunday, December 21st. Darol talks with Eric Alan about the West Coast acoustic sound, as applied to winter spiritual holidays and the Grinch. The Cascadia All-Stars include Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Alex and Tatiana Hargreaves, Wes Corbett, Jake Joliff, Mila Phelps-Friedl and Ethan Jodziewicz.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Ashland Rabbi Clears Up Religious Misconceptions This Hanukkah Season

Rabbi David Zaslow
Credit kolaleph.org

It's Hanukkah, and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland takes a few minutes to correct misunderstandings by both Christians and Jews about their own -- and each others -- religions.

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The Simpsons
9:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Self-Guided Tour Of Unofficial Hometown Of The Simpsons

The Simpsons mural in Springfield
Credit Jes Burns

The Simpsons animated TV series is 25 years old this week. Matt Groening  is believed to have based the fictional home of the Simpsons family on Springfield, Oregon, in his home-state.

Lane County's tourism agency has created a self-guided tour of landmarks believed to be the inspiration for places in the show. Lisa Lawton is with Travel Lane County.

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Lincoln City Cultural Center
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Sound of Nature, Sound of Art: Celebrating Cascade Head Scenic Research Area

Cascade Head

“Sound of Nature, Sound of Art” will merge live chamber music from the Three Centuries Ensemble with live painting by three visual artists, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Eric Alan speaks with violinist Jonathan Dubay, creator of the unique celebration.  The interview includes excerpts of music from Gabriel Faure's Piano Trio Opus 120 and Oregon composer Bryan Johanson's "The Wave Sings Because It Is Moving."

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Arts & Culture
9:40 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Drummer Greg Anton On His First Novel

Drummer Greg Anton has written a novel called "Face the Music"
Credit wikipedia Commons

Greg Anton is best known as a drummer in the band Zero. He's also a composer and and attorney. Greg's latest creation is "Face the Music", his first novel. Greg talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

Greg Anton will be in Eugene Friday night at Cozmic to sign books and play in his band "The Rock Collection."

copyright, 2014 KLCC

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WOW Hall
3:20 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Finnish Folk Masters Arto & Antti Jarvela Live at KLCC

Left to right: Antti Jarvela, Arto Jarvela, KLCC's Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

Arto and Antti Jarvela are cousins from Finland, part of a family with some of the deepest folk music traditions in the land. As well as participating in a wide variety of bands, they’ve released their first CD as a duo this past year, Os Fera Liluli, which presents traditional Finnish fiddle tunes and originals. Before teaching a workshop and performing at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Wednesday, December 10th, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation with Eric Alan.

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Tower Theatre, Hult Center
6:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Christmas with Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

For over thirty years, Jose Hernandez has led Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the first mariachi band to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Jose Hernandez speaks to Eric Alan about mariachi music for the holidays, as Mariachi Sol de Mexico performs in Eugene and Bend.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
7:21 am
Sun December 7, 2014

"A Child's Christmas" on the Saturday Cafe

David Stuart Bull, Linda Danielson and Chico Schwall have been performing Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales with musical accompaniment for nearly three decades. How do they keep their Celtic Holiday of story and song fresh?

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