Arts & Culture

Newberry Event, LaPine
6:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Music, Nature and Healing with Guitarist Craig Chaquico

Craig Chaquico
Credit Photo by Julia Moore

Guitarist Craig Chaquico has led an exceptionally diverse career, from his early days as the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum selling Jefferson Starship, to a Grammy-nominated, million-selling solo career including success in the realms of smooth jazz, New Age, and lately blues. He’s now working with one of Oregon’s fine young vocalists, Shaeny Celine Johnson, and will be the headlining performer this Saturday at the three-day Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival, a multiple sclerosis benefit in La Pine. He speaks with Eric Alan.

Read more
Storycatchers
6:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Storycatchers: Queen Marie Slugtoinette

Slug Queen Marie Slug-toinette.
Credit Connie Van Flandern

The slug queen pageant has been a Eugene tradition since 1983, but the office of slug queen hasn't always been so involved in the community.

Connie Van Flandern or Queen Marie Slug-toinette sat down with her friend Mitra  Chester to talk about Connie's role in shaping the meaning of being slug queen.
 

storycatchers.org

Read more
Lane County Fair
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Shredding Phone Books to Inspire Better Living

Mama Lou -- American Strong Woman

Mama Lou claims to be the only professional strong woman performer in the Northern Hemisphere. She visits the KLCC studios to rip a phone book in half and explain why her feats of strength provide inspiration for living a strong and beautiful life. She appears at the Lane County Fair every day through Sunday.

Read more
Corvallis
6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Absolute Harmony Live at KLCC

Absolute Harmony

A live in-studio performance at KLCC from Absolute Harmony, a five-piece all-women a cappella ensemble from Corvallis. They perform an original song, then cover Steve Martin, and talk with Eric Alan about being inspired by everything from South African freedom songs to their children.

Read more
Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Lane County Fair Opens A Five-Day Run

Credit aliedwards.com

The Lane County Fair opens today at the Eugene fairgrounds and runs through Sunday.  It’s all about finding your thrill, your groove, your cuteness, and the goofy in you. We know because the fair’s website, atthefair.com, tells us so.  To learn more about the fair and all the things you’ll find there,  KLCC’S Claude Offenbacher speaks with Assistant Fair Manager Rachel Bivens:

Read more
Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The New Watershed Arts Foundation

Credit Watershed Arts Foundation

Sandy Jensen talks with Amy Isler Gibson, executive director of the new Watershed Arts Foundation. 

web link:  watershedartsfoundation.org

Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ashland Review: Water By The Spoonful

Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

REVIEW OF WATER BY THE SPOONFUL

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC July 22, 2014

“Water by the Spoonful,” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. Now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Thomas Theatre, it’s an excellent choice for the intimate space.

Read more
City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

The Oregon Country Fair: Rooted in Philanthropy

Meeting Date: July 18, 2014

Air Date: July 21, 2004

In 1969 in an apple orchard outside of Eugene, a handful of local people held a benefit for Children’s House, a community alternative school. That philanthropic event, billed as the Renaissance Faire, grew into the Oregon Country Fair (OCF). In the decades since, the Fair has been incorporated as a nonprofit organization with thousands of volunteers and six employees. Every July, hundreds of entertainers, performers, and handcraft artisans come together to co-create a lively festival.

Read more
Axe and Fiddle
3:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

3 Leg Torso Live at KLCC

Only 3 Leg Torso can properly take advantage of the shoe sale at Lazar's in Eugene. (Left to right: Courtney Von Drehle, Bela Balogh, T.J. Arko, and Mike Murphy. Not present: Gary Irvine.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The band 3 Leg Torso has been making eclectic music for nearly two decades, integrating elements of chamber music, tango, Gypsy music, Latin, klezmer and more. Their music has found its way into several films as well as on recordings. They’re currently working on two new albums, as well as hitting the road for the live shows that they love. They joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, on their way to the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove.

Read more
Latino Traditions
12:04 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Quinceaneras: Not Just a Big Party

Credit Jacob Lewin

It is a colorful ritual that many Latinos brought with them when they immigrated to Oregon, and it is now more popular than ever. Quinceaneras celebrate the 15th birthday of Latino girls, but they are much more than just a big party.

Ileana Torres is being fitted for her quinceanera dress (zipper sound) at a Salem shop that specializes in them.  Quinceaneras once were a way to present girls as ready for marriage. Now they're a rite of passage when, at the age of 15 girls, like Ileana, are expected to take on more responsibility:

Read more

Pages