Arts & Culture

  Internationally acclaimed author Barry Lopez has lived along the upper McKenzie River for forty-six years. In a conversation with Eric Alan, he reflects on the river as a teacher and the wisdom it offers, as he celebrates the history and preservation of the river near Finn Rock Logging Camp. Barry Lopez will speak at the annual McKenzie Memories event in Eugene on Friday, April 1st.  

photo Jenny Graham

Shakespeare’s much loved comedy, “Twelfth Night,” is a joyful choice for the new season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
According to director Christopher Liam Moore, joyful is the operating word for the play. It begins with a shipwreck and the presumed death of Viola’s brother Sebastian.

Recorded on: March 25th, 2016

Air Date: March 28th, 2016

Moderator: Otto Poticha, Architect

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Drawing by Dan Pegoda

  Fictional candidate Thomas Jerry is running to become Oregon’s first Third Senator, in the interactive murder mystery comedy Murder on the Campaign Trail.  Candidate Jerry (as channeled by actor William Campbell) visits with Eric Alan and details his unusual platform positions on oil, guns, marijuana and the Supreme Court. The play runs through April 30th at the Springfield Holiday Inn. 

University of Oregon

Eugene’s classical music station has a new host and is again broadcasting from its studios after 2 months of remote operations.

In Albany and Corvallis, he's a music teacher and guitarist, but in New Mexico, he's a star.  We're talking about Chris Arellano.

Jennie Graham

Who would have dreamed that a theater company in remote Ashland, Oregon, so far from New York, would be sending shows to Broadway and major theaters across the country?
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, now in its 81st year, is renowned for producing not only all of Shakespeare’s plays, but for developing new works that will likely stand the test of time.
One of those new plays is “The River Bride” by young poet-playwright Marisela Treviño Orta. This enchanting fairy tale inspired by Brazilian folklore takes place in a small village on the Amazon.

Photo by Jim Lommasson

  Wars are never truly over for veterans and their families, refugees, and citizens whose homelands are devastated. Photographer Jim Lommasson has explored those issues in his books Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories—Life after Iraq and Afghanistan, and What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization.

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It's Butter Week in Russia, a Mardi Gras-like holiday that takes place the week before the start of Russian Orthodox Lent. Eugene restaurant Party Downtown has a special Russian menu Friday and Saturday that embraces the celebration's decadence. 

Photo by Maani Vadgama

  For the past quarter-century, MEDGE—the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene—has brought Middle Eastern dance and music to the region through performance and education.

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