Arts & Culture

Oregon Contemporary Theatre
6:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays

The Sixth Annual Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays runs April 4th-12th at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Executive Producer Paul Calandrino and playwright Nancy West talk with Eric Alan about the joys and challenges of short-form theatre, and what emerges when eight plays are presented together.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Jacobs Gallery, Rhythm

Terry Way and Sandy Jensen check out three artists showing at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene.

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Cozmic
6:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

McKenzie River Memories

Prince and Marjorie Helfrich on the McKenzie Pass in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, circa 1930.

McKenzie Memories is an annual evening of McKenzie River storytelling, rare historic film clips and photographs. It will be at Cozmic in Eugene on Friday April 4th. Wooden boat expert Randy Dersham and Joe Moll, Executive Director of McKenzie River Trust, join Eric Alan to talk about drift boats, Helfrich family history, and why the McKenzie River is iconic.

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Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Oregon Humanities Launches Pen-Pal Letter Exchange

Credit sheknows.com

Oregon Humanities is launching a letter exchange to help connect people from different parts of the state. It's called the Dear Stranger project.

Writing a letter, sending it through the mail, then waiting for a reply isn't as common in the digital age. That's partly why Oregon Humanities is launching a letter exchange. Executive Director Adam Davis says part of their mission is to connect people. They will be gathering dear stranger letters from all over the state, and then they'll swap them.

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AT&T Park, Dodger Stadium
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Where Music, Baseball and Healing from Violence Converge

Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe on stage in Mill Valley, CA. (Left to right: Shawn Rohlf, Brent McClain, Tim Flannery, Dennis Caplinger, Turi McClain, Jeff Berkley, Randi Driscoll. Not shown: Doug Pettibone, Barbara Nesbitt...)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

March 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of one of baseball’s most tragic fan violence cases: the Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.  It also marks one of the most unusual musical benefit efforts in response. Eric Alan travels with Tim Flannery and the Lunatic Fringe—a band led by the San Francisco Giants third-base coach—to explore the place where music, baseball and healing from violence converge.

 

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Lane Community College Art Gallery
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Jonathan Swanz, Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage

Jonathan Swanz

Glass sculptor Jonathan Swanz is doing installations at Lane Community College called Vibrant Matter and Right of Passage, the latter of which is paired with a dance performance by Bonnie Simoa and Sarah Nemecek. Jonathan Swanz joins Eric Alan to talk about light, the social behaviors of glass and people, and the relationship of portals and pilgrimage.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building

Tim DuRoche

The Downtown Eugene Public Library presents “The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building,” on Saturday March 29th. It’s a community conversation led by Tim DuRoche, a jazz musician and scholar, who joins Eric Alan to talk about the changing landscapes of music and society. 

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Shedd Institute
4:10 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Solas Plays Live At KLCC

Solas with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. (Left to Right: Eric Alan, Noriana Kennedy, Winifred Horan, Mick McAuley, Eamon McElholm, Seamus Egan.)
Credit Photo by Michael Canning

The Irish-American band Solas stopped by the KLCC studios for an interview/performance with KLCC's Eric Alan. They are touring the Pacific Northwest in support of their latest project, Shamrock City. Solas plays the Shedd Institute in Eugene tonight (3/27), and in Sisters, Or. on Saturday night (3/29).

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A Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

A Piece of My Mind: Marriage

Marriage
Credit gregfetter.blogspot.com

Not that long ago in Oregon and America, marriage evoked a simple narrative.  A man and his “intended” would exchange vows. The woman would take the man’s name. They’d commit to each other for life.

Today, divorce is on the rise. Heterosexual marriage is a shaky proposition.  Many partners forgo it.  They simply live together.  The woman may choose to take the man’s name… or not.  Either one may insist on a prenuptial agreement to protect assets should the marriage not take.  Divorce, once stigmatized, is as accepted these days as scrapping an old car.

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Cozmic
4:13 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Linda Perhacs visits KLCC

Singer/Songwriter Linda Perhacs

Linda Perhacs recorded an album in 1970 called "Parallelograms". The album got some small notice back then, but Linda went back to her day job as a dental hygienist for about the next 40 years. In the meantime "Parallelograms" slowly developed a cult following, and because of that Linda has just released a new CD called "The soul of All Natural Things".  She visited the KLCC studio to spin a few tunes from her CD, and talk with KLCC arts reporter Eric Alan.

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