Arts & Culture

Music Interview
4:52 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Karl Denson visits KLCC

Eric Alan with Karl Denson at KLCC.

KLCC's Eric Alan talks with Karl Denson, leader of Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. The band is in Eugene to play the WOW Hall tonight. They are touring a show featuring Zach Deputy called "Soul Spectacular: A Ray Charles Boogaloo Dance Party".

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Ballet Fantastique
4:08 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Zorro the Ballet

Swordfighting from Zorro the Ballet

Ballet Fantastique opens their new season by bringing the legendary character of Zorro into the ballet world, with original choreography and live music by the world fusion band Incendio, and violinist Kim Angelis. Ballet Fantastique's executive director, co-producer and choreographer Hannah Bontrager joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, along with Incendio guitarist Jean-Pierre Durand. Zorro the Ballet runs Friday October 18th through Sunday October 20th at the Hult Center in Eugene.

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Reality Kitchen
12:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

New Realities at Reality Kitchen

Reality Kitchen's Jim Evangelista (left) and Carl Falsgraf

Reality Kitchen creates community for intellectually and developmentally disabled young adults in Lane County, including job training, as well as creating other community-building events and programs. Reality Kitchen recently moved locations, opened a food cart, formed a partnership with Food for Lane County, and has begun to host their Acoustic Reality open mic sessions in their new location. Jim Evangelista, director of Reality Kitchen, and Acoustic Reality host Carl Falsgraf visited KLCC to speak with Eric Alan.

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Literature
11:48 am
Tue October 15, 2013

U of O Gets To Keep Ken Kesey's Collected Papers

Scan of Kesey's Notes
University of Oregon Library

The collected papers of novelist Ken Kesey will stay at the University of Oregon. The final acquisition was announced today.

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Dead Air is Everywhere
1:48 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Where They Listen

Wintering Over at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, July 2000!!

Over the years, Deb has asked listeners to send photos of "where they listen" to Dead Air.  Check out these Dead friendly environments!

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1:03 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Korda and the Revolutionary Image

Credit Alberto Korda (Cuban, 1928–2001). Guerrillero heroico (Heroic Guerilla), 1960. Silver gelatin print. Collection of Dr. Steve Pieczenik and Dr. Roberta Rovner Pieczenik and Family, Chevy Chase, Maryland. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAG

Korda and the Revolutionary Image is an exhibit of the works of the late Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, most famous for his iconic photograph of Che Guevara—one of the most reproduced images in human history. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus in Eugene hosts the exhibit how through January 26th, with the first of two related talks taking place on Tuesday, October 15th. Eric Alan speaks with June Koehler, JSMA Assistant Curator.

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OSU Spring Creek Project
2:06 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Paul Bogard, author of The End of Night

Paul Bogard

Paul Bogard is the author of the book The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.  He details the vital nature of pure darkness, and the increasing damage done by its absence in the modern world. He will speak at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library this Wednesday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an appearance sponsored by OSU’s Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word.

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Coast Arts
12:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Potential Newport Visual Arts Center Sale Prompts Concern From Arts Community

Newport Visual Arts Center
Credit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

The Newport Visual Arts Center is on a list of properties being considered for sale by the city of Newport.  The revelation of this in mid-September promptly sparked a mobilization by artists and arts advocates.  On Monday (October 7th), the issue is before the City Council once again. 

Derrick Tokos is Community Development Director for the City of Newport.  He says the city is experiencing a financial crunch, and there is currently little funding available to maintain its existing facilities or buy other property it needs.  This leaves Newport officials asking themselves:

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Coast Arts
12:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Web Extra: Newport Visual Arts Center

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Executive Director Catherine Rickbone
Credit Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

The City of Newport’s Visual Arts Center could be placed on the “for sale” list.  The city says it needs funds for other essential property purchases and is evaluating whether owning a Visual Arts space is appropriate.

The Visual Arts Center is managed by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.  KLCC's Eric Alan spoke with OCCA Director Catherine Rickbone about the emerging controversy.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
1:27 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Mina Wegner on the Saturday Cafe

Mina Wegner

Mina Wegner first stepped on stage with the Sugar Beets at age 11.  Tonight she celebrates her 18th birthday opening for them at Cozmic in Eugene.  She and her father Jeremy join Frank live on the Saturday Cafe.

 

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